Russell J.White

Russell
J.White
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Don't Let Your Business Jump the Shark
In challenging economic times, businesses take some desperate measures. How can you prevent your business from jumping the shark?
Lessons from a Burger Joint
Imagine opening 500 new locations in 2009. Imagine taking a low-skilled work environment and having employees committed to customer service and product quality. A pipe dream? I found such a company by chance.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
With a dramatically new administration coming into the White House, it's a time of internal reflection for Washington to fix what is obviously broken.
Scary Wins in Scary Times
The battle for supremacy in the emerging economy will be won by business owners and executives who are bold enough to be scary.
The Costs of Near-Sightedness
Business myopia is the failure to look far enough forward to make smart decisions today for a positive impact on the future. Of course, the future cannot
Thrive in This Economy
Four strategies for adapting to difficult economic conditions.
Noticed in the New World
In the blink of an eye, the world changed around us. We now watch video clips from complete strangers on YouTube, we can read their personal diaries (blogs),
The Burnout Fuse is Getting Shorter
Golfer Annika Sorenstam recently announced her retirement from the LPGA Tour at the age of 37. She played at the top of the sport and is retiring to pursue
Six Factors for Building a Team
I'm hearing more and more from executives about needing teamwork in the workplace. Everyone wants to participate on a winning team. Executives always
Pull the Plug on Poor Performance
Let under-performing employees stick around, and they can drag down the whole organization's attitude and results.
The Three Ss in Success
Leading a good team of employees requires a foundation they can trust, believe in and focus on that will lead them to achieve their best performance.
Motivational Mentoring
Over the next five years, the gap between available top talent and the job opportunities for that level of talent will widen to a critical mass. Can you
Tired Traditions
Jared no longer convinces me to buy subs. I haven't used a phone book for its intended purpose in years. In fact, I don't even have a landline in my home
Nurture Renegade Ideas
In the 1950s through the '70s, leadership concepts were based on data, product creation and accounting. In the 1970s through the '90s, leadership concepts
Readiness for the Business War
On a recent trip to San Diego for a convention, I had the opportunity to tour the USS Midway aircraft carrier. The Midway is a museum available for public

 

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