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Running a successful company requires all areas of the business to fire on all cylinders. Smart CEOs strive to create a high performance corporate culture that resonates with employees and reduces expensive turnover. However, at times the organization’s own leadership may unknowingly contribute and encourage a toxic workplace for the sake of success. Proactively addressing
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There’s a truth that every entrepreneur is going to have to face at some point or another: there’s no such thing as risk-free success. Ever heard the phrase, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying?” Well, it’s true…and it’s also true that all growth comes with risk. My life as an entrepreneur has been full of
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You may have heard stories about offshoring that went wrong and made companies lose thousands of dollars. Or maybe you have tried to delegate development abroad yourself, but it didn’t turn out as you expected. No matter how you perceive offshoring now, it’s a fact that many companies not only managed to transfer programming overseas
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Being the Granddaughter of a world-famous film maker comes with its own set of quirks, many might believe that opportunities are handed on a silver tray and granted carrying the Chaplin name might have some benefits, however Chaplin’s Granddaughter, Kiera, from his fourth wife Oona O’Neil has successfully stared in a movie, launched a number
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In April my ex-husband passed away after a very short battle with cancer. It’s an unusual expression –  to ‘battle’ with cancer. There was no battle. The cancer was cunning. It arrived unannounced and spread its evil through his body without fanfare. By the time he was aware that he was under attack, it was
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“Paralysis-of-Analysis” is considered by most business schools to be the most significant detriment to entrepreneurial and business success today. However, for many individuals, the lack of meaningful accomplishment is not due to poor planning or application but rather an inability to make educated decisions. We live in a vibrant, ever-evolving world. The decision-making process is
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A study conducted a few years ago analyzed the impact of five operating levers—price; revenue; cost of goods sold (COGS); selling, general, and administrative expenses; and research and development—on the bottom line of any business. Specifically, researchers were trying to understand how each of these independently impacts the overall profitability of an organization. The study
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Carlette Duffy owns a fully renovated three-bedroom house in Indianapolis. Looking to refinance to help her grandmother with some home improvement projects, Carlette sought an appraisal and was shocked at her home’s low valuation. She tried again, but the second appraisal came in even lower. So Carlette decided to test out a theory. She scheduled
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For a long time, video game players have known that the gaming industry has the power to bring people together and build rich, multi-faceted communities. In fact, this sense of identity and camaraderie intensified during the 2020 pandemic, as the gaming world offered a built-in place to gather online when in-person gatherings became unsafe. Video
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The World is a Riskier Place: As the COVID-19 pandemic brought unparalleled disruptions to global, national and local supply chains across nearly every industry, supply chain resilience has catapulted to the top of the C-suite agenda where 93% of CEO’s are rethinking their supply chain operating models to become more resilient, responsive and agile.1 And
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Executives are spending more time today concerned about operational risk than ever before. Operational risk is an operational approach to represent knowledge management but in this case, it seeks to manage organizational knowledge in order to identify, satisfy and retain talent. Similar to customer relationship management, knowledge management is a critical enabler for identifying, satisfying
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You understand the importance of encouraging employee engagement. Workers who are engaged are enthusiastic about their jobs, focused on their assignments and committed to the organization’s mission. They feel positive about their work, and that optimism helps them to be creative, energetic and collaborative. But some leaders don’t realize that a key to promoting engagement
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You want to change careers, but you’re not sure how and if you do make a change, you want to make sure that it’s a positive one. As well as meeting your fundamental need for an income, your career can be enjoyable, provide for great satisfaction and can positively impact your happiness and wellbeing. The
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Those hardest hit by sudden forced changes to their work is not determined by their skills, qualifications, experience or income level, but often by how people construct their sense of identity. A person’s work identity can help them advance through adversity or it can be their undoing, it can make or break them. Supporting the
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