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Articles by John Hollon

Outsourcing Get Over It

March 10, 2006
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We can continue to complain about the jobs being lost to lower-cost workers overseas, or we can focus on getting our workforce prepared for the jobs that will be left in the U.S.
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10 Steps for Motivation

March 3, 2006
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"There is no substitute for the best people," Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer said, "and there is no system that will replace the best people."
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United's Make-or-break Chance

February 10, 2006
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The leading U.S. air carriers' success, in large part, is due to their people and the added value they bring to the business. Untied can get there too.
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Workers at the Wheel

January 27, 2006
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If Ford is to be successful, it must get the company's most critical asset--its people--fully engaged and enthusiastic about the challenge ahead.
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A Leader in Name Only

January 13, 2006
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Former Enron CEO Ken Lay's Houston speech wasn't about motivating his former employees. It was a self-centered attempt to publicly frame his defense strategy and maybe even lobby the jurors who will be sitting in judgment when his case goes to trial.
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Why The Meager Raises

December 12, 2005
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Despite strong corporate earnings, real wages for American workers will finish 2005 down by about 2 percent because of rising prices and small annual pay increases.
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Drucker Knew Best

November 18, 2005
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Generations of managers and executives have been guided by Peter Drucker's work over the past 60 years.
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Behind the Wal-Mart Memo

November 4, 2005
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Our health care system is at a crossroads, and it is hard to see how Corporate America can continue to foot so much of the bill.
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Playing Hardball on 401(k)s

October 27, 2005
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Three of four workers ages 55 to 64 have less than $60,000 saved for their 20 to 25 years of retirement.
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The Cult of Welch

October 11, 2005
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After five years away from GE, Jack Welch has still got a powerful message that hits home for just about anyone in a leadership role.
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