Category: Careers

Emotional Discipline: How to Control Your Impulse in Stressful Situations

Emotional Discipline: How to Control Your Impulse in Stressful Situations

It’s nearly impossible to avoid stressful situations at your job, but the more you’re able to curb your negative impulses under pressure, the more successful you’ll be at work and in life. This article outlines different methods that help control impulses before they cause damage. We all have things we... Read More»

How to Motivate Your Employees in 3 Easy Steps

How to Motivate Your Employees in 3 Easy Steps

One of the most difficult components of being an effective manager is not only learning to keep your employees organized and on task, but to truly know how to motivate employees as well. Unfortunately, not every employee is naturally willing to go the extra mile in their everyday efforts, and... Read More»

No One Likes the “Just Following Up” Email: Here's How to Avoid It

No One Likes the “Just Following Up” Email: Here's How to Avoid It

Most sales and business professionals have had the experience of placing a sales call or email pitch and hearing nothing back. The resulting follow-up email is crucial for making or breaking a relationship with a potential client. This article outlines four major mistakes to avoid when creating a follow-up email.... Read More»

How More Salespeople Can Become Top Performers

How More Salespeople Can Become Top Performers

It’s a long way to the top in any competitive field, and the sales profession is no exception. Salespeople and organizations are tested every day, challenged to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage in front of customers. A relentless quest to improve and constantly get to the next level is... Read More»

Sorry, Your Spreadsheet Has Errors (Almost 90% Do)

Sorry, Your Spreadsheet Has Errors (Almost 90% Do)

Various studies report that nearly 9 out of 10 spreadsheets (88%) contain errors. A majority of these errors were from human error (and could have been avoided). This article lists famous examples of spreadsheet blunders and how companies can avoid spreadsheet error in the future. You may want to pause... Read More»

7 Behaviors That Really Successful People Have Mastered

7 Behaviors That Really Successful People Have Mastered

We've all heard of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," but what are the behaviors that the most successful people have in common? We covet the success of CEOs and entrepreneurs, from Steve Jobs and Sheryl Sandberg to Beyoncé and Jay Z. Some people seem to have it all,... Read More»

Communicate Like a Pro: Q&A with New Guest Blogger Steven Gaffney

Communicate Like a Pro: Q&A with New Guest Blogger Steven Gaffney

Today, we welcome a new guest blogger to the salesforce.com fold: Steven Gaffney, an expert in office communication and an accomplished author and keynote speaker. To kick off his relationship with us and get acquainted with our readers, Steven graciously answered a few of our questions about his work. Salesforce.com:... Read More»

Women in Tech Q&A with Salesforce.com’s Woman of the Month

Women in Tech Q&A with Salesforce.com’s Woman of the Month

The salesforce.com Woman of the Month campaign turns the spotlight on the amazing women who help make salesforce.com the World’s Most Innovative Company (according to Forbes) and one of Fortune’s Best Places to Work. Honorees are nominated by fellow employees and selected by a dedicated committee that works to ensure... Read More»

To Future Engineers: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Graduating College

To Future Engineers: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Graduating College

I still remember the search for my engineering internship before I graduated from Rice University. It was a little overwhelming. How do you decide which opportunity is right when you’re not really sure what’s expected of you? I knew I’d have to work hard, but who decides what working hard... Read More»

Here Are the Soft Skills Most Important to Your Business

Here Are the Soft Skills Most Important to Your Business

For an employee to effectively perform in the workplace, he or she needs to have a specific and unique set of vital technical skills. But what about non-technical skills? Skills that govern an employee’s ability to communicate, form relationships, and prioritize tasks are often overlooked in education and training. Unfortunately,... Read More»