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Why aren’t meetings and newsletters enough? —JD

Our employees are always complaining that we do not communicate well with them. We have team meetings regularly and do a company newsletter. What are we missing?

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Why can’t I find job applicants? —JD

In the last couple of months, we have had very few qualified candidates apply for our open positions. What can we do to find better qualified candidates?

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Should I consider using contractors? —JD

What are your thoughts about engaging with contractors? We always have had employees and prefer the control we have over someone who is fully connected to our company.

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How are you showing up? Dean Minuto

Yescalate® Tip 27: Can people trust you? A great tip from Dean Minuto, Vistage Speaker of the Year.

Give first. Dr. Robert Cialdini

Robert Cialdini discusses the Rule of Reciprocity. You have to give before you get. A great rule for business leaders.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less —Greg McKeown

Every now and then a book makes a significant impact on you. While I was in Key West this winter, I read the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown. The disciplined pursuit of less is a lesson that every executive should learn. Learning to gracefully say no is only one lesson.  Read this book. It will make a material difference in your life. I use the lessons from this book daily.

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War —P. W. Singer and August Cole

I heard about this book when I attended the US Army War College Annual Strategy Session. It is required reading for these folks posted at the Pentagon. Great entertaining read for the summer.