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Final Deadline for Entry:
October 27, 2017
CFGI’S J;1 VISA
Are you looking for a J- 1 sponsor to bring
foreign nationals to the United States for training or
internship programs? The Council for Global Immigration
(CFGI) can help.
Learn more about CFGI’s J- 1 visa program at
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J- 1 expertise
When choosing CFGI as your program sponsor, you are choosing:
measurement they use doesn’t need to be
tied to pay. It’s about feeling an intrinsic sense of accomplishment. That’s why
salespeople love quotas. If they’re hitting
them, they’re succeeding. It’s why servers like tips.
Why do people hate meetings so
Because most of them are bad. They’re
like corporate penance that we all have
to do without questioning why. Often
we come together for a kind of “
meeting stew.” We throw every possible
topic into the mix. We can’t simultaneously plan today’s schedule, discuss
Fred’s trip to Saginaw, review market
reports and make budget decisions. You
need to have separate meetings for different purposes.
You suggest that four types of meetings
are worth holding. What are they?
• Daily check-ins are like the family
getting together to see what’s on everybody’s schedule for the day. This is a
five-minute standing huddle.
• Weekly tactical meetings review
how we’re doing against our goals—
green, yellow, red. If it can’t be solved
in a 15-minute conversation, it doesn’t
belong here. These are for resolving
• Monthly strategic meetings are where
you roll up your sleeves, order pizza and
tackle big problems. These are fun because
they are full of passion. You challenge
one another and debate until you get your
hands around a topic and decide what to
do. It’s a way of exploring the future.
• Offsite quarterly reviews give the
team a chance to step back to assess
its work. How are we doing? How’s
morale? Is anyone feeling burned out? Is
there conflict among members?
Some people think this model will
lead to more time spent in meetings, but
it really just means less time in bad ones.
How can HR best support the
HR is the most important function in
an organization, if the company takes
advantage of it. A business’s best competitive advantages are culture and teamwork. No other leader is better positioned
to build those than the HR executive.
Kathryn Tyler is a freelance writer and
former HR generalist and trainer in Wixom,