The team at Mentor Works has put together a list of ways you can increase your productivity when working from home and how to adapt to the working-from-home lifestyle.
A friend of mine always developed a post-Christmas “flu” in high school. The holidays would end and suddenly, that first day back to school, he would complain to his mother that he didn’t feel well, and he would end up staying home an extra day or two to recover.
Those ofRead More
There is an abundance of research that suggests that helping employees set specific, difficult goals leads to higher performance. In an article in American Psychologist, Edwin Lock and Gary Latham indicate through their investigations on goal setting and motivation that when managers and employers help employees develop clear, challenging goals,Read More
As a self-declared nerd, I admit to being fond of the “adults-who-go-back-to-school” film category. This includes movies such as Billy Madison, Never Been Kissed, 21 Jump Street, and so on.
I suspect that one of the reasons for the appeal of these films, at least for some of us, is theRead More
As an undergraduate student studying history, I was frequently asked: “So, are you going to become a teacher?” Later, as I continued my study of history in graduate school, this question evolved slightly: “So, are you going to become a professor?”
The terminus of both pointed but well-meaning questions was theRead More
Do you ever wonder what to do when your team exceeds quota? Or when you close an account you have been after the past three years? Or when you hit a new personal best record?
Is a pizza party enough? Do you just send out a thank you email to the
How would your team describe your leadership? What words would they use? Supporter? Motivator? Director? Servant?
The concept of a servant-leader, while it seems like an oxymoron, is straightforward; servant-leaders encourage the development of their teams and prioritize the needs of others and avoid focusing on their own control and personalRead More
International business travel requires significant research and planning. One of the most critical factors to consider is the culture of the countries(s) you are entering. Each country has a unique culture, and understanding proper international business etiquette not only improves the first impression you make; it will also makes theRead More
Lean and Six Sigma initiatives are popular amongst medium and large manufacturing firms. These data-driven approaches to managing quality, waste, and continuous improvement are ideal for complex manufacturing environments where a large volume of data can be collected and analyzed, however businesses of all sizes and sectors can use theRead More
Imagine any type of negotiation unfolding in front of you. What comes to mind? Most people think of a car sale, negotiating a contract at work, negotiating salary or compensation with an employer, or something simple. However, the reality of the situation is that most people negotiate every day onRead More