Success in business is not about the end result but about who you are and what you do each day that gets you there.
Communication through writing and electronically requires the use of some equipment you need to be familiar with.
“Lean Six Sigma for Dummies” is a guide to LSS written for managers but accessible to everyone. What are the pros and cons of this Lean Six Sigma guide?
A great project manager puts in the legwork early to give the project the greatest chance to succeed, and serves as a leader when problems come up to drive the project through completion.
If you want to deliver a powerful presentation or briefing, you'll need to lose the script. It's not the presentation that wows; it's the presenter. Lose the script and unleash the power.
We spend the majority of our day at work, so it's only natural for it to become dull after a while. Discover ways to make your job more enjoyable while also preparing you for advancement.
Group projects typically have at least one individual who doesn't pull their weight. This is the most effective way to deal with that individual.
Do you have good ideas but your boss knocks them down? Are you hatching ideas that your boss should have been incubating herself? Are you outshining your co-workers?
Building satisfying working relationships with your co-workers is a worthwhile investment. This article explains five simple ways you can undertake to improve your relationships with your co-workers.
The key is learning to be OK with compromises, and finding the person for whom you’re willing to compromise.
This article addresses the most frequently raised questions regarding age discrimination and its potential effect on your employment.
Business strategies for improving net income and bottom-line financial results. Options include contingency planning and negotiating.
It can be difficult to navigate the process of getting licensed for professional work. This article helps streamline the process for candidate health insurance producers.
One of today's hottest consulting and coaching models is the mastermind group. But what is a mastermind group? Pros and cons of using them are discussed.
For many who are not working, determining how much they will receive or if they qualify for California unemployment is confusing. It does make a difference, at times, when you do file for it.
Injuries at work are some of the most stressful matters you will ever deal with. Here are some honest thoughts from a former legal assistant.
Brainstorming is unique to human beings. It’s one way we unleash our creativity. Here are some tips to get the most out of your brainstorming session.
Whenever groups of women gather together, all too often a 'No Drama' warning is set off, and usually it's by one of our own.
Practical strategies for improving business writing in organizations of all sizes. Key content writing problems and mistakes to avoid.
Do you have a business mobile app idea? If you're sure about its viability then it's time you get it developed. Read this article for the top things you need to consider when creating a business app.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg points out, rightfully, that we need time to mourn. Not all businesses are able to grant that.
One thing we often see in internal auditing is each department is working within a silo, staying in their own little working bubble oblivious to what else is happening around them in the business.
Most business memos are informational, and chances are if you are writing one, you will be writing an instructional memo. Here are some pointers for writing this kind of memo.
Small businesses face many types of legal regulations. Research and planning are key to getting your business off the ground safely.
I am a first generation Asian immigrant from Taiwan. I am also an American citizen. I would like to give kudos to some Asian American entrepreneurs.
Creative Entrepreneurs are a little different than your average entrepreneur. They invest in intellectual capital, and they work in the realm of the creative industries.
Are you having trouble understanding the definition of sexual harassment in these increasingly difficult times? If so, this article is here to help you.
Small businesses that give too much--or take too much in terms of free, bartered or donated benefits--are acting like a charity and jeopardizing their future. See why it happens and how to avoid it.
My thoughts about a recent news story of a company micro-chipping employees. There are so many questions right now that do not seem to have good answers. Thoughts and questions to ponder.
Here are eight entrepreneurial lessons I learned from one of Papua New Guinea's most successful businessmen, the founding father of the Lae Biscuit Group of companies.
FMLA is a job protection benefit afforded to many US workers through the Federal Government. But how do you get this protection? This is what we will cover here.
An organized office means an organized mind, which means you'll work faster and more efficiently. Here are some tips.
After you get over the initial shock of an acquisition, this article outlines some things you can do to shift the odds of surviving the acquisition or improving your situation in your favor.
This article discusses four of the key questions you should ask yourself before bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal. Its goal is to help you decide if bringing a claim is right for you.
Let’s face facts: At the end of the day, a lack of productivity can affect a business more negatively than a pair of jeans ever could.
Sitting postures to avoid back pain while sitting at a computer workstation or desk starts with an office ergonomic chair. Choosing the right office chair to lower pain is key to good posture for computer use. Lower your lower back pain from sitting while sitting by selecting a good office chair with a good back chair and by having good posture while sitting.
In sales, reputation is everything. Once it is damaged, repairing it should be your top priority. It doesn't matter if it's your own reputation or your company's reputation. Guard it with your life!
Becoming a manager can be easy; becoming a leader is more complicated. Let's look at some common leadership anti-patterns (examples of what not to do) in an effort to avoid the common pitfalls.
“I’m a professional.” Again, when one has to explain that they are, they probably are not. You don’t see a doctor and the first words thing they do is convince you they’re a “professional”, right?
Managing all of your responsibilities can be tricky. Whether trying to stay caught up with your household chores or planning your day at work, consider these 4 helpful tips to "seize your day!"
How to determine if a team is achieving goals and business needs. Improve customer service and business revenue.
Whether you're a CEO of a large corporation, or a one-person show, it is important to build your own personal brand in addition to your company's brand.
Did you know there are legal protections for you if you get sick or if you need to care for a family member who is sick? It can be a difficult situation to navigate, let me share my experience!
What are the seven sources of opportunity as defined by Peter Drucker? What are the sources of opportunity for your business?
Strategies for fixing recurring problems in organizations of all sizes. This Zombie Problems article includes videos and success tips.
Here's what you may need to consider before choosing between temporary or more permanent staffing solutions for your business.
Social media networks heavily rely on visuals. So if businesses want to reach and sell to today's customers, build building visual literacy skill is a must. But what is visual literacy in business?
Being a layoff survivor can be awkward for you and scary for the coworkers around you who were let go. This article walks through what you can do to help those coworkers get back on their feet.
Millionaires will tell you to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. How does that pay off? Try these proven ways to increase your salary at work. They worked for me.
Six Sigma experts can be segregated into their own department or embedded as full members of a work group or department. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages.
Insurance agents are notorious for cold calling and celebrating a 1% success rate, not realizing that their cold calling has negatively impacted 99% of their marketplace for the success of their 1%.
Have you ever been on a software project that went over budget? For a lot of us, it was a recent event. Clearly we're not alone. Why is estimation such a struggle, and what can we do about it?
The project management life cycle includes five high-level phases that account for all aspects of managing a project from beginning to end. This article takes a deep dive into each of those phases.
There is no worse feeling as a project manager than the moment you realize your project is failing. This article walks you through the steps to regain control and get your project back on track.
Management has its pros and cons. Do you have what it takes to be a manager, even when it gets down to crunch time?
The #1 mistake that B2B marketers make is segmenting their customers using demographics, geographics, psychographics, and behavioral data. Find out how to fine-tune your marketing using personas.
Getting a bunch of humans to move in the same direction to accomplish a goal is not as easy as it may seem. How do you know that your leaders are doing their jobs effectively?
Save money and the environment by following a few of these eco-friendly business meeting tips. Becoming an environmentally conscious business is good for publicity and good for developing your brand.
Customers buy from those they know, like and trust. But if those are the only reasons, beware of possible convenience and pity sales! See sales tips for handling these tricky situations.
Virtual Assistant Customer Service deposit photos The best way to ensure growth for your virtual assistant business is to focus on your customer service. Yep it is true… Do you need to continue to market to grow your business? Yes….BUT ...