5 Actionable Tips For Effectively Implementing An Employee Health Plan

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In a space as fast-paced as an organization, CEOs know there are several tasks they should perform to keep employees happy. You’re well-aware of companies with meteoric rises to success, and companies enjoying success for several years because of employee support. For seizing opportunities, you know you have to stay ahead of the curve with relentless focus on keeping employees satisfied ...

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15 Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

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There’s nothing wrong with asking for advice. It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran business owner or just getting your feet wet in the deep end of the entrepreneurial lake. Advice can be delivered in many forms. You might get a wake-up call from a peer or mentor on your performance. It might be a huge motivational speech from someone ...

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The Great Facilitator: The Leaders of the Digital Payment Processing Revolution

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In writing about the rise of digital currencies, and as someone immersed within this environment, I continue to see an increase in the importance of sound business leadership. Which is to say, the emergence of new technology and the ever-expanding size of global commerce, illustrated by the nonstop traffic of networks connecting merchants in Shanghai to bankers in San Francisco, ...

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Three E-Commerce Optimization Tips for the Merriest Holidays

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For many online merchants, end-of-year holiday sales are a make-or-break period for their bottom line when they generate the lion’s share of their profits. Last year, e-commerce sales rose nearly 10%, and many analysts are expecting similar growth rates for the shopping season right around the corner. For savvy online merchants, now is the time to gear up for the ...

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Personalized Service and Individual Integrity: Ensuring Quality for the Insurance Industry

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One of the most important investments an individual can make is, unfortunately, also one of the least comforting decisions a person must accept: Buying life insurance. The problem has nothing to do with the investment itself – indeed, life insurance is a necessity – but the manner by which brokers or agents raise this issue is a lesson in avoidable ...

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The CEO-as-Health-Adviser: Redefining the Role of Executive Leadership

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A CEO is, in the truest and most expansive definition of the word, a chief executive officer. Which is to say, that role covers all the things a company does, from creating and shipping goods and services to shaping the workplace culture and corporate philosophy that sets the tone for employee satisfaction. The chief responsibility of a CEO is to ...

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A Leader for All Seasons: Resolution in the Face of Illness

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In the course of writing about the importance of legacy, and because it is apple (and Apple) season, allow me to share with you some additional points about the influence an inspiring leader can bequeath to his or her supporters. With regard to Steve Jobs, a singular personality of charisma, showmanship, excitement (not for nothing did he describe Apple’s devices ...

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The Rise of Fracking and the Goal to Keep Machinery Running: Expert Guidance and Wise Instructors

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Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is an increasingly important source of energy exploration within the United States. Its economic influence is substantial, and its political significance is beyond dispute. Concerning the latter, I understand and respect that there are differences of opinion about fracking in general. But the best way to avoid any problems, to the safety of individual workers, neighboring ...

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“Groupoff”: When Discounting Your Brand Means Destroying Your Value

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A note to readers: My passion for brands is just that, admiration – even awe – for companies that maintain a mystique about their respective businesses. Indeed, so great is the power of some brands that they inspire their own rites of initiation, consumer conclaves, secret menus (particularly among a West Coast burger joint, which now extends to Arizona, Texas ...

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Follow the Leader – It’s More than a Game; It’s about Being Engaged

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When people are led, they are more likely to be engaged. People who are managed do what is necessary and no more. Getting your team successfully engaged in the “work at hand” has been a challenge for all leaders since the beginning of time. Having your team engaged is especially important as employers of all shapes and sizes struggle with ...

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