When creating business cards, be aware of these dos and don’ts: Do use a white background, not colored. List a home number only if you have a phone line dedicated to business. Present the card at the end of a conversation, when both parties have an interest in staying in touch. Don’t list an unbusinesslike E-mail address. Have a photo of yourself on the card, mention a degree, unless it is necessary for your specific field. Helpful: Keep cards in a place that you can reach easily so you never have to search for them in a purse or pocket.
What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goleman Books, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman , one of the world’s leading experts on emotional and social intelligence. As he publishes his latest collection of articles, he speaks to Ann O’Dea about many topics, including leadership in London . Widely acknowledged as the man who brought the concept of emotional intelligence to the masses. Through his 1996 bestseller Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ, Daniel Goleman has just published Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence. The book collects together in one volume his ‘must-read’ articles from the Harvard Business Review and key excerpts from his books. Goleman elaborates on his…
Even during busy days, take a few minutes to talk to someone who calls. Be encouraging even if you can’t help him/her. Refer the caller to other people who can help. Confirm his phone number and E-mail address so you can get back to him—and to show you really want to stay in touch. When unemployment rises due to a recession, you may get more calls from people wanting help. It is good business to have them think well of you.
The most likely layoff candidates are employees who resist new technology or are not interested in upgrading their skills, ones who demonstrate little or no emotional commitment to the company, those disliked by peers and subordinates, and finally, those who made any major mistakes—even many years ago.
Be very careful when evaluating your boss—an increasingly common practice in many companies. Assume that he/she will find out who said what, even if comments are supposed to be kept confidential. Also, give facts—not opinions—and do not repeat hearsay. Only mention things you personally heard or saw. Avoid making recommendations even if asked what the boss could do to improve performance. Most bosses prefer to believe subordinates like and respect them. Anything negative you say could become a problem for you later.
Everyone wants to believe when they undergo a medical procedure that everyone involved has their best interests in mind. From the hospital staff to the products used in the surgery. That isn’t always the case. IVC filter lawsuit claims and transvaginal mesh slings have proven otherwise, according to personal injury attorney Jeffery Nadrich .
When it comes to getting your personal or business checks printed , you probably give little thought to the process and just allow your bank to print your checks because “it is just easier and it is more secure if my bank does it.” But your bank doesn’t actually do the printing as they contract out to a third-party printer and the cost could be 3-4 times. It is possible to get quality and cheap checks online that are professionally printed and have the security measures in place to protect your account.
With the economy picking up, families across American are picking up too, by moving. According to Wade Lombard, there are nightmares you can avoid by either hiring the right moving company or by doing it yourself. Austin movers and shakers is among the hottest (not temperature-wise) cities to move to. If you can’t afford professional movers, you might consider selling annuity payments to do it.
More and more people are starting new businesses in the proud country of Ireland. The strongest surge of entrepreneurs is in the immigrant population. Ian Brodie , an e-commerce expert in the UK, has stated of the importance of these new business owners to not only get customers, but to keep them as well. This advice is shared with The Branding Queen , Desi Dobreva .
Many schools all across Ireland are closing due to protests by teachers over proposed public-sector pay cuts . Teachers, who are not just protesting to protest, are looking for sweeping changes across the schools in order to not just give them the pay and benefits they need, but also to give the students much needed equipment and supplies. Teachers are also looking to further their education to be more effective in the classroom. The Teacher’s Learning Center has been mentioned as one of the top resources available.
Many people have different definitions of success from their business. Fancy cars in the driveway, a big house by the lake, designer clothes, while there are others that like things a little simpler and invest in travel. To the truly successful, there is no better currency in all the world. When you can’t travel, the next best thing is making your home one that can give you a sense of “being away from it all,” and that starts with updating your outdoor living space. Start with patio umbrellas for the shade you will need to really soak in the mornings with coffee and the afternoons with tea.
As the late-great Muhammad Ali famously said, “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” From Triathalon Gear to the VigorFit Home Gym, maybe this is the year you finally make that commitment to yourself. The time is right now to get in shape. And to find the right gear, seek out a price comparison search . Also, owning a yoga gym made the list of one of the top businesses to start .
As society continues to reform and more and more people are turning to living alone, more dogs are being sought out as “companions” than actual pets. There are some people who treat their dogs better than they do their own family members! Seeking out the best dog products or advice on training have been hot and trending topics this year.