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‘Managing Up’ in a Virtual Work Environment

‘Managing Up’ in a Virtual Work Environment

| August 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

How do you establish a good, solid relationship with your co-workers and, most importantly, your boss? Sucking up isn’t the answer. But “managing up” is. It’s a term that’s often confused with the former, and some people define it as simply climbing the corporate ladder. In reality, though, it’s the act of going beyond expectations […]

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4 Mistakes of Managing Seasonal Interns

4 Mistakes of Managing Seasonal Interns

| July 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

Should you hire an intern this season or forgo the concept altogether? This can be a tricky question. On one hand, seasonal interns can prove helpful in a small business setting. They can assist with non-critical tasks around the office, add young spirit into a company and cost a business owner next to nothing. On […]

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Pump Up Your Risk-Tolerance Muscles

Pump Up Your Risk-Tolerance Muscles

| February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

I’m going to take a wild guess that the majority of you included “exercise more” as one of your New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to take another wild guess that many of you haven’t done the best at sticking with this goal (good for you if you have!). Either way, there’s one muscle group you […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Disabled Employee

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Disabled Employee

| January 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

As a manager or business owner, you can’t prepare for every employee situation you might find yourself in. An employee who becomes disabled is one that can cause both confusion and concern for the entire company. Here are some ways you can prepare your business now for any unforeseeable changes in an employee’s abilities. Don’t […]

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Managing a Company Virtually Leads You to Focus on What Matters Most: Results

Managing a Company Virtually Leads You to Focus on What Matters Most: Results

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is no secret that the pace of technology innovation gives workers ever-increasing ways to do work more efficiently. Naturally, businesses are adopting these innovations to make daily tasks more manageable. It has become increasingly easy for employees to work from the comfort of their own homes. Currently, more than 60% of U.S. companies already […]

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Finding Similar Personalities for Your Company

Finding Similar Personalities for Your Company

| September 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

Like Lucy and Ricky, peanut butter and jelly, and Bert and Ernie, some things just go together – and it’s the same with business. The most successful companies are those with employees who “fit together” – a fit that includes an elusive blend of culture, personalities, and passion for the business. When recruiting, it’s important […]

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Being Busy Doesn’t Make You Successful – How To Transparently Manage Your Time

Being Busy Doesn’t Make You Successful – How To Transparently Manage Your Time

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today, being “busy” often equates to being important, making a full schedule a must. As an individual, however, having a full schedule means that you are often spending more time talking than actually doing your job, and burnout is virtually inevitable. Rather than blocking out your entire week with bogus events because another meeting may […]

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10 Steps to Managing Employees Older Than You

10 Steps to Managing Employees Older Than You

| March 6, 2012 | 13 Comments

Business owners are getting younger and younger, it seems. At the same time, unfortunately, many of our parent’s generations are facing job loss due to layoffs, a receding economy, or changes in trends. Interestingly, these young entrepreneurs are now providing jobs to the hard working, dedicated workers of older generations. As the head of a […]

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The Fabulous Four Qualities of Top Performing Teams (Part 1)

The Fabulous Four Qualities of Top Performing Teams (Part 1)

| October 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

What is it that makes certain people in a company or organization come together and accomplish extraordinary things? How can a team of people who may only be average performers individually, produce remarkable results when they work together? How do they consistently exceed expectations every year and have the audacity to set even higher goals, […]

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Entrepreneurs: Time to Fire Your Staff

Entrepreneurs: Time to Fire Your Staff

| October 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

There is little denying that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is a genius.  He created a site that not only attracts more traffic than any other on the web, but also influences behavior, business, and social norms at an unprecedented level. He is a brilliant software developer. He can sit down and build something […]

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