There are a seemingly infinite number of initiatives that can lead to success at your company. You can pull levers on product development, QA, sales, marketing, customer success…etc… but prioritizing what will have the greatest impact is tough. It’s no wonder that employee development often ends up at the bottom of a very long list.Leaders are constrained by time and are often biased towards short to medium term growth. This is especially true at startups, where we anxiously look ahead to the end of the runway. Can we really trade tomorrow’s ROI goals for benefits that we will reap next quarter or next year?But that is the wrong lense through which to view employee development. Your people are your company. They want to feel that their managers genuinely care and are committed to supporting their professional advancement and even their personal growth. Millennials in particular desire support, coaching and paths to advancement.Employee development is a long-term initiative, but it also leads to short-term benefits like increased loyalty and improved performance and engagement. Let’s look at 5 ways to improve development at your company: continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Federal government shutdown closed the Statue of Liberty. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the New York budget $4.5 billion in the red, but he had proposed “providing state money” to keep it open.He continues to campaign with taxpayer money.Further, how does Cuomo just spend money that’s not budgeted with no legislative approval?It’s not state money. It’s taxpayer money.John MetalloAlbany More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
I know I have done articles on Marshall Goss before, but this one deals with his new endeavor. I have known Marshall since the days he was the cross country coach at Bloomington South High School. He then moved on to IU and was their head coach for several years. Judy Bogenschutz, a former Batesville runner, coached at IU when Marshall was working with the boys program.Today Marshall is the head man at the Indiana Track Hall of Fame. This was a dream of Marshall’s for a long time. It is located in Terre Haute, Indiana, and would make a fun stop on a summer vacation. It is easily accessible when you travel west on I-70. You get off at the first Terre Haute exit and it is right there. Several Batesville athletes can be found in the Hall.