Did you hear the story about the Wheel of Fortune contestant, who guessed every letter in the puzzle, but still managed to miss his chance to win $1 million by mispronouncing one word? What a missed opportunity! Everything he needed to be successful was right in front of him, and he still let the opportunity... More »A Missed Opportunity No Business Can Afford
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Sadly, redundancies are a harsh reality that many businesses are forced to face and it is a difficult process for both the employers and employees to go through. However, with the right approach, the process can be made more transparent and fair which is more likely to lead to a more positive response from both... More »A Quick Guide to Making Redundancies
A self-diagnosis can help you determine when it's time to walk away from your company. More »How to Know When It's Time to Quit Your Business
Okay, I’m a softie. I fully admit it. If you follow me on Facebook, I probably drive you nuts with all the posts of Farty Pants Phoebe, my own little feline furball of attitude and aggravation. My home is a mecca for rescue animals of all shapes and sizes, canine and feline. I have a... More »Who Can Resist Firemen & Kittens?
Thanks to the spread of "lean" startup techniques, today's innovators are smarter than ever. But in the race to launch that first prototype, some of them might be moving too fast. More »8 Steps to Launching an Idea, in Just a Few Hours
Customers are doing more research and talking to salespeople further into the process – for B2B organizations everywhere, this has become increasingly clear. There have been countless articles on how to coach organizations to insert their representatives into the decision-making process at the right time and more efficiently. Once you have their attention, however, are... More »Avoid the Product-Focused Salesperson
In 2010, renowned financial author Michael Lewis released The Big Short, a book about the massive crash on Wall Street in 2008. In the book, Lewis focused on some people who accurately predicted the crash and made a lot of money off of it – including Dr. Michael Blurry, a former neurologist with Asperger’s syndrome who... More »Become A Hiring Trailblazer
Creating processes that promote learning, trust and adaptability between customers and suppliers can help both be more competitive. How can companies collaborate effectively when the business environment is changing rapidly? Research by F. Asís Martínez-Jerez of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business looked at successful and unsuccessful initiatives of strategic partnership between... More »Rethinking the Relationship Between Customers and Suppliers
For the first time in my career the other day, I was called a grumpy old man. I laughed, as I have never seen my self as a grumpy person. Rarely do you see me without a smile on my face. Let’s talk about hiring for a minute. It is hard isn’t it? Finding the... More »A Bad Hire? Why Are You Freaking Out?!
Negotiating a pay raise with your employer has never been an easy task. However, if you feel you are doing great at work and deserve to get a pay raise, you should definitely ask for it. Below you can find tips on how to do it right. 1) Make Some Research: Before asking your boss... More »5 Tips for Negotiating a Pay Raise
When people talk about gamification, it is pretty certain the word “motivation” will pop up. “We want to engage and motivate our people, gamification is definitely going to be the answer for that!”. The trouble here is that gamification is AN answer, not always THE answer. People lack motivation in job for a number of... More »Making motivation worse with Gamification
Just a quick look around your corporate office reveals the tidal wave of change sweeping the business world: cubicles are becoming increasingly vacant as a number of employees work from home several days a week; IM pop ups and unified messaging bubbles are floating across computer screens; and a number of employees are participating in... More »Three Reasons to Say ‘Yes’ to the Mobile Workforce This Month
Moms love the convenience of online shopping – she can make a purchase in seconds from the comfort of her home. It means no more long lines with the kids in tow, and one less thing to add to her to-do list. However, there are certain in-store experiences that moms cannot get online. For instance,... More »The Pros and Cons of Online Retailers vs. Brick-and-Mortar Stores
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