Monthly Archives: May 2016

How Does Google Ranking Work?

A chamber member asked me about this and to be honest, that’s a loaded question. Google uses over 200 different factors in a very complex computer algorithm to determine whether your web page(s) best fulfills the requested search. Read that … Continue reading

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Employee Contract Basics

As management expert Peter Drucker says, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Several people asked me what should be included in an employee contract. Here are the top 8 items you want to include: Employee’s Name. Start Date of … Continue reading

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Details vs. Distractions, Part II

(Originally appeared in this blog in 2014) I don’t want to make this complicated but yes, some details become distractions when dealt with in the wrong time and place. Email, social networks, text messages, and blogs are all valuable resources in … Continue reading

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Enabling Employee Failure

All of us have done it at least once: we allowed our hearts to over-ride our better judgment and even direct evidence that someone who works for us isn’t working out. We fail to directly address the issues because we … Continue reading

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Detail or Distraction? Revisited

(This blog post originally appeared in longer form in 2014) Life is busy – our attention is a valuable commodity and everyone from magazines to Facebook to YouTube works hard to catch our eye and drag us from what could be … Continue reading

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