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Don’t Assume Employees Share Your Vision

“A lot of times I would just assume that they would know what I expected of them, or what I had in mind,” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s Mill Bakery and Cafe. Brown says she …

Do you have questions about how the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri will affect your workplace? Elizabeth Wente, Partner with Spencer Fane, LLP in the Labor and Employment group, …

Chad Porter, one of four speakers on the Zig Ziglar International Team, defines what success is for you as a manager or leader and (spoiler alert) it has nothing to do with inspiring people to …

“Having people that you trust to watch the store, especially when you’re not there, is invaluable,” says Scott Opfer, President of Opfer Communications. Opfer says he has faith that his …

Rich Callahan, General Manager of Air Services Heating and Air Conditioning and All Service Plumbing, says he believes servant leadership is the most important aspect of managing employees. “You …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, says he sees a tremendous amount of loyalty in his employees. “I think that also leads to the second challenge that we’ve faced over the last several years …

“They’re some of our best workers, candidly. They come in, they understand what it means to get work done,” says Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions. Douglas says he likes to …

“The biggest key is the leader’s effect on the environment. That goes right smack back to culture,” says Mark Holmes President and owner of Consultant Board Inc. Holmes says culture is …

Amy Blansit, Founder of Solely Jolie Púr Pallette, says there’s a lack of understanding between employers and employees when it comes to issues such as transportation and childcare. “There’s a lack …

Tom Jennings, who co-owns TommyHawks Axe House with his wife Kacey, says veterans bring a lot of the values instilled in them by military service to civilian jobs. Jennings says employers can benefit …

“A lot of employers don’t realize that vending can be an extension of their employee benefits,” says Emily Kinney of Kinney Vending. Kinney says businesses can use their vending program to …

“Leadership, to me, is setting the example. Don’t ask anybody to do something that you wouldn’t do,” says Rob Keck, Chairman of the Board at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. …

“It’s just listening to what they need and then seeing what you can do about it,” says Travis Miller, Owner and Senior Structural Engineer with Miller Engineering. Miller says he tries to …

“I love the idea of bringing a group of people together and bringing out their strengths to realize something that maybe we couldn’t have done alone,” says Kelly Lee, Business Program Manager …

“I do truly believe your future is what you make it,” says Nancy Bogart, Founder and CEO of Jordan Essentials. Bogart says you have to be ready to lead and know your employees are ready to …

Understanding the difference between facts, thoughts and feelings can help you put an end to workplace gossip says Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. “Knowing …

Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions, says there will be 3.7 million positions nationally and 140,000 in the state of Missouri that employers can’t fill in the next eight years. …

Amy Blansit, Founder of Solely Jolie Púr Pallette, says you need to hire people whose strengths compliment your own. Whether you’re looking for someone with people skills or an analytical mindset, …

“I feel that any time someone feels their safety is threatened, they should be calling 911,” says Eric Schroeder, acting Corporal with the Springfield Police Department. Schroeder says if …

Are you trying to attract and retain caring, hardworking employees who are passionate about serving your guests? Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions says it’s important to …

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