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Changing the World: One Employee at a Time

Dealing with entry level employees in a production line environment often means high rates of turnover, which means higher costs of doing business through hiring, training and investing in new employees. In general, the people available for these production line jobs, extremely vital to our economy, are often lacking in education, positive role models, skills,…

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Culture and Communication~ What’s the Deal?

These two characters are creeping into the awareness of business owners, HR people, investment groups and anyone involved in the post-merger integration process. Why? I recently spoke with an investment group individual about some of their recent acquisitions. They invested in a survey of the employees of the new companies. Theoretically, they could then see…

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New Year’s Inspirations!

Each new anything gives us a chance to clean the slate, start anew and fuel a whole new venture, but a new year with a brand spanking new calendar feels so inviting, doesn’t it? It is ripe with potential, fertile with undiscovered ideas, ready for you to write your story onto the unwritten form. Before…

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The Story of Doug, the Practical Communicator

Even though you may both speak English, the way in which you communicate is often very foreign to someone else. Let’s take Doug and Joan for example. Joan, comfortable being verbal, likes to surround a story with details, likes to use language to connect. She has had enough interactions with Doug, who is the maintenance…

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The World Witnesses a Fiery Communicator

We are blessed with an opportunity to experience first-hand how valuable and impactful communication skills are. The world has been fascinated, insulted, abhorred and motivated by our current US President. Strangely, those are some of the effects a fiery communicator can have. Like fire, they can create the fuel for burning up old beliefs, impassioning…

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In a Connected World…

“In a connected world, individuals and organizations that make the strongest connections win. In the past, our products and services ~our whats~ were our key to success. Today, whats have become commodities, easily duplicated or reverse engineered. Sustainable advantage and enduring success, for both the companies and the people who work for them, now lie…

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