14 Ways to De-Stress Employee Vacations

Employees truly deserve paid vacations. Theystruggle through stressful jobs most of the year,and productivity goes... Read More

MANAGING CRISIS; when you?re too good at it

When you are acclaimed for excellence during times of crisis you may not feel so... Read More

Spirits in the Corporate Boardroom.......Oh, sure......

There is a growing movement in the spiritual and holistic fields to bring... Read More

Seeking Help

Where does the time go? Billable time. As a consultant, your practice may be doing... Read More

Delegate or Die!

You Can't Do It All - Learning To DelegateThere is not a single management skill... Read More

Communicate To The Four Main Personality Types

You probably know this already, but there are generally held to be four main personality... Read More

Forget The Sandwich Technique

Do you remember being told to use the "sandwich" technique when you needed to reprimand... Read More

6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers

The challenge of managing difficult managers can be rather daunting, especially when you inherit them!... Read More

Is Your Company in Need of Family Therapy?

How Companies Are Like FamiliesLike a family, a company is a group of people who... Read More

How to Create a Positive Work Atmosphere

Positive versus Negative WorkplacesWe have all worked in places where we grew to dread getting... Read More

Effective Ways to Give Performance Feedback

Consequences of Not Giving Effective FeedbackLet's take a look at some typical examples of what... Read More

Why Your Business Needs an E-Mail Policy

Why is it imperative to have a company E-Mail Policy? It is simply good business,... Read More

Using Outlook to Count Responses

Here's a productivity tip that will save you a lot of time and trouble if... Read More

Work Environment Tidbits

Color is a big factor effecting all indoor environments. Since most of us... Read More

Success: A Wholistic Perspective

The world has always been mixed with the rich, the poor and the... Read More

The Business Shaman: Exploring the Mystery of Success!

Note: This article was written for a internet business site. It is a promo for... Read More

Executive ESP: A Pathway to Success!

We all have psychic abilities that we use daily, although most of us don't even... Read More

Eight Skills of Highly Successful Consultants

With deference to Dr. Covey and his very popular Seven Habits of Highly Effective People... Read More

Identifying Potential in Ourselves and Others

If there is someone nearby as you read this look in their eyes. Look closely... Read More

Nine Steps to Help You Develop Your Potential

Go into any bookstore and you will find a big selection of... Read More

Leaders Versus Cheerleaders

Everyone wants to describe themselves as a leader. Everyday, new books on... Read More

Five Key Strategies for Making Your Nonprofit Business More Effective

I love tennis both as a spectator and a weekend player. I also... Read More

Great Hires: Avoid Costly Mistakes

Picking people for a job is like going to the store to buy... Read More

Business Leadership Skills - Managing the Human Being Behind the Business

Managing the Human Being Behind the Business It's a common problem and we've... Read More

Plans & Goal Setting - Kicking winning Goals

Kicking Winning Business Goals The competition for business is hotting up. The advances... Read More

50 Great Ways to Motivate and Not Break the Bank

Quick, Easy, and Even Fun! 1. Smile, say "Hi! How are you doing today?"2. Regularly... Read More

Performance Appraisals: Nightmares or Sweet Dreams

Some managers think of performance appraisal meetings and recollections of torn Achilles' heels or root... Read More

Birds of a Feather May Be Turkeys

Birds of a Feather May Be TurkeysBy Gene Griessman, PhD Birds of a feather... Read More

10 Ways New Managers Become Great Leaders

"It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to... Read More

Are You Managing to Lead?

For many people, the terms "manager" and "leader" are synonymous. In the business world, they... Read More

Cold Water Comments - What They Are and How to Manage Them!

Cold Water Comments - What They Are and How to Manage Them! Cold Water Comments... Read More

Great Groups! - Getting a Group to Think Like a Genius

Great Groups! - Getting a Group to Think Like a Genius Wouldn't it be great... Read More

Six Reasons to K.I.S.S.

Six Reasons to K.I.S.S. "Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost... Read More

9 Tips for Getting the Most From Your Conference Investment

Tips for Getting the Most From Your Conference Investment All professionals attend conferences, seminars, and... Read More

6 Ways to Keep Things Simple

Six Ways to Keep Things Simple We can have greater success with our Clients when... Read More

Operating on Perpetual Overload?

Check Out Your E-HabitsAnother week has ended. And, despite moving at the speed of light,... Read More

No Time to Focus on the Big Picture? Try Focus Management

E-mail, voicemail, "got a minute?" interruptions, multiple projects and competing priorities. Whether it... Read More

Is Your Brain Getting the Memory Full Message? 5 Ways to Free Up Room on Your Brains Hard Drive

Lynn was tapped to head up the project team for a major company restructuring. She... Read More

Want to Manage Your Time? Get Real!

You know the drill - the ridiculous deadlines, the relentless barrage of email, voicemail, phone... Read More

Leadership in Troubled Times

Leadership in Troubled Times The first task of a leader... Read More

Are you NICE or do you CARE?

Are you NICE or do you CARE? Most people and most... Read More

Dont Let Your Measurements Mislead You

Don't Let Your Measurements Mislead You There aren't too many words... Read More

One Bad Apple

One Bad Apple I know what you are thinking but no,... Read More

Micromanagement and Delegation

Micro-Management and Delegation Recently I had a... Read More

Keeping and Motivating the Best Employees

Keeping and Motivating the Best Employees In "You Win With People"... Read More

People Are Our Most Important Asset!

How many times have you heard or uttered this phrase in the last 5 years... Read More

The Ivory Tower Syndrome

"His cardinal mistake is that he isolates himself, and allows nobody to see him; and... Read More

The Communications Myth

Living in the 21st Century is truly marvelous, isn't it? We live in a world... Read More

The Truth About Performance Reviews

Now that it is January, many of you are putting together, or have just finished... Read More

The Truth?

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde The truth.... Read More

Hold Your Applause!

It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit. Harry... Read More

Think it Over

You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.... Read More

Just The Facts

Attitudes are more important than facts. Dr. Karl Menninger Attitudes are intangible and highly... Read More

One Crazy Cookie

In order to survive, you have to be happier than if you were in your... Read More

A Journey of a Thousand Miles

You can't build a reputation on what you are "going" to do. Henry Ford Everyone... Read More

Million Dollar Support System For You and For Your Business

Whether you are a consultant, coach, business owner, doctor, professional, corporate elite or student, whatever... Read More

Whadda Jerk!

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.... Read More

A Man and His Razor

It is vain to do with more what can be done with less. William... Read More

Burger on a Bun Decision Making

When approaching any decision, it's important for individuals to maintain the healthy state of openness... Read More

The DNA of Motivation

It really is about motivation. After all, what impels someone to climb a mountain, or... Read More

The Most Important Thing Youll Ever Do

The wellspring of confidence is belief. When you believe in something, you accept and have... Read More

Popular Business Misconceptions Cost You Money!

Faulty information costs you money! Which of these popular business misconceptions do you believe?Popular Misconception... Read More

Let the Intern Do It - Affordable Help for Your Business

Do you have more projects than time? Help might be as close as your nearest... Read More

Book Summary: Mind Your Own Business

A maverick is an independent person who will not go along with the other members... Read More

3 Steps You Can Use Developing Leaders In Your Industry

With the economy bordering on a recession, every company is looking for ways to increase... Read More

Goodwill is an Intangible Asset

'Goodwill' is regarded as an intangible asset in a business. Goodwill carries a value over... Read More

Organizing The Information

Putting a piece of paper in a file folder is easy; finding it again is... Read More

Preparing a Budget

Ok, you say, I know I need a budget, but how do I prepare one?... Read More

Organizational Techniques - Tickler and Chron File

One of the biggest problems we encounter in our consulting with businesses, and our students... Read More

Writing and Revising Your Life Story

Change is not simple. Why do we repeat behavior that doesn't work? Those actions that... Read More

Results of Poor Cross Cultural Awareness

Results of Poor Cross Cultural Awareness. Having a poor understanding of the influence of cross... Read More

Cross Cultural Solutions for International Business

Globalisation, the expansion of intercontinental trade, technological advances and the increase in the number of... Read More

Work Priorities: Where Can You Spend Your Time Most Effectively?

Understanding where you can spend time most effectively requires concentration in three areas:1. Doing what... Read More

Vampire Meetings and How To Slay Them

Meetings can be like mythical vampires ? sucking the life out of intelligent and creative... Read More

Meetings and Road Trips

Managing a meeting is like setting off on a long car trip with friends or... Read More

Are You Ready to Sell Your Business

Make Sure You Understand Your Motivation for SellingAre you thinking about selling your business?This simple... Read More

Selecting a Business Broker or Intermediary to Help You Sell Your Business

As crazy as it seems, some people spend more time choosing a coffee machine than... Read More

If You Build It, Investors Will Come

When you begin to write your business plan or a section within it, you probably... Read More

Bolster Credibility with Investors--Avoid These Phrases in Your Business Plan

Remember Papa John's commercial on TV with the slogan "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza"? Well its... Read More

What One Thing?

A few weeks ago I asked my readers what the most important issue was in... Read More

Critical Success Factors - Next

The Critical Success Factors Focusing on the things that make the biggest... Read More

The Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone I have a friend named Gene,... Read More

How To Jump Start Your Profits and Keep Your Profits Rolling

There are so many ways to jump start your prifits and keep your profit rolling.... Read More

What You Should Know if People Dont Buy From You and People Dont Visit Your Web Site

It is essential to understand what work and what do not work when you run... Read More

Structure Your Payment Offers to Sell More Products

The way you structure your payment offers can increase your sales. I'm not talking about... Read More

Five Habits of Highly Effective Conflict Resolvers

Steven Covey had the right idea. There are discreet skills and attitudes, habits if you... Read More

Managing Client Relationships

Managing Client Relationships: Even the best run organizations occasionally run into difficult situations with clients,... Read More

Whatever it Takes!

I have a sign on my office door. It pretty much summarizes my philosophy of... Read More

Online Business Peace of Mind

Is your online business disaster-proof? Online businesses face a unique set of challenges. Unlike our... Read More

Executive Humor at Meetings

I don't encourage managers to wear funny hats, appear in self-deprecating skits, or otherwise emulate... Read More

Balance Your Managerial Life

We have only one life, but we live in three overlapping worlds-our business world, our... Read More

Why Employee Satisfaction Surveys And Employee Exit Surveys Make Good Sense

In a competitive world with the need for businesses to be more streamlined and productive... Read More

Top 10 Things NOT To Tell Angel and VC Investors

I am not writing this to create a list of things not to say so... Read More

Guidelines For Conducting A Good Meeting

Okay, so you've figured out what kind of meeting is needed, you've planned well and... Read More

How to do SWOT Analysis for your Business

SWOT analysis is needed for all business to understand how to improve their business.To have... Read More

Getting Information From Prospects

You're at a networking function and you've made that all-important contact. You want to get... Read More

Six Honest Business Friends - They Guide Me In All I Do

SIX "HONEST BUSINESS FRIENDS" - THEY GUIDE ME IN ALL I DOI keep six honest... Read More

Introducing the 15 Frameworks of Successful Self-Employed Professionals

A framework is a way of thinking, a point-of-view, a perspective on something. Here are... Read More

Successful Business Decision Making

Some people make decisions without any difficulty, while others struggle. Are you having trouble making... Read More

Saying ?No? Gracefully to Customers and Colleagues

Envision the scenario: You've just been asked at the last minute by Chris, the organizer... Read More

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5 Steps to Continuous Process Improvement

Part One of Creating Well-Defined Processes SeriesWhat if your sales increased from $100,000 to $110,000... Read More

Creativity Management ? Quality from Quantity

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined... Read More

Are You Cascading Your Strategy, or Fragmenting It?

INTRODUCTIONThe typical approach executive teams use to cascade, or roll out, their strategic direction is... Read More

Spinning Gold from Straw: Low-Cost Employee Retention and Motivation Tools in a Changing Economy

New York, NY, February 25, 2005 ? Employee retention and motivation?why should employers care? A... Read More

Success at Work : People Skills : Dealing with New Ideas

Re-organizing, re-engineering, re-training, down-sizing, outsourcing, changing-changing-changing. Organizations today think they need to be constantly changing... Read More

Innovation Management ? Selecting Good Ideas

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined... Read More

Making Meetings Work

We have all attended meetings that were boring, mindless and profoundly ineffective. Meetings don't have... Read More

Downsizing in Organisations - The Real Truth

I've met and worked with many people in all sectors of the business world and... Read More

I Cant Use This Approach Unless My Boss Does - Power, Accountability, and Consequences

People who work with us often struggle with this dilemma: in theory, they come to... Read More

How to Reject a Job Applicant

A Nightmare That Really HappenedOver 10 years ago, when I worked as a manager at... Read More

Knowledge Management: More Than Just Know-how!

People sometimes interchange the terms "know-how" and "knowledge", but there's a world of difference! Systems... Read More

Bolster Credibility with Investors--Avoid These Phrases in Your Business Plan

Remember Papa John's commercial on TV with the slogan "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza"? Well its... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Finding The Perfect Balance

This article relates to the Work/Life Balance competency, which investigates how your staff feels with... Read More

The Myth of the Management Team

Every business has problems. That is why the average life span of a large industrial... Read More

Motivation - It Starts with Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement is about recognition or attention from another person. It can be physical such as... Read More

Using the Six-Sigma Methodology to Improve Wafer Fab Productivity

As a result of consolidation of operations and significantly increased production requirements, Intersil's main Fab... Read More

Managing Group Meetings

MANAGING SMALL MEETINGS: Keep the size of the meeting as small as possible. The larger... Read More

Five Essential Hiring Practices

Recruiting and hiring are often done in haste, leaving the company to repent in the... Read More

Why Soft Skills?

The industrial age is over. Organizations still stuck in the industrial age business models are... Read More

Finding the Right Way to Motivate Your Employees

Fear, Incentives and GrowthZig Ziglar says that there are three main ways to motivate people... Read More

People Literacy

Every Manager has experienced the frustration of not understanding why one management approach that works... Read More

Directed Introspection

One of the greatest obstacles to progress can often be our awareness of past failures.... Read More

Dont Hire Squirrels to be Your Top Dogs

Bad hiring decisions cost organizations, both in dollars and lost opportunities. But getting the right... Read More

A Fast and Simple Way to Update Your Business

You open your computer, the flashing button says, "We have a new update for your... Read More

The Permissive Environment is the Suspect

The permissive and participatory conduct which most employees take for granted, eventually escalates into the... Read More

Innovation Management ? changing the world!

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined... Read More

Questions To Ask Employees You Want To Retain

Times of cost cutting and downsizing has dramatically impacted the way employees look at their... Read More

Solving the Problem Solving Problem

The meeting started like a hundred others before. There were five people sitting around the... Read More

Take The Guesswork Out Of Problem Solving

In today's chaotic world and uncertain economic times too many good people are burdened by... Read More

Organisation Tips For The Mobile Executive

Despite the fact that everyone sighs "How glamorous!", the life of the business traveller can... Read More

Rapport - How to Build it with Your Team

I've often heard managers say - "My door is always open, come and talk to... Read More

Problem Solving the Problem Solving Meeting

We go to meetings to share information, to report on project status, to make decisions,... Read More

Nine Steps to Help You Develop Your Potential

Go into any bookstore and you will find a big selection of... Read More

Tales From the Corporate Frontlines: Diversity in the Workplace: Ethnic Considerations

This article relates to the Diversity in the Workplace Competency, commonly evaluated in employee satisfaction... Read More

Work Life a Balancing Act

Australians are loosing their laidback, carefree reputation, as we continue to work longer hours, exercise... Read More

What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma is a highly disciplined process focused on satisfying customers by delivering nearly perfect... Read More

Delegate Tasks to the Right Person

SELECTING THE RIGHT PERSON: To whom should tasks be delegated? Selecting the right subordinate to... Read More

How to Create Trust

People buy from you, offer help, and grant rewards based on trust. Here are ways... Read More

Problem-Solving Success Tip: Measure

Measure.The first key question to answer in starting a problem-solving project is, "How will you... Read More

Unlock the Hidden Creativity of Your Employees

To release creativity in employees, managers must get involved in their employees' work. Look at... Read More

The ?Better People? Fallacy

It's easy enough to convince your own staff that better people will prevail, even against... Read More

Getting Your Employees Attention Back to Work

It is 9:00 am on a Monday morning. Do you know where your employees' attention... Read More

Better Management Performance - The Easy 3-Step Way

Managers make three mistakes when they try to run businesses. They do too much, they... Read More

Money, Motivation, Success and Who?

It was 7:30 on a Saturday morning, and I was setting up to do the... Read More

Organize your Office- Seven Solutions

1. Create a filing system with broad categories such as "Insurance" and then break those... Read More

Keeping Team Meetings Vibrant

Meetings can be the life-blood of an organisation or the death.It all depends how you... Read More

Communication Mix-Up

My friend Delia is the owner of a small private school. This spring her school... Read More

Meaningful Diversity: Creating Cultures of Inclusion

In the fitness room the other day, I caught a glimpse of a movie trailer... Read More

Building Shareholder Value Through Your People

Increasing shareholder value is the most important driver for organisations in the modern business world.... Read More

Tap Employee Passion For Business Success

Meriwether Lewis set the stage for the Corps of Discovery's success before one single "employee"... Read More