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Finding Innovation at the Verge

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March 30, 2011

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30 March 2011 The recent issue of CFO magazine speaks to the continuing importance of cash management in this economy. Last week at the Young Entrepreneurs meeting people talked about underestimating how bad their worst-case scenario would be. There is still no time to “take a breath” in this economy. […]

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1-800-BAD BOSS…are you ready?

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February 8, 2011

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8 February 2011 Of particular interest to those of you in the United States, the Obama administration announced on December 13, 2010 a new partnership with the American Bar Association to give counsel to unresolved complaints under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Family Medical Leave Act. Workers with […]

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Increase YOUR Value with Optimism

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January 31, 2011

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31 January 2011 And a Happy New Year to the ValueTree™ community. Here is the best gift I can give you for increasing YOUR value in 2011, six affirmations to open yourself to the possibilities of a new year. Cut this out and post it where you will see it, […]

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DO NOT give Le Creuset cookware this Christmas

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November 23, 2010

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23 November 2010 Le Creuset. Enamel-coated, cast iron cookware. Beautiful…except at Le Creuset CAST stands for Crack-and-Shatter Technology. Cast iron, I always thought as robust, indestructible and heirloom quality; so you can imagine my shock when the brand new, $260 saucier pan got bumped off the counter and broke in […]

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LABOR DAY…a “thank you” to all who work so hard, everyday

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May 30, 2010

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May 2010 Today is Labor Day here in the States. Historically, a day to celebrate the Labor Movement created in 1894 as a peace token by President Grover Cleveland after troublesome labor clashes. Let me take a broader perspective on labor and generalize it to all of us out there […]

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MEMORIAL DAY…a “thank you” to all who serve

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May 30, 2010

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30 May 2010 Here in the States, tomorrow is a day to remember all the people who have served in the military, with special tribute to those who have given their lives protecting us. Regardless of where you live in the world, if you have served in the military to […]

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Visible Problems Get Solved

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March 29, 2010

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29 March 20120 Was it rude to fill a Material Controller’s office with boxes of problem parts waiting for his resolution? Not if you subscribe to a school of thought called “Management by Eye.” Making the invisible visible and reducing the complex to simple opens the door to a world […]

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Drive Poor Performance with Ineffective Dialogue

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February 16, 2010

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16 February 2010 Running your organization with ineffective dialogue gives the same results as running your car without oil; they seize-up! Are you observing the performance degrading implications of ineffective dialogue? They can range from general disengagement and malaise to people being summarily removed from their jobs. Give yourself a […]

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The 6 Affirmations of Successful People

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January 5, 2010

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5 January 2010 We will succeed regardless of the economy! Consider the wisdom distilled from people who excel in their career. Careful observation shows a set of affirmations, declarations that these people make through their daily behaviors. 1. I can describe my picture of ‘success.’ 2. I am the institution […]

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When Your Employees Throw You Under the Bus

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October 26, 2009

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26 October 2009 The communication company, Comcast, recently upgraded their broadcast capabilities and required customers to contact a Comcast office for conversion equipment. I went to a local office and was surprised to find if full of customers. I dutifully took my number and waited. 30 minutes later the customer […]

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