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3 Hiring Strategies That Can Help You Find More Qualified Candidates

As a business owner, employees are your greatest asset. I set out to build a company that everyone wants to work for, and have personally taken ownership of our hiring process to make it happen. A focus on keeping employees happy is not very common in the blue-collar construction industry, as many employers rely on the idea that … Read More »

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5 Really Clever Ideas to Grow Your Business Faster

Growing a business isn’t going to make anyone’s Honey-Do list. It’s stressful, difficult, and all-encompassing. Not only do you need to build a product and staff you can be proud of, you’ve also got to find customers, win their business, and keep them happy. And with limited time and resources, you’re forced to juggle multiple … Read More »

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A 3-Step Process to Making Better Decisions

No area of leadership exposes a CEO’s weaknesses quicker than his or her approach to decision making. Some CEOs procrastinate for fear of making a wrong decision. Others spend too much time trying to build consensus. Some want to make every decision no matter how small. Still others dictate decisions without consulting anyone. As a … Read More »

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How To Negotiate When The Other Person Won’t Play Fair

Recently I spent some time with my friends and their toddler, Sam. Sam told his mom he wanted to do a somersault. His mom said he could do just one. “One somersault, Sam. How many somersaults are you allowed to do?” He grinned mischievously and said “Two somersaults!” She repeated, “One somersault.” “OK,” he said, … Read More »

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Ten Guaranteed Ways To Appear Smarter Than You Are

It’s great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people think you are is just as important as how smart you actually are. “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” -Woodrow Wilson As it turns out, intelligence only … Read More »

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20 Management Tips That Will Transform You Into An Amazing Leader

A successful career doesn’t just require great ideas and a good work ethic — it also takes the right people. In order to work well with others, you’ll need to become a pro at leadership and management. In my 18 years of professional experience, I’ve had to learn a lot of things the hard way. … Read More »

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