You’ve landed on what you think is next big, groundbreaking idea. But how can you turn it into a reality? You need other people to adopt your idea. Start by creating a vision and sharing it with others.
05 Mar 2013, business.mega.mu
Trade shows can either be a sinkhole for your money, or a great way to uncover new customers. Find out fast.
02 Mar 2013, business.mega.mu
When you think of sales, you might conjure a car dealer swindling unwitting customers, or a telemarketer who interrupted dinner last night. But, no matter what your role is in your company, you're also in sales. As a business leader, you sell your ideas, your products, and your company on a daily basis.
01 Feb 2013, business.mega.mu
Open work spaces are all the rage. Leave office doors open! Lower the cubicle walls! These are great ways to encourage collaboration and transparency, but they can also lead to noisy offices. Here are three ways to drown out the racket and stay focused:
31 Jan 2013, business.mega.mu
No one likes a difficult conversation with the boss, but it can be a valuable tool for building a trusting relationship. Try these four steps the next time you need to share upsetting news:
29 Jan 2013, business.mega.mu
As a manager, I was faced with the uncomfortable responsibility of calming a crying employee on several occasions, and while never would be too soon for me to want to do it again, I did pick up some valuable insight on handling an upset employee or colleague.
23 Jan 2013, business.mega.mu
Managers come in all shapes and sizes, and you need to recognise their different attributes when dealing with incompetent bosses.
17 Jan 2013, business.mega.mu
A mentor is a great resource for career advice, feedback, and help building your skills and capabilities. However, it's not always possible to find one person who has the time or expertise to help you with all of the above. Try these two approaches to getting the mentoring you need:
06 Jan 2013, business.mega.mu
Feeling tired at work? Forget the triple shot latte and try these 10 tips instead. You'll be raring to go!
28 Dec 2012, business.mega.mu
Looking busy has a bad rap. Sometimes you have to look busy so you can actually work on the things that matter. Here's how to trick others into believing you've got a full plate so you'll get the breathing room to actually get things done.
13 Nov 2012, business.mega.mu
Delivering bad news to a client is an unpleasant task for any small business owner, but we all face tough conversations such as asking for a budget increase or deadline extension. Learning to do it effectively can turn an uncomfortable situation into one that improves your relationship with the client and boosts your credibility.
12 Nov 2012, business.mega.mu