‘Made in my image’ is wrong way to assemble a winning team

September 18, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 1 COMMENTS

Making success look easyby Dan Oswald

If you’re going to hire someone, why not hire someone made in your image? Let’s face it—you’ve been successful. You’ve climbed the management ranks. You must be doing something right. So, who better to add to your team than someone just like you? Someone who acts like you. Someone who thinks like you. Someone who even walks and talks like you. That must be a winning formula, right?

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Invisible battle against postpartum depression: Survivor speaks up

September 11, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

Depression in nature!Note from Dan Oswald: The following, shared by Elizabeth Petersen, who is president of Simplify Compliance’s healthcare division, is a highly personal story about a struggle she faced. I believe her willingness to share it shows courage on her part. It contains a great lesson for all of us. There are certain subjects that I, as a man, cannot do justice. The subject of Elizabeth’s story is certainly one of many. I thank her for sharing it.

by Elizabeth Petersen

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Don’t put off until tomorrow what you SHOULD do today

August 28, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 7 COMMENTS

Woman silhouette watching sun in a sunsetby Dan Oswald

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” It’s good advice for all of us.

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Good company culture is essential to a business’ success

August 21, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 1 COMMENTS

Business People Meeting Corporate Digital Device Connection Concby Dan Oswald

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s a statement attributed to Peter Drucker, the famed management guru, and a concept that many business leaders ascribe to. I like to quote it, and I want to believe it, but is it true?

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You are in control of your own legacy

August 07, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 3 COMMENTS

Vintage inscription made by old typewriterby Dan Oswald

I enjoy reading biographies. People’s lives fascinate me and most of the time are much more interesting than any piece of fiction. Over the years, I’ve read dozens, if not hundreds, of biographies of politicians, business leaders, and athletes.

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Follow these 5 tips for effective decision making

July 31, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

Taking decisions for the futureby Dan Oswald

Life is full of decisions. Think for a moment about all the decisions you face at work in just a single day. You make many choices every day that affect your business. Depending on your exact role, you make decisions about people, projects, strategy, and more. A lot of choices.

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2017 goals update: There’s still time to accomplish what you set out to do

July 24, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

Red Monthly Desktop Calendar: 2017by Dan Oswald

Have you ever noticed that as you get older, time seems to speed up? When I was a kid, a year seemed like forever. Now, not so much. We’re more than halfway through 2017. I know, it seems like we just celebrated New Year’s, and now we’re looking at the 4th of July in the rearview mirror.

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A company’s success comes from the team, not individual players

July 17, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

Stack of hands showing unityby Dan Oswald

As a manager, would you rather hire a person who wants to do great work for a company or a person who wants to work for a great company? Think about it for a minute. There’s a difference.

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Understanding CEO pay is a matter of perspective

July 10, 2017 - by: admin 0 COMMENTS

Soon I'll be running this cityby Dan Oswald

You hear a lot today about CEO pay and how something needs to be done about it. That CEO compensation is out of hand. It’s spoken about as if it’s a wild, living creature that must somehow be tamed.

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Use summer as a chance to focus on what’s really important

June 26, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

by Dan Oswald

Last week, we celebrated the first day of summer. With kids out of school for a few weeks now and the high temperatures we’ve experienced already, it seems like summer started quite a while ago. Either way, summer is here. It’s time for family vacations, afternoons at the ballpark, and concerts in the park.really important

There’s something all those things have in common: They take us away from work. As we continue to struggle to find that elusive work-life balance, summer provides an abundance of opportunities to spend time away from work doing things we enjoy with the people we love. Are you taking advantage of those opportunities?

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