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. 

3 Ways Success Can Kill Your Company
Success

3 Ways Success Can Kill Your Company

It sounds oxymoronic, or perhaps just regular moronic, but it's true. The furthest you can ever fall is when you've reached your peak.
The Second Slowest Gazelle: A Secret to Success
Survival Strategies

The Second Slowest Gazelle: A Secret to Success

Mediocrity has its place. Where success and survival are synonyms, not dying is winning.
6 Rules For Effective Feedback
Feedback

6 Rules For Effective Feedback

It is not whether it's positive or negative that determines its quality, it's how it's delivered. Wanna help? Do it this way.
The Imaginary Life and Wild Times of Milo Quaife
Workplace Inspiration

The Imaginary Life and Wild Times of Milo Quaife

Deadline pressure is a crushing affliction. It can bring out the best in some, madness in others, or both, as they labor side-by-side ... in the Twilight Zone.
6 Tips for Reducing Time Wasted in Meetings
Business Meetings

6 Tips for Reducing Time Wasted in Meetings

Keep 'em short; send an agenda around beforehand and stick to it, like white on rice; demand preparation; schedule tightly and run it like an Apollo launch. Got it? Good, meeting adjourned.
A Eulogy for Meetings
Business Meetings

A Eulogy for Meetings

Mourn not the passing of your business's biggest time waster and productivity serial killer. Instead, calculate a dollar cost before ever scheduling another meeting, using this simple process.
I Never Planned to Grow Up, Making Entrepreneurship Inevitable
Make More Happen

I Never Planned to Grow Up, Making Entrepreneurship Inevitable

How one Midwestern boy survived existential ennui, unending schooling and tons of bad advice to become an entrepreneur of wisdom and renown, sort of.
What Being an Entrepreneur Has Taught Me
Lessons

What Being an Entrepreneur Has Taught Me

Not the least of which is to consider, from time to time, that you may be out of your mind. Call it mental hygiene.
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
Controversies

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.