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Discussing Private Equity with Employees

Private Equity Exits: What Employees Should Know

The complexities of a PE exit can be scary for employees who are evaluating their job security during a business sale. What should you know?

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Toxic workplace environment

How Toxic Workplace Culture Defines a Company…and How to Fix It

You can change a toxic workplace culture, but it requires more than firing a problematic “rainmaker.” Ask the team: what’s not tolerated here?

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7 Key Elements of Employee Handbook Design

The employee handbook. Most businesses have them, but is yours effective? Read this guide to the 7 must-have elements of an employee handbook.

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The Danger of Overconfident Leaders in Business

Overconfident leaders hurt company culture and make costly mistakes. True confidence in leadership requires dialogue. What conversations you should have?

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Repairing Bad Company Culture from the Top

Bad company culture exists when leaders tolerate unethical behavior and deny problems. Changing workplace culture starts with eliminating arrogance.

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In Developing Effective Leaders, Generalists Usually Beat Specialists

Growing and developing leaders may mean encouraging talent to move around the company, break through silo walls and peer beyond company ramparts.

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Small Business Transitions: Semi Retirement for Entrepreneurs

Before small business owner Jan can improve her life and work balance and enter semi retirement, she must prepare her business to run independently.

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A man's hand holds a compass, symbolizing director duties – or the director role –leading the way through the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 & the Corporate Director: Key Duties & Actions

C-Suite executives run the day-to-day affairs of a company. The board of directors is responsible for long-term strategy and extraordinary decisions. COVID-19 has created a landscape in which extraordinary decisions need to be made every day.

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5 Management Responsibilities that Aid the Sales Process

Maintaining an honest dialogue with members of all management team positions during the negotiations can help lead to a successful outcome.

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Consensus Decision Making: How Much Compromise is Too Much? 

In the decision making process, trying too hard to achieve consensus leads to suboptimal results. Consensus decision making should include the best of everyone’s input.

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