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Steven J. Burks, PhD
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Feb 13, 2019
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Here's the Real Reason Your New Employees Keep Quitting (And What to Do About It)
Being the new kid is never easy. Stepping into unfamiliar territory where friendships, cliques, and hierarchies are in place can feel like being a teenager all over again. Except you're not fifteen and high school was a long ...
Inc.
These 8 mistakes on your LinkedIn profile are killing your job search
The team at digital selling firm Vengreso was ready to hire an instructional designer. They found someone on LinkedIn who seemed perfect ...
Fast Company
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Growing a Multi-Million Dollar Business with a DIY Social Strategy
One of the biggest complaints about social media marketing and advertising is lackluster ROI, or at least difficulty in accurately ...
Forbes
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3 Ways Authentic Leaders Inspire and Retain Employees
To be human is to err. Why is it, then, that leaders insist on pretending they're perfect in front of their teams? People don't want ...
Entrepreneur
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The Short Life of Enlightened Leadership (and How to Extend It)
As recently as the 1980s, many publicly traded U.S. corporations idealistically sought to spread their wealth among their employees ...
Strategy + Business
Solving teething problems in startups
Hitches, challenges, failures, disappointment; these are many more are part and parcel of the human experience that extends to business ...
The Startup Magazine
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4 Surefire Ways to Get E-Shoppers to Pay Attention
I don't have to tell you how difficult it is to find and attract customers online. With millions and millions of businesses all vying ...
E-Commerce Times
Research: When Gender Diversity Makes Firms More Productive
The business world has long debated the effect of gender diversity on business outcomes. Does diversity make a company more productive ...
Harvard Business Review
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How to Help Your Team Get More Creative
I applaud your efforts to demand creativity from your team. Creativity is essential to innovation, and innovative strategy is the ...
Strategy + Business
Why Every Meeting Should Be Optional
"You say to make every meeting optional. That's provocative, but is it practical? How would that work? Does anyone do that?" In my research ...
Inc
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How Do You Build a Software Company?
How do you build a software company? It's a trick question. There are certainly things you need to do and not do on the way to building ...
E-Commerce Times
Cartoon
"I know a lot of highly-confidential company secrets, so my boss made me get a firewall installed."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
The American journalist Ida Tarbell is known for her expose of the corrupt practices of which giant company?
See the answer below.
Leaders Can Open Up to Their Teams Without Oversharing
In the age of social sharing, people who work together know more and more about each other. In general, this is a good thing for peers ...
Harvard Business Review
What Year Was It?
Donner Party Rescued
What Year
The first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California-bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The day was Feb 19. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen."
Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder
Trivia Answer
The American journalist Ida Tarbell is known for her expose of the corrupt practices of which giant company?
Answer: Standard Oil
 
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