management

What Would You Do If You Ran Apple?

What Would You Do If You Ran Apple?

  Don’t cry for Apple. It’s got billions of dollars, strong revenues (even if profits are dipping a bit), legions of customers and fans, a product line man... »

Inside a Completely Transparent Company

Inside a Completely Transparent Company

  Most teens vow they won’t be like their parents, and most entrepreneurs vow they will run their start-ups differently than all the “tradition... »

10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

  Using a virtual assistant can shave hours from your workweek, but knowing which tasks to delegate can be tricky, whether you’re starting or growing... »

Tech Trends: Tools for Managing Contacts

Tech Trends: Tools for Managing Contacts

  I always thought customer relationship management software was strictly for salespeople. Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about basic CRM tools th... »

How to Thank Your Employees in Only 8 Words

How to Thank Your Employees in Only 8 Words

  The other day I was given the challenge to recognize 30 people by writing each one of them a note, which got me thinking about the amazing implications o... »

Maximizing IT Management, Visibility, and Control

Maximizing IT Management, Visibility, and Control

  The amount of value that an organization derives from technology is in direct proportion to the level of control that the organization wields over that t... »

The Power of Vendor Relationship Management

The Power of Vendor Relationship Management

  Vendor relationship management (VRM) is arguably the most disruptive yet least known idea in the market flip from the business-push-to-consumers model to... »

Creating Workplace Harmony Makes for Happy Employees

Creating Workplace Harmony Makes for Happy Employees

  Focus on growth Sometimes it seems like the average Starbucks barista gets more on-the-job training than a new startup employee. Great employees want to ... »

Don’t Get Sued by Your No. 1 Employee

Don’t Get Sued by Your No. 1 Employee

  How many lunch hours have your workers spent typing away at their desks rather than taking a break? Or how many of your employees have answered e-mails l... »

Why You Need to Be Nice to People

Why You Need to Be Nice to People

ugacommunications/Flickr Ever since Bob Sutton wrote The No Asshole Rule, there’s been a pretty broad movement underway to eradicate dysfunctional jerks f... »

2 Words That Drive Bosses Crazy

2 Words That Drive Bosses Crazy

  About a year ago, I pointed out that the words “I will try…” mean that person using those words is secretly planning to fail. (And, yes... »

Want Productive Employees? Treat Them Like Adults

Want Productive Employees? Treat Them Like Adults

  For more than a decade now, I’ve struggled to define what fuels the most sustainably productive work environment — not just on behalf of the large ... »

6 Ways to Go Beyond Talent

6 Ways to Go Beyond Talent

  Throughout the past month, we have been highlighting ways leaders can go beyond talent. The reality is: “As long as there are people in the world, there ... »

4 Reasons Great Leaders Get Overlooked

4 Reasons Great Leaders Get Overlooked

  There you are: battling away month after month in difficult surroundings, giving it your all (or nearly your all), saving everyone else’s hides, th... »

6 Things Every Customer Wants

6 Things Every Customer Wants

  All customers want the highest quality at the lowest price, right? Well, sort of. That stuff is important but, surprisingly, the quality vs. price formul... »

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