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. 

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.
Put Some Clothes On and Get To Work: Tips For Working at Home
Home Office

Put Some Clothes On and Get To Work: Tips For Working at Home

The key to a successful career out of your house is very, very sharp lines between on the job and on the couch.
The Last 8 Years Were Pretty Good for Many Entrepreneurs
Economic Recovery

The Last 8 Years Were Pretty Good for Many Entrepreneurs

Oh, it was no walk in the park, but the structural transformation begun in 2008 has offered opportunity, too.
How I Failed as a Mentor
Mentorship

How I Failed as a Mentor

There are learning opportunities when hero-worship collides with narcissism, but it's never what was intended.
I Used Social Media and Blogging to Become Famous for Nothing
Social Media

I Used Social Media and Blogging to Become Famous for Nothing

How one man used social media to become a legend in his own mind -- and in Peru.
Here's How to Determine If College Is Worth the Cost
College

Here's How to Determine If College Is Worth the Cost

Without a bachelor's degree that first rung of the career ladder, an unpaid internship, might be out of reach.
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
Inspiring Your Team

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?
Millennials

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.'