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Forget Fancy Strategies…Focus on Your People

After my students had taken their last final exam in the Management Principles class I, I was wishing the students the best as they were leaving the classroom. One student said, to me “I learned that if I used the basic ideas of...

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People are Like Elephants

In the last week, a candidate I had recruited gave notice to his current employer to take a position with one of my clients. Like most candidates...

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You’re Just A Clerk

When I was recently teaching a night class at Upper Iowa University, a student of mine mentioned that her boss told her that she didn’t want to hear my student’s idea to improve a procedure in the department because she was “just a clerk.!” I was amazed....

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Pure Accountability

One of the reasons I have always loved high school and college wrestling as a sport is that a competitor lives and dies on his or her own merits…yes…females are becoming more prevalent in High School wrestling. One of the aspects of...

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The Focus Factor

The Focus Factor When my youngest son was a high school wrestler, he won his first two matches of the State Tournament to advance to the semi-finals of the Wisconsin State wrestling tournament the next day. Prior to his heading to the tournament we...

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Treat Your People Like a Corvette

While helping a buddy work on his ’65 Corvette it dawned on me that we “love” that car and can’t wait to fire it up every spring. What do we do before we take it out on the road? We wash and wax...

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