Leading by Example

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There are reams of literature out there on leadership and management and the best way to do it. But some management experts contend that even with all the literature, there is a key component of leadership that does not get enough attention. This key aspect of management is leading by example. Leading by example is… Read more »

Making Your Meetings Count

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Most of us are aware that meetings can be a place where we don’t make the best use of our time. It is easy to get bogged down in details, to wander off track, to spend more time discussing something than we should. As a result, management experts have come up with many different ideas… Read more »

How to Choose a Team Leader

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Project teams are commonplace in the business world. And, naturally, there are different ways of organizing these teams. One important decision to make is who will lead the team. Should the team leader be selected by members of the team itself or appointed by managers? There are several issues to consider when making such a… Read more »

The Best Office Colors for Productivity

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Among the things that affect productivity, scant attention is given to the color of the room where people work. Admittedly, room color does not affect productivity in the way some other things do, but it still can influence the way people work. Work environment is important, and room color is a part of that environment…. Read more »

Preparing at Work for a Vacation

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So, you want to take a vacation, but the thought of doing it fills you with more anxiety than actually going to work. You know there will be phone calls from the office asking for directions. You know you will be sitting on the beach combing through emails, afraid you might be missing something, and… Read more »

How to Put Together a Memorable Conference

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Conferences are a part of business life. Odds are you have been to one or more during your career. And obviously, some are better than others. At some point, you and your company may be in the position of having to put together a conference. If you are, here are a few tips to make… Read more »

Realizing Potential

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Most companies, when they look at developing workers for leadership or management positions, focus on the top 15 percent of the workforce. These are the so-called high-potential employees. At the other end, there are about 15 percent who are underperformers, with a large group of 70 percent in the middle. Since this middle sector makes… Read more »

Social Media Use in the Workplace 2012

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Many more employees are using social media in the workplace, something that employers are now accepting as part of doing business in the 21st century. But business practices haven’t caught up yet with the technology. Companies are still working out policies and procedures for using social media. In a recent survey of 250 multinational businesses,… Read more »

Hiring Looking Up for 2012 College Grads

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If you’re graduating college this spring, consider yourself luckier than your counterparts of the last few years: a survey of businesses shows that most companies said they intended to hire more newly graduated college students this year than in recent years past. The annual survey by CareerBuilder.com and CareerRookie.com found that 54 percent of business… Read more »

Vetting Candidates via their Social Media Profiles

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A recent survey of more than 2,300 hiring managers and human resources professionals by CareerBuilder.com showed that more than one-third of them use social media sites to check up on job candidates, about 37 percent. Of those that did, about two-thirds used both Facebook and LinkedIn to review applicants, while only about 15 percent used… Read more »