Chris Penttila

Chris Penttila is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist who covers workplace issues on her blog, Workplacediva.blogspot.com.

Lead Buzz 12/05

Conducting exit interviews, tracking work time and more

All Shook Up

You can't control disruptive innovations, but you can learn to predict them--and to react to them in a positive way.

Lead Buzz 11/05

Unqualified employees, workplace violence and more

The Heat Is On

How long can the U.S. maintain its innovative edge?

High and Dry?

Why Katrina contracts may be out of entrepreneurs' reach
Growth Strategies

Corporate Earnout

When selling your company, an earnout agreement can seem like an attractive option--but things could get ugly if you're not careful.

Lead Buzz 10/05

Busted for off-the-clock work, the cost of employees who smoke, and more
Growth Strategies

How Major Customer Changes Affect You

If a big customer announces a restructuring, you could be in for a major hit, so have a strategy in place to stay in the game.

Patent Pending

U.S. patent laws are in flux, so be on the lookout for change.

Lead Buzz 09/05

Extending daylight-saving time, extending employee hours and more
Growth Strategies

Are You Ready for Virtual Collaboration?

To keep the floor open for your team's innovative ideas at any time of the day or night, bring your brainstorming online.

Mixed Signals

Keep your business alive in an unpredictable economy.

18 How-To Sales Secrets

How do stellar sellers work their magic? From cold calls to closing, here are their top secrets to super selling.

Prayer Meeting

Can employers meet Muslims' requests in the workplace?

Lead Buzz 08/05

Redefining medical leave, unhappy employees and more