It could happen to you. A crucial member of your staff leaves. You have a decision to make. Do you replace or not? A company owner I recently talked to was faced with that complicated decision. Replacing the employee would have been the logical choice; it would have filled out the team and made customers feel better. It would have
The saying “the devil is in the details or the fine print” cautions us to be wary. When you open a bank account, log into a website, sign up for a “free” app or a new cell phone, you agree to terms spelled out in the fine print that carry significant implications. While you should read the fine print before
Linda here. Life is filled with decisions. Some small: what am I going to have for breakfast? Some more serious: what kind of car should I buy? Some decisions are profound and life changing: getting married, having children, entering the military or changing careers. The decisions that change your life forever, are called vampire decisions.
Dean Johnson, owner of Arcon Construction Company was my first boss when I moved to Mora. The year I joined Arcon, he treated all the employees and spouses to a week on South Padre Island, to celebrate their best year ever. I listened as Dean described growing his highway-heavy construction business from nothing to sales of over $30 million
Linda here. It happened this year – Halloween superhero costumes outsold princess costumes the first time in 11 years! It’s about time. Dressing up as a princess means little girls can wear a crown and a pretty dress, but in real-life princesses only wear crowns and gowns for very special occasions. Most of the time they dress like real people,
Brian’s daughter, Carrie, teaches fourth grade in an inner city school in St. Paul. In her class, twelve different languages and dialects are spoken. (There are 125 different languages and dialects spoken in the St. Paul school system!) Her students represent different races, religions and vastly different socio-economic backgrounds. There are translators available and several students attend ESL (English as a