Author: Laura Lee Rose

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What should you do if your boss doesn’t respond to you.

I received this question from a busy professional:  What should you do if your boss doesn’t acknowledge or respond to your emails and text messages? Since I don’t know the specifics, how often you are emailing or texting, or what time of day/night it is, my answer may not fit your specific situation. But here it goes. Put yourself in…...

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Which is the best function of HR? What is the scope for it in the future?

I received this question from a busy professional. Which is the best function of HR?  What is the scope for it in the future? The best function of Human Resources is the function that is needed at the time. It is normally the department of a business or organization that deals with the hiring, administration, and training of personnel. And…...

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Is it considered bad etiquette to ask when to leave work?

A busy professional asked me this question:   Why is it considered bad etiquette to ask when to leave work? I wouldn’t call it “bad etiquette”. But there are different ways to get the information that you need. One way, that is more professional and business goal oriented, is to simply ask about the policies and expectations. Ask about the…...

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4 Job Skills Needed to Rebound from COVID-19

As most of us are in lockdown at home, we wonder what a post-coronavirus-world might look like. It is extremely unlikely that things will just go back to exactly the way they were before. Our workplaces are likely to change, and with it, the skills companies will require. Here are 4 job skills that are likely to be in high…...

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Coronavirus: Is job hunting totally pointless during the coronavirus outbreak?

I go back and forth on this.  There is no “logical” reason why anyone should stop interviewing and searching for a job during this coronavirus outbreak.  We have the technology for individual and group virtual interviews.  There are various positions and ways to conduct roles, responsibilities and performance evaluations remotely.  We are in a global economy and everything that we…...

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Avoiding the 3 massive mistakes business owners make as they scale Part Two

Typically, the difference between a small business and a successful and profitable company is time and experience.  But there are certain factors that play a big part in how those companies grew to be successful — things like timing, having the right people, focus, and intensely hard work. And as your business begins to grow, you may be tempted to…...

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Avoiding the 3 massive mistakes business owners make as they scale

Typically, the difference between a small business and a successful and profitable company is time and experience.  But there are certain factors that play a big part in how those companies grew to be successful — things like timing, having the right people, focus, and intensely hard work. And as your business begins to grow, you may be tempted to…...

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What should I do if I’m realizing being a product manager is not for me?

Discovering early that you’re not doing what you enjoy (or aren’t succeeding at it) is probably a gift. Two possible situations: You know what you’d like to do (or try) next. Have a frank but humble discussion with your current manager about it. If there’s an opening in your current company for the new thing (e.g. UX or development or…...

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Setting up a CMO for Success!

CMO’s have the highest turnover in the C-suite level. Why? What is the problem with CMO’s Chief Marketing Officer – CMO’s are generally responsible for planning, developing, implementing and monitoring the overall business marketing strategy. Some of the duties may include market research, pricing, product marketing, marketing communications, advertising and public relations. The CMO would play a big, important role,…...

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How to handle employees challenging me?

As a manager, how can I deal with millennial employees challenging me? The issue is not that you have millennial employees challenging you.  It is how you are presenting yourself and managing your projects and teams.  It is easier to change your mindset than to change others.  And with your changes, other changes will appear. For instance, start appreciating that…...

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