Professional Development

Can SMART Goals Really Improve Employee Performance?

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,

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Understand Customs & Culture for International Business Travel

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 the

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