Know the difference between having a bad day and losing your passion

October 23, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

Love What You Do and Do What You Loveby Dan Oswald

I often repeat the old saying, “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I believe in the spirit of that quote, if not its literal interpretation. That is, sometimes work feels like, well, work. Some days you’re not going to love what you do, no matter what it is. Every day isn’t going to be a perfect day. Some days you’re doing well just to show up. Every day doesn’t end up just the way you would choose. Some days you have to take it as it comes. Some days you just have to grind it out and hope tomorrow is better.

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13 characteristics of a great teammate

October 16, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 1 COMMENTS

Together we can do anythingby Dan Oswald

We all have worked side by side with people we have enjoyed and respected—the type of teammates who make work fun. And we all have worked with people whom, well, we didn’t enjoy or respect—the type of teammates who suck all the joy out of work for everyone around them. So, there’s obviously people who make better teammates than others. What are some of the distinguishing characteristics of great team members?

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Leaders must do what’s best for the greater good

October 09, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

Woman explaining the plan to office teamby Dan Oswald

The Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor caught the U.S. military completely off guard. Months after the bombing in Hawaii, the U.S. military was still reeling and on its heels. American citizens were shocked by their country’s vulnerability as the Japanese brought the fight to them.

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Be sure your people know “why” they’re important

October 02, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 2 COMMENTS

purpose - cube with letters, sign with wooden cubesby Dan Oswald

Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. His experiences in the German concentration camps gave him a unique perspective on the importance of purpose in a person’s life.

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Develop these 5 skills to foster innovation

September 25, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

Businesswoman hand touch word innovation on screen, business conceptby Dan Oswald

At our company, one of our core values is innovation. We believe creativity and progressive thinking are critical to our success. I happen to share the opinion of former Ford CEO Mark Fields, who said, “Without innovation, I strongly believe companies die over time.”

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‘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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