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Keep Your To-Do List Fresh with the 3-Day Rule

A to-do list is only useful if you cross things off as often as you add tasks on. If something's been on your list for more …

What You Can Do To Prevent Layoffs

Are layoffs just a fact of life? Or are they avoidable? Sure, few managers have a say in whether their company will lay off …

Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

Most managers complain of having too much to do, but very few of them effectively delegate work. In fact, delegation is one …

Don't Waste Your Organization's Anniversary

If your organization is coming up on an important anniversary — 10 years since it was founded, 20 years since you first launched …

Turn a Relationship Into a Sale

It's common wisdom that you're more likely to make a sale if you build rapport with a customer. Instead of focusing on the …

Raising Corporate Taxes Is Good, not Bad, for Jobs

An increase of 10 percentage points in the corporate tax rate is associated with a drop of 2.1 percentage points in the unemployment …

Ask These 3 Questions Before Joining that Start-Up

Many job candidates are turning to positions in start-ups over more traditional jobs. These new ventures offer more fun, intellectual …

Sometimes It's a Bad Idea to Let Customers Complain

Giving customers a chance to complain about a product can be a bad idea if they believe its failure was their fault. Research …

Use Sound Bites to Make Your Presentation Stick

Clear and well-articulated presentations are a pleasure to listen to, but they won't necessarily be remembered. On the other …

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