Culture

Leading with T.R.U.S.T.

by Gerri Vereen Trust is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices. –Warren Buffet Among all the attributes of the greatest leaders of our time, one stands above the rest: They are all highly trusted. You can have a compelling vision, rock-solid strategy, excellent communication skills, […]

Reward and Recognition

In our work and research over the years, Key Associates has developed some best practices for designing and implementing reward and recognition (R&R) systems that work. Below are some ideas to help you be more effective and innovative in developing a R&R system: Organization-wide Reward & Recognition Be clear on the behaviors you are recognizing […]

Freedom of Speech at Work?

Despite what you may have read in the news lately in stories surrounding the election or NFL player protests, the First Amendment does not provide a private employee with the right to free speech or freedom of expression at work. Rather, the Constitution’s right to free speech only applies to the government’s attempts to restrict […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. The theme this year is #PressforProgress. Before we look at pressing forward, let’s look back to the past and celebrate our progress.  To paraphrase Winston Churchill who once said: the further back into the past you look, the more you can see  the future. It’s been almost 100 years […]

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

The economy is doing better for business in general and entrepreneurs specifically. That’s the good news. The downside is the battle for talent has heated up again. In recent surveys by major consulting firms, CEOs continue to identify finding the right talent as one of their biggest challenges. Larger companies have an advantage over smaller […]