How You Can Learn to be a Better Manager
When you first take over a department, expectations are usually high but operations are sometimes in disarray. The staff is disorganized, goals arenít being met, and hours are spent on unproductive tasks. Just when you think the company would...
Warning - This Lease Might Explode Any Minute
Mike Caringi, owner of a small New Jersey business that sells pumps, found himself facing a gut-wrenching dilemma last summer. Should he continue paying $ 1,500 each month for essential telecommunications services he no longer receives and for...
No Deposit Home Loans
A few years ago, many of us would have had a light chuckle to ourselves if someone mentioned that you could borrow money to buy a house with only the promise of solid future earnings. But today this is a regular occurrence. Many of the...
The Ghost of Expected Surprises
Here, Cratchet, what do you think youíre doing? Uh, er, leaving sir. Leaving? Itís 5 minutes to the hour. Shall I dock your pay accordingly. Uh, er, no sir. No sir? Well itís back to work for you then, and be quick about it. And I...
Integrity is the Best Tool to Get What You Want
As a child, you probably heard, "to thine own self be true." But what does that really mean? When the newspapers are full of cheating and lying business owners, politicians, and academics, does it really make sense to maintain your integrity?