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Why the Best Workers Are Not Always the Best Managers

We’ve all seen the nightmares that can result when a top employee not suitable for management is promoted to a leadership position. You can end up losing the top employee, as well as others on the team…to say nothing of lost productivity and the hit to your company culture. But how can you tell who will succeed and who will create a tsunami of ill will? Invest a few minutes perusing this article to get the insights you need and map out the steps you must to take to make your next promotion from within a winning one.
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Don’t be Afraid - 5 Strategies for Confidently Dealing with Conflict in Your Workplace Right Now

Workplace conflicts can hurt businesses on almost every level: productivity goes down, job satisfaction can plummet, and turnover may increase, just to list some of the problems caused by conflict. Good leaders don’t ignore conflict; they have a plan and work their plan. With the five strategies detailed here, you’ll be well on your way to successfully handling workplace conflict.
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Coach’s Corner - Four Ways to Keep Remote Workers Engaged and Productive

Business professionals spent decades developing and discussing management principles for traditional work environments and then, seemingly overnight, they pulled rug from under our feet with the COVID pandemic and the ensuing explosion in remote work. But not to worry. We recognize and understand the challenges of remote working and in this Coach’s Corner we give you four solid ways to keep your crew engaged, productive, and loyal.
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Make an Amazing Business Presentation: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Audience Hooked and Engaged

Being recognized as one of the top presenters in your industry is one of the best ways to move your career forward. But let’s face it, few of us are naturals. However, if you follow the five top tips explained in detail here, you will soon be counting yourself among the elite
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Don't Make the Fatal Mistake of Not Using Storytelling in Your Marketing or Your Audience Will Forget Your Message Almost Immediately

Just as a good story will create a best-selling book, a good story can create a top-selling product or service. Unlike dry, strictly informational pieces, stories can engage and spark the customer’s imagination while simultaneously relaying information about your product, service, or company. There are special ways to use and construct the stories that will breathe life (and sales) into your marketing. Make sure you take advantage of all of them described here.
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How to Raise Prices and Keep Your Customers Happy

The cost of doing business goes up every year and many economists believe higher rates of inflation are going to stick around for a while. Stagnant pricing is a sure-fire path to failure, but many owners and managers fear boosting prices. We’re here to say, “Fear not!” Raising your prices, when done properly, will improve your profits, enhance your industry position, and can even pull in new markets. The key is having the right strategy in place and that’s what you’ll have if you follow the advice in this guide.
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Discover The 7 Qualities of a Successful Line Manager That Will Supercharge Your Career

Productivity, employee loyalty, and meeting company milestones all rest on the shoulders of line managers, so becoming a great line manager is crucial to your future and the future of your company. You need to be absolutely certain you understand all the personal and professional elements required to make you a top-line manager. Master the seven qualities explained here and you will be at the top of your game and ready to move up the ladder.
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Protect Your Rights and Avoid Costly Lawsuits with the Small Business Owner's Guide to Understanding Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and Licenses

Understanding the legal ins and outs of intellectual property (IP) protection is important to your business in two ways. First, you want to protect your IP, and second, you don’t want to inadvertently violate someone else’s IP rights and open yourself to a suit. In language we can all understand, this in-depth article delivers the information you need to protect yourself and your IP.
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How to Make Your Business Stand Out from Your Competitors: The Ultimate Guide

The great thing about being a consumer today is that we have so many choices. But this creates a huge problem for businesses: How to stand out from the competition. In this guide, we detail a complete list of strategies to make your company outstanding and “stand out” in your market. Want customers to take notice and remember you for all the right reasons? Dig into our “Ultimate Guide.”
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Have You Taken the Right Steps to Develop an Effective Health and Safety Program for Your Company and Avoid Hefty Penalties?

Failing to do a good job looking after the health and safety of your team can not only damage your employee loyalty, productivity, and turnover rates, it can cost you big money if you end up on the wrong side of an OSHA action. In this piece, we explain the various levels of preventative measures and the systems OSHA uses if they ever have to investigate your place of business. Remember: Being forewarned is being forearmed – and not fined.

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