Category: Work

4 Ways to Avoid Catching the Holiday Unproductivity Bug

4 Ways to Avoid Catching the Holiday Unproductivity Bug

My calendar is filling up this holiday month — cocktail parties, happy hours, art openings, out-of-town friends, and even baking dates. During the holidays, we become super-sized taskmasters: we plan, we shop, we party, we watch, we eat, we share...Oops, did I forget something? Oh yeah, we sell — when... Read More»

Four Reasons to Treat Your Seasonal Staff Like Full-Time Employees

Four Reasons to Treat Your Seasonal Staff Like Full-Time Employees

We’ve officially entered the holiday season, and with it comes a glut of temporary employment opportunities. But a lot of companies still aren’t sure how to treat their seasonal employees. Every year we hear horror stories of long hours, broken promises, and a general mistreatment of temporary staff. And that’s... Read More»

5 Ways to Be More Grateful

5 Ways to Be More Grateful

Around this time of year there's one word on everyone's mind: gratitude. Thanksgiving time brings the ideas of thankfulness and gratitude into focus. No matter how demanding your job is, your biggest hindrance to enjoying life may be an attitude of ingratitude. If you allow yourself to be unhappy, everything... Read More»

How a Desk Job Can Kill You

How a Desk Job Can Kill You

In business, spending extended time sitting is generally unavoidable, but doctors are becoming increasingly aware of the dangerous health effects associated with constant sitting. Standing all day may not be possible, but there are some tips and tricks to try to combat some of the negative side effects of being... Read More»

5 Ways to Retain Employees In High-Turnover Industries

5 Ways to Retain Employees In High-Turnover Industries

In tough economic times, when many industries are facing layoffs and hiring freezes, it’s easy to forget the staggering costs of turnover. The American Management Association estimates turnover costs ranging between 25%-250% of annual salary per exiting employee, while the average monthly turnover rate in the US is three percent.... 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»

Are You Managing Salespeople or Spreadsheets?

Are You Managing Salespeople or Spreadsheets?

Data only tells managers WHAT their people are doing. It doesn’t provide the insight and evidence needed to determine the QUALITY of their efforts. Learn how to do this right and become a truly powerful manager. I recently posted the following comment on Twitter and was asked to clarify what... Read More»

The Secret to Building the Confidence of a Champion

The Secret to Building the Confidence of a Champion

Need more confidence? Do you let your successes and failures determine your self-worth? Learn the secret to boosting your confidence permanently and never doubt yourself again. As you can imagine, there’s no room at the champion roundtable for doubt or anything less than a winning attitude. So, how do these... Read More»

Are You a Sales Leader or a Glorified Super Seller? Why Managers Don’t Coach

Are You a Sales Leader or a Glorified Super Seller? Why Managers Don’t Coach

While many managers are conceptually aware of best leadership practices, they often fail at coaching their sales teams. Instead, they have a ‘management relapse’ and revert back to becoming a super salesperson for their team. Discover why it’s such a challenge for managers to make the long term, fundamental shift... Read More»

How to Spring Clean Your Office

How to Spring Clean Your Office

Spring has finally sprung after a long winter, and it’s time to get rid of those dust bunnies just as we did our winter coats. This year, clean more than just what’s on your office floor - take a stab at doing some internal cleaning as well. Sweep the floors,... Read More»