Messages

An article on ERE.net, a website for recruiters, discusses two reasons why it’s important to give all employees business cards. Firstly, it makes them feel important. It’s a welcome to the company and a message that the new employee is worth at least $50 in discretionary spend. Secondly, they argue, it’s a word-of-mouth enabler. In […]

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Green Tips: Improving Energy Efficiency at Home and on the Road

Improving energy efficiency is a doubly-positive proposition for any worker: It saves money and lowers environmental impact. Whether you are plugging into your home’s outlet or  working at your local hangout, options abound for saving electricity. Here are some for reducing your electricity consumption and boosting your energy efficiency in the home or mobile office. The […]

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Thinking Differently

In the last couple of Manager Tools podcasts we’ve talked about common wisdom that’s just not right. Whilst Praise in Public, Criticize in Public can be defended logically, the argument is based on a false premise and falls apart when we think about it really carefully. There’s a couple of parts of our conferences where […]

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Something New

Several times in the past few days we’ve been asked: what do I do when I send a peer an email to ask them to do something for me, and they don’t do it? You might guess our answer, based on the importance we place on relationships: don’t send an email, go talk to the […]

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Secrets of Success

There was an article in May’s Fast Company about Mike Mullen, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff which included his itinerary for a ‘pretty generic’ day, which is interesting from a number of perspectives. Firstly, just how hard he works. His day begins at 4.30 with the gym and ends at midnight. […]

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