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Design for Conflict: Why You Should Have a Few Fights in Your Company

In a complex, multi-divisional company, managing brands across several products and geographies can get complicated. Learn to love it. And sometimes a little tension can produce more creativity and productivity -- harmony is often the wrong goal. When there is no tension among businesses and functions and geographies there’s a good chance value is being left on the table somewhere.

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Storytelling: A Tool to Engage and Align Employees

Strategic planning language can be the same for a number of businesses. The words "optimize," "integrity" and "innovation" are words that most CEOs will use when discussing their brand. In order to stand out, and to really define your purpose and strategy, you need to think out of the box. Storytelling is a way to do that -- you will engage your employees and customers in ways that branding buzz words can't.

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The Price of Employee Disengagement

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There is a direct correlation between a company's level of employee engagement and its revenue. If you're not focusing on your employees' engagement, you could be losing money. Here are some examples of employee disengagement (what NOT to do) and an exercise to get you started on increasing your employees' engagement.

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Engaged…and Headed for Divorce

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Just because an employee is working hard at their current job doesn't mean that they aren't looking for a new one. A recent study says that only 42% of people are satisfied with their jobs and a huge 96% would take a call from a recruiter about a new career opportunity. What are you doing to keep your employees at your company?

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It Pays to Have Fun at Work

Away from the serious every day news of the trials and tribulations, success and failures of CEOs are stories of some CEOs gone wild, those who knowingly indulged in fun of the dubious kind on their jobs at the cost of sense of honor. And then there are reports and surveys that say many CEOs like work and fun to ...

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