Business Articles

December 13, 2011

Technology: most tablet owners go wi-fi only

Most owners of tablet computing devices like Apple Inc's iPad don't buy wireless service plans, a new report said on Tuesday.Connected Intelligence, a service of The NPD Group, reported that 65 percent of tablet owners in October said they intended …
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December 09, 2011

Business Strategy: design your business model to match your employees

At Nick’s Pizza and Pub, in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, the young people who work in either of its two locations find the culture energizing. Nick, the owner, finds it intentional. As 48-year-old Nick Sarillo contemplated further …
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December 09, 2011

Human Resources: manufacture talent

Faced with an acute talent shortage, employers continue to re-assess how to “manufacture” the talent they need to prosper. For millions of job seekers, this is a frustrating conundrum. Job seekers want to work and have capabilities, but …
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December 09, 2011

Strategic Leadership: Dalton’s strategic growth lesson - stay the course!

I feel blessed to have been mentored and have partnered with such a balanced leader as George Dalton. He was strategic, focused, resilient and persistent; yet open, curious, collaborative and engaging, demonstrating both the power of strength and …
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December 05, 2011

Business Strategy: catering to the senior market – as the baby boomers age

Thats not for me, thats for some old person, quips the 60-something lady on the popular television ad for an emergency alert product. Like many baby boomers she defines, in a nutshell, her generations approach to getting older: utter denial.But …
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December 03, 2011

Risk Management: managing risk in the era of behavior

We are increasingly connected and interdependent. We live and work continents apart but are still in each other's backyardsthat's why high-risk mortgages in Arizona and Nevada can destabilize Iceland's economy, for example. Meanwhile, our systems of …
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December 02, 2011

Management: productivity's four sworn enemies

The biggest time-wasters in the workplace have nothing to do with online shopping.Businesses earlier this week lost about $1 billion worth of productivity, by some estimates, as employees spent Cyber Monday using their workplace computers to do …
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November 29, 2011

Management: You're Probably a Micromanager

My recent post on why people micromanage triggered over 100 comments, stories, and suggestions many of them relating experiences on the receiving end of micromanagement. What was striking was that only two readers actually admitted to being …
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November 23, 2011

Human Resources: new strategies for new employees

Want to get the most out of your next new employee? Business consultant and writer Jeff Haden suggests that companies try something different and take their cues from an old Elvis Presley song: A little less conversation, a little more action.In …
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November 23, 2011

Leadership: The Ambidextrous CEO

Leaders often find themselves struggling when making decisions about supporting the core business while also funding and nurturing the innovative projects on which the long-term future of the business depends. The battles over investment and talent …
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November 22, 2011

Productivity: Restore Yourself to Your Factory Default Settings

My wireless connection to the internet had suddenly stopped working. At first I was frustrated I had been in the middle of browsing some books on Amazon. But I quickly took it as a blessing. I had an article to write and the Amazon browsing was a …
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November 11, 2011

Leadership: Is It Better to Be Liked or Feared?

Youve seen images of professional sports coaches screaming at slumped-over teams in locker rooms. Cut to the corporate boardroom, where you see a terrible two tantrum thrust upon employees.Maybe youve experienced a mild case of power-mongering …
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