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AUGUST FEATURED ARTICLE 10 Ways to Keep Your Superstars… Before They Leave You “What’s more, hiring, measured as a share of total employment, is in high gear; monthly job gains are regularly topping 200,000; and more workers now have the confidence to quit one job to seek a better one.” – Kiplinger Letter 8.8.14 Remember the good old days during and after the last recession when your employees were too nervous to consider leaving their Read more about Default title[…]

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JULY FEATURED ARTICLE Are You Spending Too Much Time on Employee Motivation? There seems to be much attention currently in the business press on employee motivation. Rightfully so given the recent data that suggests that fewer than 20% of employees feel “engaged” in their work. That’s a staggering statistic. However, one of the biggest mistakes I see leaders make in small companies is that they pay entirely too much time on employee motivation and not nearly Read more about Default title[…]

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JUNE FEATURED ARTICLE It was a “Happy” Conference As nearly 200 guests at this year’s Small Business MattersConference made their way into the hall, they heard these happy, if less than grammatical, lyrics by from the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” — “Can’t nothing bring me down, My level’s too high.” And what a high it was throughout the day. So many of you who were there have told me how energizing the sessions were. I know it was Read more about Default title[…]