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Checking in with Your References

Checking in with Your References

There are both statistical and anecdotal indications that labor marketing is heating up and that means people will start making job changes at a faster pace than the past few years.
Filed in: Preparation
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Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Anyone who knows me either personally or professionally knows that I’m a person who drives change. I’ve done it my entire life and I’m doing it again. I left Transamerica to become an owner in several businesses that are all focused on protecting families because I see an opportunity to drive much-needed change in the industries—including life insurance—whose business it is to protect families.
Filed in: Change, Innovation
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The Unintended Consequences of Autocorrect

The Unintended Consequences of Autocorrect

The idea of adhering to electronic communication etiquette, in emails and social media posts, has been around a long time. And just in case we’ve forgotten, the example of the emails of Sony executives being aired out in public is still pretty fresh.
Filed in: Clarity, Innovation
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The New Normal

The New Normal

The economic numbers are in and there’s reason to, if not celebrate, then at least relax a little. Unemployment, health care costs, fuel costs, including gasoline, and the federal deficient are all down; productivity, savings and the dollar are up.
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The Wisdom of Teams

The Wisdom of Teams

Like many workplace conventions, the idea of teams is often subject to same razzing as other office realities like meetings and cubicle culture. I think this might be in part because the workplace is still adjusting to the shift from the idea of relying on individual superstars in favor of teams in getting necessary tasks done.
Filed in: Clarity, Leadership
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