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. 

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.
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.