topic: Run Your Business Better

The Soft Skills of Success

15 Apr 2015
The Soft Skills of Success Today’s Quote is from Management Consultant Kathy Austin, who said: “Managers light a fire under people. Leaders light a fire in people.” Leadership and Management...
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Expressing Gratitude

19 Oct 2014
Thanking people works wonders for business because it expresses one of our most basic emotions: gratitude. When someone does something nice for you, they expect gratitude — and think less...
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3 Tips for Defining Business Problems

14 Oct 2014
Every businessperson needs to master the ability to define problems, or challenges, but very few MBA programs, leadership development programs or management training programs teach this indispensable skill. Michael Cooper's Problem Definition Filter can help you in 3 easy steps.

Don’t set performance goals alone

03 Oct 2014
Before getting to employee goals, explain to them the company's strategic direction and your mandate, then ask employees to write an initial list of their goals, writes Dan McCarthy. An honest discussion with open-ended coaching questions can then be used to finalize employee targets.