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Nov
19
2019
Showing Thanks at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the day that really kicks off the holiday season. Sure, there’s Halloween but the end of October seemed just a bit too early to focus on Christmas and Hanukkah and all of the festivities that surround these major holidays. (After all, at the end of October there’s still a little bit of time […]

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By admin November 19, 2019

Nov
6
2019
Knowing When to Say No

Have you ever found yourself saying “yes” to employees when you absolutely KNOW that the best and most correct response should have been “no.” It happens to many business owners and if the “yes” doesn’t have long-lasting negative ramifications, it is probably forgotten pretty soon. But when the “yes” results in a highly charged and […]

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By admin November 6, 2019

Oct
29
2019
Keeping Your Clients in Check

If the client/service provider relationship is a two-way street, why is it that many business owners feel veritably “beaten up” by certain clients? Whether it’s late payments, constant changes to project requirements or even in some extreme cases, persistent verbal abuse, every business has or has had clients that “put them through their paces.” I […]

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By admin October 29, 2019

Oct
22
2019
The Case For Keeping Employees in the Loop

“Did you hear that they’re restructuring the department?” “Someone told me that they’re thinking of selling the company.” “The word in my department is that there is talk of a merger. What do you think that means for our jobs?” Uncertainty. Rumors. Gossip. None are good for employee morale and confidence. At best they serve […]

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By admin October 22, 2019

Oct
8
2019
Talking Trash About Your Company on Social Media

Remember the good old days? You know, that time when disgruntled employees and clients might feel the need to vent about your company but would do so on a “personal” level, in the confines of a conference room — during a private phone call or even in an email. Yes, prior to the social media […]

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By admin October 8, 2019

Sep
24
2019
How to Run An Efficient Meeting

Spoken and unspoken thoughts from the conference room: “Where’s Ted? Wasn’t this meeting called for 1 PM?” (Question posed at 1:20 PM) “Why is Carol monopolizing the meeting; she keeps saying the same thing over and over?” “We have these weekly meetings and no one ever comes prepared.” ____ Have you ever had these thoughts? […]

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By admin September 24, 2019

Sep
17
2019
Back to Business: Keeping Motivation High

It’s tough, isn’t it? Summer is done and we’re now involved in the final push to get through the fourth quarter and end the year on a high note. Somehow it’s always easier to be energetic and motivated when the sun is shining, the days are long and there could even be some vacation plans […]

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By admin September 17, 2019

Sep
10
2019
Are Your Employees Accountable? (Why Not?)

Lack of accountability in the workplace is a very serious concern for many of the business owners I know. With not a small degree of stress, they cite specific examples of when their employees (some in key positions) have dropped the ball, causing, in quite a few instances, serious repercussions. The main problem seems to […]

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By admin September 10, 2019

Jul
23
2019
What To Do When There is a “Mean Girl” In The Office?

Many of us can look back to when we were in school and remember a time when we were the victims of some form of bullying. For those of us that are lucky enough to have come of age before social media magnified the problem, most bullying usually started and ended in the classroom or […]

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By admin July 23, 2019

Jun
18
2019
Dogs in the Office? Not So Fast.

Are you one of those hip and cool companies that allow your employees to bring their pets to the office? By “pets,” I mean dogs, of course, for no one ever brought their pet snake or bird to their place of work and as for cats; they freak out and don’t want to go anywhere. […]

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By admin June 18, 2019