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Karl Edwards combines the practical wisdom of 20 plus years of business and institutional experience with a personal passion for helping people thrive in their vocational pursuits. He enjoys consulting, coaching, speaking and teaching on the complex challenges business leaders face.

Bold Enterprises presents Working Matters Karl Edwards

    • Careers

Karl Edwards combines the practical wisdom of 20 plus years of business and institutional experience with a personal passion for helping people thrive in their vocational pursuits. He enjoys consulting, coaching, speaking and teaching on the complex challenges business leaders face.

    Employees... What Are They Good For? 4: The Problem of Poor Employee Performance

    Employees... What Are They Good For? 4: The Problem of Poor Employee Performance

    When acceptable performance becomes a problem, are we jumping too quickly to blame and punishment? Could there be aspects of your corporate structure, culture, or your own leadership methods that might be setting the stage for poor performance?

    • 13 min
    Employees... What Are They Good For? 3: The Problem of Retaining Good Employees

    Employees... What Are They Good For? 3: The Problem of Retaining Good Employees

    Fact: People are growing, developing, changing beings. Are you afraid of losing your best workers if you promote them? Fighting their development will only result in losing them to a competitor.

    • 11 min
    Employees... What Are They Good For? 2: The Problem of Finding Good Employees

    Employees... What Are They Good For? 2: The Problem of Finding Good Employees

    Are our talent search methods serving us well? Could it be that our standardized job descriptions, computerized key word searches, and the use of unformatted text-only resumes are eliminating valuable candidates before we even have a chance to meet them?

    • 12 min
    Employees... What Are They Good For? 1: Expense or Asset?

    Employees... What Are They Good For? 1: Expense or Asset?

    What lens do you use when addressing employee problems? Employees are an expense to minimize or an asset to maximize? The lens you choose will have a radical impact on how you deal with four common employee problems.

    • 11 min
    Clutter: Friend or Foe? 5: All That Stuff on Your Desktop

    Clutter: Friend or Foe? 5: All That Stuff on Your Desktop

    Both our physical desktop and our computer desktop can get cluttered quickly. One of the issues in whether you can find what you need. The other issue is whether the cluttered desktops are making it difficult to focus and be productive.

    • 14 min
    Clutter: Friend or Foe? 4: All Those Communication Options

    Clutter: Friend or Foe? 4: All Those Communication Options

    Choosing to communicate via phone, text, email, or social network is not only a matter of personal preference, but must take into account the recipients preferences as well. How do you sort through who responds best to a text message and who responds best a personal call?

    • 14 min

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