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XSurvey: About half of all meetings are a waste of time

February 11, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

In a perfect world, every meeting would be short and to the point, start and end on time, and result something meaningful getting accomplished. But in the real world, many are too long, start late and end later, and nothing really gets done.


Feeling swamped? 6 steps to effective scheduling

February 8, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Everyone feels overloaded at one time or another. Here’s a time-management plan designed to bring more order to your day and less chaos.


Survey: Most managers don’t know jack about business

December 27, 2012 by Jim Giuliano


You’d probably figure that when a person reached a certain level in management, that person would have some basic business knowledge. You’d probably be wrong. More…

5 traits good employees want to see in their bosses

December 17, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Good employees tend to ask themselves five key questions about a manager before they’re willing to grant that manager their loyalty.


XWhat? Ban email? This CEO did it

December 11, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

One CEO did the unthinkable: He forced his workers to communicate for one week the old-fashioned way – face-to-face. Did it work? Or flop?


How to build your brand in 31 days or less

November 21, 2012 by Guest Author

As we pull into the home stretch of 2012 with holiday shopping heavy on the minds of businesses everywhere, it can be difficult to set aside the time to evaluate your brand. More…

Delegating for success

November 20, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Some supervisors – even some with years and years of experience – fail to understand the management axiom that “delegating is a decision.”


XEngagement system generates 12% higher profits

November 13, 2012 by Bob Hill

Most companies claim they engage employees on a regular basis, but very few have a process in place to ensure managers are doing so in an effective manner.  More…

3 ways world-class leaders get better results from employees

October 8, 2012 by Bob Hill

Here are three proven examples of how strong management can collectively raise the bar on expectations, reality and the overall potential of a department or company.


The 4 main reasons salespeople make it to the top

October 2, 2012 by Ken Dooley

What’s the difference between a good salesperson and one who gets to the top rung? The best salespeople exhibit this profile of behaviors that separate them from average salespeople: More…

3 secrets of successful people

September 6, 2012 by Bob Hill

Research proves, more than anything else, success is about having the ability to consistently set goals and reach them via the right methods and strategies.   More…

4 cliches hurting your department’s results

September 4, 2012 by Bob Hill

Relying on long-time business cliches could very well signal the downfall of your department.  More…

Motivating when the budget’s tight

September 4, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Good managers are always looking for new and creative ways to keep employee morale and productivity high.


The 3 most common management pitfalls

September 3, 2012 by Bob Hill

A new study reveals where employees feel their managers are coming up short, and what they can to to avoid or overcome the most common causes.  More…

5 CEOs who deserve to be fired

August 31, 2012 by Valerie Helmbreck

Yes, there’s a veritable avalanche of demands for CEO resignations these days and some of these leaders are actually stepping down in the face of mounting pressure. There are others who should think about it, too.


Why 75% of employees say the boss is their biggest problem

August 22, 2012 by Bob Hill

The relationship between the employee and the boss is going downhill fast. And there’s a reason for it.  More…

Sales leadership in the 21st century

August 10, 2012 by Ken Dooley

Salespeople are bombarded with strategies for selling in a down economy. Not too much advice is devoted to a quality that may influence buying decisions more than any other factor – leadership. More…

8 ways to lead — and prosper — in tough times

August 10, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Some CEOs of small and midsize companies have figured out how to push their people — and their companies — through tough times. More…

75% of managers say they’re not ready for this

August 7, 2012 by Bob Hill

A new survey reveals the majority of supervisors could wind up in the wringer if the job market continues looking up.  More…

4 ways to attract the best employees — and more customers

August 1, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

A paycheck alone won’t lure your best employees to work enthusiastically these days or attract new, bright people to your organization.



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