Management Perspective

Grow and nurture your business relationships for better returns

While on a river cruise in Eastern Europe, I found it fascinating to stand on the upper deck and watch the ship maneuver through a series of locks both up- and downriver. Along with other passengers leaning with our arms on the rail, we watched the ship squeeze into locks with barely a foot to…more

Managing in these tough times means adapting to new realities

Stability (sweet word). Growth (also sweet). National optimism (remember when?). Full employment (global competition has eroded this concept). Retirement anticipation (yesteryear). The election period is almost behind us, and these concepts seem to have faded away as we come to grips with basic economic problems, not just in Washington but in all of our workplaces…more

Leaner workforce after layoffs? This will help get the job done

Every month the calendar seems to serve up a holiday or other occasion that provides a good excuse for enjoying a fantastic meal. After these adventures in caloric overload, you begin to strategize how to compensate for them. Diet fads are the rage. Consumers voraciously devour the latest promise for easy weight loss with no…more

To refresh your business mind, try curling up with a good book

September is typically viewed as the end of summer, the time for kids to become students again, and often a month for a final late-summer vacation … maybe a quiet week at the beach. Rest and relaxation is needed by the human body and also the human spirit. Businessmen and women often become so wrapped…more


A manager needs to be a coach; here’s how to become a winner

In the midst of such turmoil in the media, in politics and in many business sectors, it may be relaxing and also desirable to look at a management topic — coaching — which in and of itself is heating up. This spring I was a student in a one-day session conducted by experienced trainers whom…more

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