Gary Holt Blog

7 Employee Engagement Ideas: Why My Job is Terrifying and I Love It!

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Fri, Jul, 31, 2015 @ 14:07 PM

This is a guest blog post written by Andrea Hewett, Social Media Business Director for Holt Marketing and Management Services, Inc.

My job frightens me. No, I'm not a Lion Tamer. I don't walk the high-wire or fly on a trapeze. I don't swim with the sharks (literally or figuratively). I am a Business Consultant.

You may be laughing right now and asking yourself, “What’s so scary about business consulting?” It’s true that there is no immediate danger to my life or well-being in my line of work. And while the possibility exists that a client could get angry or fire me because they don’t like the results they are getting, I don’t stress over that at all…

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3 Questions the Best Managers Ask: Defining Management Leadership

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Fri, May, 29, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

A lack of management leadership results in the organization becoming defined by the employee’s beliefs and standards, rather than by management’s. Most organizations don’t realize that without management leadership the business will eventually fail. If left to make their own choices and decisions, employees will resort to their personal life experiences and the standards they believe are right.

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Why You Shouldn’t Work Holidays: Improving Productivity

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Fri, May, 22, 2015 @ 16:05 PM

This is a guest blog post written by Andrea Hewett, Social Media Business Director
for Holt Marketing and Management Services, Inc.

If you haven’t already seen or heard the multitude of blog posts, articles, podcasts, etc. that exist solely to stress the importance of productivity in the workplace and how to get better at it, then you are either new to the internet, our blog, or both.

Chances are that you already know how important productivity is to a business, but do you really know if you are being as productive as you can be? Do you understand why it is so important to the company and how to improve productivity?

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