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Problem: Over the last few decades, online and global sources of competition have become a ubiquitous challenge for strategy makers from almost all industries. Leaders are often at a loss to compete with the increasing speed and seemingly incessant barrage of new competitors. Travel agents represent a profession that was among the earliest and most […]
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Problem: My organization has been in continuous hiring mode, and our batting average is atrocious. Time and again we hire people who ace the interviews but ultimately prove to be a bad fit. How can we make better hiring decisions? A good way to begin to improve your hiring process is to understand how to conduct […]
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Problem: Retaining valuable employees has been a struggle over the last few years for my firm. I need smart, loyal, engaged employees with robust problem-solving skills to fill out my work teams. Where can I find good team members who are seeking to become part of a productive team? Maintaining work teams has become a […]
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Problem:  I recently was tasked with increasing and improving the effectiveness of my company’s social and environmental responsibility. Most of the previously adopted initiatives hurt our bottom line. How can I help my company be more socially and environmentally responsible while also increasing our profit?  There is a longstanding belief throughout the business community that […]
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Problem: I would like to hire interns, but I am not sure how to compensate them. I know some organizations offer unpaid internships while others pay interns more like they would their employees. How do I know if I should pay my interns and, if I do, what should I pay them? Internship compensation is […]
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Problem: We are constantly trying to improve our business processes and operations, but we are overwhelmed by the amount of data and complexity of our processes. We are convinced that our customers would benefit if we could improve our processes. Where do we start? Companies that tackle process improvements do not have to hire a […]
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Problem: We recognize the importance of ethics to build trust in our company, yet struggle with how to encourage ethical conduct throughout the organization. How can I encourage my employees to follow our ethics and compliance guidelines in their day-to-day tasks? Business managers know the importance of ethics in business. Ethical misconduct by employees can […]
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What is the secret to achieving growth through digital marketing?
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Problem: I’ve tried a variety of innovation techniques, but none of them seem to drive sustained innovation. What can I do to encourage more innovation in my firm? Despite extensive interest, sustained enterprise innovation remains elusive. In fact, in the United States, things appear to be getting worse. The U.S. fell to 11th in national […]
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Problem: In my company, we often have trouble meeting customer deadlines. The problem is not with employee motivation. They often work above and beyond what is expected. Despite this effort, we are far too frequently unable to meet customer deadlines. What can we do to address this problem?  Have you had this experience? It’s 2:38 […]
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Problem: I have often invested resources into employee professional development, only to have them leave the company. I understand that professional employees want to develop their skills, but I don’t want to invest in employees who wind up leaving for a better job elsewhere. How do I ensure that I will retain the people in […]
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Problem: Recently, my company was presented with an opportunity to expand its sales to Argentina. We have several people on our team who speak fluent Spanish and are eager to visit the country to explore the opportunity. Are there any other factors to consider before we send the team to Argentina? A business opportunity has emerged […]
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