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A unique management consulting firm that engages with leaders to create human capital strategy and reward programs that drive firm performance.

We deliver solutions that align with your corporate culture and goals.  Our employee reward programs are designed to improve your organizational performance.  Our end-to-end approach guides you from diagnosis and design, through implementation and communication.  Your solution will fit your budget, be understood by your participants and allow efficient ongoing administration. The strength of our work is in applying our knowledge and expertise to your specific needs.  Once implemented, we will support your evolution and performance into the future.

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“I wish this book had been around decades ago…it’s a must have”

Posted on Feb 24th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Peggy Andrews, PhD, SPHR, Lecturer in Management & Leadership Curriculum Coordinator at Hamline University School of Business recently reviewed…

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Jon Stewart Isn’t Worth Two Cents!

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Jon Stewart, the host of the long-running Daily Show on Comedy Central, will be leaving the show later this year. When I heard this and the resulting…

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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: An Incentive Compensation Story

Posted on Feb 4th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Not so long ago in a town not so far away, there was a growing company. Inside that company, worked a compensation professional (“Yolanda”) who…

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Quick Fixes May Not Be Good Fixes

Posted on Jan 27th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Recently, it was reported that employees at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo accidentally broke the braided beard off of the iconic burial mask of King…

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What Do You Do?

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

The holiday season is now in the rear-view mirror and everyone reading this post has recently had to answer some version the question, “what…

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What are some examples of incentives you used to keep top employees as per the recommendation in the book “How Google Works”?

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question details (orig. on Quora) In their book "How Google Works", the authors recommended that startup founders should do their best to keep top…

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There is a start-up that has $5MM in revenues that wants me as an advisor to get them to $500MM. How much equity should I ask for?

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Additional Question details (orig. on Quora): CEO was only getting 3-5%. If that is the case, I can't imagine they would give an advisor more than…

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What is the difference between restricted stock vs. restricted stock units?

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: Orig on Quora) The only difference I can find is that with restrictive stock the employee technically owns it upon granting and can do a…

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How do I recruit top talent to work in an ‘unsexy’ industry?

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question (Orig. on Quora) We are a medium sized building supply distribution company with an aging work force. Any advice other than paying well…

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Startups: How can a startup provide the necessary diversity of projects to its employees?

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question from Quora As a software developer I worked at companies both large as well as small and I can tell that the former have a greater…

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