Working with consultants, what your customers really want, building a trusting organization, and boosting productivity. Tom Rodenhauser outlines several issues to consider when hiring a consultant. Jim Billington provides a fourfold path to figure out what your customers really want. Douglas Smith asks, "Are your employees bowling alone?" and offers tips for building a more trusting organization. David Stauffer suggests a dozen ways to boost your personal productivity.
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