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Five on Friday- Speaking About Performance

It’s often the conversation you dread—addressing a performance issue with an employee who’s not doing exactly what you want. But, the buck stops with you—you’re the leader, the manager who must approach the topic with clarity and empathy if you want to influence changes for the better. So how can you turn that dread into…

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Five on Friday- Grow Your Small Business

Five ways to grow your small business without breaking the bank You want to grow your business but you have a limited budget. You see growth in your immediate future but your bank account won’t allow for all the bells and whistles that come with getting your business to the next level of your business…

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Five on Friday- Employee Wellness Month

June is National Employee Wellness Month and it is crucial for every leader to recognize the importance of both physical and mental wellness when it comes to your employees. Unhappy employees (negative employees/negative work environments) cost an estimated $300 billion in the US alone. “Well” employees equal productive employees and productive employees help make a profit culture…

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Five on Friday- Growing Your Small Business

Five ways to grow your small business without breaking the bank You want to grow your business but you have a limited budget. You see growth in your immediate future but your bank account won’t allow for all the bells and whistles that come with getting your business to the next level of your business plan….

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Five on Friday- Mergers and Acquisitions

News broke recently that Johnson & Johnson will acquire medical-device maker Synthes Inc. for $21.3 billion, giving the U.S. health-products giant a commanding lead in the global market for surgical devices used to treat fractures and traumatic injuries.  Globally, M&A activity for the first quarter of 2011 reached nearly $800 billion dollars – the highest…

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Five on Friday- Performance Conversations

It’s often the conversation you dread—addressing a performance issue with an employee who’s not doing exactly what you want. But, the buck stops with you—you’re the leader, the manager who must approach the topic with clarity and empathy if you want to influence changes for the better. My five suggestions for speaking to an employee…