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Hidden Recruiting Benefits of Business Values

Values are the bricks and like-mindedness is the mortar of organizational culture. When you and I have common values, we automatically have common ground. Common ground is where we can respect one another and find enjoyment working together. Enjoyment creates an emotional draw that attracts people.

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Value of Failure

Sam Walton once stated that his ability to make good decisions was developed by making bad ones. Many decisions are made with insufficient data or experience. Ultimately, we make decisions based on the experiences and knowledge we’ve accumulated. I find most people...

Awareness

When it comes to change, the negative is exactly where most people tend to focus unless you help them focus on something else. Actively directing their focus is exactly the job of leadership. The best way to begin turning the sour lemons of change into sweet lemonade...

When Delegation Fails

Delegation is an important activity in every organization, yet I rarely speak with anyone who’s been formally trained. In my experience, most people were introduced to delegation by watching their mother delegate “chores”–a model that doesn’t translate well to a...

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Send Workers Home To Boost Productivity

How can business successfully create virtual positions? Telecommuting has proven itself as a good business practice by helping to reduce turnover, improve morale, increase productivity, and often reduce costs. Larry Mandelberg outlines three key aspects managers should heed in creating virtual positions.

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Ideas Need Room To Run, With Others

Collaboration requires different roles in executing strategies. Understanding your team will allow you to best pair them for creativity, problem solving, and carry through. There are terrific resources out there to help managers gauge employee profiles.

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