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An often overlooked requirement for managers

When I decided to become a business person and an entrepreneur, I thought predominantly about spreadsheets, finance, operations management, marketing, and making money. I started my first job in management in 2011, and I finished my MBA in 2012. I opened my business in 2016. I own and operate a staffing and recruiting agency, which […]

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Employment

Don’t be Like the Dad in Elf

In the movie “Elf,” we get to go on a ridiculous and comical journey with “Buddy” (played by Will Ferrell), as he leaves the North Pole and goes to New York City. His lack of knowledge about virtually all social norms is over-the-top and ridiculous. He is overly clingy, he eats candy and spaghetti for […]

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Employment

Show Your Employees You Value Them

As 2019 approaches, I have been thinking about some of my goals for my business. We recruit and staff employees in manufacturing, distribution, and cleaning. (We also recruit and staff professional positions, skilled craftsmen, and skilled laborers, but I will leave that part of the conversation for another day.) One of my main goals is […]

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You are Important … and so is Your Job

You is smart, you is kind, you is important.” That is a great line from the 2011 movie “The Help,” in which a black servant teaches the daughter of an entitled white woman that she is valuable. It’s good that she teaches the daughter that lesson, because her mother doesn’t seem to take much time […]

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Employment

Focusing on the “Why?” for your employees

I recently wrote about discovering the mission and vision of a business. Some people refer to the mission as to the “Why?” of your business. This is a great question to ask, but we shouldn’t just settle at asking it about the business. We should also help reveal to our employees and members of our […]