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Phil La Duke

Phil La Duke

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Iconoclast

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Survival Strategies

The Second Slowest Gazelle: A Secret to Success

Mediocrity has its place. Where success and survival are synonyms, not dying is winning.
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Workplace Inspiration

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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.
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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.
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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.
Entrepreneurship Programs

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.
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.
Ready For Anything

What Do You Owe Your First Employees?

Is joining a startup actually worth it?
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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.
Controversies

Speak Your Mind, But Know Your Facts

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

The challenge when giving feedback is predicting what will be fed back from that.
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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.
Cash-Flow Management

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.
Product Launch

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.
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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.