Employee Recognition - A Review of the Carrot Principle

I've always made it a point to recognize people who do good things. I think I got better results that way, though I've never been able to effectively quantify my beliefs. The Carrot Principle by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton did two things for me. First, the authors confirmed, with empirical data, my belief in recognition as an effective management technique.

Project Management - Why Scope Creep Destroys Projects, Reputations and Careers

Managing a project can seem like an easy task. You write and get a project initiation document approved, calculate a budget, detail a plan, get hold of some resources and voila, you're on the easy road to delivery. Well not quite, because in most projects the question of scope tends to rear it's ugly head with depressing frequency. There is no rational explanation for it other than that Business Stakeholders tend to suddenly become unclear on what exactly they want delivered as soon as the project starts.

How to Manage a Business Project Online

Some of the more productive companies and business have realized that in order to stay in touch with the modern consumer and client, it is important to adopt new technology. This doesn't necessarily mean that you have to create a business account on every social networking engine that exists, but it does help to monitor and take advantage of certain trends that can help your business improve productivity and enhance your reach.

Problem Solving Tips

Firstly let's just say problems occur as a natural consequence of human life. Often times, people get into deeper troubles when trying to solve problems. On a positive note, problems make one's life exciting and these define a person's character. One can take a positive view towards approaching his problems, but he should always face his problems in the right way.

Coaching the Alpha Male

Highly intelligent, confident, and successful, alpha males represent about 70% of all senior executives. As the label implies, they're the people who aren't happy unless they're the top dogs - the ones calling the shots. Although there are plenty of successful female leaders with equally strong personalities, we've found top women rarely if ever match the complete alpha profile.

Emerging Business Trends and Strategies and What They Mean For Your Business

Given the tough economic times businesses are dealing with, it is critical for senior managers to understand the trends they are facing. It is easy to get caught up in the day to day work and fail to see the trends and how they are affecting business. The survey conducted by Management Methods with responses from 19 states and over 125 senior managers identified top trends and strategic issues for businesses to consider today.

Evaluate Your Meetings

People familiar with continuous improvement principles know that the last step in any activity should be an evaluation of performance. Meetings are no different. Use the last couple minutes during a meeting to evaluate the group's meeting performance. Then apply the lessons learned to future meetings. What are you trying to learn during an evaluation?

4 Keys to a Successful Restaurant

One of the warnings that new restaurant owners hear when they talk about opening their own restaurant is that it will require long hours in order to earn the mount of money you would earn in a 9 to 5 job. Sadly, for many restaurant owners, that is very true. Everything they own is tied up in their restaurant, and it consumes nearly all of their time.

Importance of Corporate Governance For SMEs

There are several definitions for corporate governance. However, the most appropriate definition which is more relevant to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) describes corporate governance as "a set of rules, regulations and structures which aim to achieve optimum performance by implementing appropriate effective methods in order to achieve the corporate objectives".

Authentic Accountability

Authentic Accountability Accountability is the backbone of success. Without accountability, dreams, and ambitions will almost always fall by the wayside. With accountability, motivation levels go up, things get done even when the effort doesn?t seem worth it, and goals get accomplished. So why don?t more people use accountability to propel them forward?

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