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14 Apr What makes a great boss?

I’ve had two great bosses in my life, both of whom I still talk to and respect deeply. Jeff and Andra believed in me and challenged me. They taught me how to think. At 22, I was so mad when I’d charge into Jeff’s office and...

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22 Feb Heeding the Warning Lights

  When I was 16, I got my first car.  My grandfather, being incredibly sharp, purchased this solid steel Volvo behemoth with an additional identical car which had been totaled in the rear end.  A wise man, assuming I’d hit someone before I got hit myself. While...

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27 Dec Great Teams Come From Well Trained, HR Supported Managers

By: Dixie Agostino, SHRM-SCP   Recruiting is expensive, turnover is expensive, and training is expensive.  Since it can be challenging to calculate the return on investment on these expenses, many times they get pushed to the bottom of the pile, relegated to the cheapest vendor, or ignored...

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07 Dec The Treasure You Missed

A nationwide company once had a local team of four sales people.  They worked well together and enjoyed their jobs.  They received awards and were top ranked among the sales teams from across the country.  But there was a problem. At first it was nothing big. ...

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27 Oct Cutting Payroll Costs Smarter, not Harder

  So, it’s been a tough year in Oklahoma.  One of my favorite Warren Buffet quotes is “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked” and for many local companies, it’s low tide. So, when cutting costs is key to survival, often...

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08 Aug The Book That Solved My #1 Problem

Culture.  Teamwork.  High performance.  These are the results that leaders today are looking for and most often management’s biggest challenge to create and sustain.  And yes, we are expected to do more with less, saving time and creating value for our clients and customers. So, if...

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