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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Recent visit to Apple Store raises questions about the company’s customer service

June 12, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 4 COMMENTS

Angry young menby Dan Oswald

I recently had an experience that made me wonder, can a company become arrogant? We’ve all met arrogant people, but can a company be haughty or egotistical?

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Preds are on the power play! 4 lessons for creating ‘incredible’ work culture

June 05, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 1 COMMENTS

HOCKEYHOCKEYPredFlagby Dan Oswald

You may have noticed that the Nashville Predators are playing in the Stanley Cup Final. Probably not a big deal to many, but it certainly is here in Nashville. This city is afflicted with Predators fever.

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President Trump’s growing pains could benefit from business lessons

May 22, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 3 COMMENTS

Donald Trump and Governor Mike Penceby Dan Oswald

If he has learned one lesson in his four months as president, Donald Trump has certainly discovered that the scrutiny he receives as the “leader of the free world” and one of the most powerful people in the world is much greater than anything he has experienced previously. President Trump, long known for his publicity-seeking ways before he took office, has to be wishing for a few quiet days without attention. Unfortunately, that’s not in the cards for him for the foreseeable future.

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My family and personal life are integral parts of who I am

May 15, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 4 COMMENTS

Women holding family photo at deskThis week’s Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s Chief People and Strategy Officer.

by Elizabeth Petersen

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Master self-awareness to grow as a leader

May 08, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 1 COMMENTS

Soon I'll be running this cityby Dan Oswald

How well do you really know yourself? It can seem like a silly question. You spend every day with yourself. You’re privy to all of your most private thoughts. Yet how well do you know yourself?

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Be relentless in pursuit of what you want most

May 01, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

pirate treasure mapby Dan Oswald

In the blockbuster Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow’s most treasured possession is his compass. This makes sense. Jack is a ship’s captain, and he needs his compass to do his job—navigate the high seas. The problem is that his compass doesn’t tell him which direction he’s going. The needle never points north!

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