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No Matter the Century, Humans are Still Human

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I’m often amused at people who talk about how we are now past problems that have plagued humanity for centuries. Now that we’re well into the 21st Century, they predict we can stop focusing so much on things like racism … Continue reading






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Millennial “Generation Gap” May Be Impacting Your Office

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If your workplace is like many organizations today, you probably have a number of millennials on your team; you may be one yourself. Just to make sure we’re on the same page, millennials are those who were born between 1980 … Continue reading






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Divide and Conquer Big Issues in Your Workplace

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Although business owners and managers face many issues unique to their industry, some of the most challenging are those shared with those in other types of organizations. Take the difficulties of hiring and retaining good staff. Although the demands of … Continue reading






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Lighten Up Your Workplace for Increased Productivity

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Let’s face it, work is not always fun. As they say, “that’s why they call it work.” But there is a point where an owner or manager may need to draw a line. Although problems can take many forms, many … Continue reading






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Terminating Entry Level People May Cost You The Most

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I recently heard from two different clients who were planning to terminate entry-level, relatively “inexpensive” people. I asked them what they meant, and each indicated that the employee’s annual salary was around $40,000. When I asked if they wanted my … Continue reading






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Don’t Confuse Being Mean with Being Effective

There was a great article in the New York Times recently about how there is “No Time to Be Nice at Work.” I thought that Author Christine Porath was on target regarding several significant concerns that are relevant in many … Continue reading






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The High Performance Business — More than Running Lean and Mean

Look around your workplace. It may appear that everyone is busy; there’s activity, no one’s hanging out socializing, no one appears to be deep into personal emails or zoned out. This is a good thing — everyone’s working. But ask … Continue reading






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How Do You Reward Good Employees? Remove Bad Ones

I’m sure you’ve seen advice regarding employee bonus and incentive systems, including some that are quite complex. The idea is that, to achieve a high-performance workplace, you need to motivate employees and achieve maximum efficiency. None of this is wrong, … Continue reading






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Management Challenge: Excused Vs. Unexcused Absences

Every business must be able to depend upon its employees. The employees must be dependable relative to delivering quality and excellence (not perfectionism) in their performance and to showing up on time as well as on the days they are … Continue reading






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Terminations Are Never Easy, But You Can Avoid Disasters

I recently wrote about the very real grief that often accompanies the termination of an employee. The employee being let go most often feels this stress, but it can impact the entire company. Lawsuits, stressful confrontations and even workplace violence … Continue reading






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