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Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:51:21 -0500


Business Management Tips You Should Know

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:51:52 -0500

Whether you have a large or small business, you need to manage it properly for you to grow. To help you out, here are a few business management tips you should put in place: Hire the right people This is crucial not only for the growth of the firm, but also for your sanity. Before any individual joins your team, you need to interview them and ensure that they are the right fit.

Cute Doesn't Cut It: Why Startups Must Keep Control Of Expenses

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:43:12 -0500

Start-up companies are fragile things, in need of protection and support if they're to flourish. But in one area that extra help is crucial - expense management.

Don't Let Your Data Decide What You Measure

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:11:11 -0500

Measuring performance takes some time and effort. But is that a good reason to rely only on readily-available data?

Toxic Managers at Work

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:50:18 -0500

Did you ever had to deal with an over bearing supervisor? Retention numbers in your team is low and executives most often leave. You have a Toxic manager in your team, here is how you can spot one.

Think You're Not Expert Material?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:54:31 -0500

When you're an expert, you command respect in your niche. People listen to you, they pay attention to what you say and most of all they buy your products. Being the expert in your own niche is like writing your own ticket to freedom.

5 Competencies of Agile Leadership

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:27:27 -0500

True experts and so-called experts alike have written volumes about what separates great leaders from mediocre ones. In my experience working with some of the most successful global companies, I've discovered it really comes down to agility, or how well a leader is able to balance many choices and challenges simultaneously. Agile flexible leadership is the ability to keep a company running smoothly by successfully navigating efficient and reliable processes, people, and innovation. Too much focus on one area can hinder performance in another. For instance, an obsession with efficiency can lead a company to reduce anything that doesn't directly contribute to operations, including leadership development and R&D. In my years assessing and developing leaders who fit this description, I've identified five core competencies, or characteristics, that all agile flexible leaders have in common. Here's a snapshot of each of them.

Investments, Money And Parrots

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:22:31 -0500

Being a good investor is all about education. There are ways that help to improve your investment strategies that can take you to your goal.

What Stops Leaders From Transforming Corporate Culture and Driving Innovation?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:20:31 -0500

Many CEOs say it is difficult to change corporate culture. Unless you are the founder, the CEO inherits an organizational culture that may or may not be able to support his vision. If it does not, she will be tasked with the job of convincing staff and management to change. However, the reason many CEOs struggle with culture change may be because of the CEOs themselves. This article outlines the self imposed barriers that stand in the way of transforming corporate culture.

How to Deliver a Project on Time

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:42:42 -0500

Project managers know that delivering a project late is problematic. In some cases, customers are willing to accept going over-budget, but behind schedule is tolerated much less. For example, let's assume that our project is to prepare a venue for a global conference. We need to ensure that the meeting rooms have the proper arrangement, the audio/visual equipment is working right, the caterers are confirmed, and so on. As you can see, there's little wiggle room here. If any part of this project is late, it will cause a cascading effect. We might be able to negotiate on the equipment and menu, but the convention is scheduled for a certain date, and all aspects that we control must be ready to go by Day 1...

Customer Service - Why It's Important to Smile

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 10:01:41 -0500

I have stumbled through life, sometimes happy and others very sad (some have said I am very "all or nothing"). Yet over the last few years I have found a real smile from with in. I have found this not in my job or my family (sorry family), but in the fact I really like me.

Responsibilities, Powers and Functions of a Board of Directors

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:27:20 -0500

A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. A board's activities are determined by the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated to it or conferred on it by an authority outside itself. These matters are typically detailed in the organization's bylaws.

21 Characteristics of Outstanding Leaders

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:43:57 -0500

We all want effective leadership. Following these ideas will move you up the leadership chain of effectiveness. Implement and win.

Conference/Convention Planning: A Step-By-Step Approach

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:32:32 -0500

Many organizations, businesses, societies, etc, conduct conferences and/ or conventions, for a variety of reasons and purposes. Regardless of which organization is involved, the format, strategy, planning, coordination, and implementation, of the event, is often crucial to the actual and/ or perceived success of the group. In recent times, many of these organizations, have found numerous challenges, and, often, less enthusiasm, involvement, and when attendees have the choice of attending (attendees pay their own way), far less attendance.

Data - How Important Is It For Our World?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:58:53 -0500

Consider the business in today environment as kingdoms then their data is strength, which can be compared as the power of that organization. Data has now become an integral part of the business world and without it, any enterprise cannot survive. In fact, what even is a business without it?

Accomplish Treasurer Duties With a Church Management System

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:10:00 -0500

The financial secretary and treasurer are basically responsible for all the monetary aspects of the church. The duty of treasurer involves tasks such as preparing ledgers, the budget, tax forms, and financial reports of the congregation. Most of the online church management software have inbuilt functions to eliminate complex reckoning, thus saving time and funds. This article summarizes for you a list of tresurer duties using an effective chruch management system.

Small, Constant Actions Lead to Huge Results

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:21:47 -0500

It's human nature to want things now. Also, most people are unwilling to put in the hard work over a long period. Instead of pursuing happiness, the goal is instant gratification. Any reasonable person will tell you that it's far better to reach success faster rather than slower.

What Is Lean Six Sigma? An Organizational Perspective

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:53:37 -0500

Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology which is used to remove the waste in process and Increase the Process Speed. It also improves quality and focuses on Customers.

Print Management Solutions: Calculate Cost Per Page and How to Minimize Your Costs

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:32:25 -0500

Printing has become a costly expense in the office space. Almost every minute, about one hundred pages are being printed in one office. Calculating the cost of your printing might help you when you are planning your costs.

Workflow Solutions: Bizagi - The Digital Business Platform

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:31:47 -0500

Bizagi is known to be one of the easiest process management platforms in the workplace. This digital platform is user friendly and also keeps everyone in the office updated. It is accessible from anywhere in the office and has many amazing features built in.

Not Everything That Matters Should Be Measured

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:00:11 -0500

If you take the right approach, you can meaningfully measure just about anything. But there are some things better left unmeasured.

Event Management

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:51:29 -0500

What is Event management? Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of large scale events such as festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties, concerts, or conventions. It involves studying the brand, identifying the target audience, devising the event concept, and coordinating the technical aspects before actually launching the event. The process of planning and coordinating the event is usually referred to as event planning and which can include budgeting, scheduling, site selection, acquiring necessary permits, coordinating transportation and parking, arranging for speakers or entertainers, arranging decor, event security, catering, coordinating with...

How To Create A Squeeze Page That Converts Like Crazy

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:10:58 -0500

Wondering how to create a squeeze page? A squeeze page, also called a 'Leads Capture Page', is a website where you will capture your leads to build your list to profit from over and over again. Check out our complete guide on how to create a squeeze page that converts like crazy.

Are You an Empathetic Leader?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:24:23 -0500

Empathetic leaders get better results from employees because they understand the employee as a person first. Learn why emotions matter.

Upgrade Your Customers and They'll Tell the World

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:05:16 -0500

How many people sitting in coach on an airplane wish they were in first class? Odds are, most if not all of them. First class flyers get fancy lounges in the airport, preferential boarding, comfortable and roomy seats, their own special first class flight attendants, real food and drinks, blankets, pillows... just about whatever they want within reason.

Are Colleagues Resisting Your Measurement Approaches?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:53:25 -0500

If we try to introduce our colleagues to a better approach to measurement, but without the right preparation, it will backfire. Recent conversations with users of my performance measurement methodology at our Community Day made it clear that a big reason we fail when we introduce a new measurement methodology is that we start with 'how'.

5 Qualities Beginner Event Planners Could Learn From Michael Cerbelli

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:19:51 -0500

To be successful in any work of life, you need a mentor who will motivate you to achieve your dreams. According to research by STATISTIC BRAIN, people who are clearly determined are 10x more likely to achieve their goals than those who are not. The New York event planner Michael Cerbelli is a born event planner, I should say. He kicked off his career at the age of 13, as you may know, and now he has become a paradigm in the event industry.

Tips On How To Choose A Freight Forwarder

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:18:16 -0500

You can't choose any contractor to handle your imports and experts. As a matter of fact, your freight forwarder should know well how to take care of your overseas shipping. If you have no idea as to how to choose a good professional, you can read the 5 tips given below.

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Supply Chain Management

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:36:33 -0500

This is supply chain management. I know most of you have spent your childhood evenings dreaming of studying supply chain management, but for those of you who might not know what supply chain management is: let me provide you a brief explanation. Let's take a simple product like a bottle of clean water, a plastic bottle, a plastic cap and a label to bind them at the store or vending machine.

Self-Leadership Challenge 14 - How To Successfully Manage Up to Your Boss and Across to Your Peers

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:15:35 -0500

A potential new executive coaching client, Ethan, came to my office one day, confused and distressed due to the results of his 360-degree feedback report. The good news was that his direct reports adored him. "Best boss ever!

How to Get Approval for a Project

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:21:55 -0500

Getting a project approved can be a daunting task, and it's much more difficult when someone lacks decision-making power. However, if you have a good idea that you believe will provide value to the organization, it's important that you present it to the management team...

Why You Should Care About Managing Up

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:52:18 -0500

Have you ever heard of the idea of "managing up?" If you haven't, it's something you should probably learn if you work for someone. Managing up is a simple concept.

Are Your Strategic Initiatives High-Leverage or Ordinary?

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:19:13 -0500

A high-leverage strategic change initiative promises so much more than an ordinary one. But what exactly defines high-leverage?

Keeping Calm When All Around Are Not: Quiet Curiosity

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:04:09 -0500

How can you keep calm when all around you seem to be getting angry and frustrated? There are some people who manage to do it easily, and keep control during difficult conversations. They come across as quietly assertive, and are highly respected for their communication skills. But unfortunately, most of us don't, and we find our emotions hijacking our thoughts and behaviours.

To Become a Leader in Staffing

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:24:06 -0500

Do you have a passion for the staffing industry? Yes. Finish on duties?

Expanding Fleet Businesses With GPS Tracking

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:52:14 -0500

GPS tracking solutions are used by fleet managers and owners quite often to reduce costs and monitor their fleet nowadays. With the use of GPS tracking platform managers are able to make the necessary adjustments on the spot and as a result improve their businesses.

How To Get More Offline Clients

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:07:41 -0500

A very simple way to start getting offline clients is to talk to business owners you already know and business owners who other people will introduce you to. When you talk to them, don't afraid to to ask lots of questions about their business and just listen. By asking questions, listening and being genuinely interested in them, their problems and their business you're going to gather information that, will you effectively suggest a service you offer as a solution.

Super Companies - How Do They Do It?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:06:17 -0500

Super companies don't get there because they are "lucky" or because they have ambition or because they work hard. Yes, they need to be hard-working, ambitious, and lucky, but more that that, then need a vision to become a super company and they need a "visionary" at the helm.

Performance Isn't in the KPIs - It's in the Spaces Between Them

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:48:35 -0500

The tick-and-flick approach to reviewing KPIs, one at a time down the scorecard, won't ever reveal the insights about how to truly improve performance. The more I learn about health, immunity, diet and longevity (a hobby, I guess), the more it's reinforced to me that the answers to performance are in the spaces and gaps between things and not in the things themselves. The same extremist and contradicting health messages keep coming up in the media: Coconut oil is a superfood.

How the EPC Recruitment Sector Will See A Strong Surge Ahead

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:58:16 -0500

Several tales have been told about the EPC contracting arrangement. EPC, which means Engineering, Procurement and Construction - A contractual arrangement where the contractor is given a contract of carrying out all activities, which includes design, procurement, construction and commissioning ending up in handover to owner. That sounds real business, but also witness several challenges.

Theme Ideas for Your Next Corporate Gala Dinner

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:44:54 -0500

Corporate affair meals are a customary element in the occasion logbook of most associations these days. Regardless of whether it's an honors night, a point of reference festivity, an introduction or pretty much any critical event, an affair supper gathering is an imperative piece of the occasion.

Benefits of Using Time Attendance Systems to Reward Labour

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:18:31 -0500

Time attendance systems are widely in use across the global economy. The usage of time attendance systems has gained momentum owing to the benefits accruing to business enterprises from the time rate system of making wage payments to labour. In specific verticals like real estate, construction, security and surveillance and others, it is a usual practice to make wage payments to labour based on the fulfilment of time engagements mentioned in the job contract. According to the time system wage payments are made on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the total number of hours devoted to the job

How to Leverage Time Attendance Systems for Higher Efficiency at Work

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:06:21 -0500

Time attendance systems are software products that can be installed at work stations to measure and keep track of the patterns of time engagements of workers. Factories, offices and retail store fronts are the most likely places to use time attendance systems. Most business units such as factories, manufacturing units, bottling plants, processing units and service centers use efficient with respect to time as a factor in assessing the capabilities of workers.

Business Management: Employee Incentives or Punishment?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:36:39 -0500

Business organizations often believe that, to improve productivity threats work better than incentives. This article explains that creating a positive work environment is more conducive to high productivity.

KPIs Work With Buy-In, Not Sign-Off

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:48:53 -0500

Buy-in is choice. Sign-off is obligation. Choice has loads more energy, that sustains itself longer, than does obligation. For buy-in to KPIs and performance measurement, people must be involved because they choose to, and not because they're obliged to.

Cleanliness Isn't "Mickey Mouse"

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:04:16 -0500

In the Disney model, cleanliness is a cultural marketing strategy that pays huge dividends in terms of customer experience, expectations for staff, and sets a high bar for continuing to overcome competitors. Businesses of every size in every industry can profit by using their model.

Lots of Great Ideas But Zero Action

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 15:00:09 -0500

In my years working in corporate America, medical practices, and running my own business, I've heard a ton of great ideas; unfortunately, in most cases, no action is taken to make these ideas a reality. I've put together a short list of reasons why leaders, managers, and staff members decide it's best to forget that something good can happen if action were taken.

Employee Ownership: The Solution to the Productivity Gap in Business?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:03:42 -0500

With income inequality at record high levels, employee ownership is a potential solution to spreading wealth more broadly. However, despite strong growth in employee owned businesses, it is still a rare way to operate. Why is this when employee-owned companies tend to have stronger growth, higher valuations and are more resilient in difficult economic conditions?

Are You Losing Assets Along With Peace Of Mind?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:17:28 -0500

For any business, assets in any form are extremely valuable. Have you ever imagined as to what it will take to manage and track hundreds or thousands of assets, especially for businesses having multiple branches and if there isn't a proper asset management software in place? Think over it!

Strategic Planning: What Leadership Skills Are Necessary?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:18:13 -0500

Strategic planning is a major skill required by both leaders and managers in organisations. The senior leadership group of an organisation Board of Directors Chief Executive Officer develop a strategic direction for the organisation. Managers and team leaders In Conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer has a responsibility of implementing a strategic plan. This article examines skills required to develop a strategic plan and implement appropriate policy to support the plan.

When KPIs Drive the Wrong Result

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:45:38 -0500

When we use KPIs, their impact goes beyond our intention of monitoring our goals and reaching targets. Measures influence people's behaviour and the results of other measures. These influences can be unexpected and undesirable, so we must either mitigate them or choose another measure.

7 Tips for Conflict Resolution

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:05:48 -0500

All of us have conflicts at some point in our lives. Our destiny depends upon how we deal with the conflicts. Given below are 7 tips that you can use in order to resolve these matters in an effective manner.

How Can Executive Coaching Impact Your Bottomline?

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:48:51 -0500

Coach comes with a large basket of benefits is now a fact and no more a disputed claim. Several studies have indicated the huge return on investments for the executives and the companies that have employed Business coaches. While many other business strategies can also claim to have a positive impact on the firm, what sets executive coaching apart is the wide range of bottom line benefits that come with it, such as heightened profits and lower costs, which achieved within a set deadline.

What Is Executive Coaching and How It Benefits the Developed World

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:17:17 -0500

This type of coaching endeavours to help individuals unlock their full potential and make the best out of their executive careers. As businesses seek to take benefit of growth opportunities, this coaching develops individuals soft skills such as self-awareness, and interpersonal skills that are essential for today's executives.

The Leadership Coach - Your Organization Partner in Executive Development

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:22:22 -0500

Providing executive development requires the organisations to have a dedicated leadership coach with the responsibility of shaping up the present and future leadership of the organisation. The question whether executive leadership works is settled now with some top-rated CEOs and organisations sharing their success stories which were made possible with the help of a leadership coach. However, many organisations, which are still to try this approach, are still confused over what a leadership coach would offer them.

Emotional Quotient Can Work Wonders for Leaders

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:23:50 -0500

The emotional quotient can work wonders for leaders You would have heard many people say that leaders must keep emotions out of decision making. This negative interpretation of emotions has long been a part of the corporate world until recently when it established that emotional quotient is, in fact, one of the key aspects of a leader's success and his decision-making skills.

Be an Outsight Leader by Challenging Yourself

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:21:58 -0500

The leaders that manage to develop this trait are called Outsight leaders. An Outsight leader believes in making things happen by trying to indulge in new projects, activities and interactions. Rather than reflecting on what occurred in the past and trying to make sense of it, outsight leaders keep pace with the fast evolving business environment by constantly trying out things.

Employee Confidence Leads to Increased Performance

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:51:27 -0500

Employees are the catalyst for any company's success. Keeping employees confident in their abilities, and about their place in the company, can lead to high levels of performance. This level of performance can be maintained over the long-term by aggressive promotion and action.

Is Integrity That Important?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:46:58 -0500

Integrity is an essential element that holds something together. Without it, things tend to fall apart. Whether it's your automobile or company, if there is no integrity, there will be problems. This article takes a real life situation with a CEO and explores how integrity can shape corporate culture. The article looks at the dilemma any leader can face when they take integrity for granted.

Print Management Solutions: Papercut Cost Control

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:32:32 -0500

With all technology coming to the surface, it has become difficult to understand how different machines work. We also have to understand the different printers that will save us funds for more important expenses. Papercut is a genius print management solution that grants us the ability to ensure that our business runs efficiently while it also helps us to stick to the budget.

Workflow Solutions: Preventing Printing Crimes in the Office

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:32:06 -0500

Have you ever had the problem where one day you have a functioning system between employees and the printer, and the next day absolutely nothing works? Here are a few reasons why those pesky office printing crimes arise.

Sir John Whitmore's Grow Coaching Model

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:35:37 -0500

A coaching model provides a framework for a coaching session, a conversation or a meeting. It enables us to keep moving forward towards positive solutions and achievements. The GROW model was developed some thirty years ago by Sir John Whitmore and his colleagues. It was publicised through his book 'Coaching for Performance' and, since the book has been translated into 19 languages, GROW has become the most prevalent coaching model in the world today. Most of the other models are based on GROW in one form or another.

6 Traits That Separate Leaders From Bosses

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:12:25 -0500

Not all bosses are seen leaders. If you aim to climb the corporate ladder, understand how to be a great leader and not just a boss.

How to Deal With Manual KPI Data

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:02:23 -0500

It would be marvelous if all the data we needed for our KPIs was on tap: automatically collected, collated and captured, and ready to flow into graphs, reports and dashboards. Marvelous, but unlikely. Manual data doesn't have to be a drag.

Business Lessons From a Carpenter: Measure Twice, Cut Once

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 21:11:57 -0500

Success in business comes down to just a handful of things. Three that are critical are your systems, your people and your decision making. You can only make good decisions with good information and that comes down to having good systems in place that are operated consistently with good information collected about their performance.

The Best Leaders Are Reluctant Leaders

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:31:05 -0500

A Reluctant Leader is not a style or methodology of leadership... it is how leaders are born. Since before the modern world, there have been two types of leaders: those that seek the role and those that accept the role.

Recalling Exemplary Project Management Skills

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:19:36 -0500

While searching for projects to research on for one of the subjects I am studying, I came across this Portmann/Highway-1 improvement project. I must say that it amazed me the way Hatch & Mott Macdonald handled the project with such critical technicalities.

Business For Newbies

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:39:11 -0500

More and more business ideas and offer nowadays, but did you know that they're a business that doesn't require any skills to start a new business? How about you've joined an eCommerce? It's just selling products that you don't own and get incentives from that.

How To Know If You Have The Right KPI

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:33:59 -0500

No KPI can ever give you perfect evidence of your goals. But too often we overestimate how good a KPI needs to be, to be "right". The truth is, KPIs aren't ever "right". You just want to be sure they are "not wrong".

China Vs the US: 3 Main Differences in Management Culture

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:02:12 -0500

It is no secret that China is a major leader in the World Trade Organization and that they share many differences in their business customs. Understanding these distinct differences is very important in building strong relationships with anyone from this powerful country. Below are key cultural differences to take into account when doing business in China.

Tricks to Get the Best Warehouse Management Technique

Mon, 29 May 2017 08:47:31 -0500

Modern day warehouse needs the best warehouse management technique to move and store materials into, within, and out of a warehouse. This management technique requires the best software's for faultless work. Gone are those days where storekeepers use to regulate and manipulate in and out of materials from a warehouse. They are replaced with more automated and efficient software which tend to do their work perfectly.

The Power of Being a Disruptive Leader

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:23:26 -0500

Throughout history, there have been leaders who created new paradigms. Many see them as lucky or people with extraordinary abilities. However, this is a myth. They have simply developed a disruptive leader's mindset. Here I speak about how to become a disruptive leader and what stops most from being one.

Secrets to Running a Business

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:19:34 -0500

In my professional life I have developed several methods of knowing a business that I do not have the complete knowledge of. In order to know whether a business can stand alone or if you need financial help to jump to growth you must first know all the debts you own and the fees you have to face. The first step would be to calculate how much we earn from each product sold, or know the margin of profit that leaves us each sale.

Three Early Warning Signs Your Business Is Growing Too Quickly

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:57:22 -0500

It can be a wild and exciting ride when business takes off and growth gets into top gear, but if you're not ready for it things can get out of hand quickly and it's not unheard of for businesses to go into administration because they grew too quickly. So it's important to have some early warning signs to look out for and some plans in place in case they happen. Here we discuss three objective signals to monitor in a high growth business.

Leaders Not Making Time to Communicate With Employees? Here Are 5 Ways to Create Buy-In

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:40:54 -0500

Do you struggle getting leaders to communicate effectively? They're smart and sophisticated, but they're often not communication experts. Maybe they're stuck saying, "Here's what I want to communicate," rather than, "What's in it for employees?

3 Mistakes to Avoid If You Want Relevant KPIs

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:07:15 -0500

A relevant KPI measures direct evidence of your goal. It tells you the degree to which your goal is being achieved. But when you look closer, many KPIs fail to do this. It's because of three mistakes in how we design those KPIs.

Five Management Basics

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:27:49 -0500

Yes, there are many more fundamental management, supervision and leadership traits but after working with hundreds of organizations worldwide I believe if you will follow these five you will be well on your way to being an exceptional manager and leader. 1) You get the behavior you reward. 2) You are responsible to people not for them. 3) You job is not to motivate employees but create a positive motivational culture. 4) Creating self-accountability. 5) Validating employees.

How to Ease Stress on Your Employees

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:46:47 -0500

How to Ease Stress on Your Employees Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Wednesday, May 10, 2017 How to Ease Stress on Your Employees Stress wreaks havoc on both the mind and the body. When your company's workers experience excessive pressure regularly, their productivity suffers. Reducing and managing strain poses a challenge. Don't leave your employees to deal with job anxiety on their own. Take initiatives to help them alleviate and deal with the stresses that hinder performance.

Seven Mistakes New Managers Often Commit

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:45:52 -0500

Young professionals exhibit a variety of great traits. They are excited, energetic and generally fearless. These attributes often create a great amount of success for these in-charge individuals. Unfortunately, youth can have its downside. Learn what seven critical mistakes new leaders often commit.

First Line Managers: Must You Tote the Corporate Water and Be the Hammer?

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:48:07 -0500

I was talking to a close friend at my company, he said, "How could you stay in management so long? I never wanted to be a manager. I never wanted to tote the corporate water or be a corporate hammer." Wow, this person was a very successful individual contributor. I can understand why he never was a manager. His view of management was so narrow and so wrong.

FDA FALCPA Labeling Part 1 & Part 2

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:34:56 -0500

FDA FALCPA Labeling Part 1 - Declaration of major food allergens on food labels complying with FALCPA FALCPA requires food manufacturers to label food products that are made with an ingredient that is a major food allergen in one of the following two ways: Are single ingredient foods that are major food allergens required to comply with FALCPA? Single ingredient foods must comply with the allergen declaration requirements in Section 403(w)(1). A single ingredient food that is, or contains protein derived from milk, egg, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts,...

Practical Agile - 6 Implementation Principles to Secure Project Success

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:23:45 -0500

Depending on where an organization is at in its systems development methodology journey, it may not be able to jump to a purist agile model and be successful. I've learned that the following six principles are paramount in a successful agile project.

3 Must-Have Abilities of Project Managers

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:16:30 -0500

Over the years, I've been fortunate to work with many top-notch project managers. These men and women do what is necessary to meet the objectives of the project. They encounter obstacles along the way, including spending more than budgeted, and falling behind schedule. However, they quickly identify the problem, and take corrective action to keep pressing ahead.

3 Professional Development Lessons Worth Learning

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:09:23 -0500

On most social media sites in addition to seeing with your very own eyes whether sitting in traffic in front of a graduation venue or even noticing large dining parties while eating at your favorite dining establishment, no doubt you've noticed the plethora of collegiate graduates that will soon flood into the labor market. Not all, but most (and I mean over 90%) are full of optimistic vigor and robust veracity for the road of professional life that lies ahead for most of them. With this understanding, please find below the Top 3 Business Lessons Learned from Former Managers that...

Some New Rules to Run Your Business

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:21:28 -0500

RULE ONE - Don't Make Rushed Decisions - If the issue is serious, never make a decision on the spot unless you absolutely have to. Think it over for a few minutes, an evening, or a weekend, and then go into the office with your answer. Give yourself the time you need to avoid the mistakes that often result from haste.

Why Managers Need to Be Reformed Into Leaders

Tue, 09 May 2017 14:52:15 -0500

Leaders and managers are believed to be same in a line of performing and completing tasks within timelines.A good leader can become the best manager, but all managers cannot be the leaders. Leaders acquire skills as they grow.

What You Can Do to Build Trust

Tue, 09 May 2017 14:49:34 -0500

Do all good leaders have the caliber to become exceptional leaders? The answer is "NO". There are leaders who take charge of a bad situation themselves and perform exceptionally well. This is what is expected from the good leader " When the going gets tough, the tough get going".

Why Engagement Is Required for Achieving Excellance

Tue, 09 May 2017 14:48:27 -0500

Engagement and leadership go hand in hand. Engagement involves in investing hands, head and heart in actively, full work performance. A leader's behavior should be displaying commitment and engaging workforce. The workplace engagement is a result of leadership behavior despite teams differences

Why Take Project Management Certification to Improve Your Managerial Skills?

Tue, 09 May 2017 10:15:06 -0500

Being a project manager can be a very good experience. It allows you to harness your skills and take them to the next level. You need to find the very best project management certification that will help you stand out among all the others. But why should you become a certified project manager?

How to Get Your HR Department to "Back You Up"

Tue, 09 May 2017 08:48:05 -0500

We sometimes forget that the Human Resources Department is our partner. We can forget that when it comes time to discipline an employee. Sometimes their priorities and viewpoint conflicts with ours, but there are things you can do to resolve these conflicts.

How to Clean Up a KPI Mess With a Simple KPI Audit

Mon, 08 May 2017 21:17:40 -0500

Many organisations have a KPI mess: too many useless measures, not enough of the right measures, and little idea of exactly how many measures altogether. This mess is an unnecessary cost, and it's not that hard to clean it up.

Reducing the (Real) Cost of Disengaged Workers

Sat, 06 May 2017 12:41:28 -0500

Employee engagement is among the most popular subjects in many managerial circles, but it is less common to hear people speak in specific terms about the real, often hidden, costs associated with disengagement. Fortunately, there are specific steps an organization can take to avoid these costs.

Overcoming Challenges for IT Project Planning

Thu, 04 May 2017 10:42:35 -0500

Overcoming Challenges for IT Project Planning which will come in the future. One of the most common reasons for changing requirements is that clients will simply change their minds which presents a challenge for IT project planning.

Are Servant Leaders Obsolete?

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:09:10 -0500

The current public personas of people whom we would title "leaders" are a far cry from the model Robert Greenleaf developed during his 40 years with American Telephone and Telegraph (now AT&T). Learn how he created servant leadership and what it means to be a servant leader.

Are You Leading Your Business With a Limp?

Tue, 02 May 2017 11:14:27 -0500

Do you find yourself leading your business with a limp? Let me explain further..

Are You Winging It In Your Business?

Tue, 02 May 2017 11:12:22 -0500

Are you so busy that you feel like you've fallen off track? Are your deadlines more like suggestions? Do you feel like your business is struggling, has lost its focus, or is out of control?

Who's Paying the Price for Your Mood?

Tue, 02 May 2017 11:07:08 -0500

Have you ever considered who's paying the price for your emotional state? If you're in a bad mood in one meeting, do you find that you've taken that mood into the next meeting? And then, those people in the second meeting are paying the price for what's happened previously, and often have absolutely no idea why.

Recent Full-Time Mommies Make For The Best Professionals

Tue, 02 May 2017 07:56:59 -0500

Motherhood and corporate jobs are never mentioned in the same sentence except maybe to explain vehemently that they are two ends of a spectrum. But corporates are run by humans for humans and so human nature still decides success in business. Caring for another living being enriches character, more so when it is for a growing child. Here is why the hand that rocks the cradle can very well rule the business world.

Replace Your Action-Oriented Goals With Result-Oriented Goals

Tue, 02 May 2017 07:19:41 -0500

One of the reasons why we can't find meaningful performance measures for our goals has to do with whether the goals are about actions or results. Action-oriented goals aren't true goals, since goals should be about making a difference, not just doing stuff.

Why Should Business Owners, Board Members and Managers Conduct a Cyber Risk Assessment?

Mon, 01 May 2017 08:02:13 -0500

The nation and globe is experiencing a cyber crime wave. The threats are growing and law enforcement has been unable to stop it. Existing law squarely places the responsibility of maintaining the confidence, integrity and availability of confidential information on the shoulders of business owners.

Quality Management - "A Master Key to Success"

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:57:24 -0500

Quality can never be an accidental outcome, in fact, this is the result of vigorous efforts and regular practices. In the present world, if one has understood the key to managing the quality of task he performs, he has secured the power to win over the world. Because quality makes us stand unique among the crowd and uniqueness is absolutely liked by all.