Category Archives: For Employers

Business etiquette from coast to coast

Editor’s note: Margaret Page is founder and CEO of Etiquette Page Enterprises, a Western Canadian training organization, and author of The Power of Polite, Blueprint for Success and Cognito Cards – Wisdom for Dining & Social Etiquette. If you have … Continue reading

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Nine habits you can do without in 2015

Editor’s note: Geoffrey James is a business journalist writing for Inc.com, Boston. The New Year is an excellent time to expunge work habits that irritate coworkers and make you less effective. Achieving success requires more than just doing the right … Continue reading

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5 ways to override the lazy brain and save your company

Editor’s note: Edward D. Hess is a professor of business administration, author of Lear or Die: Using science to build a leading-edge learning organization and Batten executive-in-residence at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Humans are lazy thinkers. … Continue reading

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Conference networking 101

Editor’s note: Russell Trahan is president of public relations agency PR/PR, Fla. Industry-specific conferences and conventions are a hallmark in business networking. As an attendee or a sponsored vendor, you will be inundated with a who’s who in your field … Continue reading

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Overcome limits and become a great project sponsor

Editor’s note. Russell Harley is a project manager and PMO director, Seattle. Most everyone in the project management field knows about the triple constraints of time, resources and quality. The old adage says you can only pick two of the … Continue reading

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Are you a reluctant leader?

Editor’s note: Walt Grassl is author of Stand up and speak up, public speaker and Internet radio show host, Los Angeles. Do you know someone who is very comfortable doing a job that has no leadership dimension, even though you … Continue reading

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7 ways to welcome new employees

Editor’s note: Jen Lawrence is the author of Engage the fox: a business fable about thinking critically and motivating your team, Toronto. Joining a new company is a high-stress time for most people. A new company has its own set … Continue reading

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Work drama? It’s time for a constructive confrontation

Editor’s note: Tomás Garza is a conflict resolution and personal development expert at The Garza Initiative, Ore.  To successfully navigate workplace conflict, managers must be able to confront team members in a positive, productive manner. Whatever the situation, whether two … Continue reading

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Peer relationships are critical to job happiness and commitment

Editor’s note: Darcy Jacobsen is a content analyst and blogger for social recognition solutions provider Globoforce, Southborough, Mass. This is an edited version of report titled, “Globoforce survey finds peer relationships with colleagues are critical to modern work experience.” Co-workers … Continue reading

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Hiring managers: Why talent isn’t always enough

Editor’s note: Walt Grassl is a speaker and author of “Stand Up and Speak Up.” Recently retired from aerospace, he now works in public speaking near Los Angeles. Bob and Mark are new managers who are having lunch in the … Continue reading

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