Career Management

Successful career development is more than doing a good job. Dressing for success, business writing skills, career networking – all are vitally important.

Business Management Daily’s succinct, workplace-tested career advice is designed to help you position yourself to succeed in your chosen field.

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As companies scatter offices and employees around the world, leaders grapple with keeping business units functioning smoothly when their members hardly ever meet face to face. “Virtual teams” can’t develop the chemistry that helps on-site teams become more productive.
You've heard the saying: If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? The same holds true in finding a mentor: If you don’t know why you want one, how will you know whom to ask?
It's easy to become so bogged down in day-to-day work that we forget to nurture our network.
If you watched The Charlie Rose Show on March 17, 2008, you probably did a double take. The host, who normally looks suave and unruffled, sported a black eye and a bandage across his forehead.
Discretion has its advantages at work. You don’t want to tattle on your co-workers’ minor infractions or spread outlandish rumors about them. But in some instances, speaking up makes sense.
Tucking in your tummy may make you look like a drill sergeant when you walk. But it won’t relieve your back pain.
Presently pending before Congress are two bills that could dramatically change labor relations across the United States. The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish a new system that would enable employees to form and join labor unions. The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007 would bolster unionizing efforts among police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers nationwide ...
Good news for managers and supervisors: Giving an employee a poor performance review and then placing the employee on an improvement plan isn’t an adverse employment action on its face. Employees can’t successfully sue unless a pay cut, lost benefits, a lost bonus or some other tangible, negative results accompany that poor evaluation or improvement plan ...

From their unique vantage point working with rocket scientists at NASA, two budding managers learned how to handle luck, good and bad. Here’s their take on optimizing your chances for good luck and minimizing the effects of bad luck.

If you hire a coach who gives sound advice, don’t just take it. Apply your own higher standard to build on what you’re told.
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