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What’s the Number One Reason Employees Quit Their Jobs?

Employees when leaving a company often are not truthful with HR as to why they’re really leaving.  Of course there’s not wanting to burn a bridge but it's more likely fear of retaliation.  Personally, if I’ve left a company, it’s for a good reason and...

Tired of the Traditional Business Plan?

If you are like me, and thought that putting together a traditional business plan was an exercise in futility, then the Lean Start-Up Methodology is for you.  The traditional plan falls short and those too reliant on it, will suffer a fatal setback. It’s also impossible...

What’s One of the Most Common Mistakes Made by Startups?

* Startup founders are usually a special mixture of paranoid coupled with genius; and, as a result keep information close to the pocket protected vest.  Recognizing there’s a time and place for keeping company information protected, inversely, not knowing when to get customer feedback is one of...

Is the NFL Operating Under a Sociopathic Business Model ™?

Jonathan Martin, of the Miami Dolphins, states he ‘felt trapped,’* and he is not alone in the way he was treated at work.  Many of us have experienced the same treatment.  His case is more high profile, and no less real than the other 38,000...

“When Women Succeed, America Succeeds”

On the heels of President Obama’s shout out, recognizing women deserve equal pay for equal work,* (ah-thanks!) the dean of the Harvard Business School, Nitin Nohria, made an extraordinary public apology on Monday in San Francisco for his school’s past behavior toward women.** Dean Nohria...

Will Work 5 Extra Weeks-For Free!

Smart phones, laptops, tablets all make life easier but there is a downside as it relates to work, and employers don’t seem to mind.  On average, employers get an additional five weeks of work out of employees for free!  According to an NBC report, employees feel...

The Longest Elevator Ride, Ever.

For years, parents have told their children not to pick their noses, it’s gross, it’s lacking in manners, it’s unhealthy— so imagine when you tell your parents that you’re getting paid, to pick someone else’s nose, for a living.  Now when you see a little...