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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Great Hires: Avoid Costly Mistakes

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

7 Essential Elements To Every Organizational Change

[This article is based on excerpts from the special report "Overcoming Resistance to Change" by... Read More

Communication, Feedback, and Participation: Three Easy Tidbits For Smarter Business

On communication: One of the biggest strains on the communication process occurs when the sender... Read More

People - You Cant Make Them What Theyre Not

Many business people and managers are spending too much time trying to change the underperforming... Read More

Organizational Structure, Creativity, Innovation

Organizational structure can inhibit or foster creativity and innovation. The problem with organizational structure though,... 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

Employers - Protect Yourself from Custody Battles that Hold Your Company Hostage

Child custody? How'd that get to be an employer's concern?When an employee faces child custody... Read More

Supplier Sees 53% Reduction in Out-of-Spec Orders Case Study

The goal of perfection is a challenge. It is often viewed as an expensive process... Read More

Turn Your Speech Into A Leadership Talk

My experience working with thousands of leaders world wide for the past two decades teaches... Read More

Planning a Productive Retreat

What value is there in leadership or team-building retreats? Just consider the following. An executive... Read More

Executive Performance -- Whos to Blame for Incompetent Managers?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal raised the question: Who's to blame for... Read More

Is Busyness Affecting Your Business?

I'm too busy; I'd love to but I'm very busy; I'll get round to that... Read More

Bar Charts Brought to Life: Index of Interactive Information for HTML and PDF

Bar Charts and the Information ChallengeWhether one is an unknown entrepreneur or Donald Trump, an... Read More

A Renewed View of the Modern Business Culture

Life can sometimes be unexciting if not refreshed by the will to create according to... Read More

Communication: Managements Responsibility

I've just watched, again, an episode in the Back to the Floor television series, which... Read More

What is Six Sigma?

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

You?re Hired, Now Go Home: Managing Workers at a Distance

Telecommuting or virtual work opens up a wider net of potential employees for businesses ?... Read More

Effective Email Communication

Email, when used properly, can generate additional direct sales and leads; can be used as... Read More

The High Cost of Employee Turnover Among Project Managers

Imagine for a moment this scenario from a frustrated Senior Manager of a large pharmaceutical... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: The Role of Character in Leadership

This article relates to the Senior /Top Level Management competency, designed to measure satisfaction levels... Read More

How to Coach Your Emplyees and Increase Motivation

It is easy to spot the difference between a work team that is "motivated" and... Read More

Why Soft Skills?

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

Competion or Cooperation?

It has been said, there is no better way to hone your skills and improve... Read More

Ten Secrets of Super Successful Meeting Planners

Whoever said that being a meeting planner was easy, lied! Rather, it should be classified... Read More

Think Time... Its Now Or Never

I recently read an article published in the June, 2005 issue of Fast Co. magazine.... Read More

Creativity and Innovation - Large Firms Versus Small Firms

There is a pervasive assumption that small firms are more creative and innovative than larger... Read More

Spotlight on Productivity: How to Overcome E-Mail Overload

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by e-mail? Have you ever spent more of your day... Read More

Paretos Law- Your Formula For Success

A 'dirt-world' retail business I used to manage had a large turnover, a very high... Read More

The Silent Assassin - What to Do When They Visit You?

IntroductionThere are a group of people in the community that will some time in their... Read More

Try It Out On Your Team First

Wow! You're brilliant! You have a great idea. You've looked at it every possible way... Read More

Take This Into Consideration Before You Write Your Mission Statement

What principles should a company keep in mind when developing a mission statement? Appropriate criteria... Read More

Know the Source of Business

One of the first questions we ask a prospect or new client is, "How did... Read More

Effective Meetings Begin With a Real Agenda

Everyone knows that an agenda is the key to an effective meeting. But an agenda... Read More

Change Management

"It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most... Read More

Effective Meetings by Phone - Part 1, How to Plan a Teleconference

Teleconferences can be a boon or a bust. On the positive side, they allow people... Read More

How to Save Money on Training

1) Use a live instructor. Adults learn best by doing, practicing, and experiencing. Effective instructors... Read More

Communication in Business

Effective communication in business is not about creating the perfect PowerPoint presentation. It's not about... Read More

The Red Phone - Management Consulting in 30 Seconds or Less

Modern business faces complex problems; management often calls upon highly-specialized consultants to help them address... Read More

Big Company Intelligence on a Small Company Budget

Information is the lifeblood of the economy. That's especially true for businesses, because the ability... Read More

Delegate or Die!

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

People Skills: Eight Essential People Skills

Being able to communicate effectively with others requires people skills, and here's eight essential ones:1.... Read More

Doing More With Less

This is a bottom-line environment.Decreasing the downtime of revenue producing employees is a major concern.... Read More

The Top 10 Requirements for Your Business to Become and Remain Profitable

We live in a relentlessly competitive world. The daily pressure to work "better, cheaper and... Read More

Four Ways To Make the Case For Outsourcing

How do you convert outsourcing leads into clients? You may need to make the case... Read More

Beyond Management Coaching: When Things Are Getting Out of Control

Leaders and Managers often ask us, 'What do you do when you have tried to... Read More

Growing Profits is Easy!

Everyone involved in running a business from the smallest start-up to a major corporate dreams... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Workplace Ethics: Reaching the Highest Standard

This article relates to the Ethics in the Workplace competency, commonly evaluated in employee surveys.... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: A New Managers Tale

This article relates to the Manager/Supervisor competency, commonly evaluated in employee satisfaction surveys. This competency... Read More

Organizational Culture, Creativity, Innovation

It can be concluded with great certainty that certain organizational cultures inhibit creativity and innovation... Read More

Nonprofit Performance: Outcome Measurement Can Be A Good Thing

Does the idea of program evaluation make your stomach churn? If so, you're not alone.... Read More