Category: Business

7 Ways to Improve Employee Morale – Guest Post

7 Ways to Improve Employee Morale   Unless you take care of your employees, they will not work effectively and efficiently for you. This is just the honest truth. Employee burnout can occur very easily due to work conditions and unfair policies. If you are an employer or a manager, you might be wondering how Read More …

Selling During Times of Sorrow

A lot of people have been asking about selling during times of sorrow, times when the world has been flipped upside-down due to a tragic event. Presently, salespeople have to understand the best ways to sell during periods of terrible sorrow. Years ago, sellers did not hear about bad news often unless they read the Read More …

Creative Constructive Criticism

Below is an excerpt from my workshop: Creative Constructive Criticism program. For more information see the information at the end of this article. Here are a few tips to consider when providing feedback to your employees. One aspect of delivering constructive criticism is in knowing the right time and opportunity to address it. Some instances Read More …

Beware of Branding Death While Intoxicated

It is easy to believe that your personal life is completely separate from your professional life. Your own brand, however, will intersect with your corporate brand, and the values of each need to reflect each other. Consider how the reputations of professionals are ruined by personal scandals. If your brand conflicts with your professional, distrust Read More …

Look for the IGen coming to your workplace soon!

Millennials – the world’s youngest generation of employees and the primary focus of businesses worldwide. Born between the years 1980 to the mid-1990s many companies are busy trying to understand this group of people who will soon rule our world; corporations are shaping their products, customs, and services to fit millennials’ expectations and needs. However, Read More …

Take your customers seriously – its not funny when you dont!

Addressing ComplaintsCustomer complaints should be taken seriously and handled sensitively.  You can turn a negative situation into a positive by treating complaints as opportunities to show customers how much you care about providing exceptional service. Customer’s Bill of Rights:– To be taken seriously – To be listened to – To be respected – To receive a Read More …

Work, Life, Love. Balance

Having a balance between work and home life can be a challenge. With this problem come great rewards when it is done successfully. By balancing a career with home life, it will provide benefits in each environment. You will become healthier, mentally and physically, and you will be able to produce more career wise.    Read More …

The Power Of Business Etiquette

  I recently wrote an article for PPAI Publications on global business etiquette and protocol. I gave a lot of great advice and tips on proper introductions, communications, handshakes (did you know in the Middle East handshakes should be limp with a lingering grip, with only a slight up and down movement), and being a host Read More …

Good Conversationalist vs Good Communicator. There is a big difference.

  Behind every successful business is a strong communicator.  The top brass must understand that communication is needed for a business to operate at peak performance.  I think many people believe they are great at communication but in real life, there are many leaders of companies that are lacking the skills to communicate.  There is Read More …

But a Mermaid Has No Tears, And Therefore She Suffers So Much More….Hans Christian Anderson

  When I think of Denmark I think of the beautiful mermaid statue in Copenhagen’s harbor named “The Little Mermaid”. It has been photographed more than other art and had at one point been blown off her granite stone, decapitated and had her right art cut off. Be sure to grab your own picture when Read More …