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If you’ve interviewed for a job you’ve probably thought about the practicality of trying to tell the interviewer everything you thing she will want to hear. Some people actually appear on autopilot as they run through their interview answers, barely taking a breath to actually listen to the question – before it is even completed.  Other people appear so afraid of “silence gaps” that they use endless run-on sentences.  Grammar does not appear their strong point.  Nervous…

As a management and executive coach I spend a good amount of time helping folks understand the “little” things that are necessary to lead and manage a workforce to be more productive and profitable. I thought I would share some resources by drawing on outstanding “expert” advice in related leadership and management blogs that have been recently posted. For People to Trust You, Reveal Your Intentions - by practicing 3 ways you can reveal your intentions as a leader and a manager to…

CEO and co-founder of Source Consulting, Luke Kupersmith, has demonstrated strong leadership skills for the past eight years to establish a successful business. Source Consulting, a privately owned logistics consulting and solution provider, has become one of the leading transportation and logistics companies in the USA. Kupersmith has led the formation and development of two now-successful companies. Previous to his entrepreneurial ventures he gained experience working as a financial advisor…

It is quite amazing in 2012 that any company would ignore the online market. Billions of people are online interacting every day. It is well established that business is widely carried out online, harnessing the social platforms. Billions of  Dollars, Euros, Yen changing hands daily online. Popular Reasons for not Engaging Why would a large section of business ignore this? Fear. Embarrassment. Mistakes. Negative comment. Lack of understanding of the channel. Not having completed research into…

We all know that it can be difficult enough to manage a business, even more so in this current climate. Now add to that mix raising young children while doing just that, and many people would raise their hands in despair and want to pull their hair out! In this post I hope to dispel the myth of the Supermum and explain why so many mothers should quit chasing the fairytale. Yet that is exactly what a lot of mothers are doing – often from home. Each one is doing it to be there while her…

Mis – Communications. Have you ever been in a business situation where you were having difficulty understanding why staff and customers, superiors and subordinates, even co-workers were having difficulty understanding each other? In these situations did you notice changes in their body language and attentiveness, those non-verbal communication cues; as well as the tonality and emphasis in their verbal communication to sense if there was alignment and whether there was a solid groundwork…

There is without a doubt one boss that I have had in my marketing career that I would call out as the very best boss I ever had. Partly as he was so exciting, inspiring and technically excellent, but also he taught me some key principles about what makes a great leader and boss. Below is a list of 5 of the key principles that he taught me, that I believe what makes a great leader. #1: Ensure that everyone in your team, at all levels,  feel they are part of a big, special, important and…

Basic human needs are the fundamental aspects of human nature. Values, beliefs, and customs differ from country to country and group to group, but all people have similar needs. This is more relevant in the workplace now than ever before, especially when management style is being scrutinised, and Leadership is becoming the preferred method of empowering employees, clients, colleagues and peers. In this post, we will look at what a few of the expert Theorists have researched over the last…

What if your small business could monitor the needs of your local community in real-time for services and products you provide? Imagine getting a text message when a local person or business posts that they would pay X dollars for your services/products. With Zaarly, this is now a possibility and creates some interesting opportunities for small businesses. Zaarly can be compared to Craigslist or eBay, but with a much more mobile-friendly interface. The strength of the system is that it allows…

Every person is motivated differently – every person motivates differently.Take a moment to evaluate and rank on a scale of 1 to 5; 5 being the highest, your company’s score for each statement below. The Motivating Smart Survey Employees’ values, motivations, and talents are understood and measured. Employees consider their jobs rewarding and interesting. Employees are committed to jointly owned, shared goals, values, and beliefs. Employees hold each other accountable against agreed…