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    How to Write A Performance Review

    How to Write A Performance Review

    Writing Performance Reviews Doesn’t Need to Be a Drag   Writing performance appraisals of your employees can be extremely aggravating.  As...

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    How to Deal with the Office Scrooge

    How to Deal with the Office Scrooge

    How to Deal with Negative Employees in the Workplace His name was Mark.  I was 34.  He was 54.  It was not my first management rodeo, but I’m...

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    5 Things you MUST Do to Start the Year Right

    5 Things you MUST Do to Start the Year Right

    Using a Kick Off to Bring in a New Year with Your Team   Welcome to 2015! The beginning of a new year marks a great time to set the next 12 month...

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    How Hiring the Right People Leads to Profit

    How Hiring the Right People Leads to Profit

    How Do You Hire? Many organizations make hiring decisions in very practical terms: Are they willing to relocate? Do they have the required education? Do...

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    How to Delegate Effectively: Eight Questions You Should Answer

    How to Delegate Effectively: Eight Questions...

        It’s no secret that few managers know how to delegate well. And it’s understandable given how busy managers are these days and how...

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    25 Practical Tips For Managing a Crisis in the Workplace

    25 Practical Tips For Managing a Crisis in...

    Here is What You Need To Do When the Sky Is Falling If you have not yet experienced it in your career, you will at some point. Managing a crisis is difficult...

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    The Top 5 Challenges Facing The Modern Manager

    The Top 5 Challenges Facing The Modern Manager

    Analyzing The Challenges for Today’s Managers   Over the past few weeks, I’ve been part of a significant hiring binge by my firm as a result...

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    Employee Engagement: 7 Ways to Boost Morale

    Employee Engagement: 7 Ways to Boost Morale

    A happy employee is a productive employee.  A happy team is an effective team.  That’s the way I like to look at employee engagement because it...

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    Budget Planning: Tips for How Managers Need to Approach Their Budget

    Budget Planning: Tips for How Managers Need...

     Planning Your Budget If you are a manager whose responsibilities include maintaining a budget, I feel your pain. I’m pretty sure that the one thing...

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    The Importance of Breathing Room in Management

    The Importance of Breathing Room in Management

    Learning How a Simple Game Makes for Better Business Have you ever played that children’s game of sliding tiles contained within a frame,  shown on...

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    Can Your Competitor be Your Partner?

    Can Your Competitor be Your Partner?

    A Case Study in Competitor Analysis and Strategy Note to Reader: Competitor names are changes for privacy reasons.   Last month, I was invited by...

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    The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

    The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

        The term outsourcing is often seen as a slick and modern management technique in business circles. Yet in other groups, outsourcing work...

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    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

    Understanding the Business Benefits of Airline Alliances     We recently had an article discussing partnerships for small businesses, and the...

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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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