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Phil La Duke

Phil La Duke

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Iconoclast

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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.
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.
Ready For Anything

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.
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.'
Project Grow

If 80 Percent of Success Is Showing Up Then 20 Percent Is Following up

The excuses are many, but the solution is surprisingly simple.
Project Management

Scope Creep, the Killer of Projects

When a customer's requests for add-ons and changes puts a project manager in an invidious position, scope creep has crept in.
Gig Workers

Don't Sell Yourself Short in the Gig Economy

Too many solopreneurs and freelancers are mispricing themselves in the labor market. Get out a sharp pencil and get it right.
Workplace trends

An Obituary for the 40-Hour Workweek

Satirically we mourn the death of a venerable American institution and ponder those who are happy it is no more.
Ready For Anything

5 Leadership Secrets Stolen From Famous People

The traits of authentic leadership are timeless, even if conspicuously absent these days. Here's a refresher.
Ready For Anything

Managing Conflict Is Essential to Success

A functional workplace of diverse people and ideas is fertile ground for creativity -- and for conflict. Here's how to be a good referee.
Ready For Anything

5 Things Presenters Usually Get Wrong

To be an effective trainer, you need to keep it short, keep it sharp and keep it moving. If you find yourself reading the PowerPoint slides aloud, you've justly earned the blank or hostile looks glaring at you. Then, the only redemption possible is ending early.
Quit

Going From Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm

Success, thus defined, stands on the very shoulders of such unhappy experiences as loss and quitting, failure and striking out. Dig it.
Career Growth

Managing Your Career Like a Business

If you think of yourself as an 'entrepreneurial enterprise' instead of an 'employee,' you'll find it easier to always be the boss of you.
Ready For Anything

The Bedrock of Performance Management? Communication of Acceptable Behavior.

Effective leaders manage performance by continually reinforcing their criteria for success.
Smart Goals

6 Tips for Goal-Setting That, Trust Me, They Don't Teach You in College

Your goals will not achieve themselves and will regrettably require your vigorous participation.