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How willing is your organization to go above and beyond to take care of its associates?

Our reader poll today asks: How willing is your organization to go above and beyond to take care of its associates? Extremely. We’ve done amazing things to take care of people: 10.1% Very. We’ll go well above expectations for our people: 26.9% Kind of. We’ll do special things in extraordinary circumstances: 34.9% Not very. It’s rare […]

The Networking Opportunity You’re Missing

In a connected world, opportunities are more about who you know than what you know. Whether it’s a job, making a sale, or finding your next great new hire, you’d be a fool to miss some great opportunities to build your network. With the growth of platforms like LinkedIn, it’s easier than ever to connect […]

Will you lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen?

Our reader poll today asks: How likely are you to lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen? Extremely: I’m the first one to call for big change: 18.4% Very: I often take up new causes: 39.6% Kind of: I’ll lead change but only if I’m really passionate about it: 39.0% Not very: […]

Taking a Structured Approach to Problem Solving

A case study in structured problem solving: How we cut $3MM in overtime costs at a hospital by applying structured problem solving. One of the most rewarding engagements I’ve had as a management consultant was with a hospital that had been under severe budget pressure for years due to excessive overtime costs. I’d never worked […]

Do you better manage personal finances or business finances?

Our reader poll today asks: Which do you manage more closely: your personal finances or your business’ finances? I manage my personal finances much more rigorously: 29.7% I pay much more attention to my business’ finances: 30.6% I strike a good balance on managing both equally well: 36.1% I don’t manage my personal or my business […]

How effective is your organization at using good measurement practices?

Our reader poll today asks: How effective is your organization at implementing good measurement practices? Very — we’re rigorous about the measurement methods we use: 8.1% Mostly — sometimes we’re not as effective as we could be: 35.6% Not very — we’re only disciplined when measuring major metrics: 34.1% Not at all — we’re terrible in […]