Building a Great Team
Employees are your biggest assets and it is important to build a great team to engage and motivate at a workplace. Here are some suggestions: Transparency and a Shared Vision, Flexibility and Creativity, Know Your People....
10 Tips To Expand Your Business For Free
Stewart John Cormack
Expanding your business should not be all about SEO, AdWords and Social Media Marketing. Of course they have a place in your expansion plans but many people are forgetting some of the basics. Talking to people face to face might actually catch on. If you're looking for a tip to expand your business for free here goes - suppose you were a Franchise Partner or Franchisee looking to expand? Why not have a Coffee Morning and invite a bunch of people either to your home or a local garden centre if that's more comfortable for you. Perhaps get a guest speaker and just talk about what you are doing and the customers you are looking for and maybe create a Special Offer for that week to introduce 'early birds' to your business. I am sure that the coffee shop will be delighted to accommodate you in the hope that your group may buy a few buns too. As my Mother always said 'Never Be Stuck!'...
Only 3 Traits To Master Your Leadership Communication Role!
Charbel Abou Hanna
"Communication is the act of transferring information between two or more parties with the means to convey a message." Now in plain Ol' English......
Managing Change in Business Operations For the New Leader
You're the new sheriff in town. The owners or leaders of the business believe you are the person they can rely on to help the organization to achieve its goals and objectives. You know that your success depends on your ability to engage the team (or teams) that report to you in a manner that aligns with the goals and with you as their leader. Sometimes, the process of realignment requires substantial change in direction, practices and even organization culture....
Ways of Using Table Tents to Market Restaurants and Retail Stores
In a busy business environment such as a restaurant, bringing the right information to the attention of your customers is usually the key to boosting the profits that your restaurant gets from each order. Whether you are upselling deserts, beverages and other special dishes, or promoting your menu's most popular dishes, table tents that hold displays on top of tables offer several marketing advantages for your restaurant. Table tents can also be useful in retail sales, especially when placed on top of store counters and tables where customers communicate with......
4 Things CEOs Should Never Do
If leadership were so simple, everyone would be fighting for the top position in an organization. Those who become managers will eventually encounter situations that are uncomfortable. Unfortunately, short cuts are often taken to resolve uncertainty. Management short cuts come with a price that is not always easy to discern. This article outlines four short cuts and the consequences to the leader and enterprise....
Time Management or Task Management? You Choose
Time is a very precious commodity and once it's gone, it's gone, but if we make the effort, there's all sorts of ways to make more of the time we do have. Although we can't manage time, we can certainly manage what we do in the time we have, because the more we can get done in the shortest possible time means we have more opportunity to enjoy the rewards we work so hard to earn....
How to Make Your Offline Ads More Efficient
Many customers have the habit of clicking on ads that pop out on their browser windows. However, in this digital age, how can you ensure that your offline promotions are getting the same foothold? Here are some of the most effective strategies: Add a call to action Be certain that your offline advertisement has a call to action, and that there is a way of tracking it....
Offline Advertising Should Not Be Overlooked
As far as your online business is concerned, how much time do you spend for offline advertising? People invest a lot of time and effort in marketing their web-based businesses, leaving less time or thought for advertising in the actual world in spite of the benefits they offer. Most of time, they are into search engine optimization, banner advertisements, viral advertising, reciprocal links, social networking and blogs....
How CIOs Can Avoid Being Fired
Dr. Jim Anderson
During my career, I've been fired twice. I can tell you from personal experience, it's never a good feeling. As CIO, you have a highly visible position within the company and there is a lot riding on you. If you are not able to deliver what the company needs from you, there is a very good chance they are going to end up getting rid of you and replacing you with someone who can do what they need to have done. What you need right now is some advice on how to not get fired!...
How Easy Is It to Find a Decent Job: Tips That May Simplify Your Search
Everyone dreams of having a good job that will come up to his/her needs. This article will provide you with a few basic tips on how to make this dream come true in the shortest time possible....
New Technology Improves Productivity, Safety and Cost
Every little improvement in productivity, safety and cost can end up making a big difference at the end of the day, month and year for air duct cleaning contractors! This new technology does just that....
Air Freight Vs Ocean Freight - Factors Needing Comparison
We are required to make choices not only in personal life, but in business too. Let's consider international shipping. The two main options that we usually get include air freight and ocean freight....
Uncertain Times Scream for Agility
As we charge into the Twenty First Century, whether it is business or personal, the rules and ways to do business are changing at an accelerated rate, demanding more agility. Operational and tactical agility will give you the edge going forward. Learn more about tools that can propel you and your company forward in these uncertain times!...
Alternate Career Life: Four Tips for Job Stacking
By job stacking, I am simply talking about having more than one job at a time. For someone creating a semi-retired life, working for a period of time then taking a period of time not working at all, job stacking may provide a means to finance their lifestyle....
How To Find A Side Business With Low Start Up Cost
The key thing to remember that a side business with low start up cost is still an real business. What you put in is what you will get out. Nobody can make money from nothing. So where is the best place to start looking?...
Using Technology to Enhance, Not Replace, Virtual Coaching
Coaching is a critical management competency whether direct reports are co-located or geographically distributed, but it can be even more difficult to effectively coach from a distance. While frequent and timely feedback is an important aspect of employee development and technology can make it easier for virtual leaders to connect with direct reports wherever they are located, it's not enough to ensure the coaching interventions will be meaningful. Here are three ways virtual leaders can enhance their ability to coach from a distance and avoid the unintended negative impact technology can have on coaching best practices....
The Benefits Of Paper Shredding For Your Office
Leslie S Gilmour
Even in today's modern, computer reliant world, properly dealing with paper documents is an important part of office life. Organizing your office documents is one side of that, and the other is proper document disposal; there are plenty of situations where just tossing out a document can have less than pleasant consequences for your company or other parties....
Five Conditions for Innovation
Douglas Rugh, PhD
Two factors set the stage for revolutionary innovation: ability and motivation. When both ability and motivation are present, a hotbed of innovation forms, much the same way as the Internet has led to a deluge of entrepreneurship and innovation. Conversely, when ability and motivation are not present, innovation stalls. In this article, I illustrate five conditions necessary for both factors to exist. The first two conditions address ability, the remaining three conditions address motivation, and all five are necessary for innovation and continuous change....
Why Should You Take a Stats Based Industrial Engineering Class?
The other day, I was having a dialogue with a middle aged gal who wanted to continue her education to ensure she'd be viably employable well into the future. The already well-educated woman worked the BioTech Sector but realized that she shouldn't have all her eggs in one basket, and rightfully so if you study the rapidly changing job needs in our economy today. Let's talk....