News Archive: Legacy Bowes Group

Q&A With Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, on Delegation, Presenting Ideas, Motivation and More

Q&A With Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, on Delegation, Presenting Ideas, Motivation and More

Delegation is actually an excellent time-management tool as well as an effective employee-empowerment device. However, it is not just about handing off work that you don’t want to do or giving employees trivial jobs with little responsibility or decision making. Delegation is about involving your staff in business goals and objectives. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Q&A With Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, on Delegation, Presenting Ideas, Motivation and More

“Age Appropriate: Plan Ways to Make Use of Older Workers and Their Knowledge” by Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group

If you listen to the commercials, you’ll hear advertisements that suggest the word older means age 40-45. Some commercials selling life insurance focus on older adults in the range of age 40-70 (all without a health exam.) But no matter what, these commercials seem to focus on disability rather than ability. So what message are they giving? [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Q&A With Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, on Delegation, Presenting Ideas, Motivation and More

“Avoiding the Seven Sins of Recruitment and Selection” by Paul Croteau, Managing Partner, Legacy Bowes Group

As a leading executive search professional, I find it surprising that many organizations fail to pay special attention to establishing and maintaining an effective recruitment and selection process. In other words, they fail to map out each step of the way or to see how each step is interrelated to making a final determination of the most capable of all the candidates presented. Thus, mistakes can be made at any of the recruitment and selection steps resulting in unexpected and unwanted turnover as well as the potential of making a “wrongful hire.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Q&A With Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, on Delegation, Presenting Ideas, Motivation and More

“Employees Deserve Help, But in the End Must Do Job” by Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group

There are several strategies that can be applied should your employees experience a major psychological or emotionally traumatic event in the workplace. This includes moving employees to a separate and private location and ensuring each person has a buddy with whom to talk things over. Allow each individual to express themselves in their own way. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Q&A With Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, on Delegation, Presenting Ideas, Motivation and More

“Managers Often Confused, Ignorant About Privacy Rules, Regulations” by Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group

Many organizations use the quiet summer period to purge their cupboards of long collected papers and documents. While larger organizations have moved to the use of computerized human resource information systems (HRIS), this too is included in the annual summer purge. Yet, don’t be too hasty, especially with personnel records. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Q&A With Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, on Delegation, Presenting Ideas, Motivation and More

“Prevent CEO Turnover with Strong Search Practices” by Paul Croteau, Managing Partner, Legacy Bowes Group

Turnover rates for CEO leaders have been somewhat high for the past few years but not surprisingly, at least one third of turnover is related to poor performance. In other words, these CEOs were forced to resign because they did not meet their business objectives. When this occurs, it’s my experience that the CEO has only been in place for approximately 18 months. In fact, in more cases than not, the individual hired was not the right fit in the first place. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Q&A With Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, on Delegation, Presenting Ideas, Motivation and More

“Fall From the Top: Arrogance Claims Another” by Paul Croteau, Managing Partner, Legacy Bowes Group

There aren’t too many phrases that continue to ring in people’s ears after they’ve been said, but Clint Eastwood’s catch-phrase “go ahead, make my day”, from the famous 1982 film, Dirty Harry, is certainly one of them. I imagine there’s many an individual recalling just that phrase as oil magnet Tony Hayward finally announced his resignation as CEO of industry giant, British Petroleum (BP). [Click on Pic to learn more]

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