November 10th, 2013

I remember the housing bubble in the late 1990’s – when subprime mortgage refinancing was the key to a debt-free tomorrow and home values were never going to drop. I also remember the financial crisis ten years later – when people found themselves gasping for tiny pockets of air as they drowned in their underwater homes. I suspect I will one day remember events still waiting for us in seven to ten years that will serve to shake us out of the comfort zones we will have established by…

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September 10th, 2013

We’ve hit the fall of 2013, and The Season is nearly upon us! No, I don’t mean, football, hunting or even the holidays. I’m talking about (insert drum roll here) Performance Appraisal Season. Someone must love performance appraisals, but I have never met this person. Most entrepreneurs I know despise them and most human resources managers I have worked with see them as a necessary but tedious part of the workplace routine – like flossing for business. A quick search on your…

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August 10th, 2013

The Hayes Approach Named Greenville Chamber’s August Small Business of the Month, read about it here.About the Greenville Chamber’s Small Business of the Month Program The Greenville Chamber recognizes an extraordinary small business at each monthly board meeting. The Small Business of the Month is chosen by a selection committee from nominations provide by Greenville Chamber members. The Chamber’s annual small business of the year is selected from the year’s small businesses of…

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June 23rd, 2013

Everyone reading this article handles people issues perfectly – (and is an above average driver). Yet we owe it to our less-perfect, well-intentioned colleagues to share our wisdom in the area of people. To make it a little easier, I’ve captured what I believe are the Top 5 People Mistakes really smart people make in companies every day. #5. Too many policies. Policies provide guidelines, but it can be easy to let policies run the company at the expense of creativity, people,…

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