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.
Business inspirations come from everywhere, but the best ones seem to come from potential customers.
Alexander Graham Bell did.
Just before he invented the telephone, Bell was having a devil of a
time convincing his boss that it would be worthwhile. His sponsor was
deeply in debt and desperate for commercial success, and his rivals—
Elisha Gray and Thomas Edison among them—were breathing down his neck.
Have managers meet in company conference rooms to discuss larger issues and challenges.
Stay in touch with former colleagues.
Ask, “Is there anything I can do for you?”during demanding periods.
Earlier this year, Howard Schultz, top dog at coffeehouse megachain
Starbucks, sent a memo to his executives warning that the company’s
growth had moved it too far from its core business: coffee.
Every leader can develop 20/20 vision after an opportunity has passed. It’s focusing on the future that’s important.
Three questions that precede “The Hard Stuff”
A ship is divided into watertight compartments, which can be opened or
closed to keep the ship afloat if one part suffers damage. Sir William
Osler, the famous Canadian physician, used that principle to form an
effective action philosophy:
When Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck produced his film The Lives of Others, he inspired the film’s composer, Gabriel Yared, by presenting a highly unusual goal.