Hiring on ODesk

Hiring on oDesk

Hiring on ODesk

Taking the time before posting your job on ODesk to define EXACTLY what you need your new team member to be accountable for is the first step to adding an “A” player to your team. Considerations could include the cost, the timing, the quality, expectations around communication, and trial periods for new hires. When hiring

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International Day of Peace.

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace.

(Sept. 21, 2012) Today is International Day of Peace. I believe that if each human on this precious earth felt seen, heard and understood then there would be peace. Peace in our families, peace in our communities, peace in the world. On this International Day of Peace I challenge you to look around you to

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Is it as simple as making sure your people know WHAT do do?

What to do when your business

Is it as simple as making sure your people know WHAT do do?

Why People don’t do what they are suppose to do (from Coaching for improved work performance by Ferdinand F. Fournies) as analyzed from 25,000 supervisors and managers around the world responding to the question of why employees don’t do what they are suppose to do. They don’t know what they are supposed to do. They

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A game worth playing

A game worth playing

A game worth playing

Do you remember a time as a child trying to play a game without a set of rules? At first everyone enthusiastically adds their interpretation of how the game is suppose to be played and often their would be agreement enough to get started. But then what happens? Before long there is chaos, resentment, and

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2012 – The Year to Celebrate!

2012 is the year to celebrate

2012 – The Year to Celebrate!

As has been a tradition in our home we give the new Year a theme….for us 2012  is “The Year to Celebrate”.  In past years we have had “The Year of the Family” where we focused on “fun family Friday’s”  and other kid/parent participation activities and purposely had more extended family dinners.  We had “The

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Steve Jobs revealing the iMac

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

STEVE JOBS 1955-2011 Steve Jobs was the Thomas Edison of our time. Just as the light bulb changed the way we looked at things so did the innovations that Steve imagined and produced. He was of the world’s greatest marketers. We will miss him. In his own words he expresses his philosophy of death elegantly:

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Do you have courage in business?

Courage is being brave enough to do what you should do

Do you have courage in business?

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nan Have you ever considered how courage or lack thereof plays out in our ability to really get what we want in this life or from our business?  Most of us are not afraid of much except for what others might “think” of us.  Just

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