About Jody Glynn Patrick

Jody is President of Glynn Patrick & Associates, which provides management consulting, executive coaching and strategic planning services. She is Publisher Emeritus of In Business magazine, which she published for 17 years. Selected as the “U.S. Business Journalist of the Year” in 2007 in Washington, DC, by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Jody has been a business reporter, editor, radio talk show host , and has won other state and national journalism awards. At the same time, she has helped corporate clients grow their businesses -- the basis for her practical coaching advice here. She also was the 2005 Athena Award recipient for her leadership role in mentoring other professional women. Jody will be talking with you weekly on TDS’ blog to share her insights and tips from the C-Suite perspective. Follow on G+.
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Spectrum CEO Dave Lumley: “Forget entitlement programs. Compensate to succeed!”

When turnaround expert Dave Lumley was named CEO of Spectrum Brands in 2010 – a company which includes such flagship brands as Rayovac, Baldwin, Pfister,… more...
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What to tell employees about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Under penalty of law, every U.S. employer is required to send out notices by October 1, 2013 regarding the upcoming changes in healthcare. Though the… more...
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The Better Business Bureau – How relevant is it today?

Even if you haven’t had a claim settled by the BBB, you’ve probably been approached to be a member. The Better Business Bureau historically was… more...
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Before you say no to an employee request…

Sometimes you feel, and rightly so, that you have no choice but to say “no” when you know the fairer answer to a workplace request… more...
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Selling a product that lacks sex appeal?

Attract, assist, and affiliate are the cornerstones of today’s collaborative marketing model, but if your product is wood flooring, like that pictured to your right,… more...
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Feedback and input: 5 ways to get more!

When polled, American workers will reliably cite “a lack of meaningful, two-way communication” as one of the top three reasons for workplace dissatisfaction. If gathering… more...
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06-11-13 Contracted employees

Government crackdown or witch hunt? Tips to avoid the snare.

I recently asked readers if they had any questions they wanted me to tackle. Here’s the first one. It comes to us from Kurt, a… more...
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When time matters: How to bend the clock

Successful people have learned, or have an innate ability, to get every productive minute out of the day, and/or to wrangle every problem-solving solution out… more...
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Preventing brain drain: Think ‘intrapreneurship’

How vulnerable are companies to executive brain drain? Dell may have answered that question with its recent announcement that it approved payments of $91.1 million… more...
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