Conducting Successful Press Conferences and Marketing your Message

The time has come to announce your big news and the press conference is set. Conducting successful press conferences takes more than just designating a time and place. True success involves planning before, during, and afterward. Accommodating the media in terms of press conferences begins beforehand and continues until after their stories have run. How … Continue reading Conducting Successful Press Conferences and Marketing your Message

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Managing Conflict in the Workplace

In today’s business climate, any dynamic or stressor which detracts from getting the work done just can’t be tolerated. All of us are faced with doing more with less. Downsizing or right-sizing are common business strategies. Competition is global, not national. Businesses are reconfiguring themselves to compete, or even to survive. But it’s not all … Continue reading Managing Conflict in the Workplace

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My Boss Doesn’t Like Me: Workplace Survival Skills

Many of us can say we’ve experienced this unsettling feeling. Sometimes it’s just that—a feeling. But there are times when employees have some real cause for concern about how the boss regards them. Let’s think about what indications you might see that could lead you to believe there may be a problem, and what steps you can take … Continue reading My Boss Doesn’t Like Me: Workplace Survival Skills

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How to Take Disciplinary Action — Under-Performing Employees

Managing Under-Performing Employees If an employer is asking how to take disciplinary action against under-performing employees, they have not been paying too much attention to the local employment law. Most situations can be managed using a reasonably clear disciplinary procedure that follows the test of reasonableness. There are some situations where you, as an employer may … Continue reading How to Take Disciplinary Action — Under-Performing Employees

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Coaching the Marginal Employee: Performance and Motivation

One of the most significant challenges any manager faces is dealing with employees who are not motivated or not performing as you want or need them to. Situations like these are frustrating, time-consuming, and downright difficult. That doesn’t mean they can’t be dealt with. Consider your Own FeelingsFirst, consider how you would feel if you … Continue reading Coaching the Marginal Employee: Performance and Motivation

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Negotiating Skills: Purchasing and Sales Strategy

When you are looking to purchase something or are trying to sell something, it is important to possess strong negotiation skills. Not everyone is good at negotiating — many are intimidated by “confrontation” or “conflict”, and perceive negotiation to be along those lines. For those who do not like to negotiate, but find themselves frequently in situations … Continue reading Negotiating Skills: Purchasing and Sales Strategy

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