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Bring Your Friend to Work Day

A day devoted to bringing a friend to the office could be beneficial for your organization; your organization’s community; and an individual in need of a new, or more fulfilling, job.

How Many Chances Should Salespeople Get?

In sales training, it’s just as important to train those managing the salespeople as it is to train the salespeople themselves. It’s the manager who is responsible for setting goals, providing training and job-support resources, and then holding the salespeople accountable for their performance.

Do Employees Really Want to Be Challenged?

Instead of racking your brain for ways to create challenges for employees, leadership development and manager training should focus on just the opposite—“work smarter, not harder” strategies.

Is Your Workplace Devoid of Emotion?

Organizations should consider encouraging emotional accessibility, and teaching employees how to channel those emotions into creating better work.

Ready to Hire an Under-Qualified Person?

An under-qualified new hire means one lucky person has been given a huge break. Be sure that break doesn’t break your other employees.

What Does It Mean to Be Organized?

I don’t know if it’s being organized, or being a neurotic pessimist, but I subscribe to the philosophy, “Plan for the worst and hope for the best.”

Do Your Employees Need a Digital Detox?

A few years ago, Virgin Group instituted a Digital Detox: For two hours every Wednesday morning, all e-mails were shut down. The move was designed to encourage employees to step away from the desk and spend more time communicating with colleagues in person.

Out-of-Towning It with Work Colleagues

How do you mentor employees at your company, so they have the right models in place for the best way to act in front of colleagues and customers during business trips?

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