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    How to Interview: Tips and Questions

    How to Interview: Tips and Questions
    These tips provide some basic guidelines on how to conduct a legal and successful candidate job interviews. Finding out if a candidate can do the job is easier to determine than whether he or she will do the job. The interview process has to determine both. Your interview objective is to find out about the candidate: “Can-Do” Skills: Verify their experience ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Interview Strategies for Successful Hiring

    Interview Strategies for Successful Hiring
    A well-conducted interview can provide a wealth of information about the job candidate. Use these simple rules as a guide. Your company can increase hiring success by applying the right tools to the job, including effective interviewing techniques, thoughtful questions and well-orchestrated candidate meetings. Here are some basics to get you started. Prep Questions in Advance Create a list of questions ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Managing the Tsunami: Survival Tips from Donald Trump

    Managing the Tsunami: Survival Tips from Donald Trump
    What's happened to the economy has been likened to a tsunami as well as an implosion. When the undersea earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit in Indonesia in 2004, the world was stunned by the devastation that took place. It triggered earthquakes around the globe as far away as Alaska. It happened in a very short amount of time. This kind of ...
    Published almost 10 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 10 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1