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Keil Hubert: Internet Drownproofing

Why must you pass an exam before you can drive a car, but not before you represent your company on the Internet? Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert suggests that it’s probably a good idea to assess your senior reps’ level of Internet savvy.

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Grounds For Dismissal

My last two columns were deadly serious. To balance things out, I wanted to throttle back a bit for this week’s column. While sketching ideas for a suitable topic, a hyperlink to this story dropped into my inbox: “A group of engineers who previously worked at Apple and NASA created an $11,111 coffee maker that [...]

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Investment-Grade Material

We’ve been talking a lot these last two weeks about why it’s important to initiate deliberate, compassionate and ambitious investments of training funds and career broadening opportunities in your employees. Investing in your people’s future makes them both happier and loyal to the team. This enthusiasm, in turn, inspires your people to be more diligent [...]

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Three good reasons to invest

I ended last week’s column with this heart-felt advice: As I’d expected, this aphorism didn’t inspire anyone to submit an opposing position. I’ve been challenging leaders and managers to adopt this position for over twenty years, and I rarely ever encounter outright opposition to it. Usually, I get a polite nod, and maybe a mild [...]

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Synergistic investment

The end of July has been pretty difficult. We’ve lost a lot of people, we’re poised to lose even more, and we aren’t replacing them fast enough. That’s okay, though. First thing Tuesday morning, one of my part-time infrastructure techs came to my office to let me know that his full-time employer [1] has outsourced [...]

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