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The Resilient Executive: A Better Way to Work

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Work no more than 90 minutes and then take a break! Do this two more times in a day and you’ll accomplish more in 4.5 hours than those cranking hard for 8 to 12 hours straight. Throw in an occasional Vitamin C IV with glutathione and some deep breathing exercises and you’re good to go for the next decade. I’m oversimplifying the message from executive performance icon Tony Schwartz, but…

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Advisory Boards: Why You Need One

Karen Usher credits her advisory board for driving 85 % growth in revenue in 2002 and an additional 35 % in 2003. Frank Holt believes he would have avoided three costly mistakes if he had consulted an advisory board, so he formed one last May. Every major business decision I’ve made has been shaped by my board of advisors. Running a business is simply easier if you have some help…

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Back to School

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It is the time of year when students are headed back to school. It’s a time-honored tradition based on one of the simplest truths – that education is an important asset. This is true whether you are entering high school or running a business. As the digital world causes the pace of change to accelerate, lifelong learning is even more critical to independent business people. We need to incorporate new…

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Retain Your Top Talent: People Are Not Just HR’s Responsibility

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According to a Wall Street Journal jobs report, more people have resigned in recent months than were laid-off. The Journal reports this is a sign of growing confidence because, if people quit, obviously they believe they can land another job. In total 1.9 million people resigned, while 1.8 million were laid-off. Similar numbers were reported the month before, with the “quitters” beating out the “pink-slippers.” If people are indeed more…

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Hire The Best

While most people tend to think managing employees is the most difficult task a business owner has, it is my belief that recruiting and hiring talented employees is even more difficult. If you hire the right people, managing becomes much easier. When reviewing resumes and interviewing prospective employees, it is important to question if this is the right person for the job. You can never be too sure of the…

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