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Tough talks can help you root out the real problems in your business

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tough talks can help you root out the real problems in your business

By Esther Bleuel We live in a world where conflict is inevitable and unavoidable. It can’t be escaped, and ignoring it can cause great harm and distress. One of the biggest challenges is that most people fear having difficult conversations or “tough talks.” Why? The consequences of a conflict gone wrong may damage or actually Read More →

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Op/ed: It pays to show gratitude in business relationships

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: It pays to show gratitude in business relationships

By Scott Harris “We were very impressed and pleased with the work your team did with the video. The results were truly amazing! We know that it took a huge effort (extra effort) on the parts of many, and we would like to honor the folks who made critical contributions with a small recognition gift. Read More →

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Software startup’s emails help companies motivate workers

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Software startup’s emails help companies motivate workers

When employees take a break at work, 92 percent of them check Facebook. OK, that statistic is made up. But the number is surely high, and what isn’t in dispute is that several well-conducted psychological studies at the University of Missouri, the University of Michigan and other institutions have found that Facebook has the potential Read More →

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Op/ed: Putting the leadership into thought leadership

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Putting the leadership into thought leadership

It’s becoming an increasingly important aspect of a company’s marketing strategy, but in my experience, many executives are uncomfortable about the idea of being thought leaders.

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Op/ed: Maintaining the talent flow — How to retain your best workers

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Maintaining the talent flow — How to retain your best workers

The ever-increasing focus on the effective management of people, especially those who are key to an organization’s success, is one of the most important developments in management in the past 15 years. Starting with a seminal McKinsey study in 1998 and the authors’ 2001 book “The War for Talent,” the field of talent management has gained much respect and attention from scholars and practitioners across industries and national boundaries.

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Op/ed: Retaining talent is important during booms and busts

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Retaining talent is important during booms and busts

Now is especially the time for companies to pay close attention to their human capital by implementing appropriate talent retention strategies.

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Op/ed: My latest startup is a corporate rugby team

By   /  Friday, September 27th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: My latest startup is a corporate rugby team

Shopatron, a growing technology company based in San Luis Obispo, competes both locally and nationally to find world-class talent to drive our business forward.