Phil La Duke

Phil La Duke

Iconoclast

Phil LaDuke is is a Safety Transformation Architect at Environmental Resources Management. An author, he writes about business, worker safety and organizational change topics on his blog. An avid user of social media for business networking, LaDuke has worked as a consultant in this area. 

Here's Why Entrepreneurs Ought to Value Mainstream Media
Media Coverage

Here's Why Entrepreneurs Ought to Value Mainstream Media

Facts are important to finding your way in the world, even if they aren't as persuasive as we wish they were.
4 Excuses We Make To Ourselves When We Hire the Wrong People
Hiring

4 Excuses We Make To Ourselves When We Hire the Wrong People

Saying to ourselves "It's just temporary" or "He'll grow into the job" simply won't cut it.
Don't Wait Until the End of the Game to Start Keeping Score
Profitability

Don't Wait Until the End of the Game to Start Keeping Score

To know how your employer is doing you have to follow the money.
The Top 5 Reasons Not to Become an Entrepreneur
Motivation

The Top 5 Reasons Not to Become an Entrepreneur

No enterprise undertaken in hate will profit you and working for yourself probably won't be a better job.
Before Offering Feedback Consider If You're Trying to Teach a Pig to Sing
peer feedback

Before Offering Feedback Consider If You're Trying to Teach a Pig to Sing

Feedback -- giving it, ducking it, getting it, ignoring it -- can be a dicey situation. Ask yourself these questions before going there.
Why Does Multi-Level Marketing See Millennials as Easy Pickings?
Marketing Bootcamp

Why Does Multi-Level Marketing See Millennials as Easy Pickings?

Maybe young workers being trolled by get-rich-quick schemers has something to do with the transformation of the US entry-level job into a benefit-free, full-time, unpaid internship on a 'parent grant.'
If 80 Percent of Success Is Showing Up Then 20 Percent Is Following up
Customer Relationship Management

If 80 Percent of Success Is Showing Up Then 20 Percent Is Following up

The excuses are many, but the solution is surprisingly simple.
Scope Creep, the Killer of Projects
Project Management

Scope Creep, the Killer of Projects

When a customer's requests for add-ons and changes puts a project manager in an invidious position, scope creep has crept in.
Don't Sell Yourself Short in the Gig Economy
Gig Workers

Don't Sell Yourself Short in the Gig Economy

Too many solopreneurs and freelancers are mispricing themselves in the labor market. Get out a sharp pencil and get it right.
An Obituary for the 40-Hour Workweek
Workplace trends

An Obituary for the 40-Hour Workweek

Satirically we mourn the death of a venerable American institution and ponder those who are happy it is no more.
5 Leadership Secrets Stolen From Famous People
Leadership Qualities

5 Leadership Secrets Stolen From Famous People

The traits of authentic leadership are timeless, even if conspicuously absent these days. Here's a refresher.
Managing Conflict Is Essential to Success
conflict management

Managing Conflict Is Essential to Success

A functional workplace of diverse people and ideas is fertile ground for creativity -- and for conflict. Here's how to be a good referee.
5 Things Presenters Usually Get Wrong
Employee Training

5 Things Presenters Usually Get Wrong

To be an effective trainer, you need to keep it short, keep it sharp and keep it moving. If you find yourself reading the PowerPoint slides aloud, you've justly earned the blank or hostile looks glaring at you. Then, the only redemption possible is ending early.
Going From Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm
Quit

Going From Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm

Success, thus defined, stands on the very shoulders of such unhappy experiences as loss and quitting, failure and striking out. Dig it.
Managing Your Career Like a Business
Career Growth

Managing Your Career Like a Business

If you think of yourself as an 'entrepreneurial enterprise' instead of an 'employee,' you'll find it easier to always be the boss of you.