Frustration With Feds Leading To Off-shoring?

The Dow hit over 12,000 yesterday (Feb. 1, 2011), which seems to indicate the financial strength of a number of U.S. Companies is improving (i.e. Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, etc.). So why are job creation and the return of better paying jobs not keeping pace with those improvements?

Tiger Mothers And Productivity

In light of all the uproar about Amy Chua’s book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” what impact do you think parenting has on how productive we are as a society? Does the extremely strict parenting outlined in Chua’s memoir lead to more productive adults—or does it increase adult psychosis?

Does It Look Like A Duck?

By John Trombley, Organizational Consultant The Village Business Institute In his January 4th post, Darrin Tonsfeldt raised the question about how supervisors can delegate while avoiding micromanaging their employees. Micromanagement is one of those terms that raises employee hackles and makes some supervisors become defensive. At one extreme end of the spectrum of behaviors and…
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Micro-managing

Why do some managers feel a need to involve themselves in every little detail that goes on in their department or business? The following answers to that question are from three consulting clients I have worked with over the years. Bob, a highly skilled engineer who supervises a team of four, explained his behavior this…
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Employee Retention And Development

Now that you have the right people on your team, or as the saying goes, “the right people on the bus and in the right seats,” how do you keep them on the bus and going in the right direction? I’m talking about more than just riding along until the next opportunity comes down the road.