Employees

  • Corporate Public Good

    People Do Good

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    “Corporate good” is not a new thing, though it has been the subject of a lot of recent chatter....

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  • Don't Assume in Business

    Challenging Assumptions

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    “In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.” – William Lyon Phelps   Assumptions...

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  • Employee Performance Metrics, Innovation

    Performance Metrics and Innovation

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    There is a natural conflict between standard employee performance metrics and innovation. Being Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO I...

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  • Work teams and motivation

    How Teamwork in the Workplace Helps Boost Morale

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    If you want a lesson on team morale and its criticality, just look to American soldiers in World War...

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  • Become a Better Manager: 20 Leadership Examples to Inspire Your Team

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    “Leading by example” is no trite phrase. People are inspired by positive examples. The average American cannot name their...

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  • Workplace Diversity and The Path to Greatness

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    Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too. Like a species, mankind has...

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  • Jacob Marley - we are all in the people business

    Mankind Is Your Business

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    “Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity,...

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  • Mergers, acquisitions and unemployment

    Mergers, Acquisitions and Unemployment

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    One of the easiest ways to lose your job is when your company is acquired, or is the small...

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  • Asking the right question

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    There is an old adage that says one should seek to understand before seeking to be understood. I say...

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  • Rusty Golden Handcuffs

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    The history of American slavery notes that some slaves reluctantly accepted their shackles, knowing that their harsh life at...

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  • Making Every Day Your Best Day at Work

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    The spouse of one of our employees contacted me regarding his wife, taking time from his work day to...

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  • Episode 13: The unintended consequences of misguided policies

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-13-The-unintended-consequences-of-misguided-policies.mp3Policies. Nobody likes to write them. Some employees refuse to live by them. But Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO...

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  • happy employees

    Success with People

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    Originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse “Mankind was my business,” wailed the ghost of Jacob Marley. In life, nothing is...

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