Management

"I Just Received a Bomb threat . . . what do I do?"
By George Babnick · 3 years ago
Does your company have a bomb threat policy and procedure? If you don’t know, or if you have one but have no real idea what it says, you are not alone. Along with conducting workplace ...
Why Would Anyone Hire a Physical Security Consultant?
By George Babnick · 3 years ago
In addition to owning and operating a private investigations business in my home state of Oregon, I also work as a Physical Security Consultant. Investigations remain the main focus of my business, but sometimes investigations ...
Leading, for Goodness' Sake
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
Leadership is an inside job. Before you can lead people outwardly, you have to lead yourself inwardly. Leadership starts with internal goodness. Goodness is not some pie-in-the-sky philosophical concept. It's not some prudish, goody-two-shoes standard ...
Dump The Dictionary and Learn The True Meaning Of Resiliency
By Eileen Mcdargh · 3 years ago
Resilience is a way of walking through life. As I explored the wisdom we all get in hindsight, I realized that there is another word we might use: PREsilience (preventive resilience). These are skills and ...
Strategic Planning: Asking the Right Questions
By Alex Silensky · 3 years ago
Strategic planning is a process every business needs to master, yet many fail to do. It is not that they do not want to plan for the future. They just do not know how to ...
Defusing Difficult Conversations
By Karyn Buxman · 3 years ago
It was 1984, and the second presidential debate between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan was underway. After the first debate, critics observed that Reagan looked tired, and they wondered if he might be too old ...
Leadership: "Sarcasm - Handle with Care"
By Karyn Buxman · 3 years ago
"I'm trying to imagine you with a personality." "This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting." "Don't bother me. I'm livin' the dream." Sarcasm. Gotta love it, don't ya? Used for comic effect and ...
Workplace Communication: How to Avoid Screwing It Up
By Eileen Mcdargh · 3 years ago
Human language separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. But too often, we respond to the wag of a dog's tail instead of the message given by the CEO. There is a breakdown ...
The True Cause of Project Failures
By Edward Shehab · 3 years ago
Introduction Project failures have become a common term that every project manager or business executive wants to separate themselves from. We tend to point the finger at one reason or the other being the cause ...
TMetric Time Tracker Updated with Billable Rates for Projects
By Devart Subotina · 3 years ago
Devart has released an updated TMetric, a work-time tracking app for IT professionals and companies. The release provides many new features, such as billable rates and costs, billing information in reports, redesigned interface for new ...
On the Importance of Leader Imperfection
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
Leadership is a messy business... at least when it's being done right. It requires making bold decisions, often while relying on ambiguous, shifting, or contradictory information. Sometimes you have to get it wrong, a lot, ...
How To Make Your Office Culture A Recruiting Asset
By Rob Veitch · 3 years ago
When you are growing a small business in a very competitive environment, you’ll find that prospective employees can have a huge amount of leverage when choosing an employer. Company culture is a top concern for ...
Recruiting Younger Real Estate Sales Representatives
By Rob Veitch · 3 years ago
We probably don’t need to share the fact that recruiting the right person for your real estate business can be quite tricky. Reading various surveys, I’ve seen that almost 80% of real estate sales representatives ...
The Etiquette of Sympathy: When a Colleague or Client Suffers a Loss
By Lydia Ramsey · 3 years ago
When a colleague, co-worker or business associate loses a family member, do you find yourself stuck on the etiquette of sympathy? Do you wonder how you should handle this kind of situation? Do you worry ...
Four Skills for Open-Door Leaders
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
My bet is that the leaders you most admire are the ones who left you better off than they found you by creating opportunities that helped you grow. How? * By being open to you, ...
A Return to Dark Ages Pushes Millennials Away
By Eileen Mcdargh · 3 years ago
Despite all the talk about wanting to attract and keep young savvy workers, too many managers in the United States are jumping backward in work/life policies. According to a new survey of nearly 10,000 workers ...
7 Ways to Increase Your Focus and Get More Done
By Marie Kpowell · 3 years ago
The modern way of life is full of distractions. We are surrounded by so many things which can be hindering our productivity and damage the potential. Most of the users are already so used to ...
To Dismiss Or Not To Dismiss, But At Least Do It Fairly
By Andy Kahle · 3 years ago
Almost every employer has been tempted to use the Trump statement "You’re Fired", but in Australia it’s not that easy. If you’re thinking of sacking an employee, there are several points to keep in mind ...
For Meeting Planners Only
By Lydia Ramsey · 3 years ago
In planning traditional conferences and meetings, you consider who your target audience is, what topics need to be covered, who your keynoters and workshop presenters should be, and how much time should be allotted for ...
Updated TMetric Time Tracker with Redesigned UI, Avatars, New Reports and Billable Hours
By Devart Software · 3 years ago
Devart, a recognized software vendor, has announced a new major release of TMetric, a time tracking application for IT-professionals and companies. The update comes with a redesigned user interface layout, avatars for projects and clients, ...