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How to Give Negative Feedback In a Positive Way

Often I’ll have managers express reluctance to give performance improvement feedback to an employee who is either a great performer in general or an employee who did something well, but had a couple of areas where they could have done...
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Why skills are overrated when hiring – Pick Dave’s Brain

Should you hire a ten-year-old to work for your business? This week’s question comes from Jason. Q: Hi Dave. Jason from Utah. I’m looking to potentially hire someone and you talked about hiring slow and firing fast. So I was just wondering what your
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Good enough never is

There's a good reason why Debbie Fields of cookie fame is so successful, and she summed it up in an aphorism I'll never forget - "Good enough never is."Debbie told me how she coined that phrase after she visited one of her first stores.  She
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How to Find Your Rhythm and Stick to It!

Friends, consistency is key. Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hours won’t happen until you get in, do the work, plan recovery time, rinse, and repeat. But, then again… Variety is the spice of life! It allows those precious, innovative neurons in our brains
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HR In a Union Shop: Here’s What Your Supervisors Need to Know

The job of supervising employees in a unionized environment has its own unique set of rules and challenges. HR professionals need to provide supervisors with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in this special framework. This applies to
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5 Leadership Traits of Great Leaders

Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder, building a network marketing downline, working for social change, or even coaching a Little League team or organizing a civic event, knowing leadership traits of effective leaders will make you more
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Why Everyone Should See Themselves as a Leader

Sue Ashford, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, breaks down her decades of research on leadership—who achieves it, and how a group grants it. She explains that the world isn’t divided into leaders and followers.
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More on Quarterbacks

A few more thoughts on quarterbacks: There are two separate issues with respect to quarterbacks. The first is whether, historically, NFL teams have done a good job of predicting which college quarterbacks will succeed in the pros. Dave Berri and...
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Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

There’s lots to dislike about the modern workplace. Dunderheaded managers. Snarls of bureaucracy. And all those endless meetings. But Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan say all those threats to our sanity might actually be helpful — the equivalent of sheep

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