What the Hecht? Blog
Real Life HR Stories & News
Embrace the Knock of Change: Are You Ready to Open the Door? Change, Leadership, Planning
Change can be a revolution or an evolution! How does the leader prepare and respond?
Do Tell? Awareness, Communication, Leadership
We all have a tell, what is yours? When an employee “tells” you, pay attention. It affects teamwork, productivity, and the perception of the leader.
Get To Versus Have To! – Coaching, Leadership, Training
What do you “get to” do that you view as a “have to” do? This simple shift feels expansive and ignites possibility. You “get to” be a leader, to train, coach and motivate people to achieve their potential.
Who Done It!? Teamwork, Engagement, Leadership.
Things happen, sometimes it is a mystery! While the leader is investigating what occurred and how to prevent it from happening in the future, people are talking and speculating “WHO DONE IT!?” this impacts teamwork and engagement.
Are You Aware? Performance Feedback, Customer Service, Leadership
A great leader must look up, be present, be aware, determine next steps, and act to make a difference.
Behind the Disguise! – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Values
In real life, we may choose to conceal our true self, but our outside cannot be disguised…it exists, and it is real. Diversity, equity, and inclusion shape every aspect of our lives and society.
Unconscious Bias – Planting Seeds! – DEI, Unconscious Bias, Leadership,
When you think you know, it is time to learn. A situation that reveals unconscious bias is an opportunity to reflect, plant mental seeds, and choose your future behavior.
How Do I Engage Employee? – Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Leadership
As a leader you must focus on employee engagement as it impacts tenure, service, culture, and profit. Investing in both tangible and intangible offerings has impact!
SPIT IT OUT! Onboarding, Accountability, Leadership.
Avoid a licorice mess! The leader has an important role, like the mom, you must be present, aware, train, encourage, coach, counsel, and reward good performance.
Tell It Like It Is! Employee Relations, Decision-making, Leadership.
Mom was right! “Telling it like it is” is respectful, solution-oriented, minimizes second-guessing, and provides an opportunity to learn for the future.
Walking With Sure Steps – Coaching, Teamwork, Leadership.
People “give up” when the road appears too steep or treacherous. There is no shame in leaning on others, we all become stronger as a result.