potter
hanger
potter
concrete
on strike
taps
wires
butterflies
sunglasses
resurrection
boots
dark
fall bench
stool
high scene
cuba chairs
vw van
sinks
vaulted
boats oxford
streaming
dallas windows
mini
leafs
beach 2
tree
posters
canoes
man blur
pharmacy
boats
restaurant
stairs
electrical
antigua
flower
garage door
hammers
bannister
beach 1
graffiti
falls
containers
dark stairway
three slits
file cabinet
old sign
overpass
natchez
danger door
conduit
scooter
stream
cotton
hdr landscape
pipes
on off
werthan
cactus
big hook
dripped paint
joint
tubes
warehouse
table
eye
woman on steps
propeller
boat

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The Four Types of Employees at Your Firm

Take just six minutes with me and think about the four different kinds of employees you have. You'll learn a lot more from this exercise if you participate and apply it to your firm as you read.

Start by answering two questions about each employee:

  1. Is this employee a cultural fit? Think about your values, as well as the importance you place on honesty, transparency, collaboration, commitment, etc.
  2. Is the employee a contributor? To answer this question, think about whether you could send them to talk with a client (on their own) or ask them to teach their fellow employees through an informal seminar for an hour or ask them to write an insightful blog post.

Draw your own guadrant, like the...

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Why I Write

It's been a busy month, including a sold-out conference with agencies from seven countries and consulting engagements in Toronto, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Guatemala, Washington DC, and Austin. I'm always grateful for new opportunities, but my biggest regret in busyness is that it crowds out writing, and I'm drawn to writing like a moth to a flame. Why do I miss it? What is it about writing that feeds my soul?

I write because I breathe. I am a deep introvert and this is how I address my world. Tomorrow I speak to a huge crowd at Inbound and I enjoy that immensely, but after I am done I'd rather go write or walk or take pictures. Talking with fifty people after I'm done speaking is more work than speaking. If socializing is acting (to me), then writing is breathing.

I write because it's how I get smart. If you wait for clarity before you write, you'll wait far too long. Clarity comes in the articulation and not after it....

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The Four Types of Employees at Your Firm

Take just six minutes with me and think about the four different kinds of employees you have. You'll learn a lot more from this exercise if you participate and apply it to your firm as you read.

Start by answering two questions about each employee:

  1. Is this employee a cultural fit? Think about your values, as well as the importance you place on honesty, transparency, collaboration, commitment, etc.
  2. Is the employee a contributor? To answer this question, think about whether you could send them to talk with a client (on their own) or ask them to teach their fellow employees through an informal seminar for an hour or ask them to write an insightful blog post.

Draw your own guadrant, like the...

More >

Why I Write

It's been a busy month, including a sold-out conference with agencies from seven countries and consulting engagements in Toronto, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Guatemala, Washington DC, and Austin. I'm always grateful for new opportunities, but my biggest regret in busyness is that it crowds out writing, and I'm drawn to writing like a moth to a flame. Why do I miss it? What is it about writing that feeds my soul?

I write because I breathe. I am a deep introvert and this is how I address my world. Tomorrow I speak to a huge crowd at Inbound and I enjoy that immensely, but after I am done I'd rather go write or walk or take pictures. Talking with fifty people after I'm done speaking is more work than speaking. If socializing is acting (to me), then writing is breathing.

I write because it's how I get smart. If you wait for clarity before you write, you'll wait far too long. Clarity comes in the articulation and not after it....

More >

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Rethinking the Employee Review

Webinar: How we got to the current state of the employee review is anyone's guess, but it doesn't work on many, many levels. Everyone--on both sides--dreads it. But there are some really interesting, really helpful ways to do employee reviews that both parties look forward to and which move the company and the employee's career forward. Come learn about some exciting ways to do employee reviews. $160


Blog

The Four Types of Employees at Your Firm

Take just six minutes with me and think about the four different kinds of employees you have. You'll learn a lot more from this exercise if you participate and apply it to your firm as you read.

Start by answering two questions about each employee:

  1. Is this employee a cultural fit? Think about your values, as well as the importance you place on honesty, transparency, collaboration, commitment, etc.
  2. Is the employee a contributor? To answer this question, think about whether you could send them to talk with a client (on their own) or ask them to teach their fellow employees through an informal seminar for an hour or ask them to write an insightful blog post.

Draw your own guadrant, like the...

Why I Write

It's been a busy month, including a sold-out conference with agencies from seven countries and consulting engagements in Toronto, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Guatemala, Washington DC, and Austin. I'm always grateful for new opportunities, but my biggest regret in busyness is that it crowds out writing, and I'm drawn to writing like a moth to a flame. Why do I miss it? What is it about writing that feeds my soul?

I write because I breathe. I am a deep introvert and this is how I address my world. Tomorrow I speak to a huge crowd at Inbound and I enjoy that immensely, but after I am done I'd rather go write or walk or take pictures. Talking with fifty people after I'm done speaking is more work than speaking. If socializing is acting (to me), then writing is breathing.

I write because it's how I get smart. If you wait for clarity before you write, you'll wait far too long. Clarity comes in the articulation and not after it....

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David C. Baker: Author | Speaker | Advisor—Business Insight for the Expert Firm