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The Independent Consultant as Equilateralist (Part 2)

It is money that makes money. A corporation has a lower tax rate than an individual. Earn a profit, give the government a relatively small cut, and then put the profits to work earning more money. "Crafty Consultants, Inc." has built up $40,000 in retained earnings over the past few years.

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Forging great leaders in time of crisis

How many times today have you checked your WhatsApp, your Instagram or Facebook feed, perhaps Twitter or the local news for more information about Covid-19? Five? Ten? Twenty or more? This is a clear indication that during times of crisis we crave information. We are hungry for clarity, for direction and for leadership.

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Musings of a Management Consultant in Lockdown

Life is “… a lot like walking into the ocean, and a big wave comes and knocks you over. And you find yourself lying on the bottom with sand in your nose and in your mouth. And you are lying there, and you have a choice. You can either lie there, or you can stand up and start to keep walking out to sea”. “So the waves keep coming … and you keep cultivating your courage and bravery and sense of humour to relate to this situation of the waves, and you keep getting up and going forward”.

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What bosses should never make employees do

As a boss, you have a lot of power. But you need to be smart about how you use it. Here are seven things you need to avoid:

1. You make employees evaluate themselves

Self-evaluations may sound empowering or inclusive but are almost always a waste of time.

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How to Make “High-Quality Connections”

Jane Dutton, professor of business administration at the University of
Michigan and author of the 2003 book, “Energize
Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High-Quality Connections at Work”,
says the key to building a healthy and energizing

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6 Ways to Drive Massive Referrals

John Ruhlin, the founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group, a North Canton, Ohio based firm that specialises in high-level gifting plans to build relationships and acquire new clients tells you not to plead, bribe or send chintzy gift cards!

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