Choose a Great Boss. Be a Great Boss

Guest Post, Leadership

Choose a Great Boss. Be a Great Boss

0 Comments 19 March 2015

Guest post by Ivan Serrano. The best technique for getting ahead at work is choosing a great boss. Not a great job, a great boss. A great boss is one who listens to employees, who is willing to let employees make mistakes and learn from them, who understands the value of loyalty, who is willing […]

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by Richard, Exemplars, Favorite Folks, Leadership

Treat People Right. Make More Money.

0 Comments 26 February 2015

While channel surfing the other night, I stopped on an NBC News story that, for once, had nothing to do with anyone aggrandizing their wartime exploits, but rather a real hero in the world of good-sense business – someone in – get this – the restaurant business, of all things.   Jennifer Piallat, owner of […]

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by Bill, Leadership, Management

Leaders… You Really Need Truth-Tellers

0 Comments 15 January 2015

My last real (corporate) job was an eleven-year run with a very fast moving “550 mph warehouse” as the company’s founder and CEO has been known to put it. Shortly after I accepted the job offer but before the start date, my new boss, a blunt talking former FBI agent summoned me for a little extra […]

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by Bill, Leadership, Management

Some New Year’s Coaching for You

0 Comments 06 January 2015

Another new year has begun, and many of us are now in the process of embracing it, with hopeful ambitions to tidy up our bodies, our lives, habits, homes, you name it. Clearly, we do so with varying degrees of enthusiasm and Commitment (capital ‘C’ intentional), but to be sure, no one enters 2015 with […]

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by Bill, Management

Let Your Employees Sign Their Work

0 Comments 09 November 2014

As I have done on quite a few occasions over the years, I recently took a new Gitman Bros. dress shirt out of the bag. As I was removing the pins from the shirt, two things struck me almost simultaneously. 1) A little printed tag indicating that my shirt had been “Pressed By NO. 8” was […]

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Guest Post, Leadership

Practicing Self-Care Amidst the Storm

0 Comments 01 November 2014

Guest Post by Sylvana Rochet As the events in Syria and Ukraine unfolded this summer, I got to thinking about how delicate it is for leaders to respond to others’ conflicts and emotional distress, while attempting to maintain their own balance. Not only because it must be hard to witness such turmoil around them – […]

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by Bill, Leadership

Leadership Means Making Hard Decisions

0 Comments 29 October 2014

Recently, after a New York City-based physician returning from treating patients in Africa turned up with the Ebola virus (after having also traveled the streets of New York), and a nurse returning from similar duty seemed to evidence precursor symptoms of the disease, the governors of New York and New Jersey both reached decisions to […]

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by Bill, Leadership, Think About It...

Ebola and a Lesson on Leadership

0 Comments 20 October 2014

Since passage of reform legislation in March 2010, the U.S. healthcare industry has struggled with wrenching change brought on by movement of the tectonic plates underneath the delivery and payment sides of the industry. With the introduction of competition from new sources (e.g., diagnostics and urgent care via Doc In a Box), and the early […]

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by Bill, Leadership

On Caring and Waiting

0 Comments 09 October 2014

Recently, oral arguments on what could prove to be a landmark labor relations case (Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc v Busk) were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case hinges on claims by two former employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions, a Nevada-based contract staffing firm, that, in their assignment at an fulfillment center, they […]

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by Bill, Think About It...

Show Some Appreciation to Hotel Housekeepers

3 Comments 15 September 2014

Marriott International announced today that it has partnered with A Woman’s Nation, a Maria Shriver venture, in implementing a housekeeper gratuity initiative, “The Envelope Please”, in more than 160,000 North American hotel rooms. The plan is that clearly marked gratuity envelopes will be left each day in guest rooms as a reminder that someone who […]

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