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    Signs of a Selfish Boss

    Signs of a Selfish Boss
    If you've ever worked in an office environment, you've probably dealt with some breed of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants lurk at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in the workplace. In fact, employee-employer relations are major stressors for even the savviest businesswomen. According to a Gallup poll, supervisor problems surpass most other areas of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How To Manage a Global Office

    How To Manage a Global Office
    Undercover Boss has become a new hit show, largely because it demonstrates the value of a basic management principle, first proposed by Peters and Waterman known as “managing by walking around”. But today’s global business world taxes a manager’s ability to apply this principle. Most of us don’t have corporate jets to fly us all over our company but it is ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Managers: "Undercover" Success?

    Managers: "Undercover" Success?
    Undercover Boss has become one of the newer hit shows, as the CEO or owner of a company goes incognito to learn about what’s really going on his company. While I never practiced pretending to be someone I wasn’t, this show reminds me of a basic management principle, first proposed by Peters and Waterman, the value of managing by walking around. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Motivate your Slacking Sales Team

    How to Motivate your Slacking Sales Team
    Her name was Cindy, but around the office, she was better known as "Solitaire Cindy." Whenever I walked by her desk, the Solitaire screen on her PC was running. Frankly, it bugged me. Why should Solitaire Cindy game her day away while I busted my hump in my job, along with my fellow employees? I asked her manager how she felt ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Shopping For The Holidays...During Work. Increased Risk and Lost Productivity. What Can You Do?

    Shopping For The Holidays...During Work. Increased Risk and Lost Productivity. What Can You Do?
    During this coming holiday season, your employees are going to shop for things and browse during work. Some will do it during their lunch hour and some will do it from 9 - 5. There's no right or wrong answer. You have several options and solutions, the key is first deciding what your policy is going to be and ensuring your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Grass is Greener

    The Grass is Greener
    The world of business might be talking about the 'green shoots of recovery', but for actual employees it is more a case of the 'grass is greener', with high levels of job dissatisfaction and a desire to move elsewhere when the economy recovers. A desertion time bomb is the headline finding of research conducted exclusively for HR magazine by recruitment consultancy ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?
    The Big Picture: Before Wal-Mart, Apple, and Disney were corporate empires, they started out as small businesses driven by passionate people who each had a vision. Small businesses are part of America’s roots. They foster entrepreneurial spirit and pave the way for innovation and creative thinking. The Numbers: Small businesses are technically defined as an independently owned firm with 1-100 employees. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Gradualism: Leveraging Time To Get What You Want

    Gradualism: Leveraging Time  To Get What You Want
    "Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment." -Baltasar Gracian We live in a world that wants everything now --- or yesterday. We have little patience and seem to be constantly in a hurry. Just look at “rush” hour traffic and listen to the horns blaring away. Nature has a way of achieving greatness over time. The myth ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Ways to Become a Grade-A Speaker

     7 Ways to Become a Grade-A Speaker
    You keep a checklist handy for many of your regular tasks--grocery shopping, scheduling your day and week, and creating a hyperlink, for example. Because your profession requires you to speak to groups frequently, you have often wished you could keep a speech preparation check-list handy, to remind you how to get ready to generate the results you want. You won't have ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Vision Statements That Confuse and Bemuse

    Vision Statements That Confuse and Bemuse
    Since the 1970's vision statements have adorned the walls of most organizations, being used to communicate the direction in which an organization is heading. Most are poor vehicles for that communication and serve mainly to confuse or bemuse the employees they are supposed to guide. The majority of vision statements are poor. At best these poor vision statements are not challenging ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    Constipated Clauses Reporting on the feats and foibles of the Red Sox, a writer for South Coast Today notes: "It goes without saying that these exploits take a tremendous amount of skill." If it "goes without saying" then don't say it. If it doesn't, in fact, go without saying, then don't say it does. "Obviously, the sky is blue." Putting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Creative Staffing Options for Small Business Owners

    5 Creative Staffing Options for Small Business Owners
    You’ve probably heard the adage “You have to spend money to make money.” Staffing your company is one of the most valuable ways to spend money on growing your business. When you spend your valuable time on work that isn’t your core business (for example, doing the books for your computer repair business), it’s time spent away from growing your core ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    E-Tools That Help Teach Leadership

    E-Tools That Help Teach Leadership
    Software is in the works that eventually will be able to use expertise from all around the world to help develop leaders I am very excited about the possibilities that are emerging in using new technology to develop leaders. While much work needs to be done, progress is being made. I believe that ultimately, e-learning tools will be used as both ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Downsizing 101

    Downsizing 101
    Charged with giving the bad news? Here are your ethical responsibilities Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic, or psychological issues raised by this practice. These are essential concerns, but we rarely consider how or why downsizing is also an ethical issue. The next two columns are an attempt to redress that problem. Here, we'll consider your ethical responsibilities ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Give and Receive Criticism

    How to Give and Receive Criticism
    We live in an age where the line between criticism and nastiness has blurred. I'm not sure how this happened or when it began, but there are signs of it everywhere, especially on the Internet and in the media. The Internet offers anonymity, distance, and the ability to say pretty much whatever we want about people. Nastiness masked as criticism is ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Fixing a Damaged Corporate Culture

    Fixing a Damaged Corporate Culture
    Abuse of the referral-reward system is indicative of a deeper problem. But don't put all the blame on employees; management sets the tone A friend of mine is a professor. She's working on a research project studying employee-referral bonus programs. These are the programs where employees suggest friends and acquaintances for jobs in the company, and get cash rewards if a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This