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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Performance Appraisal Scenarios: Improve Your Communication

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION DURING THE PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: If the employee has trouble getting started on the... Read More

Sexual Harassment Policy Guidelines Part II

SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION PROCEDUREEvery complaint will be thoroughly investigated. When a complaint of sexual... Read More

What Is Business Sense?

What is the principal thing you need to succeed in your business today? Money. Sure,... Read More

Rapid Culture Change is Possible

Purpose: Show how immersion leadership training makes strategic initiative success possible.Adults learn through experience. We... 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

Are You Measuring Something Meaningful?

Avoiding inert measures that anaesthetise your performance management.INTRODUCTIONYou sit before the monthly report, which might... Read More

Innovation, Idea Selection, Valuation

There is no sure fire route to commercial success, but one can maximize the chances... Read More

Time Management Tip: Stop Micro-Managing Employees

If I was a fly on the wall what would I hear your employees say?... Read More

Implementing Change

There are different reactions that individuals experience during time of change. Understanding the emotions of... Read More

Creating Advisory Boards

There is no substitute for soliciting the opinions of the executive team, the people who... Read More

How To Get What You Really Want

As a small business owner, entrepreneur or independent professional, it's important to make plans. It's... Read More

Managers? Biggest Blunders

Nobody's perfect, including the boss. Managers, we polled recently, acknowledged making a number of mistakes,... Read More

Dont Get Caught With Your PR Down

Why risk the embarassment when with a little basic PR training, you as a business,... Read More

Objects in the Mirror are Further Than They Appear

Definition From http://www.merriamwebster.com -- "Virtual: - being such in essence or effect though not formally... Read More

The Truth?

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

Is Your Management Style Assisting or Hurting Your Business?

Many times business owners can have significant differences in management styles that can deter the... Read More

The Survey Feedback Process for Organizational Development and Change

THE PURPOSE OF SURVEY FEEDBACK:In globally competitive environments, organizations are seeking information about obstacles to... Read More

Multiple Channels, Multiple Times

I've just been reading about the frustrations of a Human Resources manager. He's tired of... Read More

5 Management Decision Making Lessons from a Long Shot. A Heartening Belmont Victory

Like many, I watched the 134th Belmont Stakes hoping to see the first Triple Crown... Read More

Unravelling the Data Mining Mystery - The Key to Dramatically Higher Profits

Data mining is the art of extracting nuggets of gold from a set of seeminngly... Read More

What to Do When Trust is Low

Trust is essential. You can't run a business without it. Customers leave. Risk taking evaporates.... 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

Bullying and the Not for Profit Organisation

Where there is people there is politics! Bullying is now a major workplace issue that... Read More

Difficult Staff - It Pays To Get To Know Them Better

It's very easy for a business owner or manager to fall into the trap of... Read More

Future Business Success - What Does Good Look Like?

When you know you need to shift up a gear, in any area of your... Read More

What Every Manager Should Know About How to Maximize the Two People Inside

Every one of us, in reality, has two people inside: The person we are today... Read More

Saying One Thing, Doing Another...

This week I was asked to speak at an internal conference for a bank. The... Read More

Turnover is Not a Problem

"Ha!" you say. "For someone to make a statement like that, they obviously haven't worked... Read More

Don?t Forget Where You Came from - Why the Past is Important in Implementing Business Change

Much of the literature and advice on implementing business change focuses on... Read More

Marketing Miracle: Outsource Your Creative Services

The current economy is causing most companies to tighten their belts. With limited staffing and... Read More

The Changing Boss-Secretary Relationship

THE CHANGING BOSS-SECRETARY RELATIONSHIP: Imagine a partnership at work. One member is outlining the agenda... Read More

ISO 9001 2000, Getting Started on The Route To Registration

ISO 9001 2000, Getting startedBefore starting the ISO 9001 2000 route to registration you will... Read More

Selective Job Cuts Often Benefits Firm More Than Broad Layoffs Over Long Term

It is difficult to pick up a newspaper or listen to a business news broadcast... Read More

Lone Rangers Suffer without Tonto

A lone ranger is someone who prefers working in solitude or isolation. Sometimes life circumstances... 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

5 Ideas To Leverage The 3 Stages Of Career Development In Your Organization

In most industrialized nations, the average age a student graduates from high school is 18... Read More

It?s Not All About Cheese: The Missing Component in Employee Development (Part 2)

In part one of this article I told you about how perceptions are changing in... Read More

Performance Appraisal Checklist: Raise Not Just Appraise Performance

It's that time again! Perhaps the most dreaded management practice is the annual performance review.... 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

Dialogue: the Four Dialogic Principles For Successful Communication

"But you don't understand!" exclaimed the manager, "this new initiative is vital for our team.... Read More

Management Team Section of Business Plans

Writing an award winning business plan is a great skill, but rather than winning any... Read More

Business & Family Safety and Health Rating

For good reason, practically every endeavor in life is rated. I've seen ratings on who... Read More

Managing Change - Get it Right

In any event, getting the process right is a vital component. The credibility of the... Read More

The Truth About Performance Reviews

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

What Every Manager Should Know About How to Become An Effective Executive

In his book, The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker pointed out that the effective executive is... Read More

ISO 9001 the Process Approach to Quality Assurance

What is the Process Approach to Quality?The ISO 9001 2000 standard is designed to manage... 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

How Your Feelings and Those of Your Employees Can Make The Difference

How we feel is really more important than what we know. This is because how... 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

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