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Over the course of my career, I’ve fired only two people, and both were workers at my family ranch. (I actually rehired one of them a few years later.) In my roles as an operations and logistics line manager in Argentina, a management consultant in...

Why Hierarchy Is Outdated: The (Long Overdue) Need For Organizational Adaptability Hierarchy is outdated. The age-old system originally designed by the military and adopted by corporate America has been rendered obsolete for the simple fact that it promotes irrelevance. Here’s why. The very nature of a hierarchical structure...

CEO Pay Is Rising, But So Is CEO Impact It’s no secret that executive compensation has risen much faster in recent decades than wages, particularly in the years since the Great Recession. But a new report from the Economic Policy Institute points to another trend: CEO pay is...

4 Ways to Decrease Conflict Within Global Teams Working on a team scattered across the globe can be challenging. Differences in time zones, language, and cultural differences make it hard to get to know and trust team members. You can’t see what coworkers are doing or...

What’s bad about mentorship? Nothing really. But exploring the nuances can actually reveal some less-than-obvious benefits – especially for entrepreneurs. Isolation is a reality for startup founders passionate about their venture, who commonly find themselves working day and night in the pursuit of perfection. That sort...

unning your company and growing your company should go hand in hand. Last week, I was talking to the CEO of a fast-growing retail operation. The company needs to hire a new CFO to help manage the business more efficiently and drive its continuing growth. He...

In sales, there is a big difference between finishing first and second. First-place finishers make the sale and pocket the money, while second-place finishers leave empty-handed. To better understand what makes that difference, Mike Schultz and John Doerr, of the sales training and consulting firm RAIN...

Worried what will happen to your company's creative spark after getting acquired? Follow these guidelines and thrive. For all the high-minded talk about creating synergies, accelerating innovation, and better serving customers, the fact is that many-if not most-acquisitions fail miserably. The acquired business's employees either check...

Filling open positions at your business can be difficult, especially in more competitive industries. The hiring process is often exhausting, but employers looking for new employees have options: hire an in-house recruiter, or use recruiting technology. Both can make searching for new hires in a...