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Setting Outcomes Versus Setting Goals by Tony Rose

Michael Bernoff is correct: Setting outcomes is more productive than setting goals. Here's the difference: An outcome describes what you want to have happen whereas a goal is what you want to do. This works for me because much of what we do amounts to...

IN DEFENSE OF EMPLOYEES by Tony Rose

I recently had a talk with Amy Bruske, the president of Kolbe Corp, about the meaning of entrepreneurship. Bruske has observed three types of folks, all of whom are necessary in a business: entrepreneurs, business owners, and employees. We tend to hold entrepreneurs and business owners...

Tax Rhetoric v Tax Reform

In recent weeks, President Trump’s administration published its tax reform goals, which resulted in much discussion and little clarity. The goals, which have not yet been translated into bills, would double most people’s standard deduction, eliminate many itemized deductions, and retain deductions for home mortgage...

Eric Swenson on HR: Evolve or Die

Eric Swenson, Founder and Managing Director of our sister company, RSJ/Swenson, is an author, speaker, and consultant who works with businesses throughout the United States and Canada to train and improve management and develop professional talent. In his most recent article for Talent Economy, he predicts...