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    • 23 Nov

      Pilgrims and Progress: Practical Pointers from Puritan Predecessors

      Another Thanksgiving just passed here in the United States. Millions gathered with family and friends to enjoy time together and give thanks for the blessings in their lives. Americans have much for which to be grateful, including the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in this great nation. The history of Thanksgiving is closely tied to the history of the people who began laying the foundations of our prosperous country and way of life, and there are many practical lessons we can learn from these people that will help us find success in our current vocations. Let's focus on four important leadership lessons we can take away from the first Puritan settlers to arrive in North America and how these lessons can be applied in today's business world. ...Read More

    • 07 Nov

      Three Hiring Tips to Help You Hire the Best Employees

      Millions of Americans went to the polls this week in the United States to essentially hire candidates to fill scores of governmental positions for their states. Election day also mercifully brought an end to the campaign season. Although Americans may not typically think of campaigns as job interviews or hiring decisions, that is precisely what the electorate engages in when they cast their votes. Unfortunately, the process is usually long and messy, decisions are often not carefully considered, and mistakes are frequently made. That is just the name of the game when democracy is practiced in a representative republic. However, if the hiring practices in your company can also be characterized as messy, inefficient, and error-prone, you need to reexamine how your organization goes about selecting new employees because chronic long-term mistakes can be fatal to your enterprise. The following are some suggestions to for improving your hiring process, which will in turn improve the overall health of your business.  ...Read More