Chris Penttila

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

Growth Strategies

Innovating With Fresh Ideas

R&D is being neglected in too many companies. Here's how to ensure your product pipeline is flowing with imaginative and innovative ideas.

Lead Buzz 03/05

Well-written business documents, leadership qualities and more
Leadership

How to Stop Passing the Blame Buck

Playing the blame game is out. More CEOs are taking responsibility for their actions--and building stronger businesses as a result.
Growth Strategies

Helping the Family Business Grow

Can a newcomer revitalize a family business--without igniting a family feud? Learn from 3 entrepreneurs who did just that.

State Your Case

Many states are luring small businesses with big promises--so what's in it for you?

Management Buzz 02/05

Employee auctions, the value of employee reviews and more
Growth Strategies

Lower Your Employee Expectations

Are your first impressions of new hires forcing them out the door? Then it's time to open your eyes.

It's All in Your Head

Feeling optimistic or pessimistic about the state of the economy? Uncertain times like these can really mess with your mind. Here's what other entrepreneurs are doing to keep it together--and keep moving ahead.
Growth Strategies

Peering In

Peer-to-peer interviews give you a closer look at how prospective employees will get along with your staff--but be careful whom you introduce them to.

Management Buzz 12/04

Rewarding top-rung employees, the work/life balance and more

By Degrees

You can show highly educated employees the corporate ropes--but you'd better do it step by step.

Taking Advantage of Trends to Start a Biz

Jumping on a hot trend can be a great way to launch your biz. Find out how to tell a biz-boosting trend from a passing fad!

Easy Steps to Startup

Everything has its place, especially when launching a biz. But what comes first? Here's what the experts say.

Backward Thinking

Reverse auctions could help you get more contracts.

Management Buzz 11/04

Ombudsmen programs, executive wishes and more