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I bet you don’t want this answer – it depends. But, truthfully, it depends.  Normally I will develop a benchmark profile to portray how a person thinks and makes decisions, how they prefer to behave, and what gets them up in the morning (other than caffeinated products) and carries them through the day.…
There are many theories and practices that talk about what employees want and why.  There are equally as many theories and practices that discuss how managers are supposed to manage to bring out the best in their employees.  Much of the discussion fails to address how a manager, once he learns the latest theory or practice, is supposed to incorporate the use of this knowledge into his daily tasks and roles.…
Have you recently thought about the impact that a business acquisition can have on a business that is in the market for a sale?  Perhaps not. It is possible that this impact thought will only occur if you, as a business owner have considered your various sale options – ranging from shutting the business down, selling the business to your employees or a key employee(s) to acquisition by an outside group of investors.…
As a business consultant, professional recruiter, and executive coach I have spent a good amount of time with owners who proudly point to their written business plan on the shelf in their office.  When asked the last time they looked at it, they will dutifully take it off the shelf, dust it off, and offer that it has been a few years.…