There’s been plenty of buzz about what former Yankees manager Joe Torre supposedly called player Alex Rodriguez. Apparently, it was A-Rod’s teammates and clubhouse attendants, not Torre, who dubbed him “A-Fraud.” Real enlightenment comes in the way Torre actually describes the third baseman and slugger in his new book, The Yankee Years ...
In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
Sticking to outdated grammar rules could be getting in the way of your business writing, says trainer Fred Kniggendorf. For starters, Kniggendorf says ignore these four grammar rules:
You know best about your boss, your co-workers and your workplace's culture, but, in general, don't talk about your personal life in the office when it's unnecessary, unflattering or confidential.
Whether they’re shooting off their own “tweets” or just following others, employees using Twitter—the fastest-growing social networking site—are creating liability and PR risks with their 140-character rants, raves and company gossip.
It's almost performance review time, and you want to bring up issues with your boss about co-workers but not sound like a griper? Liz Ryan, a workplace expert, gives her advice on how to speak up during a review:
Feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world economy? I overheard a woman say she was worried about calling in sick because she was afraid her employer might fire her. This, to me, represents the difference between a career and a job. Years ago, these two words may have meant the same thing, but they don’t anymore.
If you’re still grumbling about joining Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, know this: Social networks are good for business. “It’s very well documented that businesses that focus on marketing during tough financial times can actually improve,” says Karen Quintos, a vice president at Dell.
Robert Kiyosaki, entrepreneur and author of the “Rich Dad” book series, believes that taking risks and failing gave him the greatest opportunities for growth. Here are his three steps for transforming failure into success:
The people around you shape your own potential, so choose them wisely. Ask these questions: 1. Do they always show good character? 2. Do they have influence? 3. Are they too much like you? 4. Will they provide expertise, skills and wisdom? 5. Are they peacemakers?
Gather everyone in your office—or on your team if you work for a large company—for a quick morning huddle to create a more efficient company culture. Morning meetings work for a lot of companies, according to a recent article in Inc.