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Are you a giver, a taker or a matcher?

by Leon Goren Adam Grant, one of our previous speakers at the annual PEO conference, thinks that success in business depends heavily on your answer to this question: Are you a giver, a taker or a matcher? In other words, how do you approach interactions with people? Givers are others-focused and strive to be generous in sharing their time, energy and connections. Matchers believe in tit-for-tat and have relationships governed by an even…

Congratulations, CFO. —you now own a CEO!

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Now that he’s arrived in your life, what do you do with him or her? CEOs, without a strong amount of training, can be unruly, undisciplined and prone to making choices without the proper guidance. They are a sought after breed, in demand at most times but difficult to keep in check, in part due to their admirable qualities. This is where the CFO’s background, outlook and training shine. With a little bit of firm direction, a CEO can be a pleasant…

When Green is Really Blue

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People who are unfamiliar with PEO consistently ask how the presidents of a law firm, a recruiting firm, manufacturer, and food service company possibly help each other build their businesses when they lack each other’s specific industry knowledge. Today I had a Eureka moment.  Driving to an appointment, I was listening to Spark on CBC and they interviewed a professor in California at Berkley who explained it perfectly:  Her name is Charlan Nemeth…
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