Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose. I am a speaker and author. My background is in time and project management. …
What advice do you have for new hires having to own up to their first big mistake on the job? Is there a professional way to apologize? What is the best way to bounce back after making a mistake?
This client’s issue was that she continually put in over 10 hours a day in a draining work environment. Although she had desires to do other hobbies and side businesses, she was too exhausted to do anything about those other dreams. She self-diagnosed herself as having no follow-through, although at the office – she had lots of follow-through.
After hearing her story, I suggested that she was actually micromanaging her people too much. This was taking her time away from the items she really wanted to accomplish as well as zapping all her energy. Her knee-jerk reaction was that she was not a micro-manager.
I’ve been having major difficulties with my business partner for a new venture we’re trying to grow. Any tips/advice for remedying the situation?
Most problems between partners occur because there isn’t a clear definition of roles, expectations and responsibilities. One person often sees themselves as the big thinker but needs someone that can follow-through on those items. The other person that is great at execution needs someone that can sit down long enough to clearly articulate the path. Neither role is sufficient for a successful business. If each one doesn’t understand what needs to be accomplished for a successful business, it will be a difficult road.
How can women navigate office politics while staying professional?
Regardless of whether you are male or female, the most effective way to get ahead in an office environment is to do the following:
A recent Pew Research Center survey found that managers are more satisfied with their family life, jobs and overall financial …
Your work history is solid. Your experience is exceptional. Yet you are not getting the job offers that you want. How can you get your work and resume out in front?
How do you steal a client or project away from a competitor? I find the best way to gain customers or projects from competitors is to collaborate and affiliate with them.
I recently was asked for advice for small business owners on ways to build a strong, positive culture at work. Read some tips.
We often inadvertently waste time because we don’t recognize the symptoms. Check out the video list of the video’s 10 hidden time wasters and tell me which ones were a surprise to you.
Recently I was approached by a professional struggling with what her next career position should be. Her background was in project management, but she could go back to school and get her MBA. She should start something on her own, or she could stay exactly where she is and focus on her PMP certification. She could take her transferable skills and move into operational management for the executive level. She could do this or that or the other. She was continually flip-flopping among all these options that she was stalled.
Recently Justine Timberlake toured the talk-show circuit to promote his new 20/20 Experience (part 1) CD. I don’t know much about Justine Timberlake, but have learned a few things since he started his promotion tour that should be incorporated in everyone’s professional plans.
With clients expecting orders to be turned around faster than in the past, how can a small business speed up their operations?
I recently received the following question: How do companies prevent remote workers from feeling “left out”? I’m not a fan …
Have this ever happened to you? You get a great performance review; they are very pleased with your work; they say they would like to give you a raise — BUT, due to budget problems, it is not possible at that time. What do you do to succeed?