June 2009 Posts

How to Start a Blog for Your Business

Here’s why a blog is good for business, and why the blog should be written by you, the business owner. As Michael Gass, social media guru to the ad agency world, says, “People don’t build relationships with entities. They build relationships with people.” And of course you know everyone prefers to do business with people they know

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5 Tips for When You’re a Millennial Bossing Boomers

“Most of my employees don’t like me when I first meet them,” said a manager at a large global toy company. “I’ve been managing people for six years and only two have been younger than me,” said the Millennial. “The […]

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I Want to Speak With Your Manager

The recession will be over soon. Trust lost during the recession could take years to rebuild.

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Managing Meeting Time

The reign of the long meeting is dead. Over. Done. They say Millennials don’t like long meetings, but I really don’t know anyone who likes them – young or old. If you’re a manager who has long meetings, your reports […]

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Is it Wise for Leaders to be Vulnerable?

I would have said “no” before talking with a friend and colleague of mine who’s a senior manager at a national quick service restaurant chain.  “I spend a lot of time in conversation with my employees,” he said. “I try […]

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The One Page Rule of Communications

I was sitting around the table with a Boomer college professor, a Gen X small business owner and a Gen Y business executive. This might sound like the opening to a corny joke, but what they offered was some interesting […]

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Is it Enough for Employees to Simply Have a Job?

At this point, everyone knows someone who’s lost a job. Even with some positive reports trickling out about the economy improving, many employees are still waiting for the other shoe to drop – even if they’ve made it through a […]

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Responding to Negative Press

“I was thinking we’d do nothing, and it will go away,” he said. This was a senior manager at a global Fortune 100 company. He was talking about a workforce issue that was receiving major traction in the press. The […]

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The Recession Puts a Freeze On Motivation

People are struggling with the next step in their careers since the recession has resulted in hiring freezes and promotion freezes at their companies. Take Millennials, for instance, who are trying to land their first job out of college. “I’ve […]

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Generation Xers are Excellent Bridge Builders

Take for instance, communication styles. Gen Xers were raised communicating face to face (Boomer style), yet they’re comfortable with technology and social media (Gen Y style). They’ve also claimed the middle ground when it comes to work-life balance. They can […]

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