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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 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 9 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 about 9 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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 9 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 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 9 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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Ways to Influence People

    8 Ways to Influence People
    You know, the way in which we behave as managers and the approach we take, will most definitely have a marked effect on our ultimate success or failure - sounds obvious? Having a range of approaches and styles of behavior gives us more flexibility. It increases our options – and our chances of success. Natural Styles Most managers have a natural ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cutting That Training Budget Is a No-Brainer, Right?

    Cutting That Training Budget Is a No-Brainer, Right?
    Reduce the budget now! It's a fire drill almost every company is either currenty immersed in or has already gone through. And when this fire drill happens, it's typically a time when corporate training and development get a lot of attention. After all, conventional wisdom states that when times are tough, the training budget is one of the first - and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Creating a Winning Telecommuting Strategy

    Creating a Winning Telecommuting Strategy
    Telecommuting. Employees long for it, but many employers still have their doubts. For some employers, the obstacle to embracing telecommuting stems from a lack of trust in employees. For others, trust isn't the issue, but a lack of experience in how to approach this arrangement is creating the roadblock. However, with the right strategy in place, implementing a telecommuting program for ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Wellness Programs Go High Tech

    Wellness Programs Go High Tech
    When EMC, a Massachusetts data storage firm, decided to beef up its wellness program three years ago, it asked workers to bypass treadmills and stationary bikes and take a spin on an unexpected device: A computer. A deal with Internet health-information portal WebMD and another with data warehouse provider Ingenix created a program that provided workers with the online resources to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fine Tuning Benefits: Developing New Offerings to Attract Workers

    Fine Tuning Benefits: Developing New Offerings to Attract Workers
    The tight labor market, particularly for skilled workers, has forced employers to fine tune their compensation packages to attract workers with different expectations of work and benefits. Presented by Monster Intelligence and Mercer Health & Benefits, the webinar provided key insights into: * Standard and non-standard benefit offerings. * Understanding the roll benefits play in today’s competitive labor market. * Strategies ...
    Published over 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Frequently Asked Questions of Laid-Off Employees

    Frequently Asked Questions of Laid-Off Employees
    As the recession results in business closures, bankruptcies and thousands of layoffs, a growing number of jobless Maine residents are left with questions about their rights and their former employers' responsibilities. Maine's February unemployment rate reached 8 percent as the state lost another 2,600 jobs. For the year ending in February, the state lost 15,500 jobs across all economic sectors. Back ...
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    Pay Raise Alternatives to Keep Employees Motivated

    Pay Raise Alternatives to Keep Employees Motivated
    NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, many employees have been laid off, let go, fired, right-sized or whatever the new economic recession has deemed them. Work loads are doubling, hours are getting longer and less work is getting done because morale is in the toilet. It couldn't get any worse ... but then an employee says that she or he ...
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