Management: About Coaching

In this article we’ll look at the two main types of coaching: life (personal) coaching and business (corporate) coaching.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a fairly young discipline, so there are a lot of definitions of the term “coaching”. Let’s take a look at various descriptions offered on the World Wide Web.
Coaching can be defined as:
* A process providing an individual with feedback, insight and guidance on achieving their full potential in their business

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Management: Afford A Receptionist

How Do You Afford A Receptionist?
My answer. You can’t NOT afford a receptionist. I didn’t have one for years so I know how it is. The day I quit interrupting my clients to answer the phone and quit running behind because I had to book appointments and quit losing clients because I was so backed up I couldn’t give them that undivided attention.
That’s when I saw the light. I couldn’t afford not to have one. I didn’t have to worry about how I was going to pay

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Management: Afford Inventory Control

Title:
Inventory Control: Can You Afford Not To?
Inventory control is the most basic form of protection that you should have in your retail establishment. If you have people come into your location, then you need to make sure they are not leaving with anything that they should not be. But, many business owners do not know the right way to handle inventory control. There are various methods that you can use and they all work well in their specialties. If you have had enough with shoplifting, employees

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Management: Asset Management Companies

What do asset management companies do? These companies take care of the investments of a client by investing in various schemes.
There are a number of asset management companies to choose from given that they offer a wide range of services. Some examples of these include financial investments, production machines, technology and even office furniture and supplies.
When we talk of financial events, this includes the tracking, recording, properly accounting and investing of certain assets so the

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Management: Avoid Corporate Event Nightmares

It’s like the old dream where you’re delivering a speech to a packed house – and suddenly realize that you’re standing there with your trousers around your ankles. You’ve planned the perfect company dinner – and the caterer got the date wrong. Your keynote speaker didn’t show up because his travel tickets were never confirmed. And the napkins at the tables don’t match the tableskirts. Are your guests going to think ‘Oh, their corporate event planners let

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Management: Business Analysis

SCOPE of the analysis becomes input to BUSINESS GOALS. This means that not necessarily all business goals need to be taken into account. But the business goals must be defined as measurable.

BUSINESS GOALS become input to BUSINESS FUNCTIONS. Business functions are in fact overall tasks or activities that are designed to support or realize the business goals.

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Management: Business Analysis

SCOPE of the analysis becomes input to BUSINESS GOALS. This means that not necessarily all business goals need to be taken into account. But the business goals must be defined as measurable.

BUSINESS GOALS become input to BUSINESS FUNCTIONS. Business functions are in fact overall tasks or activities that are designed to support or realize the business goals.

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Management: Business Management Consulting

Why Do You Need Business Management Consulting?
When business grows crossing the boundaries defined by limited internal resources, including your own and your executives’, it pays to engage the services of external business management consultants. Large business management consulting houses such as McKinsey and Company or PricewaterhouseCoopers, pride in their vast exposures to handling wide ranging business complexities under differing international conditions.
Businesses become complex as

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Management: Business Plan Software Considerations

Realism vs. Optimism in the Business Plan & Restaurant Business Plan Software Considerations
The most important function of a business plan is to create interest among investors so that they write a check. In achieving this goal, business plan writers are often challenged by determining the proper level of optimism in their plan. That is, they must create a compelling story to investors while maintaining credibility.
Optimism shows investors that a company is confident about the market opportunity,

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Management: Business Planning Basics

Competitor Analysis – Keep it Real
Failure to identify competitors in your business plan is a warning sign to potential investors that either:- you’ve not done enough research; you haven’t acknowledged the competition you face; or that actually the market is not large enough to support any competition. You’re not going to find anyone to invest in your business if the latter is true.
It is much better if you acknowledge realistic strengths and weaknesses of your closest.

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Management: Buying A Franchise

Seven Secrets to Buying a Franchise
There are great benefits to owning a franchise. You often can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition and can obtain training and ongoing support to help you succeed.
But be cautious before you sign on the dotted line.
1. Know How Much You Can Invest – A franchisor may tell you how much you can afford to invest or that you can’t afford to pass up this opportunity. Before beginning to explore investment options, consider

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Management: Career Enhancement Tools

Using Career Enhancement Tools To Become More Successful In Business
Every career can use a boost from time to time. Salaries can increase and job outlooks look better when career enhancement tools are used to benefit the person who needs several things working in their favor in the workplace. Career enhancement tools vary but one thing is clear and that’s the success you can realize by using career enhancement tools.
There are many career enhancement tools you can use to help you become more

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Management: Conducting Bad Meetings

My Boss Conducts Bad Meetings
Help! My Boss Conducts Bad Meetings
What to do?
Your boss conducts terrible meetings. You can put up with it.
Or, you could try:
1) Start with praise, such as: “I know you work hard. And I have an idea that would help you get more done.”
2) Offer to help with some small part of a meeting that would make the process more effective.
3) Leave a book on effective meetings on your desk.
4) Give your boss a book on effective

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Management: Cost Of Meetings

The cost of management meetings and avoiding wastage of man hours unnecessarily
Do you waste a lot of your working day in boring, mindless meetings? If so, read on to find out how you can make your meetings into productive and worthwhile events. Honestly!
In today’s office environment, meetings with top leadership, management, colleagues, customers, partners or subordinates may necessitate you to go to the next cabin, another building or even to some other state or another corner of the world.

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Management: Critical Components Human Resources Training

The Critical Components of Human Resources Training
There are a few ways human resources training is conducted. For many large companies, a well-trained human resources department is key to running a successful business. Employees of these companies need a place where they can go when a payroll discrepancy occurs, a complaint needs to be filed, or when management needs a report on productivity and or labor management. The human resources department becomes a voice for the employee who is not always

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Management: Critical People

Getting Along with Critical People
We all have to deal with critical people at times. You know the type – the person who can spot a flaw from across the room, gives unsolicited advice, frequently complains and passes judgment, is negative and seems impossible to please.
We can all be critical. Every day, we literally critique everything that goes on around us consciously and unconsciously. Unfortunately, some people tend to verbalize the thoughts many of us have learned to keep to ourselves.

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Management: CRM

Customer Relationship
The catch phrase of the 1990s, Customer Relationship Management, was an instant darling of large and medium business houses, which in theory promised to develop and manage a happy and cordial relationship with customers. Now a decade and more into customer relationship management, organizations are slowly realizing that the unwieldy process is no longer easy to handle easily, as they initially thought, and forging a relationship forever is not gaining ground.
The reasons

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Management: Cut Your Business Expenses

How To Cut Your Business Expenses
There are many specific ways to reduce your business expenses. This one is a simple exercise you can do today – one that could save you thousands of dollars.
I learned about business expenses at one of my first jobs. It was in a fast food restaurant, working as an assistant manager I was responsible for placing the orders for food and supplies. I noticed how many thousands of dollars we spent on ketchup, mayonnaise and other sauce packets. Then I watched

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Management: Deal With Salespeople

How to Deal With Salespeople
Persistent sales people can tear your day apart. Here’s how to protect your time and sanity.
If you’re an executive, you may feel like a open jelly sandwich at a picnic.
Every crazy critter in the world wants to bite into your budget. Here’s how to protect your time and preserve your sanity.
1) Ask questions
Many salespeople work from a script. Rather than let them read it, interrupt with, “Excuse me.” Then determine

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Management: Difference Between Boss And Leader

Every leader is a boss. But every boss is not the leader. This defines the difference between a boss and a leader. The biggest difference between a boss and a leader is one. The boss is respected and obeyed because of his/her seniority. A leader is respected and looked up to as a example not only because of seniority but mainly because of the qualities of character and ability. Please view these wallpapers in this reference.
Those who aspire to become leaders must lead by example. The team must always

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Management: Disaster Plan

Managing Risk: The Disaster Plan That You Will Need!
A very important factor in any business is how you manage risk – yet it is a factor that is often ignored by home businesses.
You have to realise that any time you start a business, you are taking the risk that the business might fail. What experienced people do is shield themselves from risk at every opportunity, to make sure that they can keep a business going for months on the brink of disaster, and wind it down gracefully if it really

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Management: Do Not Ignore Health & Safety

Health & Safety – Ignoring It Will Close Your Business
Occupational health and safety and public health and safety are two areas that have become increasingly important, but also easier to manage, in recent years. There has been an increase in awareness of Health and Safety concerns in the general public and employees.
The increasingly litigious cultural atmosphere has brought health and safety to the forefront of most public and business decisions. This has been paralleled, however,

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Management: Document Management Workflow

SAMPLE WORKFLOW – DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
NODE A2-1 DOCUMENT IDENTIFICATION
A2-1-1: Select Types of Document
The contract (project execution plan) will provide information about the project. Based on this input information a list will be made, at the start of the project, with the necessary types of documents. This will be done by the various responsible persons (lead engineers), within each applicable department. This list will be made by picking the relevant document types from a default

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Management: Don't Hire This Truck Driver

Trucking Safety ­ “D” is for Don’t Hire This Driver
Trucking companies that use behavioral assessments to screen driver applicants have cut their accident rates and costs substantially, sometimes by half or more. Research and experience prove this to be true.
A study conducted by Behavioral-Values Research Associates in 1993 showed that behavioral style is a better determiner of safe driving practices than how much safety training a driver has had.
A behavioral assessment measures

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Management: Effective Meetings

Tips for Effective Meetings
1) Ask everyone to arrive five to ten minutes early. This gives everyone time to socialize, obtain coffee, or organize materials before the meeting. It also ensures that everyone is present at the scheduled starting time. Make this part of the agenda.
2) Discuss sensitive issues with the key participants before the meeting. Use this as an opportunity to listen and gather information on the issues. From this you will understand the different views, needs, and histories.

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Management: Employee Internet Monitoring

Effective Employee Internet Monitoring
Many business owners find themselves in the position to confront employees about their Internet use. Non-work related activities including online games, Internet shopping, stock trading, Internet radio, streaming media and MP3 downloads represent the new temptations in the workplace.
When an employee connects to the Internet, your company is exposed to these four threats:
— Productivity Threats: Just 20 minutes of recreational surfing a day

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Management: Employee Performance

Employee Performance Management
Fixation of compensation or wage rates for different categories of employees in a company is an important task of management. The employees are not only concerned with the wages received but also concerned with the level wages received by same level of employees in similar organizations. Hence wage structure may be considered very important. The relative wage-rules must be fixed carefully, because they have implications for promotion, transfer, seniority and other important

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Management: Employee Recognition

The Power of Employee Recognition
What does it take to truly motivate an employee? What breaks an employee’s resistance to showing up on time and lets them work with joy? What makes employees brag about the company that pays them?
How do successful corporations succeed in keeping loyal employees? Not by fear or intimidation. Once pressure is applied ‘to perform or produce,’ either more or better, the average employee becomes less effective.
Many employees are completely

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Management: Employee Retention & Commitment

A committed employee is extraordinarily valuable. You can gain staff commitment by meeting people’s key needs: paying attention to people at all levels; trusting and being trusted; tolerating individuality; and creating a blame-free, can-do culture. But why go through all these? What is the importance of gaining trust and commitment? It all goes down to the fact that when a company gains the trust and commitment of their employees they establish employee retention. And employee retention is vital in

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Management: EPC Terminology

The terminology is based on/derived from industrial standards and codes, used in Engineering, Procurement & Construction business environments.
The following institutional abbreviations are used in this section:
API == American Petroleum Institute
ANSI == American National Standards Institute
ASME == American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM == American Society for Testing and Materials
AWS == American Welding Society
BS == British Standards
IAEA == International

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Management: EQ & IQ vs Success & Failure

EQ vs. IQ: Why Do Smart People Fail?
First we need to understand that emotional intelligence (EQ) is not the opposite of the intelligence quotient (IQ); EQ is actually complementary to IQ resembled in academic intelligence and cognitive skills, and studies actually show that our emotional states affect the way our brain functions as well as its processing speed (Cryer qtd. in Kemper). Studies have even shown that Albert Einstein’s superior intellectual ability may have been linked to the part

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Management: Ethics Formula In Business

Ethics Formulas In Business, a must know for every manager or business owner!
THE CONDITIONS FORMULAS
NEW POST FORMULA
Every new appointee to a post begins in Non-Existence. Whether obtained by new appointment, promotion or demotion.
He is normally under the delusion that now he is “THE (new title).” He tries to start off in Power condition as he is usually very aware of his new status or even a former status. But in actual fact he is the only one aware of it. All others except

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Management: Ethics Leadership In Business Development

Ethics & Leadership in Business Development
In the years of working with some of the best people in Business Development within the power generation industry, we have found some unique characteristics that separate these individuals from the rest. It doesn’t seem to matter what organization they work for, or the services, the client base or the economic climate. We find that these individuals are in fact the top 3% of the professionals in their field. In addition to learning to think as CEO’s,

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Management: Evolution Of Employee Motivation

The Evolution Of Employee Motivation
The concept of employee motivation is not at all a new idea. It has been around as long as there have been employees and employers. While the concept itself is not new, new research and awareness have made new aspects of employee motivation not only a possibility, but a reality in the world today.
It was not at all uncommon in the past for an employer to offer some system of rewards and privileges as a means of employee motivation. Recent thinking however has

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Management: Executive Career Coaching

Executive Career Coaching: Providing Solutions To Succession Planning Challenges
Organizations today are facing several challenges and talent management is one of the greatest. According to a poll conducted by OI Partners, Inc., the number one challenge facing the HR profession is leadership development and succession planning. Attracting, developing, and retaining quality talent is more costly and has a greater impact on the bottom-line than ever before. Retiring baby-boomers, the expectations of Gen

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Management: Forming A Team

Five Questions to Ask Before Forming a Team
A project or challenge comes up and many people, without thinking, immediately form a team to research, solve the problem and implement the solution. Teams can be a very powerful way to solve problems and implement massive improvements. But teams aren’t the right answer to every situation.
To get the best possible results from the resources available, it is important that a leader answer a question they typically don’t ask – “Is

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Management: From Mediocre To Great

High Performance Mastery: Top 7 Principles For Transforming Your Business From Mediocre To Great
In the words of motivational speaker, Les Brown — “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have o get started to be great.” Where do you start to transform your business from mediocre to great?
Below are your top 7 essential ingredients for cultivating greatness within your own business:
1. KNOW WHAT YOUR BUSINESS STANDS FOR AND LIVE THOSE VALUES.
More

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Management: Getting The News Or Not

Why Bosses Don’t Get All the News
Not long ago, a friend who works in television complained that the industry has no interest in real business stories. And, I have to agree with him, since we don’t see much on television that doesn’t involve stock prices or some sort of scandal.
Well, with one exception, perhaps. The British Broadcasting Corporation and PBS in the USA aired a popular business show called “Back to the Floor.”
Fast Company magazine first told

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Management: Good Supervision

Good Supervision is a Good Defense
Lots of companies spend lots of time worrying about legal strategies when they should be paying attention to the quality of supervision in their company. Here’s a better strategy.
“Judges and juries are linking musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, psychological disorders, suicide, cancer, ulcers, impaired immune function and workplace injuries to a wide spectrum of emotional workplace stressors.”
Ultimately, in our litigious

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Management: Good Ways To Procrastinate

Good ways to Procrastinate and when Procrastination might be good.
I am writing this with the din of jackhammers in background. I am working on the weekend (surprising at that might be); feeling sorry for myself that I cannot get good quiet uninterrupted time in like I had planned.
I thought I would write an article on Procrastination since that is what I am doing now. I have more important things to do (please don’t take offence). I am going into a heavy travel schedule so like to have a few

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Management: Goodwill Partner Or Perish

Goodwill Builds Partnership: A Constructive Dialogue
The value of business goodwill is in the throws of a major revival under the tent of mutual interest and partnership. Amid a global partnering boom, the future value of your business is at stake.
Go-it-alone competitive practices are for the scrapbook.
Partnering opportunities created by the communications and distribution revolution along with a global explosion in consumption and production are reshaping the ability of companies to reach

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Management: Help Desk Outsourcing

A help desk may mean a lot of different things. Basically, it is a source of technical support for hardware or software which is generally staffed by people who can either directly solve the problem or direct the problem to the appropriate department for action. In some instances, a help desk is a call center that is tasked to handle questions about products and services.
A single point of entry is what often characterizes a help desk. A voice automated help desk telephone system is usually used to

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Management: Hiring Mistakes

The Top Ten Hiring Mistakes
What are the most common mistakes managers make when hiring new employees? How can they avoid these mistakes? Here is a list of ten mistakes and tips to avoid them.
Hiring a new employee is something that professionals often postpone as long as possible. It is important to find the right person to fill the vacancy. The hiring process takes time and effort. There is a big temptation to add someone who is available at that moment and looks like they have the skills

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Management: Hiring the Best

Interviewing Strategies that work.
Hiring continues to be key to a company’s success. Hiring the right staff – with the skills AND characteristics required for success – requires behavioral event interviewing. This article provides insights into effective interviewing and hiring.
In today’s competitive environment, hiring has increasingly become a key link in establishing and maintaining your company’s edge. By attracting and hiring the best people, your company can move quickly and

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Management: How To Answer Complaint Letters

Complaint Letters: How to Respond in 7 Simple Steps
Ask many small business owners what goes into providing great customer service and you have answers such as, being polite, serving promptly, keeping your promises etc. But in this hi-tech age, we tend to forget that the humble letter has just as an important role in ensuring good customer service. Yet how many times have you received a ‘letter of apology’ which makes you even more dissatisfied? The message it conveys, the language used – all

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Management: How To Hire For Small Business

How To Hire Like The Fortune 500’s: A Guide For Small Businesses
A recent iLogos Research study revealed 94% of Fortune 500 companies now hire employees online, a stark contrast from 1998, when only 29% of them were doing the same. If you own or manage a small business, that means the vast majority of your fiercest competitors are now spending less time and less effort on recruitment. And that leaves them with more time to, simply put, get a leg up on you.
Sure, it sounds like a threat.

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Management: Human Resources 101

Human Resources 101
Managing an organization on its way to success has its own challenges, like dealing with economic factors that may or may not stand as obstacles. Ordinarily, one will claim that this is a Human Resource affair. However, some successful organizations have employed more workable techniques to succeed. This is the human resources of today.
The Traditional Role of Human Resources
Most people in an organization will identify the Human Resources Department to anything systematic,

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Management: Identity Theft

Employers, Protect Your Employees Against Identity Theft
As more and more Americans are becoming victims of identity theft, many employers are increasing their level of security to protect their employees. A recent General Accounting Office report estimates that as many as 750,000 Americans are victims of identity theft every year. So, what can you do to protect your employees? Here are some ideas.
Employee files
HR (Human Resources) professionals will generally have a set of standard operating

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Management: Improve Customer Loyalty

Tips to Improve Customer Loyalty
Statistics show that, on average, U.S. companies lose half of their customers every five years.
It’s true that acquiring new customers will help your business grow. However, your current customers are the lifeblood of your business and keeping them happy should be your highest priority. Here are a few ways to make sure your customers keep coming back.
* Understand lost customers. Many business owners mistakenly believe that customers choose to patronize

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Management: Incentive Programs

When It Pays To Use Incentive Programs
Non-cash incentive programs and fringe benefits can have a powerful influence on attitudes, which should in turn improve results. You can give employees the greatest incentive program, but by impairing a sense of ownership in the organization.
If you don’t know what kind of incentive programs to employ so as to motivate your people to work and increase productivity, here are some tips that you can use:
1. Sharing the shares.
Use share schemes

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Management: Interim Management Lifestyle

The Interim Management Lifestyle
Interim management isn’t the career for you if you don’t like challenge and change. But for those of us who love both, it brings a rich variety of enhancing and intensive experiences: exposure to different industries, products and processes, and a variety of organisational structures, and cultural styles and the opportunity to establish an outstanding “track record for delivery”, added to which interim managers love not having to go through rounds of appraisals

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Management: Is Leadership For You

Leadership: Is It For You?
Leadership is something that is fundamentally part of a society. It is necessary in any good society that someone stands up and takes charge. Leadership is essential, we know that, but does that mean everyone out there is a leader? The fact of the matter is that some individuals are not made to be leaders. They are followers. And just as important in society as leaders are followers. So, where do you lie? Are you going to play leadership roles within your life?
For many

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Management: Is Your Home Business Legal?

How To Check If Your Home Business Is Legal?
If you’re going to start running a business from your home, there are various laws you need to know about. If you don’t check things out before you start, then you risk having your business shut down by the authorities.
Zoning Laws.
The chances are that the different parts of your town or city have been split into different ‘zones’. Each one of these zones has a purpose: business or residential. Since you almost certainly live in a residential

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Management: Keeping Your Employees Safe

Top Tips For Keeping Your Employees Safe
It doesn’t matter whether you have 5 employees or 500, an employer’s responsibility is to ensure that employees have a safe environment in which to work. This includes both the day-to-day processes carried out at your premises, and the general safety and welfare of the people who work for you.
There’s a fine line between using security measures to keep your staff safe, and invading their privacy. That’s why, before you implement safety measures,

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Management: Keys To Get Out Of A Rut

Seven Keys To Get Out Of A Rut
Rut — a routine procedure, situation, or way of life that has become uninteresting and tiresome… And not surprisingly, unprofitable.
They say a rut is a shallow grave with two open ends. The good news (good news?!) is that the ends ARE still open, which means if you act fast, you just might out of it. How do we get into these ruts anyway? Who would voluntarily lie down in that grave, shallow or otherwise?
Dr. Edward Debono suggests that thoughts

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Management: Leadership vs Management

Mastering The Difference Between Leadership And Management
It is a common belief that management and leadership are the same role. While it is common that a manager also plays the part of the leader, these two roles are truly separate in function and in the way they add to the success of an orginization. By understanding the difference between management and leadership you will become more effective in helping others see the road ahead.
To understand the difference between management and leadership,

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Management: Leasing Virtual Employees

Leasing Virtual Employees
Business outsourcing is a widely known compelling strategic management option several companies are adopting nowadays. From small to large scale establishments, they have been using it to continually maintain their stable status in today’s overly competitive market. Its emerging power as a business tool is undoubted.
Offshore Outsourcing is a program in which non-core operations are delegated from a company’s internal unit to an overseas external supplier. This set-up

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Management: Make Your Day Longer

How to Make Your Day Longer
Lack of time does not account for a great number of tasks we have to do. But it is rather a result of unpredictable and unjustified time losses. Among the factors that steal our time during the working day we can point out the three major “time thieves”. They are…
Many centuries ago a wise philosopher Seneca said, someone takes away our precious time by force, others furtively steal our time, but the most annoying is when we waste our time ourselves. Specialists

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Management: Meeting Facilitator

How a Facilitator Helps Your Hold Effective Meetings
Bad meetings do more than waste time. They keep you from being competitive. Here’s how a facilitator will help you get results.
Meetings are an essential part of your business.
The results obtained in them determine your future and your profitability.
Yet, many people take meetings for granted. And as a result they squander opportunities.
One way to hold effective meetings is to hire a facilitator.
Why?
1)

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Management: Meeting Mastery

Quick Quiz – Measure Your Meeting Mastery
Here’s an easy quiz to check the health of your meetings.
1) Who leads your meetings? — a) No one, b) Whoever has the loudest voice, c) A facilitator
2) What happens to the ideas in your meetings? — a) If we had to think of ideas, it would be work, b) We make fun of them, c) A scribe writes them on a chart pad
3) Are results obtained in your meetings? — a) We eat all the donuts, b) And we drink all of the coffee, c)

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Management: Meetings Myth And Waste

These myths have cost companies billions of dollars in wasted payroll money.
Myth #1) Structure spoils spontaneity.
I once attended a two-day long disaster that easily cost over $40,000. Thirty people spent the first hour seeking an issue to discuss, then spent the next 15 hours arguing over insolvable problems. When I asked the manager who called the meeting, “Where’s the agenda?” the reply was, “I didn’t want to spoil the spontaneity by imposing a structure.”

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Management: Mentoring Matters

Nine Reasons Why Mentoring Matters to You
In this article I’m going to show you why, despite the competition for our time and energy, being a mentor is one of the best things you can do.
There are many roles we play or hats we wear in our lives. We are professionals, family members, brothers, sisters, co-workers, leaders, coaches, friends, parents, and neighbors to name just a few. While you may not wear all of the hats I listed, you can likely add several more that I left out! Many of these

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Management: Modular Office

The Modular Office
Modular office is a great way of solving your office space problems, from construction sites to golf courses, a lot of businesses are using modular office solutions today.
Modular offices can be found throughout the country, in all regions and areas, this is mainly due to the fact that modular office building has progressed significantly over the last decade or so, and modular offices today can be used as a multi functional moveable spacing solution, the modular office can be

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Management: OK To Be Happy At Work

It’s okay to be happy at workplace
Learn how a happy attitude can be extremely beneficial to you at workplace.
Yes, it’s ok to allow yourself the luxury of being enthusiastic, light hearted, inspired, relaxed and happy at workplace. If you don’t do this, you are self-denying your true potential.
It’s unfortunate that many people think that a happy demeanor at office would appear ‘Strong’ and ‘out of place’ to other people including coworker, clients and employee. Often they

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Management: Performance Appraisal Discussions

Gather your materials in advance, make a list of the key points you need to cover, and pick an appropriate place for the discussion. Here are four more suggestions that will make the performance appraisal discussion more relaxed.
Choose a Convenient Time
When is the best time to hold a performance appraisal discussion? There isn’t any one particular time that is ideal — mornings or afternoons, early or late in the week, it doesn’t matter.
What does matter is having enough time. Wise

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Management: Performance Management

A Guide To Performance Management
Nowadays, a great significance is being given to Performance Management, as companies incorporate them in their effective management strategies. However, a lot of people find this process a complicated one, mostly because of the many options that it offers – on the organization, a specific department/branch, a product or service, and on employees, among others.
In order to minimize this confusion, the items below will give you a general idea of what Performance

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Management: Planning The Perfect Conference

Seven Simple Steps To Planning The Perfect Conference
It’s that time of year again and your organization is getting ready for its next big conference, and it feels slightly overwhelming. You may even feel in your heart everything that could go wrong. Perhaps, its time to take the guessing out of planning and begin to take care of what you can control when planning your next conference.
Streamline
First step always is to streamline your tasks; make sure to create a plan before you begin

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Management: Plants In The Office

Office Plants For A Healthy & Happy Workplace
The effect of plants in the workplace has been the subject of repeated scientific investigation. Time after time the conclusion is the same: plants work.
It is difficult to completely control the indoor climate in an office. It can easily become too hot, too cold, too dry or too damp. Furthermore, it can never be perfect for everyone: what one person finds too hot is too cold for someone else.
In addition printers, copiers, computer monitors,

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Management: Positive Communication

Achieve Success with Positive Communication
Positive, effective communication is the key to success in every part of your life. That includes at work, at play, and at home. Here’s how to do it.
Use these six strategies to communicate effectively.
1) You can accept anything without agreeing with it. Thus, acknowledge amazing requests and outrageous statements with responses such as:
“That’s an interesting idea.”
“That’s a novel request.”

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Management: Profitability

Profitability – Pricing Strategies To Make Money
At a meeting the other day, a marketing consultant opened her talk by asking the group, “What are you worth?” She went on to discuss all the different ways we minimize our worth or discount our value in desperate attempts to close the sale. After all the pitfalls of pricing and selling were laid out, she closed the talk by asking again, “What are you worth?” The responses around the room were very entertaining as people began

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Management: Project Audit

Business Operations categories cover the primary business operations and business management functions impacting project performance. We use specific checklists to ensure full investigation of each area. Thorough root cause analysis uncovers business operations issues that will impact other projects run in that area.

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Management: Project Management

Project Management Information Overload
You probably are aware by now how critical project management is for your bottom line. Organizations all over are tuning in to the effect of project management to meet it’s defects in the face of astronomical demands posed by the digital age.
Right now professionals are required to perpetually learn the bleeding edge project management techniques including perhaps pursuing the project management professional status or PMP for short.
This identification

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Management: Project Management For Dummies

A project is an assignment or task taken up to achieve a specific goal. The development and introduction of new services or of a management information system are instances of a project. A project is different from the continuous or day-to-day processes of a company. It is confined within cost, time, and quality constraints. As a consequence to it a special team of expertise is appointed to manage a project.
Project management as the name suggests is all about nurturing or handling a project. This is

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Management: Project Planning

Project Integration & Project Planning : integrated plan that addresses all required elements, used to manage all project resources and to control cost, schedule and performance to requirements as well as integration of scope, schedule, cost, quality, risk and contract changes, resulting in appropriate project plan changes.

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Management: Protect Your Boss From Bad Meetings

How to Protect Your Boss From Bad Meetings
If you are an administrative assistant, you can help your boss by making sure attending a meeting makes sense. Here’s what to do.
Most bosses spend too much of their time in meetings. This happens because executives respond to problems by calling meetings to fix them. And when the meetings fail to produce results, they call more meetings. In some companies, people have even called meetings to figure out why their meetings didn’t work.
Rather

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Management: Qualifications

Want A Management Career? – Get Qualifications
If you want to enter the world of management you need paper qualifications. No company is going to employ a manager who needs to learn on the job, without at least a first level degree.
A management degree equips an individual to play a significant management role in a company successfully. A bachelor degree in management is the minimum entry-level qualification. You would then be expected to take higher degrees in your own time, though your

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Management: Quickly Register Brand Name

U.S Companies Must Quickly Register Their Brand Name
Trademark experts strongly emphasized the responsibility of American businesses to register immediately their names in China in order to avoid becoming the preys of brand squatters. They said that U.S companies, regardless whether they have future plans for expansion in the Asian country or none, need to enlist their names as quickly as possible. This action is necessary in order for them to avoid losing their business name for other local industries

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Management: Rapport In 30 Seconds

Unstoppable Rapport In 30 Seconds.
Stop a moment and ask yourself this: has a new employee ever passed you up for a promotion? How can it be, you query yourself, that the new upstart was promoted when everyone else in the company tells you that you deserved the promotion? The new employee did not have your track record for success, did not have the necessary credentials, and wasn’t even close to matching your company loyalty!
Frustrated with the lack of answers, you attempt to obtain answers

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Management: Recognition Skills

Your Degree In Recognition Skills
Of course, we all majored in recognition skills at high school. Being positive comes as second nature to everybody and we never focus too much on faults. Unfortunately there the fairy tale must end. Complaining, it seems, is a much more developed skill than praising and many people find it difficult to be only positive. It is as if they can’t help themselves adding a crushing blow. Like Carolyn Burnham (Annette Bening) in “American Beauty” when she

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Management: Recognize The Right Performance

Make Sure You Recognize The Right Performance
Zoe and Vic do basically the same job in an engineering company. They are both designers working on the same project and the Vice President has just made an announcement that special bonuses will be paid to employees making the best contribution in their field of expertise. The problem is, it’s difficult to differentiate between Elly’s work and Gary’s work because they interact so closely.
This example demonstrates a few things about

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Management: Request For Proposal

Writing an Request for Proposal (RFP)
RFPs are a stepping stone to getting business. So it’s good to know what they are and what goes in a well-written one.
A while back, a potential client provided me with some general details of the writing work he wanted me to do for his company. Then he asked me to send him a proposal.
Proposal?! I panicked as I tried to confirm with him what he meant by that since I had never done one before, at least not as a freelancer.
I must’ve

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Management: Restaurant Cast

Restaurant Training – Selecting Your Restaurant Cast
The hospitality business is like show business.
When you are casting, it is important to place people in suitable roles. The costs involved with hiring an individual should be a strong deterrent to rushing into decisions you may regret in 1 weeks time. Remember, once the casting decision has been made, your entire production’s reviews are going to depend on the various people you’ve chosen for the performance.
Don’t

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Management: Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment In The Workplace
Evaluate the risks and decide whether existing precautions are adequate or more should be done.
Consider how likely it is that each hazard could cause harm. This will determine whether or not you need to do more to reduce the risk. Even after all precautions have been taken, some risk usually remains. What you have to decide for each significant hazard is whether this remaining risk is high, medium or low.
Firstly, ask yourself whether you have done all the

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Management: Safety At Your Home Office

Safety In The Home Workplace: The Best Environment
One of the most ignored aspects of working at home is safety. Business offices go to all sorts of lengths to avoid any injury or harm to their workers (they don’t want to get sued, after all). Meanwhile, you might not even know that it’s possible to injure yourself with nothing more than office equipment. If you’re going to avoid a lot of pain in your future, you need to read up on home office safety now.
Your Chair.
The

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Management: Sales Management Strategies

Sales Management Strategies
The paper discusses three sales management strategies that are currently used. Each of the strategy is analyzed in details. The entity advantages, disadvantages and practical application are discussed for each of the strategies.
Introduction
Nowadays the world economy becomes more and more complicated because it becomes more and more global. As a result this leads to the development of an unparalleled competitiveness. Naturally in such a situation it is extremely

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Management: Setting Up A Beauty Salon

Top Tips For Setting Up A Beauty Salon
Setting up a beauty salon business is often the first brave step in the business world for many would-be entrepreneurs. Below we look at some basic top tips for setting up a beauty salon which should see you on your way.
Setting up your own business is often a difficult decision. In fact, many people leave the relative comfort of a good job with a steady income when they decide to launch out alone. So why do they do it? Simply put, hair and beauty salons

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Management: Shipping

Shipping – Important Information You Need To Know.
When it comes to shipping large quantities worldwide, there is no better option than shipping freightliner. You can ship in a full container or half container, depending on your needs. There is, however, some important information you need to know about shipping in containers.
When deciding whether you need a 20’ container or a 40’ container to meet your shipping needs you simply need to evaluate the quantity and size of items you need

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Management: Sickness Absence Among Workforce

The Impact of Sickness Absence Among Workforce
Studies have revealed that sickness absence, from short-term and longer-term sickness, is one of the major reasons for employee absences. Stress is also emerging as a major factor with its impact higher compared to earlier periods.
Any absence management program would hence require special focus on sickness absence.
Different Kinds of Sickness Reported for Sickness Absence
Minor illness such as colds, flu, stomach upset and headaches are

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Management: Simple Leadership Basics

A great cloud of jargon, debate, and junk theory surrounds the idea of leadership, what it is, who does it, and how to do it well. But if you have just been promoted, and you’re responsible for a group for the first time, there are only a few things you really need to know about leadership.
When you get promoted and become responsible for the performance of a group you become a leader. But you don’t undergo some magical change. In fact, it will probably take you over a year to completely

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