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10 cliche phrases that the worst bosses use

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If you’re a business leader trying to communicate effectively — or be taken seriously — cliche’ business phrases like this are a real problem. Platitudes aren’t just annoying, they are also excuses to not listen, not take action, or not take responsibility. Don’t get caught using any of these cliche phrases if you want to be a good boss. Here is a ...

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3 top employment law audit items: Get your HR house in order

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Thought Leadership on HR Strategy presented by Levy Employment Law, LLC and RealHR Solutions LLC.  Employers are most vulnerable to employment law claims when their business practices are out of sink with current legal standards.  Our top three: new hire notices, background check procedures, and staff classification. With just a small time investment to check current practices regarding new hire notices and background check ...

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Third space in the workplace

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Thought Leadership on Workspace Solutions presented by Benhar Office Interiors.  In his book, The Great Good Place, the urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg wrote about the importance of third places—the informal “public places on neutral ground where people can gather and interact.” While overtly, we may not think of our workspaces and offices as communities, Oldenburg’s ideas are applicable. The first ...

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How to efficiently conduct audits or inspections

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Thought leadership on Technology Driving Business presented by NextLOGiK In our previous post we discussed a high-level overview of a pain-free compliance program. In this week’s thought leadership article we take a deeper dive into how updating your compliance and quality operations can lead to conducting more efficient audit or inspections. Review the following questions regarding your current practices and ...

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How to predict the future of your business

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Great investors like Warren Buffett have earned their titles through their ability to predict the future of the market. With a little luck, and a lot of knowledge of what business professors call “value networks,” the future of business is easier to determine. Value networks are a system of businesses and service providers that work together to create value for their customers. ...

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When corporate crisis strikes, will your digital response be ready?

Man seeing stars that are actually shaped like birds... *Sigh*

Thought Leadership on Branding and PR presented by The Borenstein Group.  It’s not a question of if, but when. Whether it is a security breach that affects millions of your customers, or a bad recorded customer service experience that went viral on the web, an SBA temporary suspension from doing business with the government, natural or man-made brand disasters will strike your successful corporation, and your corporate ...

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When number crunching fails – 3 tips to higher profits

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Thought Leadership on Leadership Training presented by MKS&H. Every business owner has experienced the reality that anticipated profits fall short of financial projection – a realization that can have serious implications. Often the initial reaction is to slash expenditures in an attempt to restore profitability. This short-term strategy works well to help get many organizations through a rough patch. However, successful ...

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How well is your net worth and your family protected?

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Thought Leadership on The Pillars of Wealth Management presented by The Seiler Group at Raymond James. Do you have the proper preventive security valves in place? An integral piece to a successful financial plan is the management of risk, both within your portfolio and in your life. How do you know if you are properly protected? You can start by checking to ...

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Super charge your cash flow

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Thought Leadership on Managing Company Spending by ExpenseWatch. One of the biggest reasons companies underperform or fail altogether is a lack of visibility to their cash flow. Without this visibility, organizations may spend more than the business can handle during the year, may spend at the wrong time period of the year, or may under spend for fear of running out ...

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