Entries tagged: management

Hiring Tips from the Trenches

By: Joe Campolo, Esq.

Posted: May 23rd, 2016

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As business owners, executives, and HR managers, we’ve all been there: a new employee who seemed so promising just doesn’t work out.  The person may have the relevant work experience but doesn’t seem to understand how to prioritize her responsibilities.  Or perhaps the person is an all-star at the job, but isn’t getting along with […]

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When It Comes to Your Employees, Stop Complaining and Start Training

By: Joe Campolo, Esq.

Posted: September 9th, 2015

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Much of the griping I hear from other business owners is about how the work effort of their employees is lacking. When I hear these complaints I’ll ask, “What are you doing to train your employees?” The usual response is something like, “Well I pay them and I don’t have time to train them. They […]

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Six Leadership Lessons I Learned in the Marine Corps

By: Joe Campolo, Esq.

Posted: June 26th, 2015

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In a recent opinion article I challenged the Long Island business community to be leaders instead of complainers. The response was overwhelming, with many people asking for some guidance; they wanted to know if I had any rules that I could share. The best rules I know I learned as a Marine. The U.S. Marine […]

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Note from My Grandmother – Spit Out the Pacifier

By: Joe Campolo, Esq.

Posted: May 29th, 2015

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Lately, I’ve heard business leaders complain about the economy, trouble attracting high-paying customers, a lack of skilled workers, employees not pulling their weight and taxes as reasons for business not doing well. It’s time for Long Island business leaders to realize that we – not the government or anyone else – are responsible for the […]

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Managers – Think Twice Before Setting Negotiation Goals

By: Joe Campolo, Esq.

Posted: August 9th, 2014

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To encourage the negotiators they supervise to do their best, managers routinely rely on performance benchmarks, the promise of bonuses, and other types of goals. Adapted from “Managers – Think Twice Before Setting Negotiation Goals…,” for the May 2009 issue of Negotiation. See below for more details. But before you engage in further goal setting, […]

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