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Purposeful Performance Reviews

Few people like giving others negative feedback. Those who do like this are typically very bad at it. Whether we like it or not, feedback is an important part of any successful organization. So it is in the best interests … Continue reading

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Affordable Workplace Incentives

How can you motivate your employees to do the best work in the least amount of time when you’re working from a limited budget? This is a question that every manager has pondered since the emergence of the first formal … Continue reading

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Overcoming Inertia

As we begin the New Year, most of us have set personal and professional goals to achieve over the next 12 months. Here are a few thoughts as you begin your quest to               … Continue reading

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Entitled Idiots? Meet The Millennials

“These headphone-wearing, disrespectful, entitled idiots…well not idiots, but kids, they’re just kids.” This was how an upper level manager at a national construction company described his Generation Y coworkers. Generation Y, or the Millennials, are born between the early 1980’s … Continue reading

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Provocative Passion: Lessons from Steve Jobs

Do you ever find a book so intriguing that you cannot stop reading it and talking about the material? Everything about the characters feels like a mystery to be unraveled and you find yourself enamored with their personal characteristics, accomplishments, … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Blowback

Rhetorical Blowback When a speaker successfully uses the canons of rhetoric to craft a compelling message and influence an appropriate target audience, that message often falls on deaf ears. Why does this occur?  One reason has to do with the … Continue reading

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