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How to be inventive with compensation to keep key executives
Chief executives of Fortune 500 companies receiving lavish pay, including significant stock options and other forms of deferred compensation, have become commonplace. But now, with the U.S. labor market tighter than it has been in years, these incentives are being considered more frequently at middle-market companies and smaller firms across America trying to attract key staff by matching incentives at larger, public companies. I hear a growing number of owners of middle market firms say that key…

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:30:02 +0000

Frank Blake, Dan Cathy to join JA Atlanta Business Hall of Fame
​Two top Atlanta business leaders — Frank Blake and Dan Cathy — will be inducted into Junior Achievement’s Atlanta Business Hall of Fame on Feb. 24, 2018

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +0000

Always be helping — a new motto for the modern-day sales professional
"Always be closing." That age-old adage is Sales 101. It has been the go-to motto for sales professionals for decades. And, while the phrase might have provided inspiration when Alec Baldwin said it in “Glengarry Glen Ross ,” research shows that the motto might be losing effectiveness. A recent study by CSO Insights indicates that successful salespeople spend, at most, 35 percent of their time actually selling, or "closing." The "always be closing" motto ignores buyer needs entirely and places…

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:20:03 +0000

South Fulton water agency may shift gears on reservoir
​A controversial reservoir project in Fulton County that has been on the back burner for several years may receive new life, but in a different form.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:15:00 +0000

Who, when and how to tip
One of the many subjects that gets Americans confused is who, when and how to tip. Consider the following two examples: In our local town, a bakery had a sign on a jar reading: “Tipping is not a city in China.” A guy saw an ad for a great deal on a cruise — Only $500 for 30 days! He signed up, showed up, and everything went black. When he awoke, he was chained to an oar in a Roman galley. A uniformed guard beat a drum to keep the rowers in rhythm. At the end of 30 days, everyone was unchained.…

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:10:03 +0000

​Employee speech: What is protected?
What should an employer do when an employee voices his or her personal beliefs or opinions that are offensive or do not align with the company’s vision and principles? In the wake of news surrounding terminations of employees for participation in controversial rallies (Charlottesville) and disseminating controversial opinions internally (Google), many are asking, Does our right to free speech protect us from actions by our employers? A common misconception is the extent of the First Amendment’s…

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:05:02 +0000

The art of leadership: ASU's Christine Wilkinson is our Most Admired Leaders Lifetime Achievement recipient
Most Admired Leaders Lifetime Achievement: Christine Wilkinson, Arizona State University

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:09 +0000

Why Ikea's Glendale location is a sign of Phoenix's population growth — and more Ikeas
Ikea typically needs close to 2 million nearby to open a store.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:08 +0000

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