Rich Gee Group

14 Years In, What I’ve Learned.

Rich Gee Group

I met with a close colleague at Starbucks the other day and while we were reminiscing, I realized I’ve been coaching for 14 years — time flies when you’re having so much fun.

Wilde 238

How To Make Your People Feel Special.

Rich Gee Group

One of my favorite stories this year is A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens — and my favorite part is the end: But he was early at the office next morning. Oh, he was early there. If he could only be there first, and catch Bob Cratchit coming late! That was the thing he had set his heart upon.

How To 260

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Are You Killing Your Career?

Rich Gee Group

You’re probably familiar with Newton's First Law of Motion — “An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by a sum of physical forces.” This is the behavior of an average employee at work today.

Career 195

Do You Work At A Toxic Company?

Rich Gee Group

More often than you would expect, I find competent, hard-working people trying to survive in dysfunctional organizations. Organizations that: Hold them back professionally by doing the ‘same old stuff’ every day. Frustrate them continuously with bad managers who make bad decisions.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Go After The Puck.

Rich Gee Group

As Wayne Gretzky said a number of years ago: "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." — Where do you think your puck is going to be in the next five years? Where is your career or business going? Is it thriving or flat? Where is your industry going? Growing or shrinking?

My Gifts To You.

Rich Gee Group

At this time of year, I ask my clients to step back, relax, reflect, and re-fuel. Here are some of the best resources I used in 2019 to do just that. Enjoy! BOOKS & AUDIBLE: How Music Works By David Byrne This book teaches you all about BUSINESS.

Sharpe 195

Now Is The Time To Plan For 2020.

Rich Gee Group

December is the perfect time to start laying out your plans for the new year. First, I'd like you to revisit 2019 to better understand where you are and where you need to go.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

Rich Gee Group

I've just finished one of the most powerful books I've read this year. It's by a wonderful woman named Bronnie Ware , and it focuses in on the actual voiced regrets of people she encountered when they were dying. Powerful stuff - go and pick up the book !

Tips 227

How To Play Politics With Political People.

Rich Gee Group

I'm bad at politics. Most of us are. If you experience evil political people at work or in your business, this article is for you. Political people suck - in the everyday business world, we call them 'empty suits'. In Texas, they call them 'All hat, no cattle'.

5 Steps To Motivate Your Team (and you).

Rich Gee Group

In How To Motivate People , Fran Tarkenton , professional quarterback for the NFL and TV personality, offers a focused motivation system — "People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference to them to do so." The first area I'd like to tackle in my "Are You A Catalyst?"

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all type-A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching and developing effective teams at work.

How We Sabotage Our Success.

Rich Gee Group

Let me take you through a simple business process and show you how we all sabotage our success every day with subtle procrastination behaviors: I had to FedEx a letter to a prominent executive last week to connect with them. Pretty easy?

How Do You Get More Confident?

Rich Gee Group

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt The other day, I was coaching one of my clients on building confidence. Most people mix-up confidence with cockiness. A person who is being cocky says. “I I know that.”

Tips 195

What Type of Leader Are You?

Rich Gee Group

Too often, we are placed in a situation that requires us to modify our reaction to a person. For example: An associate on our staff who challenges our authority. A client who is very late on their payment. A peer who throws you under the bus in front of your boss.

Do The Impossible — The Country Club Technique.

Rich Gee Group

Successful businesses and careers are a lot about making tough things happen. We get caught up in the inertia of our fears and are afraid of making a mistake. One exercise we use with our clients centers around a 'country club event'. Here's the scenario.

Do You Have A Fixed Or Growth Attitude?

Rich Gee Group

You have a Growth Attitude when you see your abilities as just the starting point which can be developed by dedication, hard work, and effort. This viewpoint creates a resilience, a love of learning, and easy acceptance of new challenges.

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

You Need A Career ‘Bug-Out Bag’

Rich Gee Group

When reporters are sent instantly abroad for a story, they have a ‘go-bag’ packed and ready to go. If you live near a high-risk area for disaster, many people have a ‘bug-out’ bag by the door, in-case they have to leave their home within minutes.

Career 195

Be A Time Management God.

Rich Gee Group

Over the past few weeks, I've been aggregating many time management tips I share with my clients to get more done in the limited amount of time they have. It's a mix of managing your time more effectively and dealing with that old devil — procrastination.

Be Like Jack LaLanne.

Rich Gee Group

I grew up with Jack LaLanne. I used to watch him, his wife Elaine (yes, Elaine LaLanne), and his german shepherd Happy every morning on TV. Jack taught me a lot of things about life — especially to stay positive all the time. Why be like Jack?

Your Smile Is Your Logo.

Rich Gee Group

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.” — Jay Danzie Too often, we tend to hide our real connecting abilities with brochures, pamphlets, websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and a myriad of other distractions. Not that they are BAD per se, but they sometimes get in the way of what REALLY counts. SMILE: When you first meet someone, do you project a REAL smile?

New Overtime Rules Take Effect 1/1/2020. Are You Prepared?

On September 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) released much-anticipated changes to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Any business that employs workers with salaries under $35,568 will be directly affected by the new regulations and face a decision: provide affected employees with a salary increase or pay them overtime. Download Paycor's latest guide to learn key details about the new rule and how it could impact your business.

One Of My Favorite Life-Changing Quotes.

Rich Gee Group

“If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, it’s time to water your own grass.” Stop trying to compare yourself to others if you always make yourself feel inferior. Stop trying to yearn for a better job , if you don’t first try to make your current job better.

The Two Powerful Forces Of Success.

Rich Gee Group

I attended a great talk the other night at Yale – the presenter brought up two major forces nature throws at us regularly – Resilience & Propulsion. It immediately hit me that these are the two forces that make businesses great.

The Best Time To Find A New Job Is When You Don't Need It.

Rich Gee Group

In other words — Always be prepared to leave a job, because your employer is always prepared to leave you. More and more, many companies (not all, mind you) find themselves letting employees go for a number of different reasons. Too young/too old, too much/too little salary, old/new employee, old/new direction, high/low level position are just some of the myriad reasons why people are let go from their place of employment.

Tips 204

5 Ways to Heat Up Your Motivation.

Rich Gee Group

This time of the year, most businesses tend to power down a bit (not all mind you) and it give us time to plan for 2018. Unfortunately, many of us also power down and procrastinate until we’re in the middle of January. Our motivation for growth dissipates.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

To Succeed, You Have To Hustle.

Rich Gee Group

Are You A Pilot Or Passenger In Your Career? Today, we easily live better than our ancestors. Greater life expectancy, better health standards, more variety of food/experiences and more opportunities than ever before. You can try new vocations or start your own business for a lot less money and effort than it took even 20 years ago. If you fail, you can reset, reclaim your position and start moving up the ladder again (albeit with hard work).

Don't Small Talk, Have Courageous Conversations.

Rich Gee Group

Why do people hate networking events? Usually it's full of people who are all talking small. How's business?" " There's a lot of people here." How's the food?" That's a great tie." Shoot me now. We all hate these events - executives, vendors, and business owners alike. Unfortunately, we've been told that we have to go to them to grow our business. And they're right. You have to regularly break out of your bubble and meet new people. Interact and market your product/service to get traction.

Tips 197

Stop Playing In The Kiddie Pool.

Rich Gee Group

How serious are you about your business? . What are you willing to do to make it to the next level? . How would you like to add another $100k a month to your business? It’s not impossible — many people do it.

What’s Holding You Back? You Are.

Rich Gee Group

I start all workshops and coaching relationships with the discussion of Limiting Beliefs. In life, we run into so many external obstacles. People, institutions, rules, regulations, and hierarchies all play major roles in our life.

Tips 312

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

If 2019 Was The Best Year Of Your Life, What Would Have To Happen?

Rich Gee Group

Take a moment and imagine it's December 31, 2019. You're sitting back in your comfy leather chair, reading your favorite book, by the fireplace sipping hot chocolate. MMMMM. Looking back over the past 365 days — you realize you had a great year. An amazing, incredible, unbelievable year. Step One — What would make it an amazing year professionally? A promotion/raise? A huge uptick in business/clients? A new job? What would make it an amazing year personally? Travel to exotic lands?

Travel 190

One Simple Phrase That Will Change Your Life.

Rich Gee Group

“If the the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, it’s time to water your own grass.” ” Stop trying to compare yourself to others if you always make yourself feel inferior. Stop trying to yearn for a better job, if you don’t first try to make your current job better.

Top 10 Clear Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job.

Rich Gee Group

I answered this question on the website Quora a few weeks ago. Here’s my Top 10 (in no real order of importance) list why you should probably quit your current position and move on: You start looking forward to the weekend on Wednesday (or even worse, Monday).

Hate Your Job? NOW is the time to start looking.

Rich Gee Group

Most people make the mistake of riding out November and December to begin looking for a new job in January. Why should you start now? Everyone will be looking for a job in January. The job-search population explodes and you’ll be competing with 2x/3x more candidates. You need time to prepare.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

The Importance Of Playing Tennis With Better Tennis Players.

Rich Gee Group

"It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction." - Warren Buffett Have you ever played tennis? Play with someone worse than you, you won’t push yourself at all and play at a much lower level than you usually do. You’ll coast. Play with an equal player, I promise your game will be boring as hell. Back and forth, you get one point, they get one point. BORING.

Be Silly Today.

Rich Gee Group

“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird.

Deliver Life-Changing Presentations Every Time.

Rich Gee Group

Some people love to give presentations. Some people hate it. Most people fall somewhere in between these two points on the presentation spectrum. What outcome do you want from your presentation? A decision? Enthusiasm for a idea? A sale? A way to present bad numbers so they look good? I've given thousands of presentations — from a small status update for my division, or an 850+ audience at The Hartford Insurance Company, all the way to major sales presentations to McDonald's and Home Depot.

My Gift To You.

Rich Gee Group

Today is my birthday. Every year, I try to think of something to give away to all of my clients, colleagues, and friends. This year, I would like to offer up my Top 3 motivational videos I watch regularly to help add a little bit of energy and enthusiasm to my life.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.