How do I get my employees to have a greater sense of ownership in the company?

How do I get my employees to have a greater sense of ownership in the company?

How do I get my employees to have a greater sense of ownership in the company?
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How do I create a greater sense of teamwork among different departments?

How do I create a greater sense of teamwork among different departments?

How do I create a greater sense of teamwork among different departments?
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Every company needs a mission statement

Every company needs a mission statement

Set the tone for your business
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Revisiting the kindergarten report card

Revisiting the kindergarten report card

When I was a kindergartner, we had a two-page report card. Page one had to do with the basic academic skills we were trying to master, like reading, writing and arithmetic. Page two ...
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How do I create a more innovative or entrepreneurial culture?

How do I create a more innovative or entrepreneurial culture?

[caption id="attachment_319958" align="alignleft" width="150"] Baker[/caption] Randy Baker, President and CEO, Actuant Corp. “There is no magic bullet for creating an innovative ...
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Keep the faith

Keep the faith

There is an old saying, “The family that prays together stays together.” But is it true?  “The factor that enables family businesses to rise to the top is trust,” Henry ...
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Do the right thing

Do the right thing

“While driving your car, are you concerned that your airbag will work properly? Will it get the advertised miles per gallon and meet Environmental Protection Agency standards? Until a ...
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A year-round Halloween obsession

A year-round Halloween obsession

The Good Life
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Examining how you treat people

Examining how you treat people

One of the most interesting things about being a consultant is that I have the opportunity to see a wide variety of people and cultures firsthand. I see what motivates people and what ...
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Overcoming the superwoman syndrome

Overcoming the superwoman syndrome

In my last few columns, I have written about a variety of issues confronting women in the workplace, emphasizing the need for organizations to explicitly build and deploy mentoring ...
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Encouraging collaboration without disrupting productivity

Encouraging collaboration without disrupting productivity

How to design a modern office
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A workbook for workplace happiness

A workbook for workplace happiness

Not too long ago, when I was doing executive coaching in Milwaukee, I often met with clients on one of the top floors of the tallest building in town. Many of my appointments were early ...
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