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Business Ethics and Success

What are your professional and business ethics? What will you do, and won’t do, and under what circumstances? In life, things are often convoluted. There are extenuating circumstances, and nuances that truly blur the line between absolute right and absolute wrong. Sometimes the choice is between two evils, and even the lesser of the two […]

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Integrity and Ethics – Doing the Right Thing

In business, integrity can be a hazy concept. You might affirm your actions and decisions are just, honorable and justified. You might see yourself as the model employer. Yet to an outside observer, and sometimes to society at large, these noble thoughts and actions might be seen as manipulative, biased and self-serving. The universe is […]

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Smart Networking

Power Networking: 5 Tips to Avoid Disaster

Power networking builds; thoughtless networking destroys. Visibility in person and online can attract customers, supporters and affiliates. But the wrong actions or the wrong communications can at best make your efforts useless. More likely, the unknowing steps you take can damage your business and tarnish your personal reputation. Beyond the basics, networking adheres to unwritten […]

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Smart Decisions, Bad Decisions

In business, smart decisions can save grief in the present, and launch you into the future. On the other hand, just one poor decision can plunge you into a never-ending, frustrating morass. Your reputation, your effectiveness and potentially your career depend on your decisions. Bad Decisions Run Deep What was the last really bad decision you […]

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Setting priorities for the summer

Setting Priorities: How to Make Room on Your Plate

What are your priorities? Now that we’re on picnic and party season, setting priorities and work-life balance become more important than ever. At picnics, the top priority is to have room on your paper plate for “the good stuff.” This might be the BBQ ribs, or grandma’s potato salad, or homemade peach cobbler. Here, the […]

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choose the right hire

The Right Hire – Criteria and Pitfalls

Who is the right hire for the job? That’s a question managers and recruiters face with every open position. Almost always there is a job description, and informal knowledge about the daily activities. And on the other hand, there are dozens if not hundreds of electronic applications. And on both sides, there is imperfect information. […]

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employee turnover

Employee Turnover – Stop the Bleed!

Employee turnover can be deadly. Look inside. Is your workforce empowered and enthusiastic, or do they look like beaten dogs? Are people coming and going so quickly that you can’t remember all incumbents in a position for the last three years? Some turnover is inevitable, and indeed, beneficial. New ideas and expertise refresh operations and […]

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