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David Zahn

Pain to Train

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As the recession is allegedly over and the economy staggers back to a “new normal,” many companies are having to confront the issues surrounding whether or not to train their employees. During the recession, many companies eliminated or significantly reduced the amount of training they provided. Under the belief that training was an expense that […] [Read More]

Folly of Feedback

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Business people are no different in their work lives than they are outside of work in that we all want to be appreciated, complimented, and recognized. In fact, we solicit that and often ask others to provide us with their perspectives and opinions of our performance, behavior, and results.  What sometimes happens though is that […] [Read More]

You Are Your Record

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Although it is far too common for industry analysts, business pundits,consultants,  managers, and entrepreneurs to look for lessons in pro sports and try to apply it to their business with less than consistent results, there is a glaring example that is worth discussing in our local market.  The New York Jets have self proclaimed themselves […] [Read More]

Talent Spiders on the Web

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One of the most frustrating activities for both employers and employees is the hiring process.  It is a process marred by stumbles, trips, and false impressions.  Just like going on a blind date, the hiring company wants to make a good impression to seduce the candidate to want to join the company and the prospective […] [Read More]

Nurse, Purse or Worse

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Small business owners are a rare breed. They are willing to invest their own thoughts, labor, equity, expertise, and all of their hopes, dreams, and aspirations into a business without any guarantee of success.  In return, they anticipate that the business will succeed and provide back to them the satisfacation and rewards they seek. However, […] [Read More]

Is Stew Still Right?

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A week ago a JetBlue flight attendant received quite a bit of attention for doing what so many employees have dreamed of doing. Steven Slater lived out the fantasy of the old Johnny Paycheck song, “Take This Job and Shove it.”  The reports of the incident have become well-known by now.  In spite of the […] [Read More]

Back to School For All

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The weather here in Connecticut is still rather summery, but the commercials have already begun to run for the sales occurring on back to school supplies. Many kids are trying to slow down time to savor their summer for a bit longer, but quite a few parents have the wisdom to know that returning to […] [Read More]

How to Prevent a Repeat

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The recent news has filled with the tragedy that occurred at the beer distributorship in Manchester, CT.  A disgruntled route driver was accused of having stolen from the company and reselling it on his own.  As the story seem to be unfolding, the driver’s employment was terminated and he then requested a drink of water […] [Read More]
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A False Favre

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The annual circus around will Brett Favre come back or not is in full bloom. The rumors, speculation, and hypothesizing are being given the kind of time and attention more often reserved for true news stories that impact our daily lives much more personally and dramatically than whether a Football Quarterback who is on his […] [Read More]

Running the Relay Race

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Many businesses began with two or more people excitedly agreeing to put their trust, faith, skills, and future successes in each other’s hands. Plans are made, decisions are reached, enthusiasm and excitement at what the future holds fuels late nights, weekends, and vacation time spent building the business. However, the real test of a business, […] [Read More]
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