Good listening skills take time to develop, but the investment pays off for teams in form of producing innovative ideas. Set listening skill development as a team goal. Encourage people to do the following during meetings:

° Take notes. Referring to notes helps you orga...

Managers and leaders of companies small and large rely on these three elements of communication as they build and maintain strong bonds with employees:

° Chemistry. While it is no substitute for a thorough
background check on a promising job applicant, an intuitive feel...

Do you own a business and have a passion for making a difference? You are not alone. A 2014 Nielsen Doing Well by Doing Good survey found that 42% of North American respondents would pay extra for products and services from companies committed to having a positive soci...

Being an effective business leader has a lot to do with your ability to be productive. Did you know that in an average week, 75 percent of Americans skip doing something for themselves because they didn’t adequately plan or allow enough time for it? Does looking at you...

How many times have you heard that August is typically a “slow month”? The good news is that slower sales months offer more than just potential vacation time. Whether they occur during the summer or in late December (another traditionally slow time), downtime offers an...