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July 31, 2014

The Ethics of CEO Rhetoric

CEOs are a fountain from which the culture and identity of an organization flows from the top down. However, they can sometimes get a little “fired up” when it comes to speaking about their competition in front of their employees. Case in point, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer also captured the public’s eye when […]

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July 24, 2014

Market Basket: Leadership Over Ownership

Analysts have never seen anything quite like it: a labor dispute at Market Basket, a local grocery store chain with over 70+ locations in the Northeast US, which involves executives, managers, cashiers, bag-boys, and customers standing together to protest the firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Demoulas was beloved by his employees, and it […]

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July 23, 2014

Doodling and Whiteboard Cultures

Doodling in the margins of your notebook during a lecture, meeting, or class is something many of us have done before. It can be a good time-killer, and most people consider it a harmless distraction. However, some organizations take doodling very seriously, and are harnessing its power to improve productivity and engagement. Drawn to Life […]

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July 21, 2014

Sleepless in New York: LIRR Transit Strike UPDATE

New Yorkers are breathing a sigh of relief after the potential Long Island Rail Road labor strike that would have stranded hundreds of thousands of riders this morning was averted over the weekend. NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who some speculated would intervene in the dispute, was able to bring LIRR and Metropolitan Transportation Authority […]

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July 16, 2014

Sleepless in New York: The Looming Transit Strike

New York won’t be sleeping very easy next Sunday night. Unless union representatives from the Long Island Railroad reach a contract agreement with the Metropolitan Transit Authority this weekend, the 5,000 or so LIRR employees the city depends on to transport millions of riders to work will go on strike starting Monday. The main bone […]

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July 14, 2014

Incentivizing the World Cup

Germany defeated Argentina to win the coveted FIFA Trophy last weekend, and one of the most tumultuous World Cups in recent history came to a close. According to analysts it was also the most expensive World Cup in history, with the largest purse ever offered to the finalists, totaling over $350 million. All 16 semifinalist […]

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July 9, 2014

On the Frontier of Engagement

It’s good to remember that one highly engaged employee can make a world of difference. Take the case of Frontier Airlines, a Colorado-based airline that earned dubious title of 2nd Most-Complained-About-Carrier in 2013 (in fairness, Spirit Airlines, the #1 most-complained-about-carrier, outnumbered Frontier’s complaints by almost 8-to-1). A New Hope However, 2014 is looking brighter for Frontier, […]

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July 7, 2014

Recognizing Warm Weather Workers

With heat waves hitting both the east and west coasts this week, it’s worth repeating that working outdoors in extreme weather conditions is just another day at the office for some people. Extreme heat is especially brutal, since heat stroke and other related illnesses come on fast and have few external symptoms. In fact, OSHA […]

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July 2, 2014

Liberty’s Last Stand

By now social media has seen plenty of business-world meltdowns. We are used to seeing high-profile C-level executives panic, delete tweets and apologize profusely in a desperate attempt to save face before ultimately losing their jobs—showing just how seriously companies take social media interactions with customers. In Your Facebook But what happens when it’s the customer having […]

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