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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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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 – 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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Change Management – Don’t Get Blown Out of the Water!

Change Management: Danger Ahead Change management is like sailing into a minefield. One wrong turn can take a simple project and transform it into a bloodied mess. You’re progressing on schedule and on plan, only to be blindsided by something that throws you into damage control. A critical component has been discontinued. Contractors find asbestos […]

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Coachable Success

If you’re not coachable, you are expendable. So how can you tap into coachable success? What is coachable success? Success can be maddeningly elusive. You can work hard and seek the latest advice, but feel like you’re trapped in a tar pit. Progress is at a snail’s pace, while competitors and opportunities seem to be […]

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Reputation Management – 5 Tips for Success

  Why Bother with Reputation Management? Reputation management can be the difference between soaring in success or crashing in flames. Your reputation can have far-reaching repercussions. And in today’s world of instant communication and infinite electrical memory, reputation management has never been more critical. Once upon a time, not so long ago, a business or […]

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Boomer Time vs. Millennial Time: Bridging the Gap

Comparing the Baby Boomer sense of time to Millennial time can lead to the very logical conclusion that the generations exist in parallel universes. “They’re never on time!” wail the Boomers “They’re always on my case!” grumble the Millennials. In a stab for intergenerational harmony, here is one take on mutual understanding and narrowing the […]

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Four Fatal Flaws Which Destroy a Booming Business

What fatal flaw is waiting in the wings, ready to destroy your booming business? And what can you do to stop it? You can have an amazing business, with increasing sales and activity. But just as one weak spot can explode an expanding balloon, one weakness in a booming business can blow up everything. How […]

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Quiz: Are You on Track for Leadership Success?

  The core of leadership success Leadership success can be elusive. The promotion, the title, the salary boost do not make a leader. Even the ability to give orders and demand action do not constitute leadership success. Leadership success means serving the staff, the organization, the clients and customers, as well as your career. Leadership success is built […]

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