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  • Curious how to get public speaking gigs? Lots of authors and consultants are. Discover the most common sources for booking speaking engagements... and what it takes to get in!

    How to Get Public Speaking Gigs

    How to Get Public Speaking Gigs

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • A tongue-in-cheek look at the just cause standard for discharge. Learn the five sure-fire ways you can get fired from a corporate employment attorney's perspective.

    Five Ways to Get Fired

    Five Ways to Get Fired

    by Deborah Neyens126

  • Tax breaks to churches costs the U.S. $71 billion a year while subverting freedom of religion for all and the free speech rights of churches.

    Should Churches Be Tax-Exempt?

    Should Churches Be Tax-Exempt?

    by Catherine Giordano45

  • This unit under the OCR qualification for Level 3 diploma in business and administration helps a candidate to fully understand the complete procedures of ordering products and services, how to maintain relationships with suppliers and service providers, and how and why to go for good quality products at the same time with best value for money, and have a thorough knowledge of the supply chain and how it works.

    NVQ Level 3: Ordering Products and Services in Business and Administration

    NVQ Level 3: Ordering Products and Services in Business and Administration

    by livingsta7

  • Got a bad boss? Consider this: What you thought was managerial incompetence may be something else entirely. Here's how sneaky smart bosses push disliked or low performing employees to quit their jobs.

    How Managers Make Unwanted Employees Go Away

    How Managers Make Unwanted Employees Go Away

    by FlourishAnyway190

  • You may be considering a job transfer and be able to benefit from the enclosed Transfer Request Letter. However, you may want to master current job tasks before moving to another job site.

    How to Ask for a Job Transfer - Be Valuable

    How to Ask for a Job Transfer - Be Valuable

    by Patty Inglish MS67

  • For single employees, the biggest pool of potential dating partners could be at work. What do you need to know when your crush is in the next cubicle? Is an office romance worth the risks involved?

    Can You Find Love and Romance in the Workplace?

    Can You Find Love and Romance in the Workplace?

    by FlourishAnyway104

  • Any new manager or leader needs to learn how to delegate work if they hope to accomplish anything or motivate workers. Doing it right is critical. Here is what they need to know.

    How to Delegate

    How to Delegate

    by Christine Mulberry15

  • Beware of the waffling work friend -- that fickle, fair-weathered co-worker who can't decide whether she is friend or foe. Learn the 5 warning signs of workplace frenemies and how to deal with them.

    Frenemy in the Workplace: 5 Warning Signs

    Frenemy in the Workplace: 5 Warning Signs

    by FlourishAnyway106

  • Business cards are one of the cheapest, easiest and most effective sales and networking tools. Get business cards tips for size, printing, photos, contact info and more!

    Business Card Tips for Sales and Networking

    Business Card Tips for Sales and Networking

    by Heidi Thorne21

  • Abuse in the workplace should not be tolerated. Bosses have to respect and appreciate all employees. Watch out for early signs that your boss is abusive.

    3 Warning Signs That Your Boss Is Abusive

    3 Warning Signs That Your Boss Is Abusive

    by Koralee Phillips107

  • All employees complain - the good ones and the bad ones. It's up to supervisors to determine how to address the complaint. This article will cover how to effectively handle employee complaints.

    15 Tips on Handling Employee Complaints

    15 Tips on Handling Employee Complaints

    by David Livermore8

  • Motivating employees is vitally important for maintaining a productive workforce and minimizing staff turnover, but sometimes even the most experienced managers need some fresh ideas. This article lists 12 tips for maintaining high enthusiasm levels.

    How to Motivate Employees: 12 Tips and Ideas

    How to Motivate Employees: 12 Tips and Ideas

    by Paul Goodman1

  • Right livelihood is earning a living in an ethical way. The goal is not just prosperity, but personal fulfillment and the benefit of all humanity. It is based on traditional Buddhist teaching.

    Right Livelihood: The Quest for Ethical Work

    Right Livelihood: The Quest for Ethical Work

    by Catherine Giordano17

  • Continental Airlines was an airline that was about to fly into oblivion. The company was broke and its people demoralized. Learn how excellent leadership changed the fortunes of this airline.

    Continental Airlines: Business Turnaround Legend

    Continental Airlines: Business Turnaround Legend

    by John M2

  • Not cool with public speaking? Yeah, I wasn't either, especially because I exude awkwardness. Thankfully, I've overcome my presentation/speech-giving fear. Here's how I did it!

    Public Speaking Tips for the Socially Awkward

    Public Speaking Tips for the Socially Awkward

    by Simone Haruko Smith27

  • An employer checklist to assess potential legal exposure before discharging an employee. Reduce the risk of wrongful discharge litigation by proactively identifying and addressing legal risks of employee termination before taking action.

    A Checklist for Employers Before Discharging Employees

    A Checklist for Employers Before Discharging Employees

    by Deborah Neyens24

  • When I landed my dream job in HR for a Fortune 500 company, there was one small catch, the Office Mean Girl (OMG). Despite backbiting, exclusion, and personal attacks, eventually I flourished.

    Office Mean Girl:  Memories of a Workplace Bully

    Office Mean Girl: Memories of a Workplace Bully

    by FlourishAnyway77

  • Mental illness affects 1 in 5 American adults at any point in time. Learn how to effectively manage your work relationships when someone you work with is mentally ill.

    How to Deal With a Mentally Ill Coworker

    How to Deal With a Mentally Ill Coworker

    by FlourishAnyway47

  • Is your boss an evil, abusive jerk? How to identify a Bad Boss. Professional advice on what do to about toxic managers, and how to keep from going crazy.

    The Worst Boss Ever - The Boss From Hell

    The Worst Boss Ever - The Boss From Hell

    by Marcy Goodfleisch63

  • This article uses the launch of SpaceX and its payload of a Tesla Roadster as an example of brilliant marketing and branding.

    A Marketing Lesson From Spacex

    A Marketing Lesson From Spacex

    by George Mikituk0

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  • Sample thank-you notes and appreciation messages for a great manager or boss by employees. Show your thoughtful gratitude to your employer for his/her support, time and efforts shown to you.

    Thank-You Notes and Appreciation Messages for a Boss

    Thank-You Notes and Appreciation Messages for a Boss

    by Oyewole Folarin53

  • Trouble at work? How to respond to allegations of misbehavior in the workplace. Use these tips in dealing with an HR investigator if you are accused of rules violations on the job.

    Accused of Wrongdoing at Work: What to Do

    Accused of Wrongdoing at Work: What to Do

    by FlourishAnyway303

  • Trade show booths are a big investment. Yet many don't produce sales and waste marketing dollars. Discover several "don't let this happen to you" booth blunders and what they say about you.

    Trade Show Booths: What Does Yours Say About You

    Trade Show Booths: What Does Yours Say About You

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Learn the reasons why you may be the Office Jerk and not even know it. Recognize common jerk behaviors and resolve to change your interpersonal nastiness at work.

    How to Identify the Office Jerk

    How to Identify the Office Jerk

    by FlourishAnyway32

  • Are filthy words like f-bombs spewing in your workplace? Here's what you need to know about cussing at the office: why we curse, the social side of swearing, and what a dirty mouth says about you.

    Profanity in the Workplace

    Profanity in the Workplace

    by FlourishAnyway105

  • This article discusses the adoption of lean manufacturing by the United States and how these lean principles help to reduce costs and reduce wastes to enhance business performance. Three of the biggest lean applications adopted from the Toyota Production system are discussed briefly.

    Valuable Lean Manufacturing Tools That Can Improve Business

    Valuable Lean Manufacturing Tools That Can Improve Business

    by Joshua Crowder0

  • From calling you the wrong name to pointing out imperfections in your appearance, find out how bitchy bosses make you feel inferior. Their calculated moves are used to make them feel more powerful and you feel weak and self-conscious. But, once you spot their maneuvers, you can counteract them!

    10 Strategies Bitchy Bosses Use to Get the Upper Hand

    10 Strategies Bitchy Bosses Use to Get the Upper Hand

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Post-Millennials or Generation Z (kids born in 2000 and later) are entering the workforce. Their world bears little resemblance to what came before. What should we expect from these young employees?

    Generation Z and the Work World:  5 Trends to Watch

    Generation Z and the Work World: 5 Trends to Watch

    by FlourishAnyway80

  • If you've been a target of bullying at work like I have, you may wonder: Why was I chosen? Contrary to popular belief, research shows a bullying victim is not a doormat. She's typically a skilled worker, honest, ethical, independent, and well-liked.

    Bullying at Work: 7 Surprising Reasons Why You May Be a Target

    Bullying at Work: 7 Surprising Reasons Why You May Be a Target

    by McKenna Meyers14

  • Networking groups are definitely not all the same. Nor are they all equal in terms of the sales and referral opportunities. Pros and cons of popular networking group types are explored.

    Types of Business Networking Groups

    Types of Business Networking Groups

    by Heidi Thorne13

  • This article defines the "social loafing" tendency in work teams, and provides practical ways to prevent and eliminate the tendency.

    Preventing Social Loafing

    Preventing Social Loafing

    by Jess Newton0

  • Here is a typical Bread Line or Unemployment Line back in the 1930s, but we're having them today as well. Dishonesty, evasion, or lack of integrity on the job can be the culprit, as well as lack of training and misunderstandings. It is important to be honest, straightforward, and forthcoming on the job with your management...

    Top 10 Reasons 21st Century Employees Get Fired

    Top 10 Reasons 21st Century Employees Get Fired

    by Patty Inglish MS132

  • This hub describes different decision-making models, steps to take them and their pros and cons. Some common decision traps are also briefly discussed.

    An overview of decision-making models

    An overview of decision-making models

    by Hanh Vu3

  • Sexual comments at work are inappropriate and this issue should be addressed.

    It's Not Okay

    It's Not Okay

    by Candace Nadine Breen0

  • Profit margins needed for a business to survive (or thrive!) are primary metrics that both business owners and sales personnel must know. Methods of calculating profit margin are reviewed.

    Methods of Calculating Profit Margin

    Methods of Calculating Profit Margin

    by Heidi Thorne5

  • Selling books on Amazon is not as easy as writing a book and uploading it to the platform. New authors, especially, find sales to be few and far between. There are ways to improve your book sales.

    Tips to Sell More Books on Amazon

    Tips to Sell More Books on Amazon

    by Doug West19

  • As a supervisor handling a difficult employee can be one of the most stressful things on the job. This article instructs you on how you can manage those difficult employees effectively.

    10 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Employees

    10 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Employees

    by David Livermore24

  • The old advice about never burning a bridge ain't always so. Do not engage in relationship pyrotechnics lightly or too often. But sometimes it's necessary to blow up toxic relationships and be done.

    How to End a Toxic Relationship

    How to End a Toxic Relationship

    by FlourishAnyway103

  • This Hub provides a basic introduction to some of the primary factors that must go into the decision about what to charge for products/services. It will help anyone, seasoned marketers (by being a reminder), and new marketers, because it looks closely at pricing considerations that can help in development of sound pricing strategies.

    Four Questions to Ask Before Making Product Pricing Decisions

    Four Questions to Ask Before Making Product Pricing Decisions

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD11

  • Advice for women in a business world that's less then fair.

    Woman Up

    Woman Up

    by Hedieh Kianyfard0

  • For any sales manager and small business owner, sales forecasting is one of the most difficult, but critical skills to master. Discover methods of sales forecasting here.

    Methods of Sales Forecasting

    Methods of Sales Forecasting

    by Heidi Thorne2

  • You've submitted your resignation, and now Human Resources requests an exit interview. Here's why you should say no and suggestions for how to decline. Don't get trapped in this no win situation.

    Here's Why You Should Say No to an Exit Interview

    Here's Why You Should Say No to an Exit Interview

    by FlourishAnyway51

  • TIMWOOD is a mnemonic to remember the seven wastes in lean manufacturing: transport, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction, over-processing, and defects. Learn more about each component below!

    TIMWOOD: The 7 Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

    TIMWOOD: The 7 Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

    by Tony26

  • Are you someone who has a difficult time finding your place in the workforce? Or maybe you're self-employed and aren't excelling in business as quickly as you'd like. Learn to take to ignore what is considered to be your weaknesses and learn to harness your strengths.

    What We Can Learn From People With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    What We Can Learn From People With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    by Alexis Wainwright4

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