3 Ways to Help Your Team Move On After Firing Someone

    3 Ways to Help Your Team Move On After Firing...

    Think about the last time you experienced someone getting fired in the office. A peer, maybe a superior, or even your own employee. Aside from obvious...

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    Are Your Goals Centralized?

    Are Your Goals Centralized?

      Why Goal Setting for Managers Must Centralize Purpose   Ever feel like you’re on an island in the office? You know, everyone seems to be...

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    Top Down Problem Solving For Managers

    Top Down Problem Solving For Managers

    I was asked to attend a meeting by the manufacturing manager.                                                 ...

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    Are Your Employees Telling You Something? Five Messages for Managers

    Are Your Employees Telling You Something?...

      What Employee Behavior Says About a Business’s Health   Have you ever really paid attention to what your employees are telling you? Of course...

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    5 Simple Ways You Can Promote Cultural Awareness At Work Today

    5 Simple Ways You Can Promote Cultural Awareness...

      I often overhear business travelers at the airport talking on the phone, characterizing their imminent journey as “I’m headed to Asia” or...

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    Answering These 5 Questions Will Guarantee You a More Convincing Presentation

    Answering These 5 Questions Will Guarantee...

        We’ve all sat through presentations. Some were good, some were not-so-good, and some were mind-blowing and memorable. Aside from theatrics...

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    Airlines: Another Look at Business Partnerships

    Airlines: Another Look at Business Partnerships

      We recently had an article discussing partnerships for small businesses, and the benefits that strategic partners can bring to a company. But having...

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    Is Organizational Friction Killing Productivity?

    Is Organizational Friction Killing Productivity?

        Today’s business environment is competitive, fast paced and full of organizational congestion.  We have specialists, technicians, analysts,...

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    The Importance of Asking Questions to Coach Employees

    The Importance of Asking Questions to Coach...

                  EDITOR’S NOTE: Be sure to down our 8-page Coaching Through Questions Guideline and Managers Coaching...

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    Horizontal Integration as Business Strategy

    Horizontal Integration as Business Strategy

        How the times have changed. It seems like everyone is talking about vertical integration these days, as the newest and smartest way to run...

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    The Impact of Technology on Business

    The Impact of Technology on Business

            As I waited for my flight to Amsterdam today, I grabbed a bite to eat at the nearby café. It was a late afternoon flight that...

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    Depth Vs. Breadth: How to Choose Development Assignments for Employees

    Depth Vs. Breadth: How to Choose Development...

        Developing employees is one of the most important aspects of managing people. Employee development can be directly linked to succession planning,...

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    New Realities for First Time Managers

    New Realities for First Time Managers

        So you finally got that promotion at work. Congratulations! After all those long hours, extra effort, and volunteering to take on more work,...

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    The Four Levels of Ownership and Accountability

    The Four Levels of Ownership and Accountability

        I frequently talk to my employees about ownership and accountability. In a typical busy office environment, we are constantly getting interrupted...

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    Your Signal Strength: Communication in Business

    Your Signal Strength: Communication in Business

                          It was a game I played as a youngster; we called it ‘telephone.’ It was...

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    5 Ways To Overcome Your Fear of Managing Employees Older Than You

    5 Ways To Overcome Your Fear of Managing...

        I first began managing other people in my mid 20’s. I worked at a Fortune 500 company with over 150,000 employees and was given a small...

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    Should Managers Apologize?

    Should Managers Apologize?

        A hot-tempered conference call had just ended. I stepped out of my office to get some fresh air and get a drink of water. At the water cooler...

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    What Dial Up Internet Can Teach Us About Managing Change

    What Dial Up Internet Can Teach Us About...

                If you are old enough to remember the early days of the internet, you have probably blocked out memories of alien...

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    Process Overload and Its Impact on Business

    Process Overload and Its Impact on Business

      How a Business Reduced Its Competitive Advantage Through Process Overload   The old risk and reward adage in business suggests that the higher...

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    Presentation Slides: They’re Just a Message Delivery System!

    Presentation Slides: They’re Just a...

    I participated in a two-hour project review the other day, during which the project manager, the product development team and other individuals presented...

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