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How To Change Company Culture

When you were in college you selected your major and area of concentration – to better prepare yourself for your future career. Maybe you had the opportunity to go to business school and further your education – looking to become more specialized in your niche. Let’s say you were lucky enough to find a job…

How to Persuade Effectively

Persuasion can be a highly effective tool when it comes to your workplace and the business world. You can use persuasion to acquire new customers, push business deals in your favor, and gain loyal followers. However, true persuasion is an art – and a highly useful skill when used properly. Before I dive into the…

How You Should Resolve Conflicts

Too often in business we quickly respond to situations (both good or bad) instead of looking at how that decision came to be. When a corporation has a bad year and their numbers are down, the immediate response is to initiate layoffs – because we can always “save” money by cutting payroll right? Although it…

How To Beat End of Year Procrastination

Depending on which industry you work in, the end of year flow might be slow, busy, or it could even stay the same. The manufacturing and construction niche I work in is very much seasonal (apparently no one likes to build houses in the winter) and production tends to slow down a bit. Businesses also…

How To Maximize Your Hiring Process

One of the many critical factors of a successful business is hiring the right people. Sure, you can forecast better, look for more customers or even ramp up your marketing campaign – but at the end of the day, if you aren’t hiring the right people, you’ll only have so much room to grow as…

How To Create Positive Change

Going to work each day can occasionally feel like a burden, and add unneeded stress to your daily life. If you feel unwelcomed at work, or the environment is poor, it can make things worse. A comfortable workplace follows a set of reasonable rules, keeps up with housekeeping, and treats employees equally and fairly. If…

4 Reasons Not To Be Friends With Employees

If you are in a management position, you know there is a fine line between being friendly with your co-workers and being friends. Whether you lead a team or have a number of people working under you, maintaining the correct social balance can be challenging. Now I’m not saying to go curl up under a…

How To Give A Lasting Presentation

Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran of public speaking, or you can’t imagine the thought of standing in front of a crowd. Regardless of how you feel about the subject, some day you just might find yourself giving a presentation to a room full of people. Here are a few simple tips I see ignored more…