Have an IPad and want to use a keyboard? Are you losing your leadership mojo? Want to know the 10 fatal mistakes managers make in email? Want to know some good ways to declutter your digital life this weekend? Need to brush up on your negotiating basics?
The Weekend Reading List is a collection of posts, articles and videos from around the Internet posted each Saturday. Feel … [Read More...]
Theft of confidential information is a risk to the business and IT plays a large role in protecting the data. Not all data is electronic though. Files that identify customers and employees, Social Security numbers, credit card information and other account data are just some of the forms of sensitive data a company must protect.
Failing to protect confidential information … [Read More...]
For managers note-taking is a skill used every day and like any skill it can be improved on. By developing your own set of note-taking best practices your notes will be more effective and less time consuming to properly utilize.
In an article to follow I will layout an information management system that will show you an efficient and effective way to manage your notes and … [Read More...]
IT is constantly changing as new technologies are implemented. Certifications are one way IT professionals can keep up with current trends in IT technology, build their IT resume and open new doors of opportunity.
Which certifications are right for you depends on your career path. A certification in your current line of work will certify your skills and increase your value … [Read More...]
The measure of a mans worth is only as good as his word. Your credibility with your employees, your boss, your customers and everyone else in your life is only as good as your word is. What you say can make you or break you.
This is why building and maintaining credibility is important. If you are credible you are seen as trustworthy, honest, someone who can be counted on. … [Read More...]
Motivating your employees is one of the most challenging things you do as a manager. Motivation is directly linked to job performance so it directly affects you, your team and your company. Learning how to motivate your employees will unlock their potential and lead to higher performance and a more productive employee.
To understand motivation you must understand human … [Read More...]
One thing every manager wants to learn is what motivates their employees to be successful, to reach for higher goals, and value a hard days work. This is the first of a two-part series “The Secrets to Motivating Employees” that will help you understand what motivates people and as a manager what you can do.
This first part deals with the psychology of motivation because to … [Read More...]
Microsoft Office 2010 will launch for business customers on May 12, 2010 and to the public in June. Since a lot of business customers passed up on Office 2007 many IT departments are looking at Office 2010 to refresh their MS Office deployments.
To help you get ready Microsoft Press for a limited time is offering “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010”, by Katherine Murray. It … [Read More...]
For a company to stay on the cutting edge you need to create a culture for learning. The technology that drives IT departments is in a constant state of change. Your employees need to continue to obtain the knowledge and training needed to implement and support both present and new technologies.
As a manager or a member of leadership it is your responsibility to encourage … [Read More...]
It only takes one difficult personality on a team to make the team unproductive and the team environment unpleasant for everyone else. There are ways to deal with these team members and hopefully get them back to being a constructive member of the team.
With proper guidance and coaching these bad apples can be shined up into good team members. There are always a few who do … [Read More...]
Do you get a lot of emails that require follow-up or an action to be performed? If so keeping track of them and remembering when to do them can be difficult. I am going to show you a killer way to easily create a task in Microsoft Outlook to remind you to take care of it.
This productivity tip will show you how to easily covert a Microsoft Outlook email into a task with a … [Read More...]