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Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: It’s time for an emergency preparedness plan for your life and business


Hurricane Irene was a year ago almost to the day before Hurricane Sandy which assaulted the northeast corridor of the US the end of October of this year. After going through Hurricane Irene, many people, including me thought that it … Continue reading

3 Principles for Managing Diversity in Today’s Diverse Workforce


What is the face of diversity today and why is it still an important issue? Our world is more diverse than ever and we all need to be able to accept differences to minimize conflicts and misunderstandings that get in … Continue reading

Effective leaders talk less, listen more, respect others


I attended a business meeting today for which I was the facilitator and observed one individual I’ll call Michael, exhibit poor leadership skills. He had a lot to say about everything discussed and was a poor listener to other attendees … Continue reading