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Ben Carlsen

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Let's Fire the Incompetent Employee

We've all seen the incompetent employee: The employee who just can't seem to effectively handle their responsibilities; the one who doesn't contribute much to the organization. Although we may ..
(November 12, 2008)
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 | Business/Management | Visitors: 303

When Rumors Run Rampant

Gossip and rumors are commonplace in almost every organization. The bigger the firm, the more rampant the rumors are. The more secretive the management, the more prolific the rumor-mill is. Also, ..
(October 22, 2008)
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 | Business/Workplace-Communication | Visitors: 326

Can You PLEEEEZE Help Me?

Asking for favors or help can be awkward or difficult. However, in business we have to do it all the time. Whether we're requesting better service, lower price, or negotiating an agreement or ..
(September 16, 2008)
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 | Business/Negotiation | Visitors: 426

Why Students Leave College

Attrition, meaning shrinking, is a commonly used term in college.   Student attrition typically refers to the number of students who do not complete their program of studies.   These ..
(August 25, 2008)
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 | Reference-and-Education/College-University | Visitors: 203

Complications in the Planning Process

PLANNING TO PLAN It's so easy to get caught up in day-to-day activities, responsibilities, projects and crises that insufficient time is allowed for planning.  Yet planning is one of the core ..
(August 14, 2008)
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 | Business/Change-Management | Visitors: 276

Management by Objections (No, This is Not a Misprint)

How often have managers decided on a compromised course of actions due to objections from staff or management? CONSENSUS The optimal decision cannot be made by consensus, even though research shows ..
(August 16, 2008)
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 | Business/Change-Management | Visitors: 251

The Networking Advantage

Creating, building and maintaining a personal and professional network can be a real advantage. Often these are called social, business, or professional networks to distinguish them from the ..
(June 17, 2008)
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 | Business/Networking | Visitors: 327

R E S P E C T in Business and Personal Relationships

In the late 1960's Aretha Franklin had a top hit. This popular song was titled R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Perhaps you remember the words, as this song has endured as a Rock-and-Roll classic. This article is not ..
(June 22, 2008)
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 | Business | Visitors: 395

Police Your Way to Better Management

What is Management? There is little disagreement that it involves the process of “getting things done through other people. " And most experts would say that certain basic functions are common ..
(June 30, 2008)
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 | Business/Management | Visitors: 369

Incrementalism A Path to Change

Business people are enamored with change, and it makes sense. To stand still in the face of environmental and competitive change is a sure recipe for failure. New ways and new products must ..
(July 06, 2008)
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 | Business/Change-Management | Visitors: 241

The ADD Manager

An employee with Attention-Deficit Disorder (or ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder]} may survive for years in the corporate world despite the handicap this condition entails. Many people ..
(July 30, 2008)
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 | Business/Management | Visitors: 261

Profitability - The Primary Business Objective

Profitability: Isn't that what you're in business for? Businesses that don't make profits don't stay in business long. How can you improve your bottom line? The Purpose of Business It doesn't matter .
(July 11, 2008)
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 | Business/Management | Visitors: 24229