Business Articles

October 12, 2010

To Unlock Creativity, Learn from Steve Jobs

Author Carmine Gallo digs into how Apple's co-founder and chief executive comes up with novel business ideas, then offers advice on ways to spark big innovations of your own.This column is adapted from The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely …
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October 10, 2010

Managing Generational Differences

In todays workplace, employees across the generations interact with one another at every level. Imagine needing to educate all of those employees about safety, technical skills or personal development. It can be a tall order, but as Terri Luebke, …
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October 06, 2010

Overcommitment: A Happiness Killer

We often say yes because we want to make others happy and are afraid to admit we aren't superhuman. Learn to say no, advises Marshall Goldsmith What kills happiness? It's usually a series of simple little things, like saying yes too much when you …
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October 06, 2010

The Secret to Small Business Tech Support

Put down the golf club: You're the bossso please behave like one when technology goes on the fritz.Ever get that sinking feeling? That pit-of-the-stomach sensation when you know something's gone wrong. Business owners know what I'm talking about. We …
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October 04, 2010

Employers can help Lessen Stress in Workplace

Stress is stress.Clinically speaking, the negative health effects of stress havent changed since the condition was first diagnosed as a health problem. But the amount of stress the average person carries and its causes have changed tremendously …
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October 01, 2010

Managing Generational Differences

In todays workplace, employees across the generations interact with one another at every level. Imagine needing to educate all of those employees about safety, technical skills or personal development. It can be a tall order, but as Terri Luebke, …
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September 20, 2010

Bill Helping Small Businesses Inches Closer

BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The Senate yesterday passed a legislative package of small-business tax incentives and measures intended to improve access to capital. The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 creates a $30 billion fund to provide small …
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September 17, 2010

Customer Service: An Opportunity, not a Problem

In these economic times, client acquisition and retention is job No. 1.While this is an obvious conclusion, my own negative experiences tend to mirror yours, suggesting that not all organizations are walking the talk at a very high level along these …
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September 17, 2010

Psychology: The Entrepreneurial Brain

Did you ever wonder why some business people are successful and others are not, and yet they both call themselves entrepreneurs?The answer often lies in how their brains are wired. Many successful business people have attention-deficit …
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September 14, 2010

'Creativity Pipeline' Can Help Encourage Ideas from Everyone

Would you prefer your staff came up with A) one $1,000,000 idea a year or B) a thousand $1,000 ideas? I'd pick B. Hitting the grand slam feels great, but counting on it is hard on the nerves. Having a steady stream of good ideas is much better, but …
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September 14, 2010

Commit to Succession Planning and Your Business Will Benefit

Organizational leadership is about driving growth, value and competitive advantage through your best leaders. Succession planning is one of the many choices you have to leverage the talent you have recruited, developed, and now need to manage …
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September 14, 2010

Google Ramping up with Caffeine; Here's how to Make the Most of Changes

On June 8, Google announced the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine, which provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than the previous Google index.Caffeine allows Google to provide more current, and therefore more …
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