3 Critical Factors for Great Web Design

Online sales and marketing are becoming an ever-increasing source of revenue for businesses.  The financial analysts at Forrester Research predict that within a few years online sales will exceed $250 billion a year and will make up close to 10 percent of all consumer purchases. “Web influenced” retail purchases account for an even larger share. …

7 Traits of Successful Leaders

Consider your leadership abilities: Do you project your strengths in the best light, or are you low key and diminished by low self-esteem? Isn’t it time you gave yourself permission to be the natural leader you are? The following seven traits of outstanding leaders will empower you in all your business dealings. Know what you…

6 Tips for Dealing with Heated Conversations

It’s nice when you can plan for and schedule what will probably be an uncomfortable or difficult conversation. However, sometimes we get blindsided by someone who is angry, accusatory, or feeling victimized. The conversation can turn ugly quickly, and our tendency will be either to respond in kind or shut down and fume about it,…

12 Ways to Impress a New Employer

Successfully navigating the interview process isn’t enough, especially in today’s business environment.  Over 25% of new employees will lose their job in the first year.  However, the employees who make a great impression in their first days and weeks not only keep their jobs, they lay the groundwork for advancement in the company. The following…

How to Turn Your Workplace into a Classroom

When you think of a classroom, you most likely picture the rigid desks and dusty chalkboards of your younger years. But as we move beyond the classroom and into the professional world, learning new skills remains just as important as it did then. The difference is that now traditional classroom learning just won’t cut it.…

Webinar: Using Your Smartphone to Boost Productivity

Your smartphone is great for surfing the Internet, keeping in touch with friends and family, and playing the occasional game. But if managed correctly, your smartphone can be a tremendous asset to your productivity. Watch this free webinar to find out how. You’ll learn: What apps can turn your smartphone into a productive tool How…

Keeping Your Cool During Conflict

It’s easy to get carried away during the heat of battle. Most of us remember the night when a past-his-prime Mike Tyson took the only thing — other than a solid, early-round beating — that he could get from Evander Holyfield: a mouthful of Holyfield’s ear. Cannibalism is, for obvious HR reasons, probably a rare…

7 Barriers to Workplace Productivity

Everybody wants to do their best. When trying to reach your peak level of productivity, you must first find out what is hindering your progress — and then fix it! Let’s take a deeper look at 7 potential roadblocks: 1. Equipment, tools, software, or on-the-job support is out of date/broken/inadequate for the job required. We…