Posts tagged with ‘employees’

  • Paying Talent

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-CostsPay01.mp3It is a constant struggle for balance between what employers can pay and the burdens of cost of living...

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  • Grudges

    Grudges

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-104-Ray-Rob-Grudges.mp3Workplace conflicts are as common as the sunrise, but lingering grudges over those conflicts can be even worse. In...

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  • Traits and Qualities

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-85-Ray-Rob-Traits-Qualities.mp3The traits and qualities of a successful entrepreneur may be as varied as the stars in the sky, but...

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  • Bad Managers

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-81-Ray-Rob-Bad-Manager.mp3Leading a company of any size is a challenge, and even more so if a CEO can’t count on...

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  • Trust

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-64-Ray-Guy-Trust.mp3What is trust and why does management lose it? Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses...

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  • Stock Options

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-DaveW-Stock-Options-episode-70.mp3Stock options can be a powerful tool to hang onto your best and brightest employees, but it also means...

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  • Talent Wars

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-59-Ray-Rob-TalentWars.mp3Companies large and small find themselves in direct competition for talent, but is it really a war and far...

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  • The Buck Stops Up Top – where leadership and responsibility meet

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-38-The-Buck-Stops-Up-Top-where-leadership-and-responsibility-meet.mp3Are you willing to take the hit? You are the leader and the leader takes ownership and responsibility along...

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  • Millennial Compensation – is isn’t all about the Benjamin’s

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-34-Millennial-Compensation-is-isnt-all-about-the-Benjamins.mp3The pool of workers is a constantly changing mix of people with differing values and perspectives. The millennial generation...

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  • Episode 32: Trying Not Listening – not all input is necessary

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-32-Trying-Not-Listening-not-all-input-is-necessary-tagged.mp3Communication is the heart of an organization and the heart of relationships. However, there are time we try not...

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  • Your Problem Employee is The Dysfunctional-Functional Employee

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    One of the biggest mistakes that I made while running my company Micrel for 37 years was to hang...

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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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  • Five Ways to Make Your Company More Employee-Centric

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    I know many companies feel that if you don’t take care of your customer, somebody else will. At Micrel,...

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  • Special Edition: David Greer and Corporate Culture

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Special-Edition-David-Greer-and-Corporate-Culture.mp3David Greer — an entrepreneur, angel investor and business coach — discusses with Ray Zinn why corporate culture is...

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  • Episode 22: Key to hiring the best employees

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-22-Key-to-hiring-the-best-employees.mp3Hiring really good employees predisposes your company toward success. But how do you do this? Ray Zinn knows how,...

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