HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR WHAT’S AHEAD?

For those of us in management today, it is clear our duties of care are expanding. We are accountable to address challenges that pose existential threats to not only our…

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IS YOUR COMPANY CULTURE INCLUSIVE? DON’T GUESS OR ASSUME USE THE INCLUSION INDEX® TO FIND OUT

Diversity and inclusion are nouns, yet these words are spring-loaded for action within corporate boards and executive suites today. Around the globe, governments, regulators, stakeholders and shareholders are exploring what…

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SURVIVING INCOMING RISKS: CONTINUOUS RED LINING VERSUS BIRD STRIKES

The Scenario You are an entrepreneurial mover and shaker. You lead your business and are always pushing your team to produce the maximum and to hit exciting stretch goals. Everyone…

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ESCAPING THE BUSINESS OWNERSHIP CO-DEPENDENCY TRAP

The Scenario You created a business and made it succeed against all odds (both usual and unusual). You poured your time, effort, money and emotion into getting it to where…

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THE POWER OF ZERO-BASED PLANNING IN A PANDEMIC

The coronavirus pandemic has created a period of extreme economic uncertainty. The truth is no one knows what economic conditions will be one month from today, let alone 6 to…

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LEADING IN TIMES OF CHANGE: DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT STUFF?

Consider these real scenes in managing during the COVID period: “I have a 70 year old employee who has worked here for 30 years. She’s capable and hard-working. She’s refusing…

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RETURNING TO WORK: HOW BEST TO REINTEGRATE YOUR EMPLOYEES AND TEAMS

As the daughter of a teacher of English, I learned that words matter. What they mean and how to use them makes a difference. I also like playing with words,…

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SUCCESSION PLANNING AND THE NEW YEAR

Reflecting upon the events of 2019, I feel one of the most troubling was an event that occurred as a large project was coming to an end. As the project…

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NEW DATA PRIVACY LAWS GREATLY INCREASE A COMPANY’S CYBERSECURITY EXPOSURE

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect and most companies are not ready to deal with its impact on their businesses. This is largely because…

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LEADERSHIP: CREATING CULTURES THAT WORK

Peter Drucker is known for his warning “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  Understanding this, any company team that disconnects strategy and culture puts its success at risk. Organizational culture is…

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