September 2009 Posts

How Do Your Employees Feel? I Don’t Know – How Do You Feel?

Everyone is talking about how frustrated they are with the economy and with this feeling of stagnation and sort of dead energy that’s settled over new business efforts. We all have to vent and get it out, but if you’re […]

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The New Trend in Employee Engagement is An Old Favorite

I recently read an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about employee engagement in the workplace by Mark D. Hirschfeld, a principal at SilverStone Group. In the article, Hirschfeld makes many good points on the greater value that high levels […]

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Mompreneurs Have Options Military Moms Don’t

The military seems to have adapted fairly well to women serving alongside men, just as the workplace has over the past several decades. “Motherhood, though,” says the writer of the article, Lizette Alvarez, “poses a more formidable challenge for the armed forces.” The corporate world is also still struggling with how to accommodate motherhood. Many mothers leave their corporate positions when they can’t reconcile the demands of their work calendar with their kid’s schedules.

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Recruiting: Top 10 Reasons Why Gen Y Might Be the Right Match for Your Company (and top 5 reasons why they might not be)

Drop a pebble in a pond and you’ll feel the ripple effect. Drop 80 or so million Gen Ys into the workplace, and you get a tidal wave of fresh undeveloped talent coming right at you. Even when you plan […]

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Culture: How to Get Employees to Do the Unthinkable

When my business partner first said she wanted to launch an iPhone app, I said, “Sure, let’s do it.” But, I have to admit, I was thinking, “That will take forever.” Actually, it only took a couple of months, from […]

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The Romance Of A Startup

There’s nothing like the excitement of starting your own business. Most entrepreneurs have a certain nostalgia about the days when their companies were only a few steps beyond those initial notes on a legal pad — or a cocktail napkin. There’s something about the feeling of making something out of thin air.

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The Long Road to Overnight Success with an iPhone App

Our new iPhone app has climbed the charts of Apple’s rankings over the last 10 days, and today stands at number 17 in paid business applications. But what makes this idea pop and many of our others fizzle out? Here are five things that seem to help birth a winner:

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The Black Bass Lesson: How Hard is It for Potential Customers to Find You?

Recently, I wanted to book a room at a place called the Black Bass Inn, where we’d been invited to a party. The invitation instructed us to visit www.blackbassinn.com, which turns out to take you to a porn site called the Boob Tube (with a logo composed of two hot pink cartoon breasts). Okay, that’s funny, but not much help.

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Building a Good Place to Work. Not Utopia.

In a market where good jobs are at a premium, it’s been surprising that so many of our recent job applicants have been strikingly unprofessional and self-focused. It’s true; Tribe does support work-life balance. But that often seems to be misinterpreted by outsiders to mean that work comes second.

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People Development in a Recession: If You Don’t Have a Plan, You Don’t Have a Clue

If you don’t have a plan for recruiting and managing your talent base during the recession, then get one fast. And, while you’re putting it together, know that a good plan for attracting and retaining talent can’t all be based […]

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