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Reflections of a baby boomer on social media

I am a late adopter when it comes to technology. Got a cell phone (but it’s not “smart”); got an iPad (only use it for… more...
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Managers’ Wakeup Call: Yes, you can be slandered and sued.

A network of friends chatting on a friends-only social media platform discussed ways to cope with troublesome workplace managers. One member of the group volunteered… more...
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Don’t forget your contact list!

Have you turned in all company property? Check! Have you gathered all your personal belongings? Check! Did you say your good byes? Check! Then it’s… more...
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What is Your “Disaster Leadership” Quotient?

Let’s imagine that you have agreed, as an interim appointment, to assume control of a company. The CEO has unexpectedly been removed due to death,… more...
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Making room at the cool kids’ table

One of my dad’s favorite movies was Field of Dreams. While that film’s iconic phrase, “If you build it, he will come,” referred to Ray… more...
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Obama nominates new FCC chair

Julius Genachowski, the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, is stepping down. Tom Wheeler will be nominated by President Obama to replace him. If approved… more...
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Get a smarter desk phone

What are your feelings about your smartphone? My smartphone does a lot and in return it asks very little. Wouldn’t it be nice to have… more...
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Small Business impacts on the U.S. economy

Thought I would share some interesting small business facts published in February 2013 by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy. NOTE: A small… more...
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C-Suite Communication: Talk Versus Text

This past week, I witnessed two managerial communication blunders that could actually have resulted in firings. In the first, one of my managers wrote an… more...
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