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E-Mails, Hillary and You

March 15th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

A lesson for all leaders: Sometimes doing the right thing can be undone by doing it the wrong way.  For the past couple of weeks the circus spotlight of politics has been played on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system while she served as Secretary of State. Apparently she didn’t want to use […]

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When it Comes to Finding the Best Person for the Job – Potential Trumps Experience

December 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

The most important qualification for filling a new job should be the Candidate’s potential for future growth, not past experience. A recent feature story in the Minneapolis StarTribune titled “No Experience Necessary” extolled the virtues and success of northern Minnesota manufacturing company that has a policy of hiring people for their potential, rather than their […]

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The Best Way to the Top is to Look to the Bottom (But not the boss’)

December 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Business Ethics, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

When working your way to the top of an organization it is better to be pushed up than pulled up At the start of any career, getting to the top looks like a long and arduous journey. The climb to the pinnacle of any corporate pyramid is considered so tricky and fraught with so many […]

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