Items tagged 'leadership'
It’s not easy being a payroll professional today. You are responsible for making sure that your company’s financial processes run smoothly, which includes gathering all of the time data throughout the organization, ensuring that everyone... More »
Time and attendance tracking is necessary for obvious reasons, yet many business owners do not realize that this data can deliver enormous benefits to the organization, aside from payroll. In fact, having employees track their... More »
Secure management strategies are nearly always summed up in terms reflecting a creative mindset. Thinking “outside the box” and coming up with “new, innovative techniques” is often the expectation and praise lauded on elite executives... More »
Business is full of opportunities. Will you be ready when they present themselves? Will you be ready when it’s time? The problem is that you never know when they will arise. So, you always have... More »
Every day, in businesses across the world, customer service staff, receptionists, waiters and waitresses, and countless others in service industries have to hear that painful, anger-ridden phrase: “I want to talk to the manager.” What... More »
How many times have you felt so infuriated with someone that you just wanted to lash out and speak your mind? We’ve all felt this way at one time or another. If you haven’t, you... More »
It’s as predictable as the day following the night. One day you will attempt to read the label on a bottle of aspirin, or be checking the nutrition label on a candy bar (nice effort,... More »
It has become somewhat trendy to ignore what customers are asking for and instead give them something innovative that they may not know they need. Although it may seem obvious that you should solicit feedback... More »
Congratulations. You’ve created a successful business. You’ve identified a niche and you are serving it well. Life is good. Then, as predictable as taxes, in come the new competitors. They see your success and want... More »
I’ve been called countless names over the years, but never a clown. Okay, maybe once or twice. But now I can confidently wear the title of clown for the rest of my life. Yes, I... More »
We’ve all heard that “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” While I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, I also believe that it doesn’t apply in all situations. Business is a complex mix... More »
I recently was asked to answer a few anecdotal management questions and as I was thinking through my answers, it occured to me that this would be useful information for my blog here at Software... More »
For most software entrepreneurs, the path to liquidity is acquisition: Find someone who wants your company or product or customer list, or all three. But in this economy, selling any large asset is a tough nut; just ask all those underwater homeowners.
Does that mean you need to forget your retirement dreams? Not necessarily.
Take a few minutes to participate in our newest LinkedIn Poll: How agile is your enterprise to changing market conditions . We would like to know if you think you are proactive or reactive to... More »
The current state of the global economy has created new challenges for companies all over the world. This has led to executive decisions being made out of panic, such as firing quality employees and slashing... More »