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Many business owners and managers bemoan the lack of talented people to fill critical positions in their organizations. They struggle to identify and recruit needed people. What they overlook is the potential to grow the people they already

Entrepreneurs frequently say, “It’s a jungle out there. You either have to take business from others or have it taken from you.” While competition can be fierce, there also are opportunities for win-win transactions. Indeed, most businesses

Do you know as much about your competitors as you do about your own organization? Whether you are a hard-driving business or a non-profit striving to do good, you need to know about your competition. By competition, I mean where else your ideal

Avoiding pitfalls

Why is change so difficult? Changes in technology and the economy challenge us to shift how we work. Yet, we flounder in our responses. Rarely, are the primary problems with change technical in nature. Rather, the problems arise in how people react

It’s easy to have blinders on about our own business. We miss areas of vulnerability to economic changes and competition. No one is too big or too strong to fail. We learned that when some of the financial institutions went out of business in the

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