Workplace Environment


Do you imagine a lifetime career with one employer? It’s more likely that a lifetime career will span multiple companies, in multiple industries, and may also include a business ownership or self-employment experience.  If you prepare yourself to succeed in a variety business arenas, then your odds of building a lifetime career, one that transcends marketplace changes by successfully adapting, will be vastly increased. ...

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A generation of current workers are learning that their acquired skills only qualify them for lower-paying, entry-level work in an economy where there are fewer higher-paying jobs. A story in The Washington Post states that about half of college graduates are working in jobs that do not require a college degree. For half of today’s graduates, in order to move forward in their career, they’re finding that they must learn...

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It’s unsettling to know that we live in an age where more and more working-age people are choosing not to work in our American economy. In the current economic climate, some companies are indeed reducing their business development expectations and capabilities, and are focusing on simply maintaining their market share. The result is that there are fewer interesting and traditionally upwardly mobile jobs being created by our...

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Businesses today operate in a climate of frequent government intervention in the marketplace, and must be prepared to evaluate the changes brought by new regulations, and then respond quickly in order to remain profitable. Regulations may be designed to increase costs or even seek to eliminate a product or service. This may force companies out of the market, or cause them to abandon a profitable line of business, if that product or...

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Have you ever worked for a company who hired an outside consultant to fill a role that you believed you were qualified to fill? Maybe you were even so bold as to make sure that your boss knew that you wanted that promotion and were excited and eager to take on new responsibilities. But in the end, the boss hired an outside consultant—a “gunslinger from out of town.” There’s nothing wrong with hiring an outside consultant. In fact, I’m...

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Most experienced leaders will have a business plan ready to begin 2016, but does your plan inspire the passion of those who will be asked to see it through in the months to come? I’ll never forget the comments made by the department dean, to my daughter’s physical therapy assistant graduating class, “There are few occupations in this world where your touch is a part of someone’s healing, and you have the privilege of being in one.” I...

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