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Searching for team players? Forget it, nobody's team player
Team playersMay 8, 2017 ET
Every job ad, along with other requirements, contains this phrase: "Must be team player." The problem is, we people are not team players, at least not in the way your HR department think we are.
Cheap or expensive, buying mistakes are always expensive
BuyingApril 3, 2017 ET
No matter are you buying a car or a company, there are some sales techniques that can be used against you to make your decision a bit faster than you would want to.
How to recognize customer relation that will not end well
Client relationsMarch 6, 2017 ET
No matter are you selling shoes or an innovative and complex software product, there are customers that just are not worth your time and efforts.
How do you know you have great employees?
CEOFebruary 6, 2017 ET
A simple question for a new CEO: How much time do you need to tell are your employees good workers? The answer is a bit surprising: A few days.
Act like a manager and you will become one
ManagerJanuary 9, 2017 ET
It is always wise to prepare yourself for a managerial position, even if the possible promotion is not in sight. You will learn more, achieve more and create a good chance for yourself to be noticed.
The best moment to ask for a raise
Ask for a raiseDecember 5, 2016 ET
We all would like higher salaries and to get a raise you must ask for it. But when? Stick with us, the answer is surprising.
I'm pregnant. When to tell my boss?
ExpectingNovember 28, 2016 ET
There comes the time when you realize that you are pregnant and along with all joy and happiness one question comes to mind: When and how to tell that happy news to your boss?
COO, a chameleon in the company
COONovember 21, 2016 ET
Chief operating officer, or COO, is one of the top managers in every company, but it's not easy to define what the COO's role actually is. And indeed, it is complex.
How to set priorities when hiring employees for your young company
HiringNovember 14, 2016 ET
When you are growing and need new employees, that's a good sign. However, if you don't have a very clear idea what positions you need to fill, you are in trouble.
Things successful leaders did only once
Successful leaderNovember 7, 2016 ET
There are some thing we learns in the school and some things we can learn only in real life. But the advantage of real life is that we don't have to make the same leadership mistake twice.
Simple and effective ways to kill productivity
ProductivityOctober 24, 2016 ET
While setting tasks and duties for your employees, it's easy to go too far. This is especially easy if you are a new manager or company founder.
'Customer is always right' may cost you dearly
Customer complainSeptember 26, 2016 ET
"The customer is always right" is the phrase we all heard and that's the topic we take almost for granted. However, it is time to forget that 100-year old saying.
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