Michael Neidle Michael Neidle
Michael Neidle is president and CEO of Optimal Management, an advisor to staffing firm owners and managers.

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Leadership and Risk


The way a leader fulfills their role, be it at a small company or an elected position, varies depending on the condition of that entity. A leader of a strong, secure and prosperous ...
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When Will the Next Recession Hit?


It is important to know what the economy has in store so businesses can plan ahead — hire to expand or cut expenses, borrow money or payback loans, etc. We have had sustained ...
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Beware of the Paperless Office


Some three decades ago, the mantra was to go paperless. This was to be the office of the future. I remember working at a high tech company then, when the order went out to go paperless, ...
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Selecting the Right Candidate


For most companies, their most important asset is their people. For those companies in the service industry this would appear to be obvious, but the same is true even in production ...
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Retaining Top Sales Reps


In today’s highly competitive world for talent what does one need to do to retain their top people? Everything starts with sales and without top tier business development personnel ...
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Politics and Business


It is a good policy not to discuss religion and politics with those who may not have similar leanings and the same point of view. In this current political climate this is especially ...
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Bench Strength


Given the good economy for skilled employees it is important to maintain bench strength in the organization. This, so that as people are promoted, leave or terminated the company has ...
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We Are Great and Doing Well


There has been talk as presidential campaigning heats up that the country and the economy are doing poorly and we are no longer a great country. With this in mind, I thought some facts ...
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Checks and Balances


Do you use checks and balances in your company to both insure accuracy and prevent embezzlement? In all well-run companies, management has installed this tool to insure everything ...
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Walking Away from Business


Do you accept the proposition that all business is not necessarily good business? Do you pursue new orders so aggressively that you are not able walk away from a bad deal?  If you ...
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