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  1. Contingency Planning and Strategic Planning in Action!

    Leadership

    Katahdin Cruises & the Moosehead Marine Museum “Shakedown” Cruise… Recently, David and I drove to Greenville, Maine and climbed aboard the steamboat Katahdin.  Liz McKeil, the Executive Director of the Moosehead Marine Museum, had invited us up for the annual…

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  2. How Team Development Helps Businesses Make Hard Decisions

    Executive Coaching

    I was asked by a Federal Government client for a proposal for a 3-day facilitation. The audience was managers who had science and technical backgrounds. Everyone knew each other, though they were in different locations across New England. The “easy”…

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  3. Read the article, "Are You on a Hiring Treadmill?"

    Are You on a Hiring Treadmill?

    Management

    We don’t always make the best hires… If you are like me, there will be some hiring decisions you have regretted. You may have hired someone whose technical skills were a bit “suspect” but you had been interviewing for months…

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  4. What to do about THAT employee!

    Management

    What to do about THAT employee! You know the one I mean…technically skilled and hard to work with. The same conversation happens every year at his performance review…he does the technical work well and is prickly with other people. As…

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  5. Real Life Solutions for the Money Draining Problem of Employee Turnover

    Management

    Last fall, we spoke to the members of the Hampden Business Association about Staff Retention.  Since that time, we have talked with several business leaders about this issue.  The real costs of losing an employee continue to rise, making this…

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