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When it comes to running a successful company, there’s no question that profit and growth are only sustainable if a clear succession plan is in place. What good is your business if all the institutional knowledge needed to handle the in’s and out’s of the company is tucked away in your CEO’s head?

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Succession Planning

Baby Boomers are retiring at a staggering pace of over 4 million per year. Consequently, this has created a dramatic increase in privately held company transfers to the next generation. Needless to say, this can be a huge undertaking. Many business owners are caught in a challenging situation where they feel stressed and unprepared.

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How should a company evaluate new ideas? That’s a question I pondered a lot in the past. Who hasn’t sat around a board room table with colleagues, listening to a presentation by someone looking for buy-in on their supposed great idea?

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The Fortress; it symbolizes all that is strong and impenetrable in folklore and is replicated time and again in mythological stories of protection and safety. When it comes to company culture, there are many types and blends, but the fortress culture is truly the worst kind.

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I don’t always think about business while watching a children’s movie, but recently it dawned on me that there can be many relevant lessons. For example, while watching the three Despicable Me films, it became clear that all the movies are a long, exciting competition between other super villains to be the best.

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Many organizations use strategic workforce planning as a tool to align their business strategy with their talent strategy.

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Talent dashboards help HR managers and company leaders achieve their most basic HR goals. This is because, well - you get what you measure!

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The recent solar eclipse caused a fair amount of excitement in our office. You can learn more about the eclipse here - https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ - but at a high level, we were treated to a rare, natural phenomenon of the moon covering the sun to create a solar eclipse. Though my primary working location in Dearborn, MI did not lie within the “path of totality,” in which the moon completely covered the sun and day turned to night for a brief period, we jumped on board for the opportunity to see the partial eclipse in our office parking lot.

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An oddly high number of crickets have been chirping near the Brunswick County Career Center lately. How serendipitous it is that the song, “Give a Little Whistle” by Jiminy Cricket came up in conversation with a team member on the topic of doing what’s right. People are often told to let their conscience be the guide in making decisions, but when you can’t rely on your conscience, “Give a Little Whistle” and instead let your Values be your guide.

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