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Training, Re-Training and Adapting Are Usually a Good Bet

I’m a big advocate of workplace training and retraining, but judging by most businesses today, not many are listening. The truth is, most organizations have limited time or resources for training. Most managers and employers in all fields expect their … Continue reading






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Owners, Managers and Supervisors: Ethics Are For You, Too

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There’s been a lot in the news lately about police officers who make mistakes. First, let me note that I believe those who work in law enforcement face some of the most demanding jobs on the planet. They are sometimes … Continue reading






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Efficiency, Profit Often Depend on Surprising Issues

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I’m not sure there ever was a time when businesses could be sloppy, but that time is definitely not now. Even industries once considered as “choice” like technology face so much competition and challenge today that less than maximum efficiency … Continue reading






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What We Have Here Should Never Be A Failure to Communicate

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I may be showing my age, but it’s likely you’ve at least heard the line from Cool Hand Luke: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” A prison boss first used the phrase then the hero, Luke, repeats … 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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You Can’t Do It All!

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I’ve been asked, even criticized, about focusing too much on the “soft” side of management. I’m asked why don’t I discuss more “concrete” issues like billing software or the technology? One answer is that these are not my areas of … 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 Let an Office Bully Cost Your Company Big Bucks

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I know that many employers and managers often feel like a grade school teacher. Even with the best workforce, there’s always one or two who rub each other the wrong way or seem to have more than their share of … Continue reading






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