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The Pros and Cons of Pay-to-Play Voice-Over Sites

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

With the introduction of various Pay-to-Play (P2P) sites, such as voices.com and voice123.com, nonunion talent now have greater opportunities than ever before.

Evolution of the Manager

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Today, their stereotypical role focuses on constraint, control, order, diligence, and sticking with the common assumptions that have long guided how we work. Instead, managers must heed the word of the band Prodigy to become "fire-starters."

4 Steps to Maintain Organizational Culture With Freelance Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Organizational culture is dynamic. As the centerpiece of culture among your organization's workforce, you can make a tremendous impact. Start with yourself, and take time in selecting and nurturing your freelance workforce. Above all else -- remember that talent is not expendable, in-house or not.

How To Make Your Business Team More Productive For Introverts

Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D.

If you encounter an individual who considers the prospect of working on a team to be a form of long-acting torture -- you just might find they would describe themselves as an "introvert."

Your Two Jobs As A Manager

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Spiers

Over the years I've ended up hiring and training a lot of people in their first jobs as a manager, and I always tell them they have two responsibilities.

How Not To Manage An Introvert

Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D.

Do you supervise individuals that would describe themselves as an introvert? In many cases, we hold misconceptions about introversion, which can lead to ill-fated supervisory decisions. I'd like to point you in the right direction.

How to Challenge Your Team & Take It to the Next Level!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

This process works because it is highly focused, includes disciplined feedback and follow-up, doesn't waste time and causes participants to focus on self-improvement.

7 Learning Styles to Up Your Management Game

Anne Loehr | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Whether they realize it or not, people have two to three preferred learning styles. Think about it; when you have to learn something new, do you prefer to hear it, read it or touch it physically? Do you naturally make up songs about things?

An NFL Guide to Employee Management

Ian Sephton | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

Assessing and managing talent is difficult. If it were easy there would be fewer managers, classes on management, and self-help books! Why is it so hard?

Plan to Win in Today's Sales Game

Avril Brikkels | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

As any good sales professional knows, having a thorough understanding of your customer is absolutely vital, and this is where a well constructed sales plan can make the difference.

4 Steps to Manage Up When Your Boss Is an Obsessive Micromanager

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many helicopter bosses feel the need to hover in order to monitor efficiency, or to keep things on track, especially if an employee has erred in the past. But most micromanagers do so out of a need for control that often has more to do with them than the performance of their employees.

How to Handle a Bully Boss

Cindy Tansin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Cindy Tansin

Help, I'm under attack. All of a sudden I can do no right. How did I get into this situation? More importantly, how do I get out?

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

Avoid 5 Big Mistakes and Sales Leaders Will Be Highly Desired and Get Great Results

Avril Brikkels | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

A great sales leader who is highly-desired has mastered the art, delivered the numbers and brought out the best in their people. Investing in people does not mean leaders are "soft" and won't get results. It is quite the opposite.

You Missed a Spot! Five Ways to Spot and Stop Negative, Nitpicking Ways

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa M. Sodeika

Who among us hasn't made critical remarks on the way home from a holiday party? At home, we thank our spouse for making dinner but quickly note that the meat was overcooked. And we've all observed the "I couldn't do it, but I insist my kid do it perfectly" parents.

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

The Definition of Insanity at VA

Jim Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

For five years, VA leadership under Secretary Shinseki apparently continued doing the same things over and over in order to achieve a different outcome. And for five years, President Obama has supported the same secretary who continues to do the same things over and over.

To The Woman With The Expired Coupon

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Tony Posnanski

Your bullying tactics are exactly what makes me embarrassed to be a consumer.

What to Do When Managers and Employees Aren't on the Same _age

Tom Fox | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Employees and managers frequently hold different views on the workplace, and that is to be expected. But it can be spell trouble if the gap between em...

Tips for dealing with poor performers in government

Tom Fox | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

As federal managers know all too well, the process of dealing with poor performers is fundamentally flawed, failing to serve the best interests of bot...

4 Steps to Take If Your Boss Is a Micromanager

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Micromanaging can show up in many forms, but most typically in bosses who dictate how employees complete tasks, question employees' judgments, frequently ask for updates and check-in incessantly.

What I Wish I Knew About Working in Tech Two Years Ago

Cedric Cogell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Huffpost Code
Cedric Cogell

This week I gave a short talk at Columbia University about a few things that surprised me over the past two years that I've been working in the tech i...

Managing the Monkeys in the Middle of Management

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Does your boss ever remind you of an ape? Gorilla bosses have more in common with their grub-eating counterparts than you might think.

12 Content Marketing Predictions That Are Bound to Happen

Danny Wong | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Danny Wong

What do you think 2014 has in-store for your business? f you're a content marketer, this is a must-read.

How to Be an Effective Manager

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Remember the old rule when it comes to school teachers? Start off very strict and then, after the students come to expect, accept, and adapt to the strict regime, you can relax a bit. The same basic rule applies to managing employees, but you have to do it one person at a time