Employee Performance Review, assessment, shawn casemore, self-managed team, strategy, a better way

Employee Performance Reviews: The Better Way

I remember the first time I received an employee performance review. My boss called me into his office, leaned back in his chair, and began reading from some papers he had laid out in front of him. My Performance Review: “Shawn, you’ve been doing a pretty good job and you’re fitting in well with the… Read More…

Shawn Casemore, motivating your employees, 3 keys, self-motivated teams, self-managed teams, team building, recruitment

Motivating Your Employees Is An Inside Job

Are you motivating your employees? Although it’s easy to believe that an employee’s motivation to stay with their employer is directly related to how well they like the company, like their job, and like their boss, the reality is, motivation is an inside job. Sure, these three things matter, but not nearly as much as… Read More…

Effective Leader, medium sized businesses, growth of revenue, of market share, attract, acquire and retain, new customers, strong team

Effective Feedback Is Like An Open-Faced Sandwich

When it comes to eating, for me there’s nothing like an open-faced sandwich. Forget having bread act as filler. Instead, by eliminating the sandwich lid, you can get right to the good stuff, be it meat, cheese, or otherwise. Sure, open-faced sandwiches are messy, and they no doubt offer new challenges for eating the sandwich… Read More…

Influence Employees, positive motivation, ambition, millenials

How to Find Commonality to Influence Employees

During a talk for CAFE (the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises) I made the comment that if you’re finding it difficult to motivate those around you to have the same ambition and energy you do, there’s certainly a chance that it’s not them, it’s you. Finding Commonality to Influence Employees: The most successful entrepreneurs and… Read More…

Empowering Employees

Are You Empowering Your Employees?

Today’s employees have more education then any other previous workforce. Are you empowering employees to capitalize on this higher education? If not, you’re missing out on a significant competitive advantage. Your people. Although it may not seem like a big deal, when you consider today’s employee needs to stand out as an individual, to openly… Read More…

5 Rules of Effective Leadership

5 Rules of Effective Leadership

What is effective leadership? During the past 20 years I have managed numerous diverse teams across several industries and sectors. There has been one common thread I have dealt with amongst each of these teams: Frustration. The continuing progression of technology has lead to increasing quantities of information to be shared, reviewed and critiqued. It… Read More…