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5 ways to strengthen your bond with your team
5 ways to strengthen your bond with your team
Considering nearly 50 percent of the 7,200 adults surveyed in a recent Gallup study left a job "to get away from their manager," it's time to reevaluate the employee-employer relationship. Here is what makes for a good relationship between employers an...
Why leadership is a risk
Why leadership is a risk
When times are prosperous, it seems that many are willing to take all manner of risks. Experiment with business processes. Try different product configurations. Pitch markets that were not previously considered. Confidence and abundance seem to spur a ...
Firefighter retention begins with recruitment
Firefighter retention begins with recruitment
Without question, retention is linked to recruitment and a firefighter's early experience in the department. Other factors may come into play as well. Entry-level firefighters are typically screened extensively before being brought onto the department....
10 ways you earn respect
10 ways you earn respect
One of the critical lessons in life — and it extends beyond the workplace — is the importance of respect. This may seem old-fashioned or trite in the days of, "I got mine, go get yours," but if you treat people right, you will get the resul...
When you should worry about failure, and when you shouldn't
When you should worry about failure, and when you shouldn't
We all fail, all the time. We might miss a call with a client because of an emergency work meeting, or miss that meeting because another project has suddenly become urgent. And then we (or our families) get sick, and we have to shift priorities around ...
How to muster your comeback after letting people down
How to muster your comeback after letting people down
Taking a wrong turn, vocationally, can bring a halt to one's forward progress on all fronts - namely one's ability to lead others, complete key projects, manage relationships and the ability to further develop one's career overall. If any one of these ...