Category Archives: Leadership

3 Leadership Lessons from Market Basket CEO Artie Demoulas

If your employees felt you were fired unfairly, would they walk off the job in support of you? Would they stage protests and rallies for weeks on end calling for your reinstatement? Would your customers choose to take their business … Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Involving Your Team in the Hiring Decision

You are making a big mistake if you aren’t involving your team members in the hiring decision of new employees. Regular readers of my blog will know that over the last several weeks I have been knee-deep in the process … Continue reading

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Put the SERVE Back in Public Service – 5 Ways Government Leaders Can Rebuild Trust

Is it my imagination or was there once a time when government service was considered a noble and worthy endeavor? Elected representatives, appointed officials, and even hired employees viewed public service as a calling rather than a job, inspired by … Continue reading

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10 Awesome Interview Questions to Really Get to Know Job Candidates

The last few weeks I’ve been focused on hiring a new team member. Although time-consuming and laborious, it’s one of the most important things I do and is one responsibility a leader can’t delegate. I have two main goals when conducting an … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Leaders Should Stop the Foolish Pursuit of Happiness at Work

To borrow from Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy:” It might seem crazy what I’m about to say… But I really don’t care if you’re happy at work. In fact, I think all the hype about happiness at work is a … Continue reading

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