13 characteristics of a great teammate

October 16, 2017 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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Be sure your people know “why” they’re important

October 02, 2017 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 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 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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Good company culture is essential to a business’ success

August 21, 2017 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 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 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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A company’s success comes from the team, not individual players

July 17, 2017 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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Preds are on the power play! 4 lessons for creating ‘incredible’ work culture

June 05, 2017 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 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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