WWTLD: What Would Ted Lasso Do?

It was a Friday evening, and my husband had had a particularly difficult work week. He was salty, to say the least, and after hearing an irreverent interview with Brendan Hunt, writer and co-creator of “Ted Lasso,” I suggested the 35-minute comedy may be something to pull him out of his doldrums. I like being…
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Management: It actually is rocket science

I believe Imagine has a strong company culture that has grown from many successes and failures. It’s not easy, but over the years I think collectively we have discovered a few things that work. Managing people is a big responsibility that employers often treat as a burden because it is challenging and nuanced. It’s often…
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Fonts matter

I recently received an email written in a bright color and the Comic Sans font, and I was surprised at my negative reaction. As far as business emails go — as well as my go-to Word default — Times New Roman, size 12, is my jam. I blame it on my journalism roots. Arial isn’t…
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Five ways owners of small business can stay motivated

Over the last 20-plus years running a small business with my business partner, I’ve learned how difficult it is to stay motivated at times. Aside from meeting payroll and keeping the business viable, there are things there that keep you motivated and encouraged. Here are 5 simple ideas on how to possibly spark some motivation…
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The medium is (still) the message

Way back when I was in college, we studied the works of a Canadian communications analyst and philosopher named Marshall McLuhan, who developed original theories on the substantive and stylistic differences between radio, print and television, among others. McLuhan’s influential work on “hot” and “cool” media can best be summarized by the 1960 John F.…
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