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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs — though not exactly the kind that the US economy is so desperately seeking. I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, which raises some very challenging questions about business and business leadership.
Have you seen anything in the past two weeks on the front page of the New York Times, Washington Post or Los Angeles Times about the climate change talks? No? Neither have I. This is somewhat curious since all three of these cities are at sea level and can anticipate...
I just returned from China, and after a week of traveling about Beijing in its ubiquitous and very cheap taxis, I decided to take the Beijing Metro Line 10 back to my hotel. Built in 2008 in time for the Olympics, the metro is modern, efficient, clean, quiet, and cheap...
It is fall up here in Vermont and, of course, you know what that means—time to prepare the financial forecasts for the business. (I know some of you thought I was referring to our wonderful foliage season, but I am an accountant—I don’t notice these things.)
2. Work in partnership with your employees. When benefit changes are explained solely from the company point of view, this tends to set up a defensive dynamic to your benefit discussions. Any communication should come from the frame of mind that you and your employees are in this together.
Teamwork is important to any organization. In my company I have the pleasure of working with what I consider to be an outstanding human resource and administration team. I love coming to work every day to interact and collaborate with this group of people.
Hiring college students for the summer months has been particularly rewarding for us at NRG Systems. Every year, we look to hire the best and the brightest students who are seeking to gain hands-on experience and eager to learn about our industry.
Because the venue and the event itself were new to me, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Sometimes I find that it’s good to have no or low expectations for first-time experiences – it makes it that much more enjoyable.
One fine summer day on my one hour commute through the Green Mountains of Vermont, I was reflecting on the observation that while most business have suffered varying degrees of decline in the Great Recession of 2008, many have not. Why?