Events, biz opps & 2016 Top Employers! Read it now!

Read KEDA’s latest newsletter for the latest biz opps, 2016 Top Employers results, and  information on great events happening this fall! Including: October 26th 3:00-6pm Decision Makers II: KITSAP- the next tech HOTSPOT? September 6th 7:30-9am Contracting Coffee Hour September 12th 7:30-9am  Kitsap Business Forum: FUELING MOTIVATION When You’re in the Driver’s Seat September 27th 11am-2:30pm  NW Maritime Defense Luncheon Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Managing Burnout & Turnover

The Problem: According to a recent Stanford University survey, 52% of workers say they are stressed at work on a daily basis. In addition, 46% say employee burnout is responsible for up to half of workforce turnover. The higher the turnover, the more time and money is spent on recruiting, training and overtime. Hence, less time and money is available for employee recognition and development. […] Read more »

September Biz Forum discusses strategies for team motivation

September Kitsap Business Forum presents: FUELING MOTIVATION When You’re in the Driver’s Seat     September 12th 7-9am Kitsap Golf & Country Club People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar Most of us keep plugging along . . . until we don’t. When you’re the leader, you must stay motivated to support those around […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Stress Reduction Made Easier!

THE CHALLENGE: Most experts agree that stress is a byproduct of living in the 21st century.  Employer expectations, family dynamics, finances, and traffic are all common sources of stress but they don’t have to be. Stress comes from our appraisal of a situation and not from the situation itself. We can choose to see things as threatening and provoking, or not. Having control over your […] Read more »

Timely Management Tips: Managing Conflict in the Workplace

THE CHALLENGE: Most of us have experienced some degree of conflict at work. People can be dismissive and ignore our opinions or they can openly dispute our version of reality. These behaviors actually cause people to avoid one another and don’t allow for disagreements to be resolved in a timely manner. Without resolution, disagreements escalate or fester becoming worse over time and even harder to […] Read more »

Read KEDA’s latest newsletter for business news & upcoming events

What’s happening in Kitsap? Read our newsletter for biz opps, news and upcoming events! Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Hiring the BEST Talent

THE CHALLENGE: Managers want to hire the best talent available yet the interview process is rarely given the time and effort it deserves. At the same time, managers think they are better interviewers than they really are! So how do you balance best in class interviewing techniques with a timely and efficient selection process? The Solution: Behavioral Interviewing The #1 predictor of future performance is past […] Read more »

June Kitsap Biz Forum features Dan Diamond; “Fired Up or Burned Out?”

        FIRED UP OR BURNED OUT? The Fine Line Between Success and Failure June 13th – 7:30-9:00am New Life Training and Events Center 9885 Poplars Ave NW, Silverdale, WA   How resilient is your organization? The very nature of rapid, unpredictable change can drain the life out of those called upon to deal with it. Organizations that perform best under pressure are those […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Finding Life Satisfaction

THE CHALLENGE: The old adage “if you’re not busy growing, you’re busy dying” is true to an extent. When we stop making intentional choices and allow life to just happen, then we are no longer in control of our careers or ourselves. Practicing intentionality in all aspects of daily life is important if we want to have a life worth living. Too often we act […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: The Importance of Storytelling to Employee Engagement

THE CHALLENGE: Companies spend significant monies on ways to engage and retain their employees. By some estimates, almost 33% of the US workforce reports NOT being engaged in their work. This equates to lost productivity, poor work quality, and potentially lackluster customer service. THE SOLUTION: One solution that doesn’t cost very much is storytelling. Sharing stories about a company’s history, specifically its key milestones or […] Read more »