Tag Archives: Hiring

So, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

No, we don’t mean lose 10 pounds. We mean, for you business owners and CEOs/Presidents out there, what are you going to resolve to do this year, and it doesn’t all have to do with more sales. Here are some … Continue reading

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What’re You Going to Do in 2017?

OK, forget the disasters of the Obama years, other than the fact that we suspect he’s going to be an annoying presence on the US and global stage for some years to come. Worse than Jimmy Carter. But on to … Continue reading

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3 C’s Can Boost Accountability in Your Workplace

This is the title of an article that appeared in the online version of Smartbrief recently, and really encapsulates what you need to do to increase the accountability of your people. It all starts with Commitment to the company, and … Continue reading

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The Risk of Reviews

We’re in the 4th quarter of most companies’ fiscal year, to managers up and down the chain are thinking about doing or getting performance reviews. The Wall Street Journal had a useful article on this topic a few days ago, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Radical New Idea: Middle Managers

Some months ago, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about a company (Treehouse) that had NO middle managers, believing that its people were sufficiently motivated that they didn’t need them. This plan was fine until the business grew, probably … Continue reading

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Workplace Democracy Gets Ambushed

I was watching Gunslingers last night on the AHC, and it seems that Wild Bill Hickock has been reincarnated as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The title comes from the Wall Street Journal, which has outlined the latest ambush … Continue reading

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How Senior Leaders Can Connect with Front Line Workers

This was the title of an October 14th, 2014 article in Smart Briefs, and I thought it deserved both some comment and wider distribution. Here are the methods: 1. Distributed leadership. Push leadership down through your company to your direct … Continue reading

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Immigration

Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Enterprises had a good political post in the Wall Street Journal this morning on the need for the Republicans to get going on immigration, and we couldn’t agree more. Mr. Puzder probably has good … Continue reading

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Half a Loaf Buffet

Warren Buffet’s got an interesting op ed in the Wall Street Journal this morning about using the earned income tax credit to lift folks out of poverty. But, he went only part way. Businesses will normally pay whatever they think … Continue reading

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Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Professionals?

There’s a great article on Chobani, the Greek yogurt pioneer, and it’s founder, who almost lost it all because he didn’t build a structure of competent professionals to help him manage the business. But, the big question the article didn’t … Continue reading

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