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The Problem with Empowerment

A huge buzzword from the 1980’s was the concept of “empowerment” of employees. A powerful and worthwhile concept, it is probably one of the least effectively executed business strategies, which is such a shame, since effective implementation can benefit an … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurship Imperative

I’m frequently asked for advice on launching a new business. Not only do I enjoy helping entrepreneurs eager to bring the next big idea to market, I do so because launching startups is the key to job creation in our … Continue reading

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The Importance of Professionalism

One of my favorite student discussions focuses on the importance of professionalism in all forms of communication. We live in a world of texts and tweets, and often the vernacular of digital brevity creeps into the way we communicate. To … Continue reading

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Do you know who you really work for?

I was fortunate early in my career to work in the hospitality industry, and the leadership at Hyatt Hotels was quick to make sure that each new employee understood who paid their salary. Like most newbies, I assumed that whoever … Continue reading

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What it Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur

My students, clients and friends often ask me what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Naturally, every so-called expert has his or her own list of attributes, but for me it boils down to three basic things: 1. Love. … Continue reading

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