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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…

XHow a firm increased output 6.8% by making one change


October 24, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

The goal of performance reviews is supposed to be improved performance, right? Here’s how one company made that goal a reality — at no cost to the employer.

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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.

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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…

4 questions every manager should ask at mid-year


June 19, 2012 by Bob Hill

In football, halftime is the point when both teams head back into the locker room, assess their performance, and map out a formula for success in the second half of the game. In many ways, running a business is no different.   More…

4 coaching techniques that electrify performance


March 6, 2012 by Bob Hill

Here are four specific ways great coaches can keep salespeople motivated to reach their peak potential:   More…

10 early-morning ways to make the most of your day


February 13, 2012 by Bob Hill

Check out this list of 10 great ways to start your business day right, based on a recent article by management consultant Kevin Eikenberry:  More…

Why it pays to have top staffers tackle mundane tasks


February 6, 2012 by Bob Hill

A business expert reveals some counterintuitive findings about who should handle the most tedious jobs in your office.  

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Got a ‘bad apple’? The problem could be worse than you think


January 18, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Every company has a slacker, and it’s no big deal, right? It’s a very big deal, according to one study.

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Simple one-step system maximizes sales, productivity


November 29, 2011 by Bob Hill

More and more managers are implementing a “quarterly report” system that gauges progress and pinpoints areas where salespeople need to improve.   More…

Goofing off that pays for businesses


September 15, 2011 by Charlie Walker

Worried that cyberloafing is a problem with staffers? More…

What digital distraction wastes your workers’ time?


July 22, 2011 by Valerie Helmbreck

The proliferation of digital distractions have no doubt been distracting to your workers, but what’s the one thing that sucking up most of their time? More…

Don’t forget IM as a business app


July 7, 2011 by Valerie Helmbreck

Think  instant messaging and Facebook are  time-wasting interruptions for slackers who’ll do anything rather than work? Think again. More…

4 maneuvers for a more successful product launch


July 6, 2011 by Ken Dooley

It’s exciting when your company comes up with a new product or service. But it may not be as easy to get customers or prospects to share that enthusiasm and buy. More…

Do more hours = more productivity?


June 23, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

If 50 hours a week is good, then 100 hours should be twice as good, right? Research on what makes a successful boss proves otherwise.

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‘System’s down’: How much does it cost you?


June 13, 2011 by Valerie Helmbreck

Ever wonder how much it’s costing you when your workers get the word that the “system’s down”? Seems that the price tag is a big one.

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3 simple questions that maximize productivity


June 9, 2011 by Bob Hill

When it comes to time management, productive managers prioritize their schedule based on these three questions:  More…

How much computer time is actually work time?


March 21, 2011 by Valerie Helmbreck

Ever wonder how much time each workday you or the folks who work for you spend checking Facebook  and rearranging  that fantasy football team roster?

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Sales managers say this area cost them $50k in 2010


December 21, 2010 by Bob Hill

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A third of sales managers claim poor decisions in this one area cost them at least $50,000 in 2010.  More…

Workers’ gadgets: Empowering or distracting?


November 10, 2010 by Valerie Helmbreck

Between handheld gadgets (smartphones, Blackberries, etc.), time-wasting websites and office gossip, there’s no shortage of distractions for today’s workers. More…


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