Featured #1

Improve Employee Morale with Better Break-Room Etiquette

You’d be amazed how employee attitudes are shaped by a lousy break room – dirty dishes, spoiled food and thoughtless co-workers. But you can do something about it.






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6 Strategies if You’re Losing Market Share to Small Rivals

Here’s a scenario that can happen to any successful business – smaller competitors grabbing your marketing share. So you’re king of the proverbial road. You’ve decimated the competition. Business is cruising along on all cylinders with strong sales. Then, your... [Read more...]

Featured #3

Checklist for Productivity During a Flight Delay at an Airport

21 Tips for Productivity When Stranded by a Flight Delay Ugh, it’s so frustrating to be stranded at an airport or in a hotel room from a flight delay caused by inclement weather or airline computer breakdowns. As you’re reading this, you’re thinking delays are a... [Read more...]

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These 13 Red Flags Are Signs Employees Dislike You

Your employees might not tell you that they hate you, but there are many signs that will tip you off. There might be reasons for it. Whether you’re lacking in soft-communication skills that create warm fuzzies or you’re simply an out-and-out tyrant, either way your employees... [Read more...]

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HR: Say the Right Things in Difficult Situations with Employees

Careful planning is necessary before you give an employee an appraisal or in advance of terminating the person. With under-performing employees, these are critical conversations. They can be a challenge. Certainly, you want to get the right results. Saying things the wrong... [Read more...]

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2016 Year-in-Review: Most Popular Business Coaching News

Like the astounding U.S. presidential campaign, there was a stunning trend in 2016 readers’ preferences for business-coaching articles on this portal. Our data shows readers were most interested in profit management – not necessarily finance or the crunching of numbers... [Read more...]

Planning

6 Strategies if You’re Losing Market Share to Small Rivals

Here’s a scenario that can happen to any successful business – smaller competitors grabbing your marketing share. Here’s what you can do.











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Marketing / Sales

Etiquette Tips for Conducting Business in the French Culture

Not to be gauche, but compared to the U.S., conducting business in France might seem a bit quirky to you. Nevertheless, business with the French can be very profitable, if you approach it with dignity.











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Wall Street

Stock Market — 5 Reasons to Invest … in a Financial Planner

For a highly sophisticated approach, it makes sense to pay for investment advice – but not pay for investment advice if the advisor will only periodically rebalance your portfolio.











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Operations

HR: Say the Right Things in Difficult Situations with Employees

Careful planning is necessary before you give an employee an appraisal or in advance of terminating the person. Here are 10 tips.











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Finance

6 Strategies if You’re Losing Market Share to Small Rivals

Here’s a scenario that can happen to any successful business – smaller competitors grabbing your marketing share. Here’s what you can do.











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Human Resources

Improve Employee Morale with Better Break-Room Etiquette

You’d be amazed how employee attitudes are shaped by a lousy break room – dirty dishes, spoiled food and thoughtless co-workers. But you can do something about it.











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Tech

Highly Vulnerable to Hacking, Here’s What Law Firms Can Do

U.S. officials say Chinese hacking of law firms is more prevalent than you might think. Why? Hackers stand to gain millions of dollars. Here’s an infographic on what law firms should do to prevent hacking.











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Public Policy

Betrayal of Israel, an Obama Legacy

For many supporters in the two terms of President Obama, his administration’s Middle East policy and treatment of Israel seemed well-balanced and positive. But his betrayal of Israel on the eve of Hanukkah shows the truth.











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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.