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Peter DeHaan

6 Trends to Watch in the New Year

By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD As we make the transition from one year to the next, we typically take time to reflect and project – that is, to look at the past and anticipate the future. In embarking on this task, it is not my intent to recap the past year. Nor is it my […]

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Peter DeHaan

Choose Your Business Partners with Care

By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD Conference planners sometimes ask me to sit on a panel. The common format is that each panelist makes an initial presentation, followed by a Q&A. Other times the presentations are longer, with no time for questions. Most of my panel experiences have not been positive. For my first one, my […]

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Richard J. Bryan

The Frank Principles of Business Blunt: Leadership Lessons Learned Over a Lifetime

By Richard J. Bryan Frank was ex-Special Forces with a fine arts degree—an unusual mix. He achieved a lot in his business career by following five simple principles that he was able to apply to any business, and many have achieved a lot by learning to do the same. If you can apply these same […]

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Pam Lontos

10 Ways to Lose Money in Your Business

By Pam Lontos Chances are that you’ve read numerous books and articles on what to do to succeed in business. But often, knowing what not to do is even more important. In order for your company to make more money, be sure you’re not inadvertently making any of these top 10 business mistakes. Mistake #1: […]

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Chuck Gallagher

The Human Side of Business Ethics: When Good People Make Bad Choices

By Chuck Gallagher “Never in my wildest dreams did I see this coming. When I first started “borrowing” from the company I had every intent of paying back what I took. Heck, I did pay some of it back…at least at the beginning!” Those were the words Mark said as he confessed that the life […]

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Stan Craig

Build Your Corporate Character: Prevent Ethical Breakdowns

By Stan Craig Ethics and values are eroding across a wide spectrum of government, organizational and corporate sectors around the world. Bribes, cheating, criminal behavior, sexual abuse and harassment are becoming commonplace. A nationwide survey on workplace ethics in 2011 opened with this startling statement, “Based on what we see now, we expect workplace ethics […]

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Chuck Gallagher

The Value of a Whistleblower: How to Build a Culture of Ethics within Your Company

By Chuck Gallagher Roger, a good friend and an ethical individual, was at a business conference last week with a co-worker, Sam, who decided to take a few of his subordinates out for an evening of entertainment – entertainment not sanctioned by the company. The next day, as Sam was preparing to submit his receipts […]

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Lucien Canton

Four Ways to Counter the Costs of Disaster

By Lucien Canton Following the Northridge Earthquake in 1994 many businesses that had survived the temblor relatively unscathed suddenly found their revenues declining. For a number of years prior, the region had been experiencing a minor population exodus as the aerospace industry declined in response to lower government spending. Many people who had lost their […]

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Pat Heydlauff

Digital Addiction Wreaks Havoc on Business Innovation

By Pat Heydlauff Your success or failure is created by what you focus on. What you focused on five years, five months or five days ago is what you have in your life today. What you focus on today is what you will reap in the future. Dementia usually describes deterioration in cognitive abilities that […]

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Pat Heydlauff

Translation, Not Transcription, is the Key to Business Success

By Pat Heydlauff Change occurs constantly and your business must learn to adapt. From the telegraph to the cell phone, the personal computer to the Internet, companies have access to newer and better tools to do business in the 21st century. However, many organizations find success, even moderate success, yet remain stuck in the old […]