Author: Laura Lee Rose

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Should I Lie About the Reason I Got Fired?

This question came from a business professional. I got fired for poor performance. Should I lie about the reason of it in my next job interviews? Firstly – I would not recommend “lying” in a job interview. The truth will most likely be discovered. And then you will be “caught in a lie” and therefore, seen as untrustworthy and unreliable…....

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Should I Fire an Employee Who Reports Sick About 2 Days Per Month?

This question came from a business professional. “I have an employee who usually reports sick about 2 days per month, but he is a good worker. Should I fire him?” You have mentioned that he is a good worker, so I am not sure I understand the real concern here. If this employee meets and exceeds expectations, then why automatically…...

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Should I Accept a Counteroffer or Move On?

This question comes from a busy professional. I told my boss that I’m going to resign, and he offered me twice my current salary if I stay, what should I do? Congratulation on the counteroffer. It says a lot about your value to their organization. Great job! Now for the hard part: deciding your next step. What was your reason…...

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How to Reject a Job Offer After Accepting It

This question comes from a busy professional. I accepted a job offer, but then received a much better one two weeks later. What is the right thing to do? 2nd company offered me 20% better pay with OT, closer to home, and better benefits. Congratulations on your great job offers! You did an amazing job attracting both companies. Please take…...

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Effective Time Management For Business Success

Did you know that 69% of people waste time every day at work? Whether you own a budding small business, run a busy department, or manage a distracted team, it’s no surprise to you that the office is saturated with distraction. From social media sites to unnecessary meetings, the modern workplace is full of distractions keeping us from completing our…...

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How Do You Know You Are Losing Balance Between Professional Life and Family?

This question came from a busy professional. How can one spot that is losing the balance between professional life and family? There are a few tale-tell signs that you may be losing balance: If your family is complaining about it – you have probably lost some balance between professional life and family. If you are asking yourself this question –…...

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4 Ways to Personalize Your Customers’ Experience

This question came from a small business owner. How can a business owner personalize every experience people have with your brand? What are your rules? One item small business forget about is Market Research and Analysis. Market Research Sampling Trying to get inside the mind of a customer is a complicated thing. It requires that you really dig in and…...

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How Do You Develop an Effective Content Marketing Strategy?

This question came from a small business owner. How do you develop an effective content marketing strategy? What are your rules? While there are no defined “rules” for building a content marketing strategy, it’s important to include these key components: Market Research and Analysis Valuable and Effective Content Develop Your Brand’s Voice Stay Consistent Analyze Your Results Market Research and…...

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How Best to Promote Yourself in a Job Interview

This question comes from a busy professional. Looking for HR experts to speak to how to promote yourself in a job interview. One crucial element in a job interview comes with the opening question, “So tell me about yourself.” I’m looking for HR and career coaching experts to give tips on how to speak to your accomplishments without coming off…...

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How to Stay Motivated on Long-Term Projects

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose – author of the business and time management books TimePeace: Making peace with time – The Book of Answers: 105 Career Critical Situations – and I am a business and efficiency coach that specializes in time management, project management, and work-life balance strategies. This question came from a small business owner. What are some…...

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