Here are this week’s links to a few good stories that we found and selected because we feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to medium size businesses.

  • Oftentimes, business owners will proclaim that “our employees are our greatest asset!”  Julie Rains, Senior Writer for Wise Bread takes it a step further in her article posted on entitled Tap Into Your Employees Hidden Talents.  She posits that we have much to learn from those who work with and for us, be they veteran employees or newcomers to their industry.  Indeed we do.
  • Last October, Genesis moved to a new location.  While it was about a mile from the old one, the new invigorating environment seemed light years away.  While our stories are different, the message is similar.  Janine Popick speaks of her experience for Inc. Magazine in How a Revamped Office Environment Can Boost Company Morale
  • Last week I shared some time with about 30 PEO executives in Durham, North Carolina at a conference hosted by Carrie Aaron, a long time industry consultant and owner of The PEO Network.  We were honored to meet and listen to W Mitchell, an inspirational speaker.  After suffering severe debilitating burns in a 1971 motorcycle accident, he was made a paraplegic following a 1975 plane crash.  Despite these incredible challenges, he has lived nothing short of an important and meaningful life.  I just finished his book “It’s Not What Happens To You, It’s What You Do About It.”  I highly recommend it, as does my wife Jean, who enjoyed it as much as I did.