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How to Write Great Email Subject Lines
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 9:14 AM
Ensure Your Subject Lines Get Attention One of the hallmarks of our ever-connected, 24-7-365 world is the overloaded email inbox. This ReadWriteWeb post on information overload nicely captures the point by citing these statistics: Average employee receives 350 messages per week Average executive receives over 300 messages per day Employees spend about 20 hours... Read More...
Communicating Across Workplace Generation Gaps
Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:09 AM
As we discussed in a prior post, four very different generations of workers occupy the typical workplace. According to studies, it is not a particularly easy co-existence. Last year, Pew Research Center reported that almost eight in 10 people polled perceived a major divide between the point of view of younger people and older people today. The Pew Center's... Read More...
Remote Workers Do Not Have to Be Invisible
Sunday, April 18, 2010 12:40 PM
Nomadic. Remote. Distant. These are just a few of the words used to describe today's on-the-go workforce that calls places like airports, coffee shops and public libraries the office . The number of virtual workers has increased by 800% within the... Read More...
An Introduction to Building Your Personal Brand
Sunday, April 18, 2010 12:36 PM
We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You . This is the "simple" and "inescapable" truth that business management expert Tom Peters illuminated... Read More...
A Primer on Working Across Generation Gaps
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 9:04 AM
Where do you hear the sounds of fountain pens scratching on paper while smartphones buzz with incoming text messages? In the average workplace. There are currently four generations at work today : Traditional workers (born before 1946) value loyalty and discipline and respect hierarchy and authority Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), being goal-driven, competitive... Read More...
The Power of No: Setting Boundaries for Your Professional Sanity
Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:30 AM
In the movie, Yes Man , a personal development guru tells down-and-out Carl Allen (played by Jim Carrey): "You say no to life and, therefore, you are not living." Taking this statement to heart, Allen agrees to say Yes to all the people and opportunities that come his way .... and soon learns how precarious and depleting Yes can be. This fictional account... Read More...
What Not to Say at Work
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 7:40 AM
We all have foot-in-mouth moments when we say something inappropriate to a co-worker, supervisor or boss. These slips are normal and inevitable. When they happen, it helps to acknowledge them and apologize right away. Occasional slips aside, with multiple lines of business communication at our disposal, it is important to know what we can and cannot say at work... Read More...
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