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Free Others by Freeing Yourself

Easter, Passover and Spring Break tend to bring families together physically, which can be great. Special meals are prepared. Religious services are attended. Homes are deep-cleaned. Flowers and new lives bloom. It can be a colorful and sunny time of year, especially after a long winter. It can also be a time for fear and…

201503.06
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Celebrate Others’ Successes; They Pave the Way for You

I just received the below press release regarding my friend and fellow Enterprising Women magazine Advisory Board member, Sonia Clayton. It’s always so exciting and inspiring to share the successes of my colleagues. In an age when people complain about reading on Facebook positive news about their friends, I am thrilled to get it. Seeing…

201503.04
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Remember Who Took Chances on You

It’s Day Four of #MyMarchMadness. No #GratitudeGame would be complete without acknowledgment of the corporation that changed my view of Big Business: United Parcel Service. UPS. Brown. What was once “The tightest ship in the shipping business.” I was just 20 years old when UPS promoted me to supervisor of the Canada and Puerto Rico…

201503.03
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Look for Things You Take for Granted

It’s Day Three of #MyMarchMadness and I’m traveling for work. There are a number of corporations who have manufactured, installed or serviced products that make this possible. As I look around the John F. Kennedy airport terminal and walk that long hallway from the AirTrain station, I am awed by the physics in play to…

201503.02
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Respect the Struggles It Took to Build

It’s Day Two of #MyMarchMadness, and I am thinking about the humble, lean days the original owners of Starbucks Coffee Company must have experienced when they opened their first roasting and retail bean location in Seattle 44 years ago. It was another 16 years before Howard Schultz, a former employee, bought the chain and built…

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Three Reasons to Have Effective Employee Safety Processes

I defend a lot of workers’ compensation (“WC”) claims against employers who operate in high-risk industries and can’t secure affordable WC insurance without agreeing to pay high deductibles. There are a number of reasons their accident rates are higher and more expensive than for other employers (e.g., machine malfunction, machinery used, worker independence, worker skill)….