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Tips on How to Maximize Networking

This question came from a busy professional. What tips do you have to maximize networking? First – realize that every interaction you have (whether in person, email, on the phone or video conferencing) is networking. You are networking all the time. You may not be networking effectively or to your best advantage, but you are still networking. The trick is...

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Legacy Systems are a Liability

In the past couple of years, it’s come up several times that legacy systems are a challenge to manage… no surprise there.  But what follows that conversation may be surprising – many times companies will take that first step, and decide that legacy systems are actually a liability.  That they’re something that should be removed, gutted, replaced if at all possible. […]

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Questions People Forget To Ask Their Boss

Today’s question comes from a busy professional: What are the questions you should always ask your boss? What do you need to find out, or clarify? And why? Please see my questions below. 1. What questions should people always ask their boss, and why are they important to ask? 2. Is it okay to ask your boss questions? Why might...

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5 Lies You Tell Yourself to Avoid Starting your New Year’s Resolutions

Today’s question comes from a busy professional: I can’t seem to stay motive past a few weeks on my New Year’s Resolutions. How can I stay motivated in my New Year’s Resolutions? You are not alone. Although many of us make resolutions, only 10% of us actually keep them. Some of the lies we tell ourselves are: 1. I never...

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How to Best Leave Your Current Job

Today’s question comes from a busy professional: I’m searching for career expert that will answer this question: “When someone has accepted another position and preparing to leave their current job, what is the best advice you’d give them?” There are several ways or reasons to leave your current job: · New job at same company but different department or location...

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How Can We Tackle Multiple Language Issues Within Our Portal?

Today’s question comes from a busy entrepreneur: How can we tackle multiple language issues within our portal? I am currently involved in the management of a B2B platform, eWorldTrade. The problem is that we cannot hire thousands of customer service representatives to deal with the huge number of clients registering everyday belonging to different countries. The problem with most of...

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How can I Grow Business on a Large Scale?

Today’s question comes from a busy entrepreneur: How can I grow my accounting and bookkeeping business on a large scale? . Even though the question is specifically regarding “accounting and bookkeeping” – the answer will work for most other small businesses. “On a large scale” can mean different things to different people. For this article, we will equate “on a...

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How to Objectively Measure Soft Skills in Employee Feedback

Last article we were discussing “How to give feedback employees will here?” In that article, we used very objective examples. It was easy to measure performance against technical tasks, but how does one determine SMART goals for soft or people skills? Let’s review the same tips, but this time – with soft skills examples. Setting the stage Giving an effective...

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Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? (Part 2)

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose – author of the business and time management books TimePeace: Making peace with time – the 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. A busy professional has this question regarding teaching someone to...

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Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? (Part 1)

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose – author of the business and time management books TimePeace: Making peace with time – the 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. A busy professional has this question regarding teaching someone to...

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