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Relationships That Work

Relationships That Work

If you’ve ever taken an employee engagement survey, you’ve probably come across the question, “Do you have a best friend at work?” There’s a reason why this often-controversial question has remained on surveys for years and it has to do with performance. According to Gallup, there is a “concrete link between having a best friend at work and the amount of effort employees expend in their job.” That could explain why, beyond having a personal consultant to talk to when making career decisions, we tend to be more competitive, engaged, and productive when we have a best friend around the …

Take A Risk, Crush A Goal

Take A Risk, Crush A Goal

“A friend can inspire enthusiasm as well as accountability, and that serves to challenge you.” Deanna Cosso; Romuald Andrade As we set goals for 2020, we wanted to reflect on the accomplishments of 2019. Last year, we found common ground in the fitness goals we had each set for ourselves. When we heard of a new workout studio opening near our office, we took the challenge to try something new. We learned that having an accountability partner made the difference in reaching our goals. Here is our story: “Last year, I had enough with being out of shape, having low …

Bulls and Bears

Bulls and Bears

Bulls and Bears. Sounds scary doesn’t it? You’ve likely heard of the stock market being bullish or bearish. So, what does that really mean? A bull market is favorable, where prices are going up and shares traded are high value. A bear market is the opposite, where the market is showing a lack of confidence and values drop. The trick to making a good investment is all in the timing. Buy low and sell high. This will give you a profit. Easy right? Unfortunately, investors are often emotional, and sell quickly in a bear market and buy in a bull …

Minimalist Management

Minimalist Management

Traditionally, we think of management as measuring an employee’s performance based on how well they execute tasks. Throughout my career, each position of leadership I’ve held has become increasingly complex. Makes sense, right? I’ve played many roles, and with each my stress level increased and my perception of the value I create diminished despite expending a lot more energy. But is that entirely necessary? Maybe not. Can you accomplish more with less? Conversely, a minimalist manager would measure performance based on eventual results, rather than individual tasks. If employees are meeting goals and accomplishing directives, then their approach to work …

Your Military Experience Works at TMX Finance Family of Companies

Your Military Experience Works at TMX Finance Family of Companies

There is never a shortage of employers looking for disciplined individuals who understand the importance of leadership, including the TMX Finance® Family of Companies. Your military service stresses how to lead and how to carry out a mission successfully with your team. My military experience not only taught me how to work with others to become a strong team, it also taught me how to develop new teams through a servant leadership style. The TMX Finance® Family of Companies holds similar beliefs in building and growing teams, which is why it’s an employer of choice for me. What I learned …

Connected to the Mission

Connected to the Mission

With unemployment rates at an all-time low, the market is perfect for job seekers. Still, some companies have difficulties understanding military experience and the benefits of hiring U.S. veterans. At the TMX Finance® Family of Companies, we appreciate and honor the indispensable leadership skills one gains from the military and stand committed to securing employment for U.S. military veterans ready to take on their next mission. We sat down with Kristen DuBose, Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition at the TMX Finance® Family of Companies, to ask how TMX Project SERV and the Company’s veteran hiring commitment has had an impact …

Advice to Veterans

Advice to Veterans

“The TMX Finance® Family of Companies stood out to me because not only did other employees commend it as an exceptional company to work for, but the Company sets you up to succeed and works on helping you along the way.” Crystal Allen, Store Manager at the TMX Finance® Family of Companies and U.S. Navy Veteran We believe that the best way to honor a veteran is to hire them and provide ongoing training to build upon their fundamental leadership skills. To help honor the service and sacrifices of U.S. military veterans, dependents and spouses, we thought it vital to …

Indispensable Leadership- How This Army Sergeant Rose Through the Ranks in The Civilian World

Indispensable Leadership- How This Army Sergeant Rose Through the Ranks in The Civilian World

Excellence, integrity, enthusiasm, and respect make up our core values at the TMX Finance® Family of Companies. The same values were gained by District Director of Operations and U.S. Army Veteran, Vernon Ervin, during his five years in the military. Those who know the E-5 Sergeant see him as a natural born leader dedicated to developing his team to reach their full potential. His experience in the Army helped bring out the leadership capabilities he already possessed, and he has leveraged valuable Army skills to make a successful career in the civilian world.  Because of his passion for people development, …

5 Steps to a Worry-Free Vacation

5 Steps to a Worry-Free Vacation

Going on vacation can be one of the most memorable and enjoyable things you will do in life, but the days and weeks leading up to the vacation can be down-right stressful if you have not lined up your professional responsibilities with you team. No matter what role you hold, if you plan on taking a vacation, it is your responsibility to ensure that the business can continue on without you while you are away. Not doing so can lead to emergencies at the office, confused or annoyed coworkers and supervisors, and parts of your vacation sidetracked by stress, worry, …

Work Hard, Play Hard.

Work Hard, Play Hard.

“Work hard, play hard,” is a mantra I live by. And to be honest, it’s a lesson I was taught at a very young age. My mom was a single mom, raising me alone on a school teacher’s salary. However, that never stopped her from having a multitude of hobbies nor did it stop us from traveling often. My mom made several sacrifices so that she could enjoy other parts of her life. For example, we always had season passes to the local ski resort, a cleaning service, and a health membership at the local gym. But my mom often …

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