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“The way you delegate is that first you have to hire people that you really have confidence in. You won’t truly let those people feel a sense of autonomy if you don’t have confidence in them.” – Robert Pozen In part II of our series on the changing work environment we tackle the topic of autonomy....
It’s not every day that your United States Congressman pops into your workplace to talk shop. But that’s exactly what happened last Thursday, August 4, when Rep. Mark Sanford paid a visit to Daniel Island-based tech businesses Teamphoria and InfiniteTakes, both of which are housed in the Charleston...
“To make flexibility work, it is not only necessary to change our attitude about who is a good worker and who is not, but we have to train managers at all levels to recognize the difference between the number of hours worked and the quality of work produced.” – Madeleine M. Kunin Recent findings in...
The legendary bare-knuckles boxing champion John L. Sullivan was confronted by a runt of a man who, suffering from the effects of too much drink, challenged the burly champion to a fight. Sullivan, who once battled toe-to-toe with an opponent for 75 rounds, growled, "Listen, you, if you hit me just...
Bob Kuechenberg, the former Miami Dolphins great, once explained what motivated him to go to college. “My father and uncle were human cannonballs in carnivals. My father told me, "go to college or be a cannonball." Then one day my uncle came out of the cannon, missed the net and hit the Ferris...
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.   – Peter Drucker A worker asked for a pay raise and got this note back from his supervisor: "Because of the fluctuation predisposition of your position's productive capacity as juxtaposed to standard norms, it would be...
I love the gray areas, but I like the gray areas as considered by bright, educated, courageous people. – Alan Furst A story is told of Lord Halifax, a former foreign secretary of Great Britain, who once shared a railway compartment with two prim-looking spinsters. A few moments before reaching his...
“She could have coached any team, any sport, men’s or women’s. It wouldn’t have mattered, because Pat could flat-out coach. I will miss her dearly, and I am honored to call her my friend.” – Peyton Manning As a native Tennessean and a proud member of Vol Nation, I was deeply saddened by the recent...
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein Perhaps no composer has captured the musical heart and soul of America as did Irving Berlin. In addition to familiar favorites such as “God Bless America” and “Easter Parade,” he wrote, “I’m Dreaming of a...
LOCAL REALTOR® AWARDED SRS DESIGNATION Daniel Island resident Debbie Wall-Smith with Charleston Metro Homes Real Estate has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRSsm) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country. The SRS is conferred by the Real Estate Business...

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