Category: Business

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Why I Love Micromanaging And You Should Too

January 19, 2016.Business

Not long ago, I co-hosted CNBC’s Squawk Box with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. A lot was debated that day, but at one point, Kevin offered the opinion, “Micromanagement is vastly underrated.” I think a few others on the set were a little taken aback given the bad rap micromanagement often gets, but I wasn’t […]

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Can Your Business Handle A Results-Only Work Environment?

January 13, 2016.Business.#ROWE

Developed over a decade ago by two human resources professionals at Best Buy, ROWE, or the Results-Only Work Environment, is a controversial HR strategy that calls for the end of the traditional 9-to-5 workday, as well as the elimination of employers setting a predetermined number of sick and vacation days for its employees. Instead, company staff […]

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Job Security in Two Simple Words

January 13, 2016.Business
job security

Getting a job is one thing, keeping it another, especially in an economy where layoffs are like snow days in Boston. They happen. And when they do, managers are required, usually with heavy hearts, to make two lists: who stays and who goes. So, how do you make sure you’re on the former? I wish […]

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The Dirty Secret About Job Titles

January 5, 2016.Business
job title dont matter

Bad news – no one really cares about your job title. That’s right, whether your business card says “manager”, “director”, or “digital prophet”, your title is largely irrelevant in today’s job market. “Job titles and parking spaces are relics of the past,” Jack Welch said in a recent WelchCast episode. Thank the environment created by […]

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The Number One New Year’s Resolution Every Leader Should Make

January 4, 2016.Business.#New Years
New year

I’ve written previously about my view of the three most important metrics to measure a business’s health. They are employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. While each of these is important, the latter two are difficult for an individual to change quickly. Employee engagement, however, is something that is in the hands of every leader, […]

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