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Brian Nicholson steers Red Jacket Orchards out of the orchard and toward juice (access required)

The day Red Jacket Orchards turned on the juice production line at its new plant in 2010, Brian Nicholson had a realization. What began as a fruit farm and roadside produce stand two generations earlier had already expanded to shipping ...

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When hiring a leader, look for character, maturity

When you hire or promote a leader, what attributes do you look for? Most organizations emphasize intelligence, talent and accomplishments. They want to know what someone is good at, and they ask about an individual’s record of success. Top-level job-hunting ...

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Surgeon chat sparks leadership lessons for businesses

A friend of mine needed surgery to remove a benign tumor in his pituitary gland. Like any surgery involving the brain, that’s an operation requiring great precision. The involved parts are small and delicate. Not long after his successful operation, ...

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