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     Global Warming. Carbon Footprint. Greenhouse Gases. These terms have sparked debate and become somewhat politicized in recent years. Regardless of whether you believe that significant damage can result from the earth’s warming or whether you remain skeptical, you still may have stopped to ask...

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     There are many challenges to remote work, including setting up boundaries between work and home life, having a dedicated office space, and helping employees feel connected to the organization. In this article, I propose what I see as the greatest challenge in managing remote employees –...

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    The other day, a colleague floated me an article about the Japanese concept of ikigai, which essentially translates into your “reason for being.” To achieve full ikigai, four parts of your life must align: your passion, your mission, your profession, and your vocation. When this happens, your...

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    By Keith Fentress, Executive Consultant

    This article focuses on the remote manager – and I’m not talking about the guy sitting down the hall in the big corner office who is psychologically distant and intimidating. I’m talking about the manager supervising staff members who are spread...

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    The monthly unemployment rate gets a lot of attention from the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and of course from the Federal Reserve. But there is another side of the employment coin that does not get as much attention. Still, it is a concern that is equally important to our nation’s economic...

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