May 2022

May 2022

Strategies for Success Newsletter May 2022 Issue 197


Published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies
Copyright 2022 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.


In this May 2022 issue:

  1. Have you read…?
  2. Thoughts from Home
  3. Thoughts from Others
  4. Josmo’s Cafe
  5. Stay Energized


  1. Have you read…?

Soundview Executive Book Summaries continue to provide me quick insight into current business trends. The book I Love It Here – How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave by Clint Pulver, a leading authority on employee retention, hit many high points that I know to be true to attract and retain top talent.

  • Managers – are you the problem or the solution? Employees need to feel valued, understand and share your company’s vision, and know that what they do matters.
  • Promote people from within the organization.
  • Hire for attitude, behavior, and character. Refer to my 17 Terrific Tips to Hire the Right Person for a detailed list of effective hiring practices and valuable resources.
  • Let your employees focus on what they do best. Give them responsibilities where they will excel.
  • As a leader, observe, evaluate, and make adjustments frequently for each employee.
  • Examine current employment policies, compensation, and benefits compared to what others in your area or industry are offering. Keep up or you will lose out.

Here are two more thoughts I have on this subject. If an employee is determined to leave, wish them well. If a valued employee has made a mistake in leaving and wants to return, interview them as if they were a new candidate. Uncover the issues that resulted in their leaving. If those issues can be resolved, great. If not, it wasn’t meant to work out.

PS. Here’s an additional resource to top-grade your hiring practices. The Omnia Group is my longtime insurance industry partner for pre-employment assessments and talent development strategy. I love this article by Omnia senior analyst Alaina Sims on how to create a job ad to attract the right candidates. 2 Ways Benchmarking Takes Your Job Ad From 2D to High Def Omnia’s client success team will help you create a job ad for only $29.00 per ad. Please contact Senior Customer Success Manager Cynthia Brooks for assistance. Cynthia’s direct number is 813.280.3021.


  1. Thoughts from Home

The secret to building strong relationships

My life is joyfully filled by spending time with children under the age of five and seniors over the age of 85. While I don’t spend a lot of clock time with any of them, the time I do spend is unhurried. From both ends of the age spectrum, I’ve learned the secret to building strong interpersonal relationships.

Give people your undivided attention.

Some reminders on how to do that. Face the person when you are speaking. Maintain eye contact when conversing. Pay attention to what the person is saying and respond to what’s been said. Don’t change the subject. Avoid distractions and don’t multi-task. Don’t take that call. When necessary, repeat what you’ve heard.

It’s better to spend brief quality time with people than to have lengthy, distracted, and impatient visits.


  1. Thoughts from Others

“Emily, life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. Thanks so much for all you do for our company and for me. I love your Energizer Minutes.”

11 years ago, I found this note from my client’s accounting person tucked in the envelope with my check. Sadly, Tammy passed away a few years later at the age of 51. Tammy was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her. I think about her words of wisdom often. Friendship and love – that’s what life is all about.


  1. Josmo’s Café

Our friends Rosemarie and Lee visited us for lunch at Josmo’s Café and a light-hearted afternoon playing Dominos Mexican Train while enjoying Pandora’s Jim Croce station. Two recipes to share from our delightful visit. For lunch, I made the always good Chicken and Broccoli Braid. For a Sunday treat, Rosemarie shared with us her homemade Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Cups, a delicious muffin recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Please see dozens of our recipes on the Josmo’s Café page on the website.


  1. Stay Energized

Our Energizer Minute for May is Lighten up.


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