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8 Tips for Throwing an Office Christmas Party Your Employees Will Enjoy

8 Tips for Throwing an Office Christmas Party Your Employees Will Enjoy

It’s that time of the year again when you need to put your people management skills and party planning to the test by organizing an office Christmas party. Throwing an office Christmas party is the perfect opportunity for companies to thank and celebrate their employees for their hard work and loyalty. It’s also a great […]

23 Hacks to Be a Better Communicator [Slideshow]

23 Hacks to Be a Better Communicator [Slideshow]

Effective communication is one of the keys to success in both the professional and personal aspects of our lives. Communication is an art, which when mastered, can take you to great heights. You can easily get your message across, command a room, and even affect change in people if you have excellent communication skills. However, […]

How to Plan for Your Team’s Success in 2018

How to Plan for Your Team’s Success in 2018

It’s not a secret that having a battle plan is key to winning the war. The most notable commanders in history have led their armies to victory not by merely having more men, but by careful strategic planning and masterful execution of those plans. In the corporate (battle)field, it’s no different. An entrepreneur or team […]

Top Project Management Approaches Explained [A Visual Guide]

Top Project Management Approaches Explained [A Visual Guide]

A project is a unique, temporary endeavor with a definite beginning and end that’s undertaken to fulfill a specific set of goals and objectives. As such, the Project Management Institute defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.” There are a wide variety […]

What Top NBA Coaches Can Teach Us about People Management

What Top NBA Coaches Can Teach Us about People Management

Behind every great sports team is a coach who knows how to make his team work in harmony. We’ve seen basketball teams like the Golden State Warriors transform into one of the giants of the NBA, and it wouldn’t be possible if not for the masterful people management skills of coaches like Steve Kerr who […]

What Type of a Leader Are You? [Quiz]

What Type of a Leader Are You? [Quiz]

Each person can possess different leadership characteristics that can be honed and improved through leadership training. However, every leader has their own way of dealing with various situations. Identifying leadership styles can help managers match leadership styles and characteristics to particular tasks and responsibilities. Understanding your leadership style (and the rest of your team’s) is […]

Here’s Why You Should Regularly Train Your Trainers

Here’s Why You Should Regularly Train Your Trainers

Employee training is crucial to any company’s long-term success. Some companies often believe that a certain amount of experience and expertise entitles a supervisor to train new hires. According to statistics, businesses lose up to $13.5 million every year per 1,000 employees due to ineffective training. For employee training and onboarding to be successful, trainers […]

6 Tell-tale Signs that Your Employees Need Customer Service Training

6 Tell-tale Signs that Your Employees Need Customer Service Training

Great customer service isn’t just about effective customer complaint management. It’s about providing a positive experience at every touch point or customer interaction, as excellent client service reaps loyal customers, who are worth 10 times as much as their first purchase. Customer service can make or break a business. According to a recent customer experience […]

How to Understand and Deal with a Difficult Boss

How to Understand and Deal with a Difficult Boss

In 2015, a Gallup study revealed that 50% of the 7,200 adults surveyed left a job “to get away from their manager.” This implies that many professionals, at some point in their career, have had to deal with a difficult boss. Managers provide instruction and feedback, does one-on-one meetings, and connects the employee to the […]

The Ultimate List of FREE Presentation Tools

The Ultimate List of FREE Presentation Tools

Great presentation skills are important — whether it’s for a presentation to one’s team, top management or to an external client.  Salespeople present to close deals.  Researchers present their findings.  Professionals present proposals, budget requests, and all their other work.  The bottom line: results are produced with good presentations. Presentations that capture the audience’s attention […]

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