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Baron Christopher Hanson

Baron Christopher Hanson is the principal and lead strategist at RedBaron Advisors in Charleston, S.C., and Palm Beach, Fla. A former rugby player, Harvard graduate, and expert on workplace and small-business turnarounds, Hanson has written for Harvard Business Review and SmartBrief considerably. He can be reached for consulting roles and speaking gigs via e-mail or over Twitter @RBC_ThinkTank.

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Your organization is always in need of recruiting better employees who will sustain better productivity and returns on their HR investments.


Rebranding a company actually requires re-thinking your operations, product offering, and human resource excellence first.

Growing or turning around any company's profits requires finding new value that new customers are willing to pay for -- and employees and vendors are willing to deliver.

4 questions to ask yourself about your organization's workplace environment

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Ask yourself, where might your business need challenge and restoration the most?

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