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I frequently listen to music as I work. For almost three years my music source of choice was the online service Pandora. Until two weeks ago. I’m done with Pandora; I’ve replaced it with Songza, which so far seems great. Here’s why. Pandora operates on the “fremium” model, which means you can get their basic […] Read moreRead More»

On the Importance of Purpose and Passion for Leaders

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Where in the world am I going?” At one point it seemed merely a philosophical question about life that never needed an answer. Not answering the question wasn’t the first mistake; it’s not taking the question seriously and declaring the answer. Over the past year the question has been […] Read moreRead More»

Connecting the Dots on Talent Shortage

Businesses will always seek to find competitive advantages within its industry. It’s part of any company’s strategic (survival) DNA. Whether it be new products, new services, even investments in technology, these levers for outsmarting, outmaneuvering ones competitors are short lived. They become duplicatable, eroding gained advantages. Such a scenario, however, is business as usual for […] Read moreRead More»

12 Most Electrifying Ways Leaders Can Unleash Employee Passion

What does it mean to unleash employee passion? To start, it doesn’t mean letting employees run amuck and do whatever they want. It does mean, however, spending time learning about what your employees’ aspirations are. It means spending time deepening the relationship with employees. It means paying attention to the work environment and doing what […] Read moreRead More»

Are You Driving Your Talent to Leave?

  Depending on who you believe and what you read, an impending talent mass exodus from crappy work places is on the horizon. I believe it’s already here. Employees who leave crappy work environments for perceived better work places will leave gapping holes of lost knowledge and take with them corporate mythology essential to strategy […] Read moreRead More»

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