Management Tip of the Day

Encourage Gratitude on Your Team

When employees feel valued, they are more satisfied, willing to work longer, and motivated to do their best. As a manager, it’s your job to make them feel appreciated. In addition to saying “thank you,” you can foster gratitude by:

  • Developing them. People want to grow. If promotion opportunities are limited you can invest in

2 Things Your Data Visualization Needs

Data is easier to understand when it’s presented visually. But sometimes designers get wrapped up in the exercise of making something beautiful and forget to make it functional. Here are two things to keep in mind when creating an infographic

Want to Understand Data Analytics? Befriend a Quant

If you’re not highly-skilled in data analysis, you might feel left out of the big data conversation. But you don’t have to be. To better understand what’s being said, make friends with a “quant”—a person with analytical expertise in your network. Find someone who communicates well and has a passion for solving …

Get Through a Turnaround by Talking

When a company is in crisis— facing bankruptcy or a disruptive competitor— it needs to act fast. But it’s also important to stop and speak with the people who are doing the day-to-day work of moving the organization in a new direction.

Take Active Steps to Become More Global

Most companies recognize the benefit of having leaders with international experience, but few offer the developmental opportunities to gain it. It’s up to you to take responsibility for improving your cross-cultural chops. Here’s how:

  • Strengthen relationships. Cultivate the contacts and friends you already have across

How to Handle an Abusive Client

Some clients are demanding; others are downright rude. If you’re not in a position to stop working with a difficult person, prepare yourself instead. Expect your greedy, selfish, or angry client to act poorly so you won’t be caught off guard. When you sense that he is about to say something hurtful, say to yourself: “Here it comes.” …

Train Your Tired Brain

If you’re stressed out and tired, it’s hard to learn new things. Exercise, sleep, and a good diet are all essential for keeping your brain in peak condition, but you can also do the following to perform at your cognitive and creative best

Keep Your Company’s Social Media Accounts Safe

It’s happened to high-profile companies like McDonalds and Jeep — hackers take control of corporate social media accounts and send inappropriate messages to tens of thousands of followers. Don’t let it happen to your company. Take these precautions:

  • Get serious about passwords: Don’t let social media managers choose

Create a Happier Team

Happy, engaged employees are good for an organization. Research shows they are more creative, produce better results, and are willing to go the extra mile.

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