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.
Tap into a growing public relations trend: pay-perplacement.
Under a tax-law crackdown in the 1990s, you can no longer deduct the cost of your annual country club dues, even if you use the club mostly for business meetings.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 overhauls the tax rules for deducting charitable donations. If you’re not careful, the tax reforms can hit you right where it hurts . . . in your pocketbook.
Test your motives with this question from success guru Tom Peters:
Start drafting your personal mission statement by recalling the people who exerted the most positive influence on your life.
Recover fast when you’ve really, really blown it, by:
A goal, says business guru Ken Blanchard, is just a signpost on your
way to your ultimate destination. Once you’ve reached it, it fades from
importance. A vision, on the other hand:
Kelly Slater, the greatest surfer of all time, was kicking back,
basking in his celebrity and putting his private life in order a few
years ago when challenger Andy Irons came along and snatched the world
title away in 2002.
Nicole Alvino always knew that someday, she’d own her own business. An Enron employee with degrees in economics and Japanese, Alvino had
already planned on attending business school when the energy company
imploded, and her professors encouraged her to strike out on her own. She just needed an idea.
In the middle of negotiations over a demolition job last year, the
owner of Dole Food Co. suddenly chewed out his adversary, the 285-pound
founder of a wrecking company. “Mr. Griffin,” the 150-pound, 83- year-old David Murdock told the man, “you’re fat and you’re going to die.”