Cold, wet feet

Cold, wet feet by Nancy Knowlton
Years ago a coach imposed discomfort and embarrassment on me. I learned to always prioritize sensitivity to others’ circumstances.
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The ugliness of sexual harassment

The ugliness of sexual harassment by Nancy Knowlton
Sexual harassment can make people feel threatened and fearful. It has no place in the workplace as everyone should feel safe and free to report it.
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You only have to please me

You only have to please me by Nancy Knowlton
Allegiance to the company by each team member always has to be the first commitment, not to the manager or to individual teams.
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The crippling effect of student debt

The crippling effect of student debt by Nancy Knowlton
We need to take a hard look at the debt load students are incurring to get a postsecondary education. It ends up being a negative to everyone in society, not just to the students.
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To bribe or not to bribe?

To bribe or not to bribe? by Nancy Knowlton
Presented with the opportunity to win a large installation through providing a bribe compelled me to make a decision. Not then. Not now. Not ever.
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Shut out with 43 rejections

Shut out with 43 rejections by Nancy Knowlton
Our effort to enlist investors for SMART was for naught. No one would invest. With hindsight, that gave us the control we needed to grow the company.
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Beware the flip-flopper

Beware the flip-flopper by Nancy Knowlton
My experience with a boss who flip-flopped on a decision and made me responsible for the situation taught me to work hard at not doing this to others.
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Firing the wrong person

Firing the wrong person by Nancy Knowlton
Bad firings are just that – bad. It is bad for the individual who is wrongly fired and bad for the organization. Staff know and that destroys trust.
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Caught in a lie

Caught in a lie by Nancy Knowlton
If you believe you are justified in pursuing a matter legally, make sure you do so honestly and have all the facts sorted out. It’s best to not get in a legal wrangle as in most instances it is only the lawyers who consistently wi
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One-finger help

One-finger help by Nancy Knowlton
Giving just the right amount of guidance and assistance is key in developing self-sufficiency and responsibility. Help too much and take away a person’s self-reliance and willingness to struggle. Help too little and set people up
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