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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 7/25/2014 8:25 AM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Company leaders often find themselves stepping down for a variety of reasons. Some want to hand over the reins before they are forced to by health or market conditions, and others ...
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Every business needs both leaders and managers to succeed. However, as much as people might like to believe in the charismatic and visionary leader who can also manage the ...
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A company's office culture plays a big role in everyday operations, affecting everything from hiring to employee performance. If the culture in your office is unproductive or ...
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Planning, organizing and coordinating are the textbook responsibilities of any manager. There is one additional skill, however, that can take a manager from routine to ...
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A key complaint in the workplace today comes from employees who feel their bosses do not trust them with key information or tasks. Employees want to know what is coming down the ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 7/16/2014 8:43 AM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Hard bargainers can make any professional negotiation more challenging, particularly if you aren't prepared to deal with them effectively. With these tips, you can get through a ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 7/3/2014 5:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
General Motors has not been having a good month. The company announced recalls related to air bag failures in early June 2014, and on June 25, asked dealers to stop selling all ...
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In a management position, it is easy to get comfortable and complacent over time. In doing so, you may miss valuable opportunities or fail to notice issues before they become a ...
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Whether you're an experienced supervisor or a first-time manager, it's easy to fall prey to common management mistakes. No matter what your position, there is always room for ...
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  • By: John Scott
  • On: 6/30/2014 4:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
For business leaders, professional failure is a crucial step on the path to success. As a manager, failed projects and ideas can be hard to take, particularly when they happen in ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 6/27/2014 6:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
As World Cup fever sweeps the world, many managers are taking note of team and event strategies. By paying attention to the mistakes and successes of the world's best soccer ...
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As your company grows you may find yourself having to hire managers to help run your business. This can help lessen your workload tremendously. Unfortunately if you're not ...
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While it may be daunting on the surface, you only need a little initiative to learn the ropes of modern office management. The most important thing to remember is that managing ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 6/25/2014 6:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Learning when to lead and when to follow is one of the most important parts of becoming a manager. Many people start their first management position understanding they are ...
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For many people, professional networking feels forced and uncomfortable. In industries where who you know is as important as what you can do, however, networking is a crucial ...
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In order for any company to remain competitive and efficient, it must work to retain its employees. Low employee turnover not only keeps business running smoothly, but also boosts ...
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The conclusion is a crucial, but often ignored, component of a professional presentation. Many professionals tack on a presentation conclusion almost as an afterthought, wasting a ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 6/17/2014 9:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Constantly micromanaging your team is a waste of time, and it creates a stressful work environment. It’s imperative to your team’s success that you learn how to ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 6/13/2014 1:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Too many business owners and managers believe that working hard is the only way to get things done right, but this is not the case. You can learn how to work smarter by taking ...
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It's undeniable that social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have taken the world by storm in recent years. Most people use these networks in personal time but what ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 6/11/2014 6:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Green work spaces benefit employees and companies by increasing focus, productivity and illness-recovery times of personnel. Likewise, the introduction of plants in an office ...
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When employee discipline must be memorialized through a formal written warning, the disciplinary warning form must contain adequate background information, an accurate description ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 6/6/2014 1:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Business process management views every business as a series of processes from product development to advertising to sales. The model also includes support processes, such as ...
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Organizational change management is the process of planning and implementing a change to a company or organization. Organizational change managers oversee everything from a merger ...
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Knowledge management involves the creation, capture, protection and shared use of organizational information to benefit your business. With an increasing amount of information ...
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For managers, management and leadership are both crucial skills. The two concepts are frequently understood to mean the same thing, an unfortunate mistake that leads to a ...
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As a manager, managing change is just as important as managing people. If you do not learn how to introduce change, bring team members on board and create both cohesion and ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 5/27/2014 9:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Managing
For many managers, it is impossible to stop working when the clock strikes five. Instead of wasting your evenings and weekends hunched in front of a laptop or worrying about ...
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Many managers struggle to keep star employees challenged and happy over the years. The end results are worth the effort, because high-performing employees can serve as a valuable ...
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Women now make up the majority of the labor force, including part-time and full-time employment. As a productive part of the workforce, the sheer volume of women in the workforce ...
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To outsiders, successful entrepreneurs sometimes seem like the wizards of the business world. They teeter precariously on the brink of catastrophic failure one day, only to rake ...
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Hiring managers are quick to pull out checklists, formulate informative interview questions and compare resumes against the ideal job criteria when working to fill company ...
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After putting a lot of time, effort and money into hiring high-quality employees, it is important to exert just as much effort on retaining employees. The foundation for a long, ...
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In the last several years, business professionals have been buzzing about Big Data. It has reached fad status, which leads some to believe that data-driven business decisions are ...
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Every professional wants to feel like an irreplaceable part of an organization, but increasingly advanced technology may eliminate the need for human workers from various ...
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An environment of trust is crucial to building a healthy work place. Workers who feel unheard, unrecognized or misunderstood provide lower-quality work than those who feel ...
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Managing a multigenerational team isn’t easy. There’s often a clear divide between younger and older employees. Opinions differ on everything from work-life balance to ...
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When you send out a status report, you want to include information that is both relevant and easy to understand. If your status report includes too much information or is arranged ...
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Running a successful business places a myriad of responsibilities on your shoulders, but developing an effective management style is perhaps the single most important priority. As ...
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Running a successful business demands harmony among the members of the company's teams. Whether you find that your managers butt heads continually, or you notice tension among ...
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One of the best ways to establish consistent improvement in an organization is by instituting feedback loops. Feedback loops improve productivity by providing staff with a series ...
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You have found you have some free time between meetings throughout the day or before you're ready to leave, but you aren’t sure what to do. Instead of wasting your time ...
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One of the most important qualities in a business leader is inspiring workers to do their best. Whatever your industry, this management skill applies across the board. Giving ...
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There are a lot of powerful arguments for employees to work from home. In fact, many professionals rely on their home offices for days when they simply cannot make it in to their ...
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If you frequently experience stress in the workplace, you understand the immense challenges this situation creates. When stress accumulates, you no longer think clearly and may ...
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In the business world, you can either adapt to changing technology and embrace change or become another statistic. The fact is, businesses with high levels of online accessibility ...
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More and more companies are requiring heavier workloads from fewer employees. While this approach certainly keeps costs low and efficiency high, employee burnout does not do much ...
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Most people of faith in America are able to pass their entire career without religion coming into conflict with their jobs. However, for some, the dictates of their religion ...
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It is an unfortunate fact that the average business meeting is typically characterized by words such as "boring," "long" and "unproductive." While ...
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When modern business meets religion, complex issues arise. When business professionals are able to collaborate effectively, regardless of their religious backgrounds, then the ...
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Entrepreneurship has long been heralded as the quintessential American dream. What's better than owning your own business? Answer: owning a successful, long-running business. Many ...
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There are a myriad of reasons why quality communication skills are imperative for modern business leaders to possess. Business leaders that possess poor communication skills are ...
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For managers, project status reports are a double-edged sword; though they provide valuable information about the progress of a project, the resulting picture is often incomplete. ...
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The management skills required of modern supervisors have changed significantly over the past decade, largely in response to new devices, programs and communication options. As ...
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Vladimir Putin, who first served as Russian president from 2000 to 2008 and has won the 2012 election for another term, is known for ruling with an iron fist. Putin may not be as ...
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Bad meetings are common in many offices and easy to pick apart, but good meetings are paramount to business and are harder to define. Effective meetings capture and hold the ...
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When you have a tough project ahead of you, it can be difficult to stay motivated and focused. When you are the boss and have to boost employee motivation as well as move the ...
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Inflated egos can create more turmoil and make problem solving in the workplace more difficult for everyone. Do not allow big egos to get in the way of genuine productivity in the ...
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Over the past several years, the business world has increasingly focused on the elusive concept of creativity. Corporations seek creative thinkers in their hiring ads. Managers ...
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To make your job search more successful, your resume needs to highlight your skills and experience and to demonstrate what makes you an ideal applicant. Your resume must also ...
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The first impression is everything when you meet someone. This is especially true when you are networking at a business function. That first impression can land you a job or a ...
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Truly great leaders are supported by the finest employees. However, finding great employees goes far beyond hiring people with a winning resume. No leader can do all the work ...
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Everyone has a natural management style, but it's usually only effective part of the time. What works for some employees won't work for others. It's important to stay focused on ...
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As the name implies, a management consultant advises a company or organization on the best ways to manage and operate based on the company's individual needs. These consultants ...
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Companies spend a great deal of money in marketing strategies to woo business contacts in. The next step is to keep in touch with these hard-won clients by contacting them on a ...
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There are a wide variety of social media platforms that are available to utilize for your business. It's important to know what these platforms are and what they can be used for ...
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To be successful with your business startup, you need to find ways to save money for your endeavor. One of the top reasons new businesses fail is insufficient startup capital, so ...
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Good leaders demonstrate a variety of skills. They are often goal oriented, passionate, focused, confident, intelligent, inspiring visionaries who can coax the best out of their ...
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Executives spend approximately one-third of their work time in meetings, reports Rachel Silverman of "The Wall Street Journal." Unfortunately, running a meeting isn't ...
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Being a manager is a stressful position because everyone expects you to have all of the right answers. Part of your manager responsibilities is to direct others. Some think you ...
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Giving feedback is one of the most important jobs you can perform as a manager. Without feedback, employees may not be aware when they're doing something wrong—or right. ...
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Operations analysts, sometimes called operations research analysts, are problem solvers by nature. They use mathematics and a variety of other tools to identify opportunities for ...
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Creative destruction is a concept defined by Joseph Schumpeter in 1942 that was derived from the theories of Karl Marx on capitalist development and the business cycle. Schumpeter ...
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A management consultant is someone who works closely with businesses to help them improve their performance, increase efficiency, identify problems, and offer solutions. ...
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Managers are always trying to find new ways to increase employee productivity, but not all tricks or tips are appropriate for every workplace. One way to get more out of ...
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Many people are familiar with the basics of promoting a company's products and services, but they are not as adept at promoting themselves. Building a personal brand is essential ...
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After you've worked in the business field for several years, it's likely you have valuable job skills that would translate well to any industry. If this describes you, then a ...
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A good leader leads; a great leader inspires. History is filled with leaders who helped shape the world into what it is today. Nelson Mandela embodied patience and perseverance, ...
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What do business entrepreneurs and con artists have in common? They both make money by selling people on a dream or an ideal, except that what the entrepreneurs try to sell has a ...
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Leadership and business acumen are skills that are easier shown than told, so how can your manager resume create confidence in potential employers? One way to show your ...
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For experienced business and management professionals, it is natural to have a lengthy resume. If you are about to embark on a job search, however, it pays to spend time editing ...
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Twitter can be a valuable business tool, but only if you have enough followers. By making an effort to add more Twitter followers, you can increase the visibility of your company ...
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For managers, team productivity is a crucial concern. If your team members are having difficulty meeting their goals, roadmaps and better planning can help you increase ...
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Business decision making is a serious affair: the decisions you make can affect hundreds or thousands of employees, customers, and shareholders. That's why certain decision-making ...
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Managers and entrepreneurs face many important decisions during their careers. Deciding when to give up on a project, business, or other important goal isn't always easy, but it ...
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Recently, Facebook released Facebook Paper, an app that gives users a new way to use the social media service. Paper, which uses a new interface and integrates advanced newsreader ...
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In the workplace, it is natural to develop a certain level of vanity about your accomplishments and experience. For managers, however, an inflated sense of pride can be a problem; ...
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For managers and business professionals, following through is crucial. When you consistently deliver on your promises and declarations, you create a reputation for reliability. As ...
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Business leaders and managers rely heavily on their personal drive to produce results. Business motivation takes many different forms and can come from a variety of different ...
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Recently, Microsoft announced the selection of its newest chief executive officer after an exhaustive six-month search. During the search, many business insiders wondered whether ...
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For business professionals, attire is a crucial element. Your colleagues and contacts will automatically draw conclusions about you based on your appearance and business ...
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When the Great Recession hit in 2008, lots of automakers, including the Ford Motor Company, took big hits. Ford had been hurting for several years before the economy went sour, ...
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Business owners and managers alike understand the importance of meetings. Productive meetings are a great way to solicit feedback and disseminate information. They help you keep ...
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SHOP exchanges, which allow small businesses to purchase insurance plans for their employees under the Affordable Care Act, have shared many difficulties with the main site at ...
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Retail businesses and the entertainment industry alike share a focus on creating apps for mobile devices. Mobile design philosophy has much to teach business owners and managers, ...
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Business owners, executives, and managers constantly evaluate the effects of form vs. function in their organizations. From initial business startup to continuing operations, ...
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Over the past several years, Netflix has made multiple game-changing moves that shook the entertainment industry. By researching the changes to the Netflix business model, you can ...
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For many leaders, the most difficult part of managing projects is refocusing the team when it gets out of control. This is particularly true for new managers or managers who don't ...
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Productivity, growth, and potential: three familiar management buzzwords designed to drive prosperity. Those three words also pop up frequently during work performance reviews. As ...
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When you are busy with everyday management responsibilities, it can be difficult to keep up with advances in business technology. Despite the speed at which new technologies are ...
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In most companies, the success of a manager depends entirely on the success of the team. As you hire employees for your business team, you must find the size that works best for ...
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Nudging a project onto the right path takes a bit of finesse. The most critical project management skills deal with leadership and organization. Hesitating to make executive ...
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It's back to work for many people, and everyone's still remembering the food at Christmas and how much they enjoyed being off work for a while. Unfortunately, this doesn't do much ...
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Many business professionals make the mistake of searching for a job without having a plan. Instead of picking random job search strategies and using them to find employment, you ...
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For most management professionals, presentations are an unavoidable aspect of business. If your presentations are tired or stale, a piece of updated business technology may be the ...
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In a tough economy, job hunting can be a tedious process, even for management-level professionals with years of experience. By tailoring your resume to each job and writing a ...
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If you—like many members of the US workforce—are planning to change jobs in 2014, now may be the time to check out your options. If you're not sure where to start ...
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The recent security breach experienced by Target over the holiday season has brought the issue of information systems security into public discourse. Between alleged spying by the ...
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Finding the right candidate for an available position can be time consuming and difficult, particularly if you encounter numerous well-qualified applicants. The interview process ...
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If you're getting ready to search for management jobs, you're probably hearing all the usual job-search advice: update your resume, be prepared, and apply to multiple postings. ...
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If you think your job only affects your bank account, you are sorely mistaken. Your job affects your stress level, productivity, physical health and overall happiness. ...
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Teaching employees how to stay focused at work can be one of the hardest parts of being a manager. Other tasks—training sessions, seasonal reports, and enormous mail merge ...
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In general, customers are more willing to try a product, service, or company if it has been recommended by someone they trust. A professional recommendation from a client, ...
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You'll come across quite a few job application tips when you're looking to take the next step in your management career. For a manager, however, there really is only one takeaway ...
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When it comes to measuring the success of a business, profits are just one possible metric. Another crucial factor with the potential to affect your future success is customer ...
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Conducting a first-rate job hunt on a shoestring budget can be challenging, especially if you're searching for business management jobs. To get the job of your dreams, you must be ...
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Experts have identified several different management styles, but many people have traits of more than one style, making it necessary to ask for feedback from subordinates, peers, ...
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The start of a new year holds great symbolic power, making it the ideal time to set new goals. Without an action plan, however, it is easy to fall back into old habits. By ...
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In the professional world, relationships can be a make-or-break factor. Great relationships can make it easier to close deals, handle problems, and collaborate on projects. ...
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Most resume tips given by experts focus on the type of information you should put on your resume. To make the best impression with recruiters and hiring managers, you should also ...
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When meeting people, you have just one opportunity to make a great first impression. The impression you make during your first meeting will likely stick with new people for a long ...
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Mobile applications make it easier to identify good job opportunities and submit your application materials, but a mobile job search should not replace your use of desktop ...
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Management professionals looking for work in today's market are likely to discover that the tradition of newspaper classifieds and hand-signed applications is already behind the ...
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One of the best job search tips a management professional is likely to encounter these days involves focusing a job search on better prospects. There are two schools of thought ...
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Managers and business leaders have a variety of different decision-making tools to bring to bear when they need them. These tools may include cognitive checklists, resources that ...
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Management books are good choices for gift giving during the holiday season. The management tips they offer are helpful, and they are almost always appropriate for giving to ...
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Whether you're working in retail, publishing, or any other industry, certain times of the year are extremely busy, and it can be hard to know when to take a break. However, ...
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According to the National Statistics Council, over eleven million business meetings are held every day, and over a third of total employee work time is spent in meetings. With so ...
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When considering candidates for job openings, employers are searching for candidates with skills that will benefit everyone. Some of those skills include teamwork, leadership and ...
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Do you have trouble telling others that you can't take on a new project? If so, you aren't alone. Many people have a difficult time saying no to people, especially if that person ...
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Business leaders and management alike understand how the use of common business strategy elements can give them an edge in their markets. Traditional methods of thinking often ...
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The US healthcare website was supposed to make it easier for people to compare insurance plans and sign up for coverage. Unfortunately, the website experienced serious technical ...
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Successful business leaders are always looking for new ways to motivate employees, and it's not hard to see why. A motivated workforce will improve productivity without any major ...
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Americans have struggled to recover from the impact of the recession that took place in 2007 and 2008. Fortunately, the US economy is showing some signs of improvement, especially ...
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For managers and business executives, presentations are unavoidable. They happen at all levels of business and involve all types of audiences. If your presentations are not ...
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Businesses of all sizes require funding from the start to purchase key items and provide a cushion during a potentially lean launch period. Many companies have turned to ...
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Managers and business owners can learn quite a bit from the process of technical writing. Technical writers take complicated instructions, such as those required to operate new ...
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It's easy for managers and business owners to claim to be leaders. Working with a team and owning a business may make you seem like a leader, but more than lip service is required ...
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The recent government shutdown has taught the world a few things about politics in Washington. It has also scared more than a few institutional investors with the horrifying ...
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An emotional intelligence quotient, or EQ, is a measurement of the ability of a person to empathize and respond to emotional stimuli. This quotient rises when a person is truly ...
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For many managers, meetings have a way of going off topic. Long meetings are not always effective meetings, and they often frustrate employees and decrease productivity. When it ...
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As a manager, you need to make decisions and act on the behalf of your team, which is what Congress is supposed to do for the citizens of the United States. However, as a manager, ...
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The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is designed in part to simplify the process of purchasing individual insurance. If you're pursuing self-employment and have a pre-existing ...
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Management can be a tough role to fulfill effectively: entire sitcoms and countless movies have been dedicated to terrible management strategies. Voodoo dolls aside, bad ...
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An administrative assistant is essentially your liaison to the world. While hiring someone who has completed executive assistant training is a good idea, it's more important to ...
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In many businesses, managers strive to fill positions so that their headcount doesn't fall below a certain minimum, but it seems that this is rather unproductive. Business ...
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Negotiating is arguably the most important part of managing a business. Mastering negotiation strategies will put you ahead of the game for everything from setting employees' ...
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With business profits seeing some recovery following the general economic downturn, you might think it's more positive than negative on the financial front these days. You may not ...
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If you manage a team or run a business it's important that you dress, behave, and speak properly to maintain a professional image, especially if your job involves public speaking. ...
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Business ideas are easy to generate. What's more challenging is separating the ones with merit from the ones that sound good but are ultimately unachievable. Here are a few ways ...
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Most companies avoid entering political conversations, preferring to remain noncommittal for fear of losing customers. Sometimes, though, circumstances force business owners and ...
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It takes many different types of people to lead an organization, and finding the right fit for the job is rarely easy. Management professionals run the gamut from intelligent to ...
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There's a new technology that's finding itself more and more at home in today's world. The Internet of Things is, as a concept, the logical next step in the information revolution ...
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Leadership skills are essential to a smoothly run organization. No matter how flat the organizational chart or how democratic the workplace culture, leaders will always emerge to ...
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Many companies use freelancers to get work done without paying additional employment taxes or providing employee benefits. This approach has many benefits, but it can be a ...
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Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook are both a blessing and a curse for HR professionals. With the right social media policy, you can use these tools to attract ...
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The scandals at Enron and WorldCom generated a lot of bad publicity, forcing many managers to pay more attention to business ethics in the workplace. Although the chance to ...
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As the labor market improves and job opportunities increase, more and more dissatisfied workers are quitting jobs in their fields to pursue greener pastures. Confidence in the job ...
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After eighty years of owning The Washington Post, the Graham family shocked the newspaper industry when they announced they were selling the paper to Jeff Bezos for $250 million. ...
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A top priority for many organizations is to identify and develop leaders. Demonstrating strong leadership skills gets you noticed, creates opportunity, and enhances your chances ...
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It's common for business owners to become overwhelmed with trivial tasks throughout the day. However, when the busywork monopolizes the majority of your day, it's hard to attend ...
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Last year, Marissa Mayer rocked the business industry when she left her job as vice president of Google to become the CEO of Yahoo. Since then, the female CEO has graced the ...
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With football season in full swing, people are monitoring their fantasy football teams closely, hoping to win money. Business owners and managers have debated over whether ...
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Much like the invention of fire, the development of speculation practices in the modern economy has put a powerful, but potentially very dangerous, tool into the hands of fallible ...
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Internships have become essential for many professions. However, because internships aren't typically paid positions, they're unfeasible for many people. According to ...
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In the past, people generally worked in one career for their entire lives. Today, workers are changing things up and switching industries midstream. If you want to take your ...
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Jeff Bezos has never been about doing things the typical way. The founder of Amazon.com built his business on unconventional business practices and a management strategy that ...
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Although social media websites have been around for several years, companies are still struggling to figure out how best to use these platforms to promote their businesses and ...
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Small-business confidence is a major bellwether used by economists and industry professionals alike to determine the overall health of a market. When small-business owners are ...
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For years, the MBA degree has been a hallmark of excellence for people in the competitive business field. If you want to build upon your experience in this field, you might be ...
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You're ready to start brain-storming sessions and adopt your favorite process improvement initiative to tackle the latest set of problems in your company, but you don't have ...
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The value of a college education is a major topic of discussion in today's modern market. Managers and business owners who have obtained degrees can speak to the advantages the ...
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A good manager knows that trusting your people and delegating responsibilities is a crucial management strategy. This holds true for large and small companies. Delegating ...
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Whether you've just graduated with a degree that gets you a foot in the door for a management position, started your own business, or clawed your way through the ranks to where ...
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Effective communication skills are essential for managers at all levels of an organization. Whether you are generating ideas with a group of employees or explaining a new ...
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When several automotive companies announced plans to open new factories in Michigan and other states across the country, people cheered. Once those job seekers learned that the ...
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Many companies are attempting to cut labor costs by hiring freelance workers instead of full-time workers. This reduces the cost of benefits and eliminates the need to purchase ...
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David Bloom of "Harvard Business Review" reports that 20 percent of the American population will be at least 65 years of age by 2050. This means seniors will make up a ...
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Michael Lewis is a retired business executive who writes about careers and tips related to personal finance topics on the Money Crashers blog. From time to time, many workers ...
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If you expect to advance your career, it is essential that you understand how to ask for work references from your colleagues and supervisors. You should also understand how to ...
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The first introduction to a candidate is the resume.  Recruiters may look at hundreds of resumes for a single position, looking for the right skills, experience and ...
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The Gallup State of the American Workplace report gives managers and executives the insight they need to develop policies and programs to increase employee engagement. The most ...
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Moving into a leadership role is a challenge no matter how many years of business experience you have. That is why it is so important for experienced business professionals to ...
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According to reports from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, almost half of recent college grads were underemployed by the end of 2012. Business graduates are among the group ...
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If you want to use social media to promote your business, you must learn the best social media tips to incorporate into your strategy. One of the keys to success is making your ...
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Whether you have just completed a master's degree in business administration or an undergraduate business program, business networking is one of the most important skills you can ...
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Your first job experience is the one that will set the stage for your career. It may also be the first time you have to deal with a boss, so how you handle yourself can affect ...
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When you've been working in management for a while, you realize that businesses tend to have set ways of doing things, and these processes are often used to ensure that all ...
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Gathering customer data can help you improve your business in several ways. By analyzing data from your customers, you can learn what your customers like or dislike about your ...
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Managing a business isn't easy--especially if you're managing your business without help. Unfortunately, if you've been maintaining a business for a long time, it can be hard to ...
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Some manager traits cannot be taught, so it is important that you have certain characteristics if you expect to be successful. Being earnest is not a management skill, but it is ...
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Professionals in business management push mentorship and training; there's a lot you can learn from those who've gone before you. Turns out, there's also a lot to learn from a ...
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Workforce management requires the ability to communicate and motivate employees of all ages and backgrounds. However, some managers are now at a loss when it comes to handling ...
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Management professionals come across a large amount of business jargon and numerous buzzwords over the course of their daily work. Many management strategy elements can be boiled ...
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 If you're a recent business graduate, you've probably got that confident, fresh-out-of-college vibe. You feel like you're ready to enter the workforce and start ...
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 You've probably heard the buzz about social media as a form of advertising; Facebook and other sites are great for engaging your customer and getting word out about your ...
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 When new graduates come into a company, experienced professionals often take little or no notice. After all, new employees are usually inexperienced and green, which can ...
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“College degree required.” “College degree a plus.” These phrases are often included in job descriptions and job postings. A college degree has ...
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 For new professionals, the business world can be overwhelming. If you are searching for guidance and advice, a mentor can be a valuable resource. The right business mentor ...
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As a savvy businessperson, you know the importance of investment. Without adequate financing, your company may not achieve its goals, and you may have difficulty expanding, ...
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 The impact of global business growth on companies is both positive and negative in scope. On the one hand, emerging markets and the easy reach of the Internet offer ...
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When it comes to giving out high-level job titles, many managers fall into one of two camps. Some believe that certain job titles should only be given to employees who have the ...
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 The need to improve writing skills is not limited to those who work in the publishing, journalism, or communications industries. Almost every business and management job ...
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 Human resources professionals handle a variety of responsibilities, from hiring new workers and conducting training sessions to coaching employees and managing benefits. ...
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 According to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 47 percent of the companies founded in 2005 were still alive in 2010. Although venture management experts ...
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 For many businesses, a virtual office is a cost-effective way to bring together talented people from around the nation or the world. Virtual business management doesn't ...
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 Your company is likely to rely on its management professionals to make clear and impressive presentations. Knowing how to make a presentation is a key management skill. ...
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 Many companies are turning to process management software to help deal with the many procedures businesses use in day-to-day operations. As a manager or business owner, it ...
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 Companies just like yours are adopting new ways of accepting currency every day. Online currency trading methods, such as PayPal, have become commonplace for businesses that ...
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 Every ship requires a clear destination before it sets sail, and your company should rely on a solid business strategy to provide the method for reaching the destination ...
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Learning how to effectively listen to your clients is an essential step in building relationships with customers. It can also help you create better marketing campaigns, improve ...
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In uncertain economic times, many people may only think of their own best interests. This strategy is self-serving and should be discouraged by management interested in helping ...
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 Can exposure to too much complaining really make you dumb? Will listening to someone complain over time alter your attitude and make you negative as well? According to an ...
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As a manager it would be nice to be able to tell your staff exactly what to do and have them go off and do it. Of course it would be nice but it isn’t going to happen. Every ...
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 “What would you do on your first day on the job?”  That was a frequent question I asked applicants for management positions.  The first day on the job ...
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In this world where Facebook is so popular, it seems everyone “likes” everything we do; unfortunately that does not always transfer over to our job. It is still common ...
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Being a great manager is something that anyone in that position aspires to, but to become one requires more than just possessing the right degree or the necessary years of ...
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  Managing hourly employees poses a number of challenges  for today’s employers. Hourly employees are not driven by the same goals as those working on salary or ...
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I just finished reading one of the posts by my co-blogger friend here at Beyond.com, and was shocked at the utter craziness that goes on in the name of “rules.” The ...
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As an executive in a small company, I have seen a lot in my time.  It’s a trite phrase, but never was a truer phrase said.  As I wrote before, there are some ...
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 I saw a title flash by while on Facebook this morning.  You know what I’m talking about.  The little ads in the right hand column that flash on and off for a ...
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 As a manager, it is important that you live by the same rules you insist those under you adhere to. Respect is earned, and a manager that works on a double standard rule is ...
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 Whenever you walk through the accounting department you notice some members of your staff waiting in line at the coffee maker looking like they hope one more cup of coffee ...
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  Let me give you seven rules for good management.  These come from personal experience.  It requires remembering that as a boss you’re in a management ...
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In any office or workplace, there are a variety of people and just as many leadership styles. It's important for a good manager to recognize that there are many people in their ...
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  You know, you may be managing and not even realize it.  That thought hit me when I noticed my yard guy mowing my grass.  He’s an employee.  He ...
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The integration of new talent, whether promoted from within or hired from outside the organization, represents a critical career inflection point for the new employee. Too often ...
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Emails are quick ways to send information. But depending on how they’re worded, they can send the wrong message that offends employees and lowers morale. We’ve ...
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Even if you run a good company and treat your employees fairly, there comes a time when an employee hands in a resignation.  The reasons they resign could be one of ...
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 With your job as a manager, how do you handle political opinions and discussions that are being undertaken in the workplace?  You walk a fine line between allowing your ...
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 We hear a lot about transparency being the new buzz word for politicians, companies, managers and partners.  Transparency depends on disclosure, and while it may help ...
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 Do you have a BFF?  For those of you living under rocks since Facebook was invented, BFF means “best friend forever.”  That acronym is ...
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 They trail into work a little after the other employees have punched in, coffee in hand with “Star” emblazoned on the cup.  They give a regal nod to their ...
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Typically in these blogs, I give advice for people who are looking for jobs or I talk about ways to be a better employee. The thing is, many people work at jobs where they are in ...
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 A lot of businesses now have employees that work from home.  Some of those employees may not even be in the same state as the business or office they’re working ...
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  Sure, moving up to a senior management position has its perks—a bigger paycheck, better stock options, more power and prestige, even a better parking spot. But are ...
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 You may be surprised at what makes up a bad manager.  It isn’t just someone who yells all the time but much more.  Let’s take a look and see if you re ...
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 Motivation isn’t a philosophy or a belief.  It’s an action.  Whether it is something you do or how you interact with others, motivation is real, ...
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When you're in charge of a team of employees, finding meaningful ways to motivate and recognize them for their hard work is important. Especially these days when so many people ...
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    by Alex A. Kecskes   If you’ve recently been promoted to the position of administrative manager, no amount of schooling can prepare you for ...
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Image via Wikipedia How to keep your employees from succeeding. Everyone who manages a team wants to help their employees innovate and think outside of the lines. Some of the ...
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How to deal with an employee performance issue. When you're responsible for the performance of a team, one of the more difficult jobs is handling an employee who isn't pulling ...
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In Dealing With Employee Theft, Part 1, we talked about how to tell if your employees are stealing from you and how to prevent it. In Part 2, we’re going to talk about how ...
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When some business owners and corporations start looking into mentoring programs, there is some initial confusion about what mentoring is. One of the biggest confusions that they ...
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Hiring new employees is a very different experience for different companies. In some cases, there are challenges because of diversity issues and cases in which there are concerns ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   Wal-Mart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries. For the fiscal year ending January 31, 2009, Wal-Mart reported a net income of $13.6 billion on $404 billion ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   One of the biggest challenges faced by many of today's administrative managers is how to effectively manage creative people.   Task oriented ...
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Being a manager and effectively managing your employees can be a tough task sometimes. How do you go about it and not have a mutiny on your hands? Here are a few tips that I can ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   The world of business increasingly knows no borders. Wal-Mart-China is expanding by leaps and bounds. And McDonalds is adding franchises all across ...
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Now that the job market is starting to recover, employers are starting to worry about retaining their best employees. For the past couple of years, employers were able to get ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   Cobbling together a loose group of employees into an effective team can pose a challenge for any administrative manager. But in today's hyper ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   Whether you like him or not, Don Trump has achieved a level of success many executives only dream of. A master of real-estate investing, his advice to ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   In this economy, many companies have downsized to bare bones staffing levels. That means that when a big job or order comes in, administrative managers ...
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Years ago my boss called me into his office and wanted me to revamp the employee orientation program and develop a training program for existing staff to boost morale and lower ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   Just about every office has one. An employee who is loud, intimidating and often obnoxious. They're often hard to get along with and generally make ...
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Part one of this comprehensive piece regarding employee evaluation covered the “dos and don'ts” to be used prior to the evaluation actually taking place. In order for ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   In these stressful times, it's sometimes a good idea to relax and just let off some steam at the workplace.   Parties, get-togethers and social ...
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By Randy L. SnyderAre you getting "red flags" via "hidden meanings" of undue criticism from management?Management, are you wary of how to properly implement or ...
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There’s an old saying in HR: “People quit managers, not companies.” The idea is that poor relationships with managers are a leading cause of employees quitting ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes     Managing hospitality employees can be a challenge. Treating your employees well and managing them with skill and compassion will reflect how ...
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One of the most important tools you can possess in being an effective manager is your presentation skills.Far too often the skill of speaking in public is overlooked. It is a ...
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Are you searching for future leaders in your organization? Before advertising a new position, look within the office walls first. With attention to mentoring and leadership ...
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There has been much printed, verbally communicated and conveyed regarding Goal Formulation and achievement! The key to effective goals, however, is the manager or leader of the ...
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It’s my opinion that today’s “best” practices of leaders not only fail to resolve the problems they’re meant to resolve or achieve the results they’re meant to achieve, they ...
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The landmark Ipsos Loyalty Study, the largest study of loyalty ever conducted, found less than 30 percent of US employees say they are loyal to their company. Only about 25 ...
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The VP of Operations still had no idea how to plan for 2009. Communication from the top was as clear as mud. The company budget was supposed to be finalized by year's end -- yet ...
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Almost everywhere we turn, trust is on the decline. Trust in our culture at large, in our institutions, and in our companies is significantly lower than a generation ago. Research ...
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Employee retention is essential to maintain customer relationships and minimize recruiting and training costs. The keys to employee satisfaction and retention are founded on ...
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By Rich Milgram, CEO, Beyond.com, Inc. I recently read an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer referring to comments, made by Philadelphia Phillies Jimmy Rollins (MVP 2007), ...
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A business organization is as good as the way it manages its employees. An employer requires comprehensive policies and procedures to enable the employer to fulfill its ...
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Over the past five years, as iContact and Virante have grown, I've learned a lot about managing people. A business amounts to little without the people behind it. The two most ...
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The holidays are quickly approaching! Yes it’s the season of togetherness and joy but it can also be a very stressful time inside and outside the workplace. We have to worry about ...
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At the end of every fiscal year companies tallying up their scores to see how they’ve finished. Unlike the game of golf having the highest score is cause for celebration, ...
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Successful leadership is not just about having objectives, devising plans, enforcing rules, developing relationships and executing ideas; it’s also about knowing who you ...
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Benefit from the Hawthorne effect. This is a phenomenon first noted way back in 1924—several years before the era's leading "can-do" guru, Herbert Hoover, led the ...
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Many managers extol and even demand teamwork then set up situations, which destroy any possible team spirit. Tip: Don't expect team players, if you haven't made it a team ...
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For most people, work is a job. For leaders, it's much much more. Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, conducted an employee satisfaction survey when he was chief ...
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If you are honest, delegating effectively is probably one of the toughest challenges you face and you are not alone. Managers in all types and size of business avoid delegating ...
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What is corporate culture? A commonly accepted definition of corporate culture is the personality of an organization. Put in concrete terms, the corporate culture is "how ...
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Leaders, consultants and managers must be competent in at least thirteen domains to even begin effectively managing creativity and innovation. Part 1 of Managing Creativity and ...
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The performance review is the most powerful tool in a manager’s bag to improve productivity. The goal of performance appraisal is to establish clear expectations, reinforce good ...
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What makes top performers leave?It’s initially thought that it’s for more money or better benefits.But the truth is that it is usually because their managers chase them away. It ...
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Nearly all managers inadvertently treat their employees in a manner that leads to less than desirable performance. Several leaders experience difficulty delegating duties. There ...
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While working for many years in the banking and healthcare industries, I noticed that many managers and supervisors detest writing performance appraisals. How do I know they ...
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When three leading magazines (Harvard Business Review, Business Week, and Training & Development) all have cover stories about talent management the same month, it is safe to say ...
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In most cases, part-time employees present a special challenge when it comes to motivation. They do the “grunt” work, have little career choices, are often focused on other goals ...
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One of the biggest contributors to poor management performance, bad decisions, hiring mistakes, and a whole host of other problems is ego.Everyone has an ego. It is a natural part ...
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We like to think that we know our audience pretty well. Ranging from presidents and CEOs to HR professionals to supervisors and front-line employees to consultants and academics, ...
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Ask any group of managers if they view themselves as an elite within their organization and you can be sure they will deny it. You'll hear comments such as: "I have an open-door ...
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“You’re Hired!” Have you ever said these words to a job applicant then come to regret them? If so, you’re not alone! Your long time assistant is complaining because the ...
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Some employees are true self-starters and seem to motivate themselves to excel. But even with your highest flyers, there could be times where he or she hits a funk and needs some ...
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After you hire your ideal candidate, the goal is to not only fulfill the immediate needs of your company but to have that person stay at the company for many years. The time and ...
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Mistake #2 That Small Business Owners Make: They don’t communicate with their clients on a regular basis. Imagine if you will, a bright, red telephone in your office. ...
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Despite all the trendy rhetoric about the importance of people, leadership, and values, far too many managers treat people in their organizations with about as much care and ...
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Do you ever feel like you are babysitting at work? Your 2 year old at home is well mannered than this! It is time to scream, but you have to maintain your cool because you are ...
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In the hard-nosed world of managing organisations, people management is often seen as the soft side of management. Whilst considered as positively contributing to performance ...
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You get your clothes cleaned when they’re dirty. You pay your bills each month. You see your doctor once or twice a year. You send cards to family-members at each birthday. So, ...
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Effective management leads to a happy and productive workforce and low staff turnover. Ineffective management has the opposite effect - unhappy, unproductive staff and very high ...
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There are really only two major management styles: authoritarian and democratic. Every other style of management, whether it's termed coaching, parenting, team-building, ...
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Just how prevalent are politics in today's companies? It depends on whom you ask, according to two recent surveys. More than a third (36 percent) of employees polled said the ...

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