Don’t bite off more than you can chew!

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They bit off more than they could chew.  This pejorative describes firms, companies, teams…you name it.  It means, simply, that whatever company is being referred to, tried to be too much to too many or that it spread itself over too much geographic area. The company tried to do too much, and the company failed…

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Habits – Are they good or bad?

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Habits come in all varieties, but we tend to think of ‘bad’ habits whenever the word ‘habit’ is mentioned.  Maybe that is natural from childhood on through adulthood.  Maybe we were admonished so often as youngsters that we see the word as having a bad connotation. Habits are defined as: a settled or regular tendency…

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Silver Tsunami

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We hear about the impact millennials (those typically with birth years from the early 1980’s to the early 2000’s) are having and will continue to have on the workforce. But, there is another phenomenon that has been given the name “silver tsunami”, and that is the growing segment of employees nearing or at retirement age,…

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What Do the Wal-Mart Pay Hikes Mean For Us?

Wal-Mart has taken a position on the minimum wage by setting its own minimum wage.  Wal-Mart says it will increase its minimum wage to at least $9.00 per hour by April and to at least $10.00 per hour by February of 2016.   This will affect some 500,000 Wal-Mart associates.  It is a big step for…

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Problems Create Opportunities

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Problems Create Opportunities How many times have you wondered why your company seems to need more problem-solving than other companies with which you are familiar? Those other companies’ leaders may be having the same questions running through their minds too. BUT… what if your conflicts disappeared? What would you do to improve if you were…

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Is it Time to Restructure Your Company?

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We all read about this company or that company where old product line sales have eroded over time and growth is slowing.  That is not an uncommon issue for companies, as competitors fight to lower prices which causes the originator of the product to see profits decrease or even disappear altogether. Maybe you’re running a…

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