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October 2018

11/01/18

5 tips for today’s small business owners

A new nationwide survey released by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) reveals that American business owners are doing a lot of things right, but there’s plenty of room for improvement.

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10/30/18

Are you an overloaded public speaker?

We all know the great youth coach who understands what it takes to help our kids be their best. We’ve also all seen the coach who hollers endless, detailed directions at young superstars as they become more and more confused. Young players can reach cognitive overload. When they do, their performance stalls.

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10/25/18

Your employee tweeted what?!

Best practice tips for employer social media policies.

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10/23/18

5 ways high-performance organizations make meetings effective

Every organization has to figure out how to make meetings productive. It’s a complex challenge.

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10/15/18

3 tips to unleash the creative entrepreneurs in your community

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. If you are wondering how to take on the challenges of a shifting global economy, invest in creative entrepreneurs.

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10/11/18

What led to Nokia's fall? Bad communication

It wasn’t that long ago that Apple launched its first iPhone into a global market dominated by Nokia.

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10/09/18

Employee character: A key to hiring all-star employees and creating a competitive advantage

We have all heard and shared stories about the woes of hiring employees. It can be a daunting and unsuccessful task.

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10/09/18

Why ask why? The idea behind our survey

It’s universal. Business people want to know what other business people are thinking.

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10/04/18

The problem with giving clients what they ask for

Nearly six years ago I fulfilled a lifelong dream and become a proud parent to a cute, energetic, sassy little shar-pei pup named Titus. Leading up to, and while becoming a pet parent, I read all that I could about training dogs, and I took Titus to puppy school to learn manners to become the best dog that he could be. I learned that when dogs are shy or skittish about doing certain things they might be afraid of or don’t like, such as bath time or nail trimming, that I should give him a premiere treat to help him associate what could be a not-so-pleasant experience with something that made him really happy, like a treat, so that he’d be more accepting and willing to participate in that activity without fear. Over the years, I tried a number of treats, continually...

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10/04/18

Navigating long-term care: From complexity to simplicity

We cannot control the aging process, but we can determine how we plan for it.

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