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Balance Your Managerial Life
We have only one life, but we live in three overlapping worlds-our business world,
our family world, and our other social world. Imagine bringing your spouse and kids
to a meeting with seven of your salespersonnel.
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 a company can often find itself with a workforce working under pressure resulting in low moral and high staff turnover. The benefits of a company having a highly motivated workforce can be considerable and the two goals of having a workforce that is both motivated and productive should not be regarded as being mutually exclusive to one another.
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 people can hide the facts or in any way mislead potential investors. On the contrary I personally believe you must be 100% upfront with any potential investors, and even volunteer some weaknesses to be credible.
Guidelines For Conducting A Good Meeting
Okay, so you've figured out what kind of meeting is needed, you've planned well and you have all the right materials. How about the meeting itself? How can you be sure the meeting you've so carefully planned and prepared actually comes off as expected?The checklist below can help you through the process.
How to do SWOT Analysis for your Business
SWOT analysis is needed for all business to understand how to improve their business.To have best SWOT Analysis we use below methodSWOT on Strengths that you can use for improving your business.
Getting Information From Prospects
You're at a networking function and you've made that all-important contact. You want to get help from this individual but you know that you need to start working on building a relationship with them first.
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 serving-men(They taught me all I knew);Their names are What and Why and WhenAnd How and Where and Who.
(RudyardKipling, from "The Elephant's Child" in Just So Stories).
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 the 15 frameworks of the successfully self-employed professional.
Successful Business Decision Making
Some people make decisions without any difficulty, while others struggle. Are you having trouble making a decision? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the choices you have, and aren't sure how to pick just one? No matter how big or small those decisions might be, I can teach you how to strategically:-- Define your decision and come up with alternatives-- Determine what criteria you'll need to help you make the decision-- Make the decision"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
Saying "No" Gracefully to Customers and Colleagues
Envision the scenario: You've just been asked at the last minute by Chris, the organizer of your local networking group, to replace the scheduled speaker at next month's meeting. You already have too many commitments on your plate.
The Permissive Environment is the Suspect
The permissive and participatory conduct which most
employees take for granted, eventually escalates into the
more serious assaultive behavior commonly referred to as
employee on employee workplace violence starts with
innuendos, a bad word, or simple jokes taken out of context
or used to inflame another. Initiation of a proper and
thorough investigation is possible under the auspices of a
Threat Assessment Team.
Recycling, Reverse Logistics and?..Candy
The candy box is a container for all your favourite chew bars, gum and all your other favourite candy. A must-have for all kids and a great fashion accessory! The marketers are desperate for kids to user
their box - so much so that they will soon be giving them away!
There will be more about this new development later in this article, but before we get there, please consider HOW we get there:
Pressure to Recycle
The pressure for us to recycle and reuse goods has been steadily building these past few years and shows no sign of abating.
Christmas Carol Coaching - Help to Get Ahead at Holiday Time!
I've always been fascinated by situations where art imitates real life and right here is a perfect example, which links Christmas and business & personal development.If you want to read about a serious piece of dodgy people management (bordering on potential litigation); a man all adrift with the world and himself; shown how to do it by three visionary experiences (and with a brilliant example of supportive team-building thrown in); and then the ultimate Christmas 'shift'? These are all brilliantly described for your pleasure in a seasonal read of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens.
Crisis Management Essentials - How to Communicate Effectively During a Crisis, Emergency or Disaster
A crisis, emergency or disaster can happen at anytime and anywhere.Just ask the residents of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory.
5 Awesome Actions of Highly Creative Leaders!
How many times have you wondered why you are unable to
"think-out-of-the-box" more often?We are all products of our environment and our backgrounds
usually prevent us from viewing situations with the unique
eyes of our personal experience.However, the leaders who think "out-of-the-proverbial-box"
do so by incorporating what I like to see as a,
Strategically Wise Synergistic Process of Creation.
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Dont Wait for Tax Time to Look at the Bottom Line
A curious thing happens to entrepreneurs in the spring of every year. They wake up one day and realize they had better figure out how much money they made last year so they can pay their taxes.
Twitch Speed: Reaching Younger Workers Who Think Differently
Every parent, educator, and manager knows that "Nintendo children"--those born after 1970 and raised on video and computer games, Walkmans, the Internet, etc.--are different.
Terrible Meetings - Ten Ways to Spot Them!
Sometimes, better than giving advice about how to run things well, it can be useful to have a hit list to notice to help you identify when things are less than productive. Meetings can be hugely productive, especially if you keep a sharp eye out for these Ten things:-No AgendaWhen there is no agenda, there is no opportunity to prepare, no framework for the meeting and no purpose.
Why Good Enough... Isnt
About a year ago, I had an opportunity to have dinner with the CEO of an engineering startup company in Pennsylvania. As we discussed engineering design matters over Chinese food, he took a few moments to talk about his business philosophy.
Performance Management - By Assuming Nothing
Unhappy as Jenny undoubtedly was, she held on very tightly to her job. After all, she had worked her way up over the years to the supervisory role she was in - and she wasn't going to let go.
Lean Principles in Action
AbstractThe electrical products industry is one characterized by fierce competition, declining margins, and legislative regulations, all that have forced the majority of electrical product manufacturers to rethink their business models. This article describes a successful story from a leading electrical products manufacturer and its journey towards lean, which to date, has saved the company over $65 Million in hard -dollar savings.
A Winning Way to Handle New Ideas
Janet DiClaudio, who was charge of medical records at two large American hospitals, had an unusual problem. But, the past master in finding creative solutions to work related problems that she
was, she found an equally unusual solution.
Benefits of Virtual Assistance
A virtual assistant is an individual who provides business services to other professionals. They're considered virtual because they perform their services from a remote location.
Its Not Always What You Say
A major source of communication breakdowns is incongruence between the words that people say and the nonverbal signals that they send, largely because we lose sight of the fundamental truth: You cannot not communicate. Every second that we are in the presence of another, we are constantly sending and receiving messages, often silent, nonverbal messages that can either augment our communication effectiveness or detract from it.
What to Do When Trust is Low
Trust is essential. You can't run a business without it.
Meetings: Don't Just Show Up, Stand Out and Shine
Meetings, whether they're regularly scheduled routines in your company or now-and-then get-togethers, can be a place for you to gain positive visibility and to showcase your capabilities. Here are three strategies that will help you stand out and shine.
Using, Choosing, and Using an educational consultant
IntroductionThe aim of this document is to provide advice and guidance in choosing a consultant in the field of education. You may be the headteacher or principal of a school or college, an officer in a local education authority (LEA) or school district, or the director of a private company wishing to undertake work in the educational sector.
Smart Staffing: Replacing a Key Manager
Have you been in this situation? One of your top managers left suddenly and you're under the gun to replace her quickly. So you promoted her assistant.
Doing More With Less
This is a bottom-line environment.Decreasing the downtime of revenue producing employees is a major concern.
Problem-Solving Success Tip: Use Your Time for Problems that are Truly Important
Use your time for problems that are truly important.Hard as it may be to walk away once you're aware of it, just because a problem is there doesn't mean you have to solve it.
You Get the Behavior You Reward
On consulting assignments, here are some of the questions I frequently ask the employees I interview:1. How does your boss measure you?2.
Innovation Management - Eliciting Dominant Ideas
Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation.There are other useful definitions in this field, for example, creativity can be defined as consisting of a number of ideas, a number of diverse ideas and a number of novel ideas.
Quick Tips On Bringing Out The Best In People
Want to bring out the best in people?Edward W. Smith, motivational speaker, author and TV show host, who specializes in quick tips on how to move your life ahead even faster, offers the following advice.
Is Your Business A Dysfunctional Family?
The other day I brought my mother into an appliance store to purchase a television. By the time we left with her new television, she was completely disgusted.
Efficiency Around The Office
Nearly every office, be it commercial or home-based, may
have areas of inefficiency that can be improved upon. We
are not talking sales figures or profit margins or budgets,
but inefficient waste and resource management.