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The Unacceptable Cost of Workplace Bullying

March 3rd, 2014 by Robert Ringstrom

The measure of any organization’s value may be the level of outcome achieved in proportion to the volume of commodity exchanged to attain it.   Or in more simple ‘business-speak’; the return on investment, or the bottom line.  And anything that adversely impacts that bottom line detracts […]

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Is There a Place for Workplace Bullying?

February 19th, 2014 by Robert Ringstrom

In a 2011 survey, half of the responding employees reported feeling bullied.  And the numbers seem to have grown dramatically since 1998 when it was only 25%.  It’s been reported that nearly 33% of all workplaces experience bullying. It has become such a national concern in the […]

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Sound Leadership Must be Team-Inclusive

February 11th, 2014 by Robert Ringstrom

Don’t Leave the Crew Standing on the Pier! I have been in a leadership capacity at different levels throughout much of my professional life.  I’ve had some pretty good ideas on occasion that ultimately worked out well.  For those of you reading this who also worked […]

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Test Your First Impressions

January 30th, 2014 by Robert Ringstrom

When interviewing a job candidate, those first impressions can be powerful.  The firm handshake, the confidence in their eyes and the remarkable self-introduction all deliver a positive message of competency.  Conversely; the nervous shifting about, looking down at the floor and stammering an ill-structured greeting might […]

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Pulling Out The Chair For Human Resources

December 4th, 2012 by Robert Ringstrom

I have heard more than one human resources professional express some frustration for not having a seat at the executive leadership table.  This is only natural.  The demands placed on human resource professionals are great.  The employment world has become increasingly complex.  Competition for quality staffing […]

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Bob Ringstrom Earns Family Business Advisor Certification

November 28th, 2012 by Robert Ringstrom

Sartell, MN (November, 2012) – Bob Ringstrom, President of Strata Personnel Solutions recently completed the comprehensive Galliard Family Business Advisor Level One training program in Minneapolis, MN. Completion of the certification equips Ringstrom with comprehensive tools to assist family-owned and closely-held businesses. “Family Business Advisor training […]

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From Baseball Manager to CEO in the Fortune 500

November 12th, 2012 by Robert Ringstrom

Or Not? Great managers come out of nowhere.  For those of you who have followed major league sports, you may have found it interesting that some of the finest managers in baseball have a somewhat invisible playing history. The 6th ‘winningest’ manager of all time, Sparky […]

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What is Great Service?

October 6th, 2012 by Robert Ringstrom

Measuring public service for excellence can provide a benchmark for client relationship. It would seem that the concept of great service would be a household word that carries with it a single commonly understood meaning. But there are probably as many ideas to describe great service […]

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Getting Extraordinary Results from Ordinary People

September 26th, 2012 by Robert Ringstrom

What’s the secret of those people who seem to get such incredible results despite the fact that they are working with basically the same pool of people as we are? We live in a results based world. We’re judged by what we produce and what we […]

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How to be THE Expert in Your Field

September 13th, 2012 by Robert Ringstrom

You do not have to be a genius to become an expert. You just need to work a little harder than anyone else at doing so. As you can read in Leadership Charisma, our research demonstrated that employees found leaders who were focused on their own personal […]

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