Blog Posts in June, 2014

  • The Lean Startup Machine 2014

    I had the pleasure of mentoring budding entrepreneurs at Chicago’s Lean Startup Machine weekend on June 22. It was exciting to see first-hand how valuable the lean startup model can be to an entrepreneur. It was also interesting to see that, much like in the real world of business, nearly 70% of participants had given up and closed up shop by the time I started my 5 hour mentoring session. The ...
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  • Charting Your Executive Career

    Since executives spend so much of their time making management decisions and driving revenue, it can be challenging to devote time to their own career development. If executives take even a small fraction of the time they spend strategizing on behalf of their companies to strategizing about their own futures, climbing the corporate ladder can become a much more obtainable goal. Here are three ...
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  • Planning A Graceful Exit Strategy

    There’s been a lot of media hype about some pretty overt resignations including YouTube videos and even a SuperBowl commercial . Although you may be at a breaking point where you wish you could march through your office with a marching band to announce that you are quitting, or you’d love to have a billboard expressing the same, these are not the best choices for your long-term career. It’s ...
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  • Four Factors to Consider When Negotiating an Employment Contract

    High-level executives usually rely on employment law attorneys to negotiate employment contracts, and for good reason: it’s an opportunity to clearly outline expectations and minimize future disputes. In any employment contract, compensation and benefits are key. However, there are many other factors that are essential to a productive and mutually rewarding employment relationship and should ...
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  • 5 Signs Your Contractor May Be An Employee

    We’re excited to release our first in a series of videos sharing free legal knowledge with our readers and colleagues. Does your company have a contractor who is actually an employee? Watch this video to find out.
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  • Five Suggestions for Protecting your Rights Under the FMLA

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects the jobs of eligible employees who take time off from work to take care of their own serious health condition, to take care of the serious health condition of an immediate family member, or to take care of a newly born or newly adopted child. When the law works as it should, employers grant eligible employees up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave in a ...
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