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Book Review: The Power of Habit

I loved “The Power of Habit”. Have you ever wondered how habits are created? Brushing our teeth. Watching our favorite television show. Attending a business meeting and always sitting in the same chair. These are all examples of habits that are developed over time. Where do they come from? Award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg researched Read more about Book Review: The Power of Habit[…]

Ten Years Later: A Look Back at My 2007 Small Business Predictions

This is the time of year that everyone makes predictions for 2017. Ten years ago, I made nine small business predictions for the year 2007. Some were way off, some were dead on, and some are still trending today. 2007 Small Business Predictions 1. Small business owners will continue to shift larger portions of their Read more about Ten Years Later: A Look Back at My 2007 Small Business Predictions[…]

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Book Review: Punished by Rewards

“Punished By Rewards” by Alfie Kohn For many years I have been a believer in rewards. Rewards for kids for doing their household chores. Rewards for students that perform in the classroom. Rewards for employees doing their jobs. I always believed that you “get what you reward”. Until now…”Punished by Rewards”, written by Alfie Kohn, Read more about Book Review: Punished by Rewards[…]

A Reduction in Force Will Test Your Company’s Culture

One of the most challenging decisions a CEO can make is a reduction in force. It happens all the time. Sometimes it’s simple in that revenues are no longer supporting the company’s employee headcount, and cuts have to be made across the board. Other times, it’s the realization that a product line isn’t working, and Read more about A Reduction in Force Will Test Your Company’s Culture[…]

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Employee Orientation: Are You Onboarding or Waterboarding Your New Employees?

From Webster’s dictionary: Onboarding: “The process by which a new employee learns the ropes and gets settled.” Waterboarding: “An interrogation technique in which water is forced into a detainee’s mouth and nose so as to induce the sensation of drowning.” Finding and retaining top talent has never been harder for small businesses. Research indicates that Read more about Employee Orientation: Are You Onboarding or Waterboarding Your New Employees?[…]