Being the Hero

We all welcome recognition for a job well done. We enjoy the accolades and attention from our boss and colleagues, as well as the personal satisfaction derived from our accomplishments. However, managers have a tendency to do it all themselves. They like to take...

Help Your Team Meet Deadlines

Managers face a constant struggle in getting their teams to meet project milestones and deadlines. There is always a reason, excuse, or obstacle that prevents the team from delivering the project on-time and on-budget.  If you want your team to be more productive, to...

Open Your Presentation with Impact

As a presenter, the first few minutes of your presentation will determine your credibility with your audience. During those opening moments, your audience will make a judgment about whether it wants to listen to you or tune you out. For that reason, you must open your...

Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

The common ground is greater and more enduring than the differences that divide. – Nelson Mandela  International business travel can be both exhilarating and challenging for individuals. Exhilarating because of the opportunity to meet new people, visit new...