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More Flexibility in the Workforce: A Catalyst for Growth?

12 December 2012

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Sallie Krawcheck poses an interesting question on workplace flexibility in LinkedIn’s 50 Big Ideas for 2013: The US economic recovery is tepid at best, with growth in short supply. At the same time, progress on gender diversity has stalled, with the number of women in senior roles plateauing. Solving the second challenge can help the [...]

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Why Very Talented People Leave Big Companies

15 December 2011

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With the way very large companies seem to be posting record profits these days (Uhhh, thank you… stimulus package??), you’d think people would be flocking to these ginormous corporations as a safe-haven in times of economic turmoil.  Yet (while that may be the case) the fact remains that being BIG doesn’t (of course) mean BETTER [...]

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BTW, Txting in Mtgs is Rude

17 May 2010

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(From Lifehacker and NYTimes) Solution? Have breaks during your meetings (or, you’re really not as important as you think you are) A professor of business surveyed more than 9,000 managers and workers and found a familiar paradox: nearly everyone considers email checking and texting during face-to-face meetings rude, but most people still do it But, [...]

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How to Retain Your Employees

3 November 2008

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A few months ago, I was approached by Peter Fretty, an author with Business Connect, to discuss employee retention tools employers can take advantage of. I shared a few things with him which I am glad to say were published in this month’s magazine along with some other good, insightful thoughts from both local and [...]

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Listen To Your Coach

5 September 2008

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A friend asked me last night for some advice in his job situation.  He’s been there only a short time, and interested in long-term salary increases and other promotions, etc. He was, in effect, asking me how and when to negotiate your next moves within a company. How to do this? LISTEN TO YOUR COACH [...]

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The Next-Greatest Generation?

30 January 2008

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SPOILER: I am going to talk about religion (namely mormonism) and business and millenial generation differences all in the same blog post. If this offends you, may I suggest lolcats instead of the following. No, these aren’t a group of Mormon Missionaries. They’re high school “kids”. And they’re also not dressing up for career-day, or [...]

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Favorite Books of Utah Business Leaders

3 January 2008

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Connect Magazine recently put out their 2007 Reader’s Choice Awards. For many of the 25 people featured, they each listed an answer to the question: “Which book has had the greatest impact on your leadership style” I thought a compilation of their answers might be interesting: When page loads completely, the links below will take [...]

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Calendar: Personal Branding Summit – Free Nov. 8 2007

6 November 2007

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Got a phone? Get registered for an incredible Personal Branding teleconference happening Thursday (two days from when I am writing this) and includes an incredible lineup of speakers from all over the world. This conference is FREE, but you must register, and then get on the phone during the section you want to learn. From [...]

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Clock Building, Not Time-Telling

21 August 2007

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Relevant to my post last week about things to change in the Recruiting industry, I am reminded of a concept in “Good to Great” and “Built to Last” discussing how to build greatness that lasts: Clock Building, Not Time-Telling Of course, it sounds simple on the surface (all good philosophical phrases are) but their implications [...]

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Year of the Vendor Manager?

3 July 2007

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Yet another large Utah company is moving to a vendor manager solution to help them (hopefully) rein in their contingent workforce management. This makes no less than three I know about over the last few months. These company’s websites are full of boastful, synergistic qualities they bring to the clients they service: Contractor Compliance, W-4 [...]

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