Take time to recognize accomplishments in 2017

December 11, 2017 - by: admin 1 COMMENTS

They'll jump at the chance to help you outby Dan Oswald

I’ve said before on these pages that I don’t do a great job of celebrating our company’s successes. It seems that as we achieve a goal, I immediately look to the next opportunity or focus on a problem area that needs attention when I should be recognizing and congratulating everyone involved in our success.

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Prepare for job interviews to land the best employees

November 13, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 0 COMMENTS

Job Interview.Note from Dan Oswald: This week’s Oswald Letter was written by Scott Peek, the customer service supervisor at Simplify Compliance. I think he makes a great point and that his thoughts are worth sharing.

by Scott Peek

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The power of an authentic you

November 06, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 2 COMMENTS

Success is a collaborative effortThis week’s Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s executive vice president of strategy and revenue.

by Elizabeth Petersen

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When you believe, anything is possible

October 30, 2017 - by: Dan Oswald 5 COMMENTS

American Hockeyby Dan Oswald

If you’ve been around a while like I have, you might remember the 1980 Olympic “Miracle on Ice,” where the upstart American men’s ice hockey team defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union team. As the clock wound down to the final seconds of the game and it became apparent that the U.S. team would upset the Soviets, veteran broadcaster Al Michaels uttered his now famous words, “Do you believe in miracles?”

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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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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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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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