Author Archives: Keith Jacob

To Move Forward, First Look Back

The start of a new year is a natural time for business owners to look forward to strategies and initiatives that need to be executed in the next twelve months. If you’re like me, you probably hit the ground running … Continue reading

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Promoting and Encouraging Women

As the father of five children, including two daughters, I have always paid close attention to the imbalance between the number of men and women in leadership roles. Despite a significant amount of attention that this issue receives, the fact … Continue reading

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Pushing the Pause Button

Though I’ve been practicing mindfulness for several years, I still find it a challenge to remember the value of slowing down and pausing in the midst of a busy day. My company requires careful attention, and my customers and employees … Continue reading

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Teams Thrive on Trust

Whether your organization contains three people or three hundred, working together effectively requires that each person rely on and have confidence in the rest of the team. I’ve always found that the best way to build that trust is to … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Strengthen the Human Connection

Remember when the economy was booming in the mid to late 1980s (or at least that’s how it seems in retrospect)? The current political climate aside, it’s enough to make a business owner want to turn back time. But the … Continue reading

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Why you Should Attend a Job Fair

With the amount of online resources for job seekers, it can seem a little old-fashioned to show up at a job fair with a stack of resumes. But not only are job fairs a chance to meet directly with recruiters … Continue reading

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After the Interview: How Much Should I Bug You?

One of the issues that job seekers frequently struggle with is how best to follow up after an interview. It’s difficult to walk that fine line between showing interest and being a pest, and in your effort to be persistent, … Continue reading

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Sidelined—When you Need to Focus on Weaknesses

Working on your strengths is important, and in a previous post I talked about the need to spotlight strengths rather than weaknesses and how giving employees the opportunity to do what they are good at can keep them motivated. But there … Continue reading

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Networking in Person and Online

Now that there are so many online networking opportunities available in addition to traditional, in-person, networking, it can be challenging to choose the ones that make the most sense. Remember that it’s a process and requires trial and error. Like … Continue reading

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Speaking Effectively in an Interview

Even the best communicators can have trouble in high-pressure situations like interviews. But with a little preparation, you can put the focus on several key tasks, reducing your self-consciousness and nerves. At the core of these tasks is the essential … Continue reading

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