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. 

What Do You Owe Your First Employees?
Leadership

What Do You Owe Your First Employees?

Is joining a startup actually worth it?
Changing Your Company's Culture in 3 Easy Steps
Company Culture

Changing Your Company's Culture in 3 Easy Steps

Whether it's like climbing a mountain or turning an ocean liner, your leadership is what makes it happen.
Speak Your Mind, But Know Your Facts
Radicals & Visionaries

Speak Your Mind, But Know Your Facts

Consider counterbalancing your freedom of speech with your right to remain silent. Both are precious.
To Get More From People Hone Your Feedback Skills
Customer Experience

To Get More From People Hone Your Feedback Skills

The challenge when giving feedback is predicting what will be fed back from that.
Voting Is A Right, Exercise It Wisely
Presidential Elections

Voting Is A Right, Exercise It Wisely

While the presidential race captures headlines, congressional contests and local ballot initiatives affect you, your business and your community.
5 Ways to Avoid Cash-Flow Log Jams
Business Optimization

5 Ways to Avoid Cash-Flow Log Jams

Ironically, a sales victory puts you at your customer's mercy about when you get paid. Get out ahead of cascading shortages with these tips.
5 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Launch
Make More Happen

5 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Launch

Don't let your genius product idea crash to Earth due to an avoidable marketing gaff. Heed this list and achieve lift off.
When Good Sales Promotions Go Bad
Customer Experience

When Good Sales Promotions Go Bad

Murphy's Law offers the insight, but only the best managers act in anticipation to mitigate its effects. Here's how.
Does Your Onboarding Give New Employee the Urge to Flee?
New Hires

Does Your Onboarding Give New Employee the Urge to Flee?

Too often a new hire's first day is a flamboyant display of your company at its worst. Try harder to make a good first impression.
Why You Should Care About Student Loan Debt
Student Debt

Why You Should Care About Student Loan Debt

It's easy to think of it as a young person's problem, but its ripple effects are prodigious, affecting the entire national economy.
Is the Gig Economy Sustainable?
Gig Workers

Is the Gig Economy Sustainable?

Working projects gives you flexibility but there are some harsh realities to long-term gigging.
5 Ways to Attract and Retain Millennials
Millennials

5 Ways to Attract and Retain Millennials

Every generation perplexes and discomfits the one that preceded it.
6 Things Millennials Need to Know About the Modern Workplace
Make More Happen

6 Things Millennials Need to Know About the Modern Workplace

The costly educations young people have completed seldom teach them all they need to know about corporate world expectations.
It's Sell or Die Because Sales Are the Lifeblood of Every Company
Customer Experience

It's Sell or Die Because Sales Are the Lifeblood of Every Company

It may not be brain surgery, but done right, sales is a practice like medicine or any other profession. Learn it. Practice it.
Using Social Media for Business Without Bleaching Out the Social
Marketing Bootcamp

Using Social Media for Business Without Bleaching Out the Social

Navigate the risks of social media, from brand buzz to negative reviews, by charting an Internet course that avoids known obstacles and unforeseen dangers.