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The top 5 manager mistakes that cause lawsuits

Employee lawsuits are exploding nationwide in the past few years and manager mistakes are the cause of many of those lawsuits. That's why it's important to at least know the basics of employment law.

Go interactive in Microsoft PowerPoint

You can create impressive self-directed PowerPoint presentations by learning four key skills involving shapes.

How to be a master minute taker: 3 tipsChristy Crump, who has 25+ years of experience as an administrative professional, provides her top tips to diminish the fear of forgetting to record something important when taking minutes during a meeting.
Top 5 ways managers can improve performance reviews

Performance reviews can bring stress to both sides of the table. However, with the right planning by supervisors, the meeting can be a productive, stress-free event.

How to create custom templates in PowerPointMicrosoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel teaches you the three components of a PowerPoint template and how to make them.
Overcome ‘negative vibes’ among your staff: 10 tips

A bad attitude that starts with one employee can quickly infect co-workers if you don’t rein it in. Here are the top 10 tips for confronting employees whose negative behavior has begun to affect the workplace.

How to get on the same page as your bossMaintaining a good working relationship with your boss involves structure and communication. Fred Kniggendorf, president of consulting company Gravyloaf, L.L.C., provides some strategies.
Sexual harassment: What managers need to knowAs a manager, you have a legal responsibility to be on the lookout for misconduct. Here’s what’s considered sexual harassment in American workplaces and how to react if you see it or hear about it.
Debating: How to make powerful points during meetingsBeing focused, direct and intentional when debating will earn you respect and increase meeting effectiveness.
How to create sparklines in Microsoft ExcelSparklines enable you to visualize your data in a way that doesn’t involve squinting at numbers until they make sense. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel shows you how to create them.
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