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. 

How to Clean Up Your Word Choices and Sound Smarter
Communication

How to Clean Up Your Word Choices and Sound Smarter

Make yourself look better in print and sound better in person.
You Can't Always Get What You Want: The Art of Negotiating
Negotiating

You Can't Always Get What You Want: The Art of Negotiating

Negotiation isn't about winning. That's why so many people do it so poorly.
The Mystery of What Millennials Really Want Is Solved at Last
Millennials

The Mystery of What Millennials Really Want Is Solved at Last

A single conversation over a couple of beers reveals the prosaic truth: decent pay and benefits, a lot like their parents had.
Reinventing Entrepreneurship: Focus on Making a Difference and You'll Make Plenty of Money
Entrepreneurship

Reinventing Entrepreneurship: Focus on Making a Difference and You'll Make Plenty of Money

Very few entrepreneurs will be billionaires but all of them can make a positive difference in the world.
Business Travel Really Doesn't Have to be Awful
Business Travel

Business Travel Really Doesn't Have to be Awful

The road warrior life isn't glamorous but with the least effort it isn't hard labor, either.
Why Won't My Customer Call Me Back?
Customer Relationship

Why Won't My Customer Call Me Back?

The cruel truth is that nobody is going to be in trouble for forgetting about your proposal.
Worker Safety Is an Entrepreneurial Imperative
Workplace Safety

Worker Safety Is an Entrepreneurial Imperative

We can't responsibly wait for a tragedy to make us safety conscious.
When You Understand Stress You Can Manage It
Stress

When You Understand Stress You Can Manage It

Nothing this side of a coma is effective at "avoiding'' stress so you better learn what it is and how you can endure it.
You Want to be Published? Be Careful What You Wish For.
Writing

You Want to be Published? Be Careful What You Wish For.

If you're worried about your excessive self esteem, start sending your writing to editors who don't know who you are or care about your feelings.
You Can Embrace Failure but Don't Expect a Hug From the Business World When You Do
Learning From Mistakes

You Can Embrace Failure but Don't Expect a Hug From the Business World When You Do

Three entrepreneurs discuss careers riddled with mistakes that nonetheless have turned out quite satisfactory.
You Have to Bring More to the Table Than Your Bright Idea
Business Ideas

You Have to Bring More to the Table Than Your Bright Idea

Every business begins with an idea, but many end with just an idea.
It's a Cold World for Cold Callers
Sales

It's a Cold World for Cold Callers

Cold calling is never easy but most who try it make it needlessly difficult.
5 Questions to Decide If You Need a Business Partner
Partnerships

5 Questions to Decide If You Need a Business Partner

You might actually need a loan or an attorney, not somebody to split your company with.
Customer Service Representatives Are Your Public Face
Customer Service

Customer Service Representatives Are Your Public Face

When a customer is unhappy and ready to write off your company, you want them dealing with the best people you can hire.
Tweet at Your Own Risk
Fact vs Fiction

Tweet at Your Own Risk

If you deliberately tweet or post "alternative facts" about someone, they may have a strong case for libel.
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