If you want to create a professional presentation with slides you need professional looking templates. Nothing can turn a good presentation into a snore that dull, boring slides.
Remember Steve Jobs uses a lot of visuals in his presentations. See “Learn to Give Better Presentations From Steve Jobs”.
If you use Microsoft Power Point to create presentations Microsoft has … [Read More...]
Problems with morale in the workplace are more obvious now. Employees are worried about the economy and possibly their jobs. Let us assume for this article that economic worries are not the reason for low morale in your workplace. I wrote an article a few months ago called “Tough Times Call For Strong Leadership” that addresses that issue.
There are any number of reasons low … [Read More...]
Steve Jobs is known for giving presentations that keep his audience engaged. He has a natural talent for public speaking and he has honed it to an art form. Some would say it is nothing more than a salesman’s pitch, but are not a lot of presentations just that?
While we may not have the gift for presentation that Steve Jobs has, we can learn a lot about giving good … [Read More...]
Leaders are only as successful as the people who report to them. This is why it is important to develop your reports to be the best that they can be. Not only does their success directly reflect well on you but you strengthen your team to meet new challenges.
Coaching is not just a tool for correcting behavioral or work related issues. It is a tool that can be used to … [Read More...]
IT continues to grow and expand with new technologies to meet the needs of the business. New skills and an expanded knowledge in existing skills will be needed to drive IT in 2010 and beyond. For those looking to keep their skill sets fresh it is a good idea to learn what skills are in demand.
Some skills continue to be in demand year after year so some in the list are no … [Read More...]
Building positive relationships between teams and individuals is an important part of building a world-class IT organization. You need to have a positive work environment. One where you are surrounded by other team members who share in a common goal of excellence and the greater good of the department and the company.
There are three rules I ask all of my team members to … [Read More...]
A 5S System is method used to keep the workplace organized and clean. You can use the principles of a 5S System with your email to keep your inbox clear and your emails organized. With a good folder system and a 5S mentality towards your email you can quickly clear your inbox and find old emails when you need them.
One of the core concepts of a 5S System is “Everything has a … [Read More...]
At work you may come up with ideas, but lack the time or concentration to expand on them. There is a method you can use on the weekend, away from the distractions of work that will allow you to work on these ideas and also come up with some great new ideas.
Brainstorming is a technique of gathering large numbers of ideas. Usually the ideas are aimed at solving a specific … [Read More...]
There are several news sites that now offer content only to paid subscribers. The Wall Street Journal is an example. If you are not a subscriber you can only read a preview of the content. To read the full article you must subscribe to the site.
Fortunately there is a way around this so you can read full articles. This comes by way of the Google First Click Free program. If … [Read More...]
As managers we often face long-term projects and initiatives that test our metal. Our IT department is near the end of an initiative that has evolved over a seven-year period. It has encompassed many projects, many departments and a lot of my time.
Now with less than 10 weeks left until the end of this initiative the end is finally in sight. Over the next few months I plan … [Read More...]
As managers we all must deal with employee issues from time to time. You should have an established process for dealing with them. Your goal is to correct the issue and improve the employee. This is not about punishment for an employee. It is about using a system to help the employee return to being an effective member of your team.
In this article I will outline the steps … [Read More...]