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The following article by Amy E. Robertson entitled. "5 Lessons From a Diplomat for Bridging the Parent-Teacher Divide" appeared in the NY Times on-line edition on Nov 7, 2017.  The lessons are simple, straight forward  and as valuable and easy to apply in business as...

A key determinant of business success is the extent to which one can encourage colleagues to embrace new ideas and implement change. Truly successful leaders are able to motivate others and have them willingly develop and implement solutions to problems. The natural tendency for many managers is...

When faced with a difficult decision I am often reminded of one of the early episodes of The West Wing – hands down my favourite TV Series: After the Supreme Court refused to stay the execution of a Federal prisoner convicted of killing two drug kingpins, President Jed...

Handsome profits are the sign of a well-run business. Yes, growing revenue is important in early stage companies, but without the generation of positive profits on a reasonably regular basis your business is not sustainable over the long term. And when the time has come to sell, merge or...

The use of analogies is a well-known and very effective means to deliver important messages. They serve as easy-to-understand examples of complex yet often subtle points. Teachers, politicians, motivational speakers, religious leaders all use them. And in business, successful managers do the same as we...