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    (Published: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 05:49:07 -0700)
    When It Pays To Use Incentive Programs
    Non-cash incentive programs and fringe benefits can have a powerful influence on attitudes, which should in turn improve results. You can give employees the greatest incentive program, but by impairing a sense of ownership in the organization.

    If you don’t know what kind of incentive progr
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 02:14:58 -0700)
    Ten Tips For Creating A Terrific Employee Appraisal System
    Face the facts: Creating a new performance appraisal system is a difficult undertaking. It’s even more difficult if the organization doesn’t have a logical, well-tested, step-by-step process to follow in developing their new procedure.

    Based on my experience in helping dozens of companies
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 03:22:19 -0700)
    Business Classes: What Can They Do For You?
    Business classes are a great way to learn. Not only do they teach you how to run a business inside and out but they also help you to prepare for personal experiences as well. But, before we get into that, let’s discuss just what business classes are. You can take them as part of a college degree pro
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 03:39:54 -0700)
    A Guide To Performance Management
    Nowadays, a great significance is being given to Performance Management, as companies incorporate them in their effective management strategies. However, a lot of people find this process a complicated one, mostly because of the many options that it offers – on the organization, a specific departmen
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 03:41:59 -0700)
    The Art Of Employee Motivation
    If you think that your employees’ poor performance on their designated jobs is costing you a whole lot of lost profits, then instead of just doing a total overhaul of your employee roster, why not try to do some employee motivation tactics to get them to actually come around and be able to save your
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 20:58:47 -0700)
    Can An Employee Survey Help You?
    An employee survey can provide you with a good understanding of what is happening within your business when you are not there or what your employees think of working there. While any company can benefit from doing an employee survey, there are many reasons for those companies that have issues with s
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 01:46:09 -0700)
    The Value Of Safety Videos
    Safety videos can provide many excellent resources for you and for your employees. What are they and how can they help your organization? First, realize that safety videos are full of valuable information. They can teach and provide that information on just about any safety related topic quite simpl
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 01:20:49 -0700)
    Inventory Control: Can You Afford Not To?
    Inventory control is the most basic form of protection that you should have in your retail establishment. If you have people come into your location, then you need to make sure they are not leaving with anything that they should not be. But, many business owners do not know the right way to handle i
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 01:33:54 -0700)
    Finding Offshore Services
    Many who are concerned about the safety of their assets have turned to offshore services as a way of helping them. If you are one of the many who worry that your assets could be sued by some frivolous lawsuit and you’ll end up losing everything, then the consideration of these offshore-services is s
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 01:47:44 -0700)
    Using SWOT Analysis To Improve Your Business
    Analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of a business is a well-established tool that is widely used by academics, consultants, and advisors. Although it is a simple concept, business owners often struggle when trying to use it because it is so broad. It is difficult t
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 02:03:23 -0700)
    The Pygmalion Effect
    A team does as well as you and the team think they can. This idea is known as “the self-fulfilling prophecy”. When you believe the team will perform well, in some strange, magical way they do. And similarly, when you believe they won’t perform well, they don’t. There is enough experimental dat
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 23:32:18 -0700)
    True Information Management: Far More Than Technical Automation Support
    Across the Regular army, the term Selective information Management connotes different substance. In a garrison environment, a unit or section selective information direction military officer is typically that computer smart individual responsible for keeping their respective automation assets proper
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 23:38:21 -0700)
    Information Lifecycle Management: Mastering Complexity
    The keystone to efficient information and repositing direction lies with a simple principle: information has a lifecycle and it should only be stored as long as compulsory by stage business and regulatory requirements. Nevertheless, the traditional methods of giving medication do not suffice for the
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 00:02:43 -0700)
    Audit Advice That You Need
    Oh no! You need audit advice. You just received in the mail a notification that you are going to be audited by the IRS. What now? How do you respond to this and should you be having a heart attack now? While many people lose it as soon as they realize that the IRS is going to be asking for their rec
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 01:37:43 -0700)
    Market Failures And Business Cycles (Part 1)
    The following is the most comprehensive ever explanation to the most mysterious phenomenon of Capitalism – the Business Cycles. In order to ensure that the article can be read by any well educated reader, I have minimized the economics jargon and have added a short and simple introduction to
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 10:31:29 -0700)
    Kaizen - Reduce Waste, Improve Profits
    What is Kaizen? A five word dictionary definition would be: A system of continuous improvement An improvement in what? Anything and everything in your facility, your production line, your office, materials handling, purchasing, operations, maintenance—any part of your company or organizatio
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 01:09:23 -0700)
    What Is Lean Six Sigma
    Lean Six Sigma combines the quality improvements that come from using Six Sigma with the speed improvements that come from using Lean manufacturing principles . Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects in any process -- from manufacturing to transactio
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 01:49:46 -0700)
    Applying Lean Six Sigma To Service
    Although both Six Sigma and Lean Flow have their roots in manufacturing, it works just as effectively in service industries. Much of the U.S. economy is now based on services rather than manufacturing and many service organization managers are wondering how they can achieve the tremendous process im
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 04:15:55 -0700)
    Six Sigma As A Way To Develop People
    One of the many benefits of Six Sigma is how it helps to develop people. The dual processes of Six Sigma training and Six Sigma projects cultivate excellence in not only product quality and financial savings but also in the knowledge, confidence, and quality of the people in your organization. Peopl
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 06:03:07 -0700)
    The DMAIC Method in Six Sigma
    The Six Sigma DMAIC process methodology is a system that brings measurable and significant improvement to existing processes that are falling below specifications. The DMAIC methodology can be used when a product or process is in existence at your company but is not meeting customer specification or
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 00:55:42 -0700)
    Work At Home Moms Time Management Tips
    "How do you DO it?!" If I had a dime for every time I heard that, I would be able to quit my home business.

    Just kidding.

    Seriously, time management is a serious issue for work from home Moms. You want your home business to be a success, but you don't want the rest of your responsi
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 01:19:09 -0700)
    Scheduling Retail Employees
    Scheduling my team has always been one of my least favorite tasks as a retail manager. It’s tedious, it takes hours and even when I think I have it right, I probably don’t. What makes scheduling a challenge is that you are balancing the demands of individuals on your team with the demands of your bu
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 01:42:25 -0700)
    Exploding Six Sigma Myths
    Six Sigma doesn't improve the customer experience. It may seem that Six Sigma turns the focus away from the customer because it is driven by data. In so many companies, quality improvement is driven by the latest customer complaint, or some manager's latest issue. This may seem like you are being re
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 01:48:42 -0700)
    Countering The False Notion That Six Sigma Is Elitist
    Too often, when people think of Six Sigma and black belts they see them as having an elitist connotation. The opinion that Six Sigma is elitist or that black belts are elitist, however, are false. In its purest form Six Sigma is a “way of life” for an organization serious about process improvement.
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 22:06:58 -0700)
    Does Your Customer Service Suck?
    As a customer, I know what it's like to be on the customers side of the counter. You want to turn over your hard earned money for goods or services. You are then confronted with attitude, rudeness and utter disregard for just how hard you have worked for your dollar. Either the service is slow and t
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 02:56:21 -0700)
    The Difference Between Managers and Leaders
    It is often difficult to understand the difference between managers and leaders. Do managers lead? Do leaders manage? To understand how these two concepts are distinct yet different, here are 7 ways to understand them. 1. Course and Steering. The word "leadership" comes from the Old Englis
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 02:57:48 -0700)
    Mission: How Leaders Create The Greatest Version Of What You Can Be
    A statement of mission is one of the most powerful things you can do, whether you are running a major corporation or a small team. It expresses the purpose for the organisation’s existence, its raison d’etre, and becomes the rallying point around which everyone can unite. Often managers create m
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 02:58:54 -0700)
    Vision: How Leaders See The Invisible
    The one thing that distinguishes great leaders from also-rans is the power, depth, and breadth of their vision. Vision is a strange concept. It’s much more than just a goal or purpose. Goals simply state what we aim to achieve. Visions paint a fuller picture describing our most cherished dreams,
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 02:19:30 -0700)
    Change Management: Getting It Right
    Change management is something many companies may face throughout their existence. Whether something simple or a complete change, various things can be done to allow for a successful change. Management of the change effectively will allow for the best overall final product but it really just is not
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 01:56:22 -0700)
    Writing A Business Plan What Makes A Good One
    Writing a business plan can be a lot of hard work or it can be great fun. An effective plan can help your company to greatness. A poor one can lead you out of business. No plan is like asking to fail before you even start.

    Not every business needs a 200 page bound business plan. However ev
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 00:21:43 -0700)
    Document Shredding And Document Security: Protecting Your Vital Information
    Document security and document shredding have never been more important before and are bound to impact our lives in a way that we just can’t imagine. If you see a proliferation of caro document shredding or Davison document shredding, or even curtis document shredding, you are witnessing the new wav
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 01:05:52 -0700)
    Employee And Coworkers Gifts
    Giving gifts to your co-workers or your employees can be a tricky business. You want to give something that is they will really enjoy but doesn't break your piggy bank. You want to give something that suits the individual's tastes but doesn't suggest anything politically. We have some suggestions th
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 22:18:16 -0700)
    Accounting Principles & Standards: Avoid Them At Your Peril
    Accounting principles are the basic assumptions, rules of operation, and essential characteristics that make up the framework for the construction of accounting financial statements.

    Long ago, I was perplexed to discover that there was no “set” of accounting principles that was presented i
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 22:20:04 -0700)
    CPAs vs. Non-Certified Accountants - Clearing Up The Confusion
    I wish I had a nickel for every time someone asked me what the difference is between CPAs and non-certified accountants. Essentially, non-certified accountants can simply hang up their shingle and open their doors for business. There are no educational requirements. If they want to prepare taxes, mo
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 23:53:09 -0700)
    Accounting Professionals: Are The Necessary?
    Does your business needs an outside accountant?

    It all depends. If you require an audited or reviewed financial statement, then, yes, you need a CPA. In any event, it is always a good idea to maintain a relationship with an accountant no matter how small your business. Whether your account
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 00:04:39 -0700)
    Accounting Police: Do They Exist?
    Who created accounting principles? Who sets and revises accounting standards? What if you don’t follow all the rules, do you go to jail? Is there an accounting police force that investigates and arrests violators? It would seem that there must be some regulatory force to make sure that providers of
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 01:32:35 -0700)
    Use This Formula To Have Pleasurable And Safe Internet Access
    If you a running or plan to run a business, there are
    two big things you should consider about your internet
    access.

    1. The safety of your internet access and,
    2. The speed of your internet access

    Safety

    You need to apply the same care to your internet acce
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 02:25:49 -0700)
    How To Hire Like The Fortune 500's: A Guide For Small Businesses
    A recent iLogos Research study revealed 94% of Fortune 500 companies now hire employees online, a stark contrast from 1998, when only 29% of them were doing the same. If you own or manage a small business, that means the vast majority of your fiercest competitors are now spending less time
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 04:42:55 -0700)
    Many Kinds Of Banks - Many Kinds Of Accounts
    Sometimes looking into opening an account or accounts in banks can be confusing. There are so many types of banks and bank accounts! Which banks are right for you to open anaccount in? Which types of accounts do you need to open? Below are some simple explanations of several types of banks and the a
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 22:30:45 -0700)
    Are You Correctly Located And Faced For Prosperity?
    The title of this article may sound a little strange. What did I mean by located and faced for prosperity?

    I must warn that this is not a typical business article. It has nothing to do with marketing, sales, productivity or even the internet.

    It is about a branch of Chinese Metaphy
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 00:15:03 -0700)
    Handling Statistical Variation In Six Sigma
    Six-Sigma provides a methodical, disciplined, quantitative approach to continuous process improvement. Through applying statistical thinking, Six Sigma uncovers the nature of business variation and its affect on waste, operating cost, cycle time, profitability, and customer satisfaction.

    Th
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 09:21:14 -0700)
    WHAT IS FIVE S? (A common sense approach to improving quality, productivity, safety and profits.)
    What is Five S? Five S is a component of lean manufacturing that involves organization and cleanliness, and then using standards to maintain what has been accomplished. The term “Five S” represents the five stages of a Five S program: Sorting (Eliminate broken or unused equipment, tools and su
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 01:42:10 -0700)
    Statistical Software With Six Sigma
    Six Sigma is about numbers. Six Sigma produces a flood of data about your process that are critical to your success. If you don't measure it and understand what you are measuring, you can't manage it. Six Sigma's clear strength is a data-driven analysis and decision-making process — not someone's op
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 02:02:57 -0700)
    The Definition Of Asset Management
    Many of you have probably heard the term "asset management" Before, but you may not have an idea of what it really is. Asset management is a broad term. It can be defined as a process that guides the gaining of assets, along with their use and disposal in order to make the most of the assets and the
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 02:42:03 -0700)
    Background Checks – Quintessential In Today’s World Of Employment
    A background check is essentially a verification procedure. It is a method of investigating the past of an individual and his achievements and failures for the purpose of recruitment. This helps the employer to judge the validity of information furnished by the prospective employee.

    Any co
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 03:11:48 -0700)
    Design Of Experiments For Six Sigma
    One of the valuable tools in the Six Sigma toolbox is Design of Experiments. Design of Experiment (DOE) is a structured technique that helps to uncover relationships often hidden inside mountains of data. Within the structure of a Six Sigma project, Design of Experiments is a structured approach to
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 02:30:59 -0700)
    Six Sigma Tools
    Statistics are at the heart of Six Sigma’s powerful methodology for quality improvement. It pays to get to know some of the most important of the Six Sigma statistical tools.

    Control Charts

    The control chart is the fundamental tool of statistical process control; a proven technique
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 07:36:25 -0700)
    Six Sigma Deployment In Smaller Organizations
    Six Sigma is not just for large multinational corporations. While there are difficulties inherent in implementing Six Sigma in a small company rather than a large business they can be overcome. Six Sigma can work in any size business because the nature of Six Sigma is dependent upon characteristics
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 01:29:51 -0700)
    Survival Without Computers
    I was slowed down when my computer crashed and I had no data, no address book and not even my passwords to get back online. I didn’t think I was doing anything remarkable by bouncing back to productivity even with this handicap for a week. But from the feedback I’ve had from more than a few people,
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 01:34:19 -0700)
    Business Growth Requires Individual Effectiveness
    When we read about business growth in the top business periodicals, they always refer to the multi-national corporations. I’m not a large corporation. I’m not even incorporated.

    But for the purpose of this discussion, think of your business as a corporation. You hold the office of presiden
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 04:32:58 -0700)
    Are You Missing Your Best Quality Improvement Ideas?
    November 2005. Winter is just around the corner here in Western Michigan. The leaves are literally raining off the trees. Just this morning at breakfast as I looked into the woods and I could see a steady stream of golden brown, red and yellow leaves heading towards the earth.

    Last month I
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 05:00:03 -0700)
    How To Make Changes In Your Healthcare Organization
    For many of us change is a difficult process. In organizations like healthcare it seems to advance at a snail’s pace sometimes. There is a need for change in healthcare, most agree, though we would be hard pressed to agree upon the changes needed. One incentive for change is pay-for-performance prog
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 05:00:38 -0700)
    Standardize Your Process To Improve The Bottom Line
    Standardize your processes! You can save time, money and prevent errors. Things you do over and over should be done the same way every time, if indeed you do the task the best way. They say variety is the spice of life, but for healthcare processes it certainly isn’t most of the time. Consider this,
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 18:16:10 -0700)
    Ways To Improve Your Selling
    It has long been known that until something is sold, nothing else happens. The selling profession is therefore one of the most challenging and most profitable career paths one can choose. And for those with an innate ability to sell, it can be gratifying and profitable from day one. Others, who may
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 18:24:39 -0700)
    Improving Your Social And Business Networking
    Social networking is not a new phenomenon - people have been meeting together for centuries as a way of expanding their friendships, increasing their sense of community, and establishing new business relationships. And even in the last half century neighborhood or city-based networking organizations
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 18:30:53 -0700)
    Finders Keepers
    Finding and keeping the right team is one of the toughest and most important tasks you take on as a business owner or entrepreneur. Yet it doesn’t always get all the attention it warrants. Business owners focus on the work. In contrast, when investors (Venture Capital groups or Angels) look at a bus
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 18:40:57 -0700)
    Summer Sales Doldrums - What To Do
    Last week I talked about how to take a vacation when you're the leader of the band. This week I want to talk about summer sales. Many sales people and just as many business owners bemoan their annual summer sales slump. Their numbers are down and they just can't understand it.

    It's as if t
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 02:42:44 -0700)
    Why Bother With Distributed Leadership?
    I'm an alumni of Boston University Graduate School of Business, so I receive the Alumni magazine Bostonia. To be honest, that doesn't mean I read it faithfully at all. But this issue was different. George Labovitz, a professor in organizational behavior at the school wrote an article recently on his
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 02:43:29 -0700)
    Empathy 101: Ten Commandments Of Human Relations
    These ten commandments of human relations aren't original to me, and I don't know the source. At the same time, they don't go out of style or out of date if you are in business. Everyone in your business must imbue their efforts with these commandments. They are required in every type of relationshi
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 03:03:17 -0700)
    Storytelling For High Concept And High Touch
    After hearing Daniel Pink speak about his new book A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age for the fourth time, I finally read it cover to cover (less than a day). I finally got what he's talking about when he says jobs that are high touch are here to stay. That is, j
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 03:23:54 -0700)
    How Do You Know You Are Getting Better? Use Data To Drive Improvement
    The best quality improvement initiatives are driven by data! Why? How are you going to know how much you have improved if you don’t measure something?

    All of you have been exposed to measures in many situations. Most of them were important. In school, you were graded. Perhaps you own share
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 05:01:03 -0700)
    Profitability - Pricing Strategies To Make Money
    At a meeting the other day, a marketing consultant opened her talk by asking the group, "What are you worth?" She went on to discuss all the different ways we minimize our worth or discount our value in desperate attempts to close the sale. After all the pitfalls of pricing and selling were laid out
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 05:08:05 -0700)
    Cultivating Intuition
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American philosopher said "The primary wisdom is intuition." It is not just a theory, it is part of who we are. Without training we can happen upon it occasionally and we usually like the results when we follow our intuition. What would happen if we learned to tap into our o
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 05:24:34 -0700)
    Significance
    The following is based on an essay by Denny Howe at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Our core values give us personal focus, strength, resilience, and meaning when the outside world doesn't always give us what we think we need or want. One of the challenges in maintaining behavior consisten
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 05:26:13 -0700)
    Action Vs. Inaction
    Spring is a great antidote to long cold winters. It's the same with action and inaction. Action is a powerful antidote to the stagnation of inactivity. Being creatively alive involves abandoning a position of inaction in circumstances which have traditionally immobilized you. The name of the game is
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 00:40:20 -0700)
    Use This Simple Time Tested Process And Move Your Business Forward In 2006!
    Another year is just about ready to finish and it is time to start thinking about next year. If you own your own business or you manage a business division, then you need to ask yourself if all of the expectations that were set forth at the beginning of the year were met. If not then maybe what stop
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 12:27:32 -0700)
    Survival Without Computers
    I was slowed down when my computer crashed and I had no data, no address book and not even my passwords to get back online. I didn’t think I was doing anything remarkable by bouncing back to productivity even with this handicap for a week. But from the feedback I’ve had from more than a few people,
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 12:29:43 -0700)
    Why Bother With Distributed Leadership?
    I'm an alumni of Boston University Graduate School of Management, so I receive the Alumni magazine Bostonia. To be honest, that doesn't mean I read it faithfully at all. But this issue was different. George Labovitz, a professor in organizational behavior at the school wrote an article recently on h
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 12:31:08 -0700)
    Storytelling For High Concept And High Touch
    After hearing Daniel Pink speak about his new book A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age for the fourth time, I finally read it cover to cover (less than a day). I finally got what he's talking about when he says jobs that are high touch are here to stay. That is, j
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 23:50:16 -0700)
    Labels
    In this age, there is a lot of focus on the importance of “getting organized.” There are even professional organizers for hire! Labels are a huge presence in the field of organization, because they enable everything to be tagged and put in its place. From birthday party invitations to mass market ma
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 00:54:16 -0700)
    Enticing New Employees With Corporate Stability
    Employment is on the rise and with it, the return to attractive compensation packages and salary levels. After several down years in the employment market that was the result of the normalization of an inflated stock market and the beginning of the War on Terror, employers are constructing compensat
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 21:27:38 -0700)
    Finding The Right Expense Management Solution For Your Company
    In recent times, initiatives such as the Sarbannes Oxley Act in the US have dramatically raised the profile of compliance within the corporate world. As a key element of any corporate compliance policy, expense management has shared some of the limelight. As a result, an Expense Management Solution
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 21:33:29 -0700)
    Extracting Real Benefits From Travel & Expense Management
    For your company to truly reap the rewards of a structured corporate travel policy, it must focus on one thing above all else: compliance. Unfortunately, while the explosion in convenient Self Booking Tools gives you a lot more freedom of choice, it also makes compliance a great deal more challengin
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 11:10:03 -0700)
    Managing Staff By Talking To Them
    As a cleaning company we place a very high value on our staff, they can make or break your business. They are our greatest asset and also our greatest liability. Consequently maintaining an excellent working environment and keeping staff well motivated is one of our primary goals. The same applies t
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 20:40:53 -0700)
    Designers And Architects – Are Aesthetics More Important Than Practicalities
    As a cleaning company we get called in to carry out builders cleans on new builds and refurbishments. Time and time again what we see is that the designer has had something built, laid or put in place solely on the grounds that it looks good with no regard as to how it will stand up to use or the pr
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 20:22:33 -0700)
    There’s No Money In Your Comfort Zone!
    A fellow internet radio host recently joined the business mentoring website that I co-own with Alice Seba of InternetBasedMoms.com. Soon after, she sent me an instant message that said, “You and Alice are sure drawing me out of my comfort zone!”

    I understood immediately what she meant. In t
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 07:06:26 -0700)
    Teambuilding: The Most Rewarding Act Of Leadership
    The experience of great teamwork is one of life’s greatest thrills. Unfortunately, it is also rare and fleeting. If you want to turn your own working group of individuals into a magnificent, all-conquering team, you need to guide them on a journey of 5 steps, from Unshared Certainty to Shared Uncert
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 07:11:35 -0700)
    Developmental Delegation: How To Kindle The Inner Spirit
    If you manage others, one of your most important roles will be to develop the resources that you have under you and that includes the people themselves. Here is a 6-step guide to how to develop people through delegation. 1. Kindle The Inner Spirit. The first step in developing others is th
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 20:15:23 -0700)
    Writing A Business Plan
    Preparing a business plan is the most important part of starting a business. So much rests on the business plan, from financing to suppliers. A business plan shows that you are prepared, educated, and dedicated to your business. A good business plan will define what your business is about, where you
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 20:43:48 -0700)
    Mangement Through Measurement
    In 1996, in the movie Jerry McGuire, actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. made famous the phrase “Show Me the Money!” Ten years later, a variation of that command, now “Show Me the Data!” rings in conference rooms throughout the country. Managers far and wide, at least the successful ones, are looking at the dat
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 22:24:00 -0700)
    Good Experiences Come Back 10 Fold
    How many times have you needed to call for a service such as carpet cleaning? Mechanic service? How about a more serious issue such as a flood service?

    Did you find that looking through the phone book just doesn’t give enough info and searching online pops up to many unreliable, irrelevant
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 11:43:55 -0700)
    Quality Management: Organizational Needs
    Any business out there can benefit from quality management. Whether you are producing thumb tacks or if you are producing IT equipment, there is little doubt that they need to be of the highest levels of quality. Yet, as your business grows, you will find it farther and father difficult to manage qu
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 00:49:05 -0700)
    Strategic Planning Steps For Optimum Business Management
    Strategic Planning Steps Overview

    The Strategic Planning Steps philosophy/business system is an organizational tool that is used by groups and corporations globally to refine their goals and maximize their resources. Drawing from the concepts of strategic military planning, the Strat
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 20:16:28 -0700)
    Finding Rest For The Direct Sales Company Mom
    When you're a hard working mom with a Direct Sales business it's very easy to find one day that life is completely out of balance with the scales tipped deep toward the business and everything else hanging on to the other end for dear life. Because I have seen many a mom burn out of direct sales as
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 03:28:56 -0700)
    3 Magic Bedtime Questions
    For many people, life zooms past once they reach their working age. Everyday, it's the same flash routine of waking up, going to work, coming back from work, and sleeping. It's no wonder why you'll ask yourself, "How did I get old so fast? Where did all the time go?" The problem is in the routi
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 06:56:19 -0700)
    Are Business Consulting Companies Worth Your Time And Money?
    If your business is in trouble and your loosing money, then hiring any one of the qualified business consulting companies out there may be one of the best choices you can make for your company. Business consulting companies can give you the solutions you need to make your business a success that is
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 03:17:28 -0700)
    Task Management Tools – The Difference Between Average And Successful People
    Task management is the true challenge on the modern world we live in. Time is more precious than ever and the amount of tasks each of us has to cope with is almost endless. The only difference between successful and average people is their ability to manage their tasks effectively. This ability coul
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 01:28:17 -0700)
    Construction Project Scheduling
    If your planning to build the home of your dreams and you want to make sure everything is going the way you want it to go, make sure the contractor draws up a schedule. Construction Project scheduling is the most important part of the plan. A construction project schedule give the ability for all th
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 01:40:56 -0700)
    Corporate Identity Management
    Competition is great in the market world today and in order to get your business noticed, you will need good corporate identity management. You need to bring together all of the good qualities of your company as well as emphasizing what a great benefit your company will be to those who use your serv
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 09:23:04 -0700)
    The Importance Of Business Plan
    Do you need more money to expand your business? If yes, you need a business plan. If you are starting a business, despite the work involved, a business plan can prepare you for the obstacles ahead and help ensure your success.

    Creating a business plan forces you to contemplate possible obs
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 08:28:45 -0700)
    Motivation – How To Build Trust At Work.
    You may be a skillful, effective employer but if you don’t trust your personnel and the opposite, then the chances of improving and expanding the business you deal with, are extremely limited.

    It’s not critical for the employees to like the boss, but they have to trust him or her. If not,
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 09:18:31 -0700)
    Bootstrap Financing Your Way To Business Success
    Do you need to start or grow your business but have little money? Before you look to banks and similar sources of financing, why not bootstrap your way to business success?

    A bootstrap is a small loop of leather or other material that is found on the top rear or sides of a boot. The purpose
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 03:19:13 -0700)
    What Is Invoice Factoring And Invoice Discounting?
    The Romans were the first civilization to sell promissory notes at a discount, beginning the industry of factoring. America was built largely on the possibilities of factoring, when colonial businesses were factored by Europeans willing to invest cash in exchange for the promise of large returns, an
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 04:02:59 -0700)
    Business Insurance
    There is no denying the fact that success of a business depends on the hard work of the team but one disaster can wipe out your efforts and bring down the profits to dust. So, to avoid such an instance, you need to insure your business, whether it is a small enterprise or a large corporation.
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 05:06:05 -0700)
    Profiles Of The Powerful: Advertising Exec Steve Grasse
    After ten minutes with Ed Tettemer in the offices of the agency he founded with partner, Steve Red, you begin to understand the agency's passion for excellence. After an hour with Ed, you begin to understand the intensity of his personal passion. You begin to understand it but I have a feeling that,
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 07:16:06 -0700)
    Advantages Of Time Management
    The advantages of time management include reducing stress, gaining time, reducing avoidance, while promoting reviews and eliminating cramming. Another advantage is that managing time helps us to stay motivated while we avoid procrastination.

    The trick to successful time management is settin
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 22:41:34 -0700)
    Why Try Factoring?
    When you engage in factoring or selling your accounts receivable, you're accepting less money for an asset than you might expect to get for it. But there are great reasons for factoring and here are 10 of them:

    1. The ready cash you'll get by factoring will help your company to grow. If you
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 22:43:25 -0700)
    Why Try Factoring?
    When you engage in factoring or selling your accounts receivable, you're accepting less money for an asset than you might expect to get for it. But there are great reasons for factoring and here are 10 of them:

    1. The ready cash you'll get by factoring will help your company to grow. If you
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 01:14:29 -0700)
    Good Ways To Procrastinate And When Procrastination Might Be Good
    Good ways to Procrastinate and when Procrastination might be good.

    I am writing this with the din of jackhammers in background. I am working on the weekend (surprising at that might be); feeling sorry for myself that I cannot get good quiet uninterrupted time in like I had planned.
    <
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 01:14:33 -0700)
    Good Ways To Procrastinate And When Procrastination Might Be Good
    Good ways to Procrastinate and when Procrastination might be good.

    I am writing this with the din of jackhammers in background. I am working on the weekend (surprising at that might be); feeling sorry for myself that I cannot get good quiet uninterrupted time in like I had planned.
    <
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 02:31:14 -0700)
    Can A Learning Management System Help Your Business?
    It is well known in today's time that knowledge is power and the more training your employee's receive, the better the employee, thus having a more successful company. Businesses today need to be constantly looking for a more efficient way to manage their business and it's a smart idea to invest in
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 02:31:20 -0700)
    Can A Learning Management System Help Your Business?
    It is well known in today's time that knowledge is power and the more training your employee's receive, the better the employee, thus having a more successful company. Businesses today need to be constantly looking for a more efficient way to manage their business and it's a smart idea to invest in
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 07:22:30 -0700)
    Invoice Factoring As A Short-Term Cash Flow Solution
    Invoice factoring refers to the practice where smaller companies sell invoices in order to receive money today. IN this case they do not have to wait for a credit period of 30, 60, or 90 days. Thus by selling invoices smaller companies do not create debt. This practice of invoice factoring is basica
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 07:23:47 -0700)
    Invoice Factoring As A Short-Term Cash Flow Solution
    Invoice factoring refers to the practice where smaller companies sell invoices in order to receive money today. IN this case they do not have to wait for a credit period of 30, 60, or 90 days. Thus by selling invoices smaller companies do not create debt. This practice of invoice factoring is basica
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 13:31:30 -0700)
    How Does Human Resource Management in the Workspace Effect Me?
    How often do you find yourself saying: "I wish I knew how to learn more about this topic" Well, we were listening! And this article is the result. Today human resources management is opening up new horizons in many different offices around not only the United States, but the world. The r
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 08:53:40 -0700)
    How To Reduce Your Stress Like The Pros Do.
    Stress is a huge problem especially for people in western societies. There are three types of stressors:

    - Physical
    - Psychological
    - Environmental or Social.
    The first group of stressors affect physically, for example : hunger ,hot and cold, illness, pain and injury, viruses
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 08:55:02 -0700)
    How To Reduce Your Stress Like The Pros Do.
    Stress is a huge problem especially for people in western societies. There are three types of stressors:

    - Physical
    - Psychological
    - Environmental or Social.
    The first group of stressors affect physically, for example : hunger ,hot and cold, illness, pain and injury, viruses
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 18:03:07 -0700)
    Now It Is Ford Motors Turn
    It has happened again, and again in a very big way. I am sure you have heard the news that General Motors is closing plants and letting some 30,000 people go. Some they will be able to relocate, some they won’t.

    Ford has started announcing they will be "cutting back" and will have more to s
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 18:09:40 -0700)
    Now It Is Ford Motors Turn
    It has happened again, and again in a very big way. I am sure you have heard the news that General Motors is closing plants and letting some 30,000 people go. Some they will be able to relocate, some they won’t.

    Ford has started announcing they will be "cutting back" and will have more to s
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 16:33:09 -0700)
    Building Online: How Architects Use Extranets For Online Collaboration
    Traditionally, architects are a conservative bunch who fiercely guards "company secrets." As a result, the idea of using an extranet to share documents and collaborate with others has been totally alien.

    But tradition is rapidly changing. Increasingly, architectural firms are using extranet
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 16:34:47 -0700)
    Building Online: How Architects Use Extranets For Online Collaboration
    Traditionally, architects are a conservative bunch who fiercely guards "company secrets." As a result, the idea of using an extranet to share documents and collaborate with others has been totally alien.

    But tradition is rapidly changing. Increasingly, architectural firms are using extranet
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 01:54:14 -0700)
    The Effectiveness Of Online Training
    Online training is known by numerous names and acronyms—computer-based training (CBT), web-based training (WBT), cyber-training, distance learning, e-learning, etc. By whatever name, online training is a method of delivering training through an electronic medium without the immediate presence of a h
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 01:59:32 -0700)
    The Effectiveness Of Online Training
    Online training is known by numerous names and acronyms—computer-based training (CBT), web-based training (WBT), cyber-training, distance learning, e-learning, etc. By whatever name, online training is a method of delivering training through an electronic medium without the immediate presence of a h
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 07:04:52 -0700)
    What An Alarm Clock Can Teach Us About Online Collaboration
    About 3 months ago I bought a new clock radio. Last night, I found that I needed to use the alarm for the first time. So I looked at all the buttons, took a wild guess as to how to set the alarm, and managed to change the correct time to the wrong time.

    But failed to set the alarm.
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 07:06:28 -0700)
    What An Alarm Clock Can Teach Us About Online Collaboration
    About 3 months ago I bought a new clock radio. Last night, I found that I needed to use the alarm for the first time. So I looked at all the buttons, took a wild guess as to how to set the alarm, and managed to change the correct time to the wrong time.

    But failed to set the alarm.
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 20:22:35 -0700)
    Managing Employees Is A Little Like Herding Cats
    Q: I started my small business about a year ago and it's grown steadily. I like having my own business, but I'm having a tough time managing people. I have 5 employees now and it seems like I spend half my time making sure they are doing what they're supposed to be doing and the other half of my tim
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 20:31:25 -0700)
    Managing Employees Is A Little Like Herding Cats
    Q: I started my small business about a year ago and it's grown steadily. I like having my own business, but I'm having a tough time managing people. I have 5 employees now and it seems like I spend half my time making sure they are doing what they're supposed to be doing and the other half of my tim
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 22:18:06 -0700)
    How To Handle The Occasional Oop-See!
    Q: My company is really in hot water with one of our best customers. I can't reveal exactly what happened, but suffice it to say that we really dropped the ball and the customer is furious. I'm not even sure we can save the account. What's the best way to get back in a customer's good graces after m
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 22:21:36 -0700)
    How To Handle The Occasional Oop-See!
    Q: My company is really in hot water with one of our best customers. I can't reveal exactly what happened, but suffice it to say that we really dropped the ball and the customer is furious. I'm not even sure we can save the account. What's the best way to get back in a customer's good graces after m
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 09:16:09 -0700)
    Six Sigma Solves Problems With An Unknown Solution
    Six Sigma is a powerful business improvement strategy. It helps your organization to identify, reduce, and eliminate defects from any product, process, or transaction. More than a "quality" program, Six Sigma is a flexible and dynamic continuous improvement strategy and process initiative that helps
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 22:15:43 -0700)
    Is Bad Customer Service Killing Your Business?
    It's time to beat the old bad customer service drum again. I know, I'm sick of beating the drum, too, but as long as bad customer service runs rampant through so many businesses I feel it is my entrepreneurial duty to bring it to your attention. So grab a pew and prepare to listen to the sermon I've
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 22:18:21 -0700)
    Is Bad Customer Service Killing Your Business?
    It's time to beat the old bad customer service drum again. I know, I'm sick of beating the drum, too, but as long as bad customer service runs rampant through so many businesses I feel it is my entrepreneurial duty to bring it to your attention. So grab a pew and prepare to listen to the sermon I've
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 09:56:04 -0700)
    How To Interview Sales People Successfully
    Since the dawn of free trading only two things have ever mattered; producing a quality product or service and the ability to sell it successfully. By successfully, I mean ensuring that you achieve maximum profit from the sale, while the customer is delighted with their purchase. In most cases the Bu
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 09:59:24 -0700)
    How To Interview Sales People Successfully
    Since the dawn of free trading only two things have ever mattered; producing a quality product or service and the ability to sell it successfully. By successfully, I mean ensuring that you achieve maximum profit from the sale, while the customer is delighted with their purchase. In most cases the Bu
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 13:18:47 -0700)
    Information overload: don't let them overwhelm you
    It's becoming more and more difficult to sift the nuggets of true knowledge from the mountains of data thrown at us from all directions. Of course, we do this to ourselves to a certain extent, because in this age of unlimited access to information through the Internet as well as all the traditional
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 18:04:51 -0700)
    What Is Company Fraud And How Do You Stop It? (Part 1 Of 2)
    Did you know that it is very likely your company is a victim of fraud? In fact, it's probably happening right now! Fraud takes many forms - some obvious and well known, others subtle and unmarked. This two-part article sheds some light on the topic. Part 1 helps you determine whether your company is
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 18:08:25 -0700)
    What Is Company Fraud And How Do You Stop It? (Part 1 Of 2)
    Did you know that it is very likely your company is a victim of fraud? In fact, it's probably happening right now! Fraud takes many forms - some obvious and well known, others subtle and unmarked. This two-part article sheds some light on the topic. Part 1 helps you determine whether your company is
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 18:34:01 -0700)
    What Is Company Fraud And How Do You Stop It? (Part 2 Of 2)
    In the first article of this series, I defined fraud, discussed how it can occur in a company, and provided some real-life examples of when and how it has occurred in the corporate world. (To read the first article, visit inlogik.com/12530+0+free-articles.htm.) In this - the second - article, we get
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 18:42:59 -0700)
    What Is Company Fraud And How Do You Stop It? (Part 2 Of 2)
    In the first article of this series, I defined fraud, discussed how it can occur in a company, and provided some real-life examples of when and how it has occurred in the corporate world. (To read the first article, visit inlogik.com/12530+0+free-articles.htm.) In this - the second - article, we get
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 19:57:43 -0700)
    Emini Futures Day Trading : Fundamentals And Simulated Trading System
    Fundamental Analysis
    Fundamental analysis is a methodology for analysis of a company as a viable stock that you want to hold for long term. Fundamental analysis is more widespread in the world of investing since you are going to hold your companies for 10 to 20 years, you do not wish that your c
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 20:02:15 -0700)
    Emini Futures Day Trading : Fundamentals And Simulated Trading System
    Fundamental Analysis
    Fundamental analysis is a methodology for analysis of a company as a viable stock that you want to hold for long term. Fundamental analysis is more widespread in the world of investing since you are going to hold your companies for 10 to 20 years, you do not wish that your c
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 23:13:36 -0700)
    Design For Six Sigma
    Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is the application of Six Sigma principles to the design of products and their manufacturing and support processes. Whereas Six Sigma by definition focuses on the production phase of a product, DFSS focuses on research, design, and development phases. DFSS combines many o
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 23:27:32 -0700)
    Design For Six Sigma
    Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is the application of Six Sigma principles to the design of products and their manufacturing and support processes. Whereas Six Sigma by definition focuses on the production phase of a product, DFSS focuses on research, design, and development phases. DFSS combines many o
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 20:32:25 -0700)
    Communication In Six Sigma
    Deploying Six Sigma means entering a period of significant change in your organization. Productivity and morale almost always suffers in times of great change. The requirements of change and adaptation and the very human fear of the unknown add to stresses of the work environment. In these times, co
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 20:38:39 -0700)
    Strategic Planning In The Business World
    Strategic planning is a method of planning events in a strategic manner in order to accomplish the goal at hand. This type of planning works by looking at the whole picture and you then figure out how you are to get from one place to another. Probably the most important example of strategic planning
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 03:23:37 -0700)
    Set an Action Plan in Time Management
    Do you have an action plan in your time management scheme? Last night while writing these articles, I had to check myself. The last thing I want to do is tell the readers how to manage time and be a hypocrite. The writing of these articles is rewarding since I realized that managing your time includ
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 14:35:52 -0700)
    Facing Resentment from Unsuccessful Promotion Candidates
    You've recently been promoted to management, and are now responsible for the department in which you were previously employed. One of your former peers had also applied for the job, and you are now feeling waves of resentment from him that threaten the success of your promotion. Does this sound f
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 05:18:01 -0700)
    Company Politics And Six Sigma
    No grouping of human beings is without some amount of politics. Managing deployment of Six Sigma in your organization will unavoidably run into some personal issues and conflict. However, with deft handling of the personal and political issues that come up, along with patience and perseverance, your
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 05:21:49 -0700)
    Company Politics And Six Sigma
    No grouping of human beings is without some amount of politics. Managing deployment of Six Sigma in your organization will unavoidably run into some personal issues and conflict. However, with deft handling of the personal and political issues that come up, along with patience and perseverance, your
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 06:52:57 -0700)
    Communication In Six Sigma
    Deploying Six Sigma means entering a period of significant change in your organization. Productivity and morale almost always suffers in times of great change. The requirements of change and adaptation and the very human fear of the unknown add to stresses of the work environment. In these times, co
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 07:41:31 -0700)
    Diagnosis: Business Insanity
    Are you insane?

    Most everyone has seen the following definition of insanity, accurately described by Albert Einstein -

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

    Are you doing the same things with your business repeatedly and e
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 22:03:02 -0700)
    Mediation And Its Benefits
    Mediation is an alternative to litigation when disputes arise. Mediation is also known as arbitration. Mediation does not offer any guaranteed or specific results. Mediation is only a means of coming to a decision about a running dispute, keeping the interests of all parties or people in dispute. So
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 02:15:43 -0700)
    Looking To Increase Employee Performance? Motivation Is Critical.
    What’s an organization to do when all of its honest and genuine efforts to motivate Sally and Sam to come to work on time, work safely, deliver efficient services, and act as if they were happy to be a part of the team, fail? There is no shortage of pop-psych books and motivational speakers who’ll t
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 23:05:43 -0700)
    How To Choose The Right Accountant
    An accountant is a professional who keeps track of the financial records of a business or an individual. There are a number of individuals and businesses who use the services of an accountant all year round. There are other individuals who only hire an accountant to help get all of their finances in
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 23:09:14 -0700)
    How To Choose The Right Accountant
    An accountant is a professional who keeps track of the financial records of a business or an individual. There are a number of individuals and businesses who use the services of an accountant all year round. There are other individuals who only hire an accountant to help get all of their finances in
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 23:51:55 -0700)
    Options For Filing And Reporting Small Business Taxes
    Large and small businesses all around the United States are required to file and pay taxes. Small business taxes are applied and determined differently than those of larger corporations. To accurately report and pay small businesses taxes business owners are encouraged to follow these helpful prepar
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 23:56:24 -0700)
    Options For Filing And Reporting Small Business Taxes
    Large and small businesses all around the United States are required to file and pay taxes. Small business taxes are applied and determined differently than those of larger corporations. To accurately report and pay small businesses taxes business owners are encouraged to follow these helpful prepar
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 08:51:42 -0700)
    5 Great Reasons To Hire A Telecommuter
    How would you like to hire someone that is more motivated and more qualified to do the work and costs you less than your average employee? No, I am not talking about hiring someone illegally. You can accomplish this simply by employing a telecommuter. Let’s take a look at 5 very good reasons, why it
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 07:20:09 -0700)
    Advantages Of Time Management
    The advantages of time management include reducing stress, gaining time, reducing avoidance, while promoting reviews and eliminating cramming. Another advantage is that managing time helps us to stay motivated while we avoid procrastination.

    The trick to successful time management is settin
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 20:06:41 -0700)
    Organize Your Life With Document Management Software
    Over the years, it becomes quite a tedious job to rummage as well as sort through your files. This has led to an increasing demand for document management software. It is now a whole lot easier to organize your paper documents from paper format into digital archives.

    1. Itaz doQuments
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 20:08:50 -0700)
    Top Filing Systems: Go Digital!
    If you are one of those people who have ever accidentally lost or spent far too much time rifling through drawers for that particular file, you may be interested to know that modern technology can change your unorganized drawers full of paperwork into digital format, with many added benefits.
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 20:10:39 -0700)
    Organize Your Life With Document Management Software
    Over the years, it becomes quite a tedious job to rummage as well as sort through your files. This has led to an increasing demand for document management software. It is now a whole lot easier to organize your paper documents from paper format into digital archives.

    1. Itaz doQuments
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 20:10:46 -0700)
    Top Filing Systems: Go Digital!
    If you are one of those people who have ever accidentally lost or spent far too much time rifling through drawers for that particular file, you may be interested to know that modern technology can change your unorganized drawers full of paperwork into digital format, with many added benefits.
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 15:33:37 -0700)
    Entrepreneurial management and motviation
    A step by step guide to EM2 (Entrepreneurial Management & Motivation) A quick explanation of EM2. EM2 is nothing more than the method that many successful entrepreneurs use to manage their people, and their business. It’s based on logic and experience. I as the author am a manager
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 01:57:45 -0700)
    Mastering The Difference Between Leadership And Management
    It is a common belief that management and leadership are the same role. While it is common that a manager also plays the part of the leader, these two roles are truly separate in function and in the way they add to the success of an orginization. By understanding the difference between management an
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 02:00:02 -0700)
    Mastering The Difference Between Leadership And Management
    It is a common belief that management and leadership are the same role. While it is common that a manager also plays the part of the leader, these two roles are truly separate in function and in the way they add to the success of an orginization. By understanding the difference between management an
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 11:07:21 -0700)
    Boost Employee Morale With An Employee Incentive Program
    Is there a lull in your office? Are your employees not satisfied anymore with the way that you are manning the place? Good managers know from their own observations that employee attitude affects their work and eventually the company’s output.

    When your employees have a happy and healthy a
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 11:10:05 -0700)
    Boost Employee Morale With An Employee Incentive Program
    Is there a lull in your office? Are your employees not satisfied anymore with the way that you are manning the place? Good managers know from their own observations that employee attitude affects their work and eventually the company’s output.

    When your employees have a happy and healthy a
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 11:16:49 -0700)
    Doing Business In The Future - Business Process Management
    Business Process Management (BPM) is a set of activities performed by organizations to improve or streamline their business processes. Since software tools are usually used to aid these activities, these software tools are referred to as Business Process Management Systems.

    - Business Proc
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 11:17:53 -0700)
    Doing Business In The Future - Business Process Management
    Business Process Management (BPM) is a set of activities performed by organizations to improve or streamline their business processes. Since software tools are usually used to aid these activities, these software tools are referred to as Business Process Management Systems.

    - Business Proc
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 01:06:39 -0700)
    Employee Retention - Building Commitment
    A committed employee is extraordinarily valuable. You can gain staff commitment by meeting people’s key needs: paying attention to people at all levels; trusting and being trusted; tolerating individuality; and creating a blame-free, can-do culture. But why go through all these? What is the importan
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 01:08:22 -0700)
    Entertain Your Staff For Larger Profits
    Today’s employees, particularly those involved with corporate finance and other major business sectors, are leaning more towards corporate event management and corporate entertainment as a key source of contentment and happiness at work. This reflects the emergence of what has become defined as corp
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 01:10:22 -0700)
    Employee Retention - Building Commitment
    A committed employee is extraordinarily valuable. You can gain staff commitment by meeting people’s key needs: paying attention to people at all levels; trusting and being trusted; tolerating individuality; and creating a blame-free, can-do culture. But why go through all these? What is the importan
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 01:10:35 -0700)
    Entertain Your Staff For Larger Profits
    Today’s employees, particularly those involved with corporate finance and other major business sectors, are leaning more towards corporate event management and corporate entertainment as a key source of contentment and happiness at work. This reflects the emergence of what has become defined as corp
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 01:11:50 -0700)
    Surviving Office Relocation
    One of the major problems of a growing business is the need for expansion or even relocation. The company would be faced on opening up a new branch, remodeling the present office, and relocating to a bigger office space. When a business to be suddenly interrupted by office relocation, management ten
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 01:13:13 -0700)
    Surviving Office Relocation
    One of the major problems of a growing business is the need for expansion or even relocation. The company would be faced on opening up a new branch, remodeling the present office, and relocating to a bigger office space. When a business to be suddenly interrupted by office relocation, management ten
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 22:35:15 -0700)
    10 Ways To Stimulate Employee Motivation
    Today’s fast-moving business environment demands that the effective manager be both a well-organized administrator and highly adept in understanding people’s basic needs and behaviour in the workplace. Gaining commitment, nurturing talent, and ensuring employee motivation and productivity require op
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 22:37:51 -0700)
    10 Ways To Stimulate Employee Motivation
    Today’s fast-moving business environment demands that the effective manager be both a well-organized administrator and highly adept in understanding people’s basic needs and behaviour in the workplace. Gaining commitment, nurturing talent, and ensuring employee motivation and productivity require op
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:04:15 -0700)
    Employee Rewards Reap Results
    The way you reward people forms an essential foundation for effective people management. Money is by no means the only motivator of people, but too little money demotivates powerfully. Studies have shown that material reward is far more powerful than monetary.

    1. How To Determine Levels Of
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:07:57 -0700)
    Employee Rewards Reap Results
    The way you reward people forms an essential foundation for effective people management. Money is by no means the only motivator of people, but too little money demotivates powerfully. Studies have shown that material reward is far more powerful than monetary.

    1. How To Determine Levels Of
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 23:13:21 -0700)
    Build Bridges Not Walls - Employee Recognition
    Regular, one-on-one assessments with your staff provide an efficient two-way forum with which to set and review realistic achievement targets, provide feedback on performance, and listen to and consider any problems employees may have. For example, a sales executive may feel that he or she is under
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 23:19:16 -0700)
    Build Bridges Not Walls - Employee Recognition
    Regular, one-on-one assessments with your staff provide an efficient two-way forum with which to set and review realistic achievement targets, provide feedback on performance, and listen to and consider any problems employees may have. For example, a sales executive may feel that he or she is under
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 08:59:39 -0700)
    How To Ensure Your Employee Incentive Program Pays Off
    Non-cash incentive programs and fringe benefits can have a powerful influence on attitudes, that should in turn improve results. You can give employees the greatest incentive program, however, by impairing a sense of ownership in the organization. Ultimately, loyal and happy employees tend to work h
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 09:03:15 -0700)
    How To Ensure Your Employee Incentive Program Pays Off
    Non-cash incentive programs and fringe benefits can have a powerful influence on attitudes, that should in turn improve results. You can give employees the greatest incentive program, however, by impairing a sense of ownership in the organization. Ultimately, loyal and happy employees tend to work h
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 01:22:42 -0700)
    Ten Reasons To Implement Choice Theory In Your Organization
    What is Choice Theory (CT)? CT is a theory of the explanation of human behavior. CT has applicability to both a person’s personal and professional life. It teaches us about our five basic needs, how to meet those needs in a responsible way, and how to take personal responsibility for getting those n
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 01:24:05 -0700)
    Ten Reasons To Implement Choice Theory In Your Organization
    What is Choice Theory (CT)? CT is a theory of the explanation of human behavior. CT has applicability to both a person’s personal and professional life. It teaches us about our five basic needs, how to meet those needs in a responsible way, and how to take personal responsibility for getting those n
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 21:57:00 -0700)
    More About Background Check
    Trust is something hard to come by especially if one does not know the person. To make this happen, companies and people do background checks on the individual to avoid being swindled or victimized.

    An example is when people apply for a job. The company has to do a background check to see
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 21:58:16 -0700)
    More About Background Check
    Trust is something hard to come by especially if one does not know the person. To make this happen, companies and people do background checks on the individual to avoid being swindled or victimized.

    An example is when people apply for a job. The company has to do a background check to see
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 02:18:44 -0700)
    Employee Recognition Awards Create Progress
    In difficult situations, when companies are in crisis and can only be saved by major effort, group morale often rises to far higher levels than before. Individual objections and objectives are bypassed in the collective drive to do what must be done. This is where recognition awards take its importa
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 02:20:15 -0700)
    Employee Recognition Awards Create Progress
    In difficult situations, when companies are in crisis and can only be saved by major effort, group morale often rises to far higher levels than before. Individual objections and objectives are bypassed in the collective drive to do what must be done. This is where recognition awards take its importa
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 23:16:11 -0700)
    Outside Help - Hiring A Personal Organizer
    Some people who are too busy with work may sometimes be absent minded about certain things and tend to forget doing some of their important chores. If this happens more frequently, it is best to get a handyman of some sort to help out rather than making one's performance suffer. A personal organizer
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 23:17:44 -0700)
    Outside Help - Hiring A Personal Organizer
    Some people who are too busy with work may sometimes be absent minded about certain things and tend to forget doing some of their important chores. If this happens more frequently, it is best to get a handyman of some sort to help out rather than making one's performance suffer. A personal organizer
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:33:22 -0700)
    Rehabilitation Of Injured Workers Boosts The Bottom Line
    To most employers, Workers’ Compensation insurance is a necessary evil. Not only a statutory requirement, it ensures that employees injured in the course of their work are taken care of. It can, however, be very costly, particularly for larger companies where the premium is based, in part, on claims
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:35:30 -0700)
    Rehabilitation Of Injured Workers Boosts The Bottom Line
    To most employers, Workers’ Compensation insurance is a necessary evil. Not only a statutory requirement, it ensures that employees injured in the course of their work are taken care of. It can, however, be very costly, particularly for larger companies where the premium is based, in part, on claims
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:59:24 -0700)
    Against All Odds -Tips On How To Protect Your Assets
    With so many bad things happening in our society today, it is important to obtain safety measure needed to protect our lives, our business, or simply the things we own. That is why a lot of people are finding asset protection as vital in one’s economic growth and stability.

    - Asset protecti
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 18:02:31 -0700)
    Against All Odds -Tips On How To Protect Your Assets
    With so many bad things happening in our society today, it is important to obtain safety measure needed to protect our lives, our business, or simply the things we own. That is why a lot of people are finding asset protection as vital in one’s economic growth and stability.

    - Asset protecti
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:49:06 -0700)
    How To Use An Action Plan
    Having a plan and executing that plan are two different things.

    Planning is good but it won't get you anywhere.
    Execution is good but without a plan, you won't get to where you want to be.

    I find that many online business owners tend to lean toward one and not the other. Which
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:50:43 -0700)
    How To Use An Action Plan
    Having a plan and executing that plan are two different things.

    Planning is good but it won't get you anywhere.
    Execution is good but without a plan, you won't get to where you want to be.

    I find that many online business owners tend to lean toward one and not the other. Which
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:48:18 -0700)
    Rehabilitation Of Injured Workers Boosts The Bottom Line
    To most employers, Workers’ Compensation insurance is a necessary evil. Not only a statutory requirement, it ensures that employees injured in the course of their work are taken care of. It can, however, be very costly, particularly for larger companies where the premium is based, in part, on claims
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:50:07 -0700)
    Rehabilitation Of Injured Workers Boosts The Bottom Line
    To most employers, Workers’ Compensation insurance is a necessary evil. Not only a statutory requirement, it ensures that employees injured in the course of their work are taken care of. It can, however, be very costly, particularly for larger companies where the premium is based, in part, on claims
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 06:06:03 -0700)
    Risk Assessment In The Workplace. Part 1.
    What is risk assessment?

    A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of your workplace, to identify what could cause harm to people, so that you can decide as to whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm from being caused.

    Work accidents and
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 06:06:07 -0700)
    Risk Assessment In The Workplace. Part 1.
    What is risk assessment?

    A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of your workplace, to identify what could cause harm to people, so that you can decide as to whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm from being caused.

    Work accidents and
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 10:17:05 -0700)
    Tips To A More Effective Project Management
    Gillian is at the end of her wits! They only have less than three months to finish the project and yet all things seem to be going wrong. And to top it all, there's little financial resources left to finish all things that needed completion before d-day!

    To an expert's eye, Gillian's probl
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 10:18:43 -0700)
    Tips To A More Effective Project Management
    Gillian is at the end of her wits! They only have less than three months to finish the project and yet all things seem to be going wrong. And to top it all, there's little financial resources left to finish all things that needed completion before d-day!

    To an expert's eye, Gillian's probl
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 02:07:11 -0700)
    Basic Considerations In Buying Project Management Software
    The cost range of project management software is huge. From under $50 to over $20,000. Extensive reviews have been written about all the different software packages and it is far too complex to summarize in a short article, but following are some general guidelines to help you narrow down the decisi
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 02:07:26 -0700)
    Basic Considerations In Buying Project Management Software
    The cost range of project management software is huge. From under $50 to over $20,000. Extensive reviews have been written about all the different software packages and it is far too complex to summarize in a short article, but following are some general guidelines to help you narrow down the decisi
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 08:38:46 -0700)
    Work Efficiency - Are Employees Really Overworked?
    The Statlook system’s unique function is tracking the company’s computer usage mode. A wide range of cross-sectional reports illustrates the users’ activities in each period of time and in the context of used software. By means of the Statlook system you can practically control all employee activity
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 08:41:53 -0700)
    Work Efficiency - Are Employees Really Overworked?
    The Statlook system’s unique function is tracking the company’s computer usage mode. A wide range of cross-sectional reports illustrates the users’ activities in each period of time and in the context of used software. By means of the Statlook system you can practically control all employee activity
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 09:17:50 -0700)
    Four Easy Steps To More Motivated Employees
    There is no particular set of rules that one should follow in motivating employees. We each have our own driving force when it comes to doing an excellent job at work. A working mother could be motivated by her children, who serve as her inspiration to succeed. A trainee who is fresh out of college
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 09:20:56 -0700)
    Four Easy Steps To More Motivated Employees
    There is no particular set of rules that one should follow in motivating employees. We each have our own driving force when it comes to doing an excellent job at work. A working mother could be motivated by her children, who serve as her inspiration to succeed. A trainee who is fresh out of college
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 02:38:28 -0700)
    Do You Know What Your Customers Want?
    "The True Function of Any Successful Business is to Sell People Precisely What They Want To Buy" - Bob Serling

    I suppose the above seems rather obvious. After all, no customers, no business, right? But if the failure rate of businesses today is any indication, then perhaps it's not so obvio
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 02:42:44 -0700)
    Do You Know What Your Customers Want?
    "The True Function of Any Successful Business is to Sell People Precisely What They Want To Buy" - Bob Serling

    I suppose the above seems rather obvious. After all, no customers, no business, right? But if the failure rate of businesses today is any indication, then perhaps it's not so obvio
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 09:40:50 -0700)
    Is Your Business Compliant With Sarbanes Oxley Standards?
    This methodology allows you to define in a quantifyable manner the compliance tasks involved in your company. All of the companies which use a type of Sarbanes Oxley software have the same financial data collection and their reporting needs are not really one and the same. For this reason, you shoul
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 07:23:32 -0700)
    Know When To Get Help - Performance Management Consulting
    Most people dread performance appraisals because it is tiring and tedious, and people believe their jobs may be on the line. Of course, performance appraisals are really quite useful because management can fully make sense out of the things that have been happening in the company. Through a yearly p
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 07:27:45 -0700)
    Know When To Get Help - Performance Management Consulting
    Most people dread performance appraisals because it is tiring and tedious, and people believe their jobs may be on the line. Of course, performance appraisals are really quite useful because management can fully make sense out of the things that have been happening in the company. Through a yearly p
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 09:12:26 -0700)
    Achieving Cash Flow Management Through Accounts Receivable Factoring
    Accounts receivable factoring is another mode of receivables management and working capital funding to eventually increase the cash flow. Accounts receivable factoring involves buying and selling of accounts receivables in order to obtain immediate cash or working capital.

    Accounts receiva
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 09:21:38 -0700)
    Achieving Cash Flow Management Through Accounts Receivable Factoring
    Accounts receivable factoring is another mode of receivables management and working capital funding to eventually increase the cash flow. Accounts receivable factoring involves buying and selling of accounts receivables in order to obtain immediate cash or working capital.

    Accounts receiva
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 08:27:14 -0700)
    Human Resources 101a
    Managing an organization on its way to success has its own challenges, like dealing with economic factors that may or may not stand as obstacles. Ordinarily, one will claim that this is a Human Resource affair. However, some successful organizations have employed more workable techniques to succeed.
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 08:34:27 -0700)
    Human Resources 101a
    Managing an organization on its way to success has its own challenges, like dealing with economic factors that may or may not stand as obstacles. Ordinarily, one will claim that this is a Human Resource affair. However, some successful organizations have employed more workable techniques to succeed.
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:38:27 -0700)
    Who Needs Employee Motivation Anyway?
    Knowing how to motivate those who work for you is something that everyone needs to learn if they want to be a success in any industry that they are in. The people that work for you and the ones that make your product and/or provide the services that you are selling so make sure that they enjoy what
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 09:16:50 -0700)
    Stimulate Company Growth Using Accounts Receivable Factoring
    Accounts receivable factoring is the sale of part or all of a debt that someone owes to your company. When companies purchase a debt through accounts receivable factoring, they pay for your invoice at a discount. They then collect the debt directly from the company who owes you money.

    Acco
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 09:21:02 -0700)
    Stimulate Company Growth Using Accounts Receivable Factoring
    Accounts receivable factoring is the sale of part or all of a debt that someone owes to your company. When companies purchase a debt through accounts receivable factoring, they pay for your invoice at a discount. They then collect the debt directly from the company who owes you money.

    Acco
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 10:54:53 -0700)
    Using Caution When Incorporating In California
    If you are a business owner, you of course want to do what will give it the best chance for success. That includes making it easier for you to operate your business. That is why many proprietors turn to business incorporation. Incorporating your business can be very beneficial to you and your busine
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 09:49:17 -0700)
    Reap The Benefits Of Logistics Management
    It is important to know the processes that a company is involved in and master them for a more efficient production output. Logistics management, on the other hand, is a critical component to achieve business goals. This is defined as the organized movement of materials, and sometimes, people. The t
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 18:04:03 -0700)
    Sucessful Team Building Techniques
    In business, it does not matter whether you work in a typical office a shop or a factory. You are built up of a group individuals with specific goals towards producing the goods that the company sells. This is what defines a team. From the most mundane task like answering a phone call, to the most c
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:01:31 -0700)
    When Do You Need Dictation Equipment
    Dictation equipment is a method to record ideas rather than writing them down. It is also used in business as it allows for quick and accurate recording of information. In addition, it is used when writing isn’t practical such as in medical services. There is a variety of dictation equipment on the
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 19:45:05 -0700)
    What Is A Transcriber?
    A transcriber is a person that transcribes recorded information to written form. Companies use transcription to shift the burden of typing from highly paid executives and professionals to lower salaried employees. Executives and professionals, such as doctors, dictate and then a transcriber transcri
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 19:47:57 -0700)
    What Is A Transcriber?
    A transcriber is a person that transcribes recorded information to written form. Companies use transcription to shift the burden of typing from highly paid executives and professionals to lower salaried employees. Executives and professionals, such as doctors, dictate and then a transcriber transcri
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 08:39:49 -0700)
    Restaurant Training - This Is Show Business
    In today's increasingly competitive hospitality industry, owners and managers are constantly seeking the answer to an important question- How do you recruit, retain, and motivate staff who are responsible for creating a "magical" experience which exceeds your guest's expectations?
    Some answers m
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 08:39:54 -0700)
    Restaurant Training - This Is Show Business
    In today's increasingly competitive hospitality industry, owners and managers are constantly seeking the answer to an important question- How do you recruit, retain, and motivate staff who are responsible for creating a "magical" experience which exceeds your guest's expectations?
    Some answers m
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:03:50 -0700)
    Waiter Training - Rehearsing For The Restaurant Performance
    However sophisticated your training may be, its merits will soon be lost without effective and consistent reinforcement.

    One of the most effective ways managers can reinforce training is through short and well planned pre-shift meetings. These are 10-15 minute sessions where managers can bu
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:09:15 -0700)
    Waiter Training - Rehearsing For The Restaurant Performance
    However sophisticated your training may be, its merits will soon be lost without effective and consistent reinforcement.

    One of the most effective ways managers can reinforce training is through short and well planned pre-shift meetings. These are 10-15 minute sessions where managers can bu
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 17:59:27 -0700)
    Restaurant Training - Selecting Your Restaurant Cast
    The hospitality business is like show business.

    When you are casting, it is important to place people in suitable roles. The costs involved with hiring an individual should be a strong deterrent to rushing into decisions you may regret in 1 weeks time. Remember, once the casting decision ha
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 18:02:51 -0700)
    Restaurant Training - Selecting Your Restaurant Cast
    The hospitality business is like show business.

    When you are casting, it is important to place people in suitable roles. The costs involved with hiring an individual should be a strong deterrent to rushing into decisions you may regret in 1 weeks time. Remember, once the casting decision ha
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:06:55 -0700)
    Seven Keys To Get Out Of A Rut
    Rut -- a routine procedure, situation, or way of life that has become uninteresting and tiresome... And not surprisingly, unprofitable.

    They say a rut is a shallow grave with two open ends. The good news (good news?!) is that the ends ARE still open, which means if you act fast, you just mi
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 16:12:07 -0700)
    Employee Performance Reviews - Dealing With Disagreements
    What do you do when an employee disagrees with something you’ve written on their performance review? How can you prepare for this and deal with it effectively? Start by listening to figure out the source of the disagreement. Is it an issue of fact (you wrote that the employee received a custome
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 02:07:04 -0700)
    Get Your Performance Appraisal Discussions Off to a Good Start Part 1
    Too often, participants in performance appraisal meetings seem awkward and uncomfortable. To some extent, that’s unavoidable — it’s always a bit awkward for one person to deliver a formal assessment of the quality of work performed by another. But following some simple suggestions can eliminate
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 14:46:00 -0700)
    Ten Sure Fire Ways to Fail as a Manager
    In an effort to be less than constructive as a manager, here are ten sure-fire ways to alienate and demotivate your team on your change journey. Hit-or-miss approaches don’t go far enough; this is your chance to use the best methods of corporate torture and humiliation developed by dictators, steamr
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 10:42:08 -0700)
    Advantages and Disadvantages of e-Books
    I’m sure if you are a regular user of eBay you will have come across an "e-Book" on your travels! E-Books (Electronic Books) are becoming increasingly popular on eBay with many high profile sellers choosing to sell e-Books over your standard hardback/paperback book. Before I start looking at the
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 12:59:14 -0700)
    Overcoming Defensiveness in Employee Performance Evaluation Discussions
    There sits Sally on the other side of the desk during her performance evaluation. She’s scowling. Her arms are folded tightly across her chest. Her lower lip is turned out in a way that communicates both rejection and contempt. She’s flipped the performance evaluation she just read upside down on
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 05:27:56 -0700)
    Get Your Performance Appraisal Discussions Off to a Good Start
    In a previous article I shared a couple of tips that will reduce the feelings of discomfort that often come when a performance appraisal is discussed — gather your materials in advance, make a list of the key points you need to cover, and pick an appropriate place for the discussion. Here are four
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 23:25:32 -0700)
    The Quickest Way I Know to Make Your Job Easier!
    In the absence of all else, price prevails. As the housekeeper of your property, how do you make a decision on what type of vacuum cleaners will you purchase for the property? This article has been written to help your decision be made with a little more purpose and understanding on how the hum
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 16:53:08 -0700)
    Dealing with Your Difficult People
    For leaders managing constant change, conflict is built into the very fabric of their organizations. When conflict is not dealt with well, it can create strained relationships and grow to sap the time, energy, and productivity of even the best teams. Dealt with positively, conflict can also be a cat
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 06:50:28 -0700)
    HD DVD or BLU-RAY, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
    Who will win the race for the replacement of the current successful DVD format? High definition television and bigger PC storage requirements have bought forward the need for a new format to be released. The current contenders proposing these new formats have some heavyweight electronic gian
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 20:42:23 -0700)
    Private Label Drinking Water: A Powerful Brand Builder
    Private Label Drinking Water: A Powerful Brand Builder February 6, 2006 All firms need to build a strong brand in order to effectively compete. A strong brand distinguishes one firm from another and allows individual messages that express the strength of the company,product and service offerings
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 02 May 2006 18:58:11 -0700)
    Time Management Tips for College Students
    College years cannot be forgotten easily. Why? Because it is one of the hardest and the toughest stage in a person’s life. It entails lots of preparations and adjustments. College life is full of challenges. College students are faced of mountainous confrontations and obstacles that must be fa
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Sun, 07 May 2006 19:34:54 -0700)
    Time Management Tips for Graduate Students
    During the first months in the graduate school, you feel so excited about the level of your studies. But later on, you seem to be discouraged and very much stressed. Graduate Students will always complain that they have plenty of things to do but very little time to accomplish them. How are you
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 11 May 2006 17:52:00 -0700)
    Time Management for Nursing Students
    Are you one among the people who have trouble in dealing with all your daily activities? Are you tired because you fail to manage all these activities? Keep that frown away. You can manage your time in ways that are more useful in many ways. Read this article and learn how to deal with time ma
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Tue, 16 May 2006 20:40:07 -0700)
    Time Management for High School Students
    High school student are one of the busiest people in the world. This people study, takes classes, join school activities, and socialize. They have a lot of work in school and at home. Being organized is essential in high school students. If you are a high school student, it may seem like you ne
    Author: Annetherese Cullen
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 20:10:52 -0700)
    Five Sure-Fire Ways to Drive Good Employees Away
    With the pending severe worker drain prompted by boomers in full or partial retirement, keeping good employees has never been more critical. The most significant word in retention, however, is "engagement". Too many workers are present but their imagination, spirit and creativity have departed out
    Author: Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE
    Directory: Management
    (Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 20:44:13 -0700)
    Drive a tight agenda, don't let it drive you
    Excerpted from The Truth About Getting your Point Across...And Nothing But the Truth at http://www.leadingonedge.com/truth A colleague of mine was responsible for running a bi-weekly two-hour team meeting. He took great care to develop a very full, detailed agenda. As we would get into the meetin
    Author: Lonnie Pacelli
    Directory: Management

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