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    What Great Managers Do

    What Great Managers Do
    h4. The Idea in Brief You've spent months coaching that employee to treat customers better, work more independently, or get organized—all to no avail. How to make better use of your precious time? Do what great managers do: Instead of trying to change your employees, identify their unique abilities (and even their eccentricities)—then help them use those qualities to excel in ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Better Way to Deliver Bad News

    A Better Way to Deliver Bad News
    Is your critical feedback building up employees — or tearing them down? h4. The Idea in Brief That dreaded moment has come: You're delivering critical feedback to an employee. Despite your best efforts, the conversation is a disaster: tempers flare, the employee gets defensive, your relationship grows strained. What happened? Like most managers, you probably inadvertently sabotaged the meeting — preparing ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Becoming the Boss

    Becoming the Boss
    h4. The Idea in Brief Ask new managers about their early days as bosses, and you'll hear tales of disorientation, even despair. As Hill points out, most novice bosses don't realize how sharply management differs from individual work. Hampered by misconceptions, they fail the trials involved in this rite of passage. And when they stumble, they jeopardize their careers and inflict ...
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    How Much Is Too Much Information at Work?

    How Much Is Too Much Information at Work?
    When I was starting out in the white - collar world, it was a very different social environment from the typical workplace of 2007. We talked about work, work, work, with a little personal gossip thrown in now and then. From time to time, we'd say something like "I saw a good movie this weekend." People didn't bring their personal lives ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week: December 4th, 2007

    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week: December 4th, 2007
    h4. Name: Margaret Lee Role / Company: Manager, Location Strategy, Sun Microsystems Location: San Francisco, California 1. How did you get where you are today? I've held many positions that have led me to where I am today, though at the time there didn't seem to be any correlation from one job to another. You learn a lot from every job, ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ten Best Industries for Women

    Ten Best Industries for Women
    Still think men are the most powerful force in each sector of the job market? Think again. According to a recent report by the US Department of Education, women are earning more degrees, filling more positions, and making higher salaries in several fields which have traditionally been ruled by men - and that's only the beginning. Related Links Looking for a ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 50 Employers: 41-50

    Top 50 Employers: 41-50
    h4. 41) *+Powertek Corp.+* Industry:Business/IT solutions, Fairfax, VA Nancy Scott, Samar Ghadry _Began:_ 2001 _Initial Investment:_ $25,000 _2002 sales:_ $611,000 _2006 sales:_ $7.8 million _Biggest Challenge:_"The biggest initial challenge was to get people to trust our ability to do good as a newcomer. We overcame this by conveying to potential customers that we were a quality organization, and then living up ...
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    Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies: 31-40

    Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies: 31-40
    h4. 31) *+Perfect Power+* Industry:Solar electric design/installation, Phoenix +Lynn Paige+ _Began:_ 1998 _Initial Investment:_ $10,000 _2002 sales:_ $62,000 _2006 sales:_ $3.1 million _Biggest Challenge:_"Our biggest challenge is making sure our team sees the goal as we grow and change in an industry that changes every day." _Success Secret:_"Have an end goal in mind everyday, with every project." Top of Page h4. ...
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    Top 50 Employers: 21-30

    Top 50 Employers: 21-30
    h4. 21) *+MNJ Technologies Direct+* Industry:Computer hardware/software, Buffalo Grove, IL +Susan Kozak+ _Began:_ 2002 _Initial Investment:_ $500,000 _2002 sales:_ $4 million _2006 sales:_ $34 million _Best Advice:_"In your business plan, take whatever you think your budget needs to be, and double it. Don't be too conservative in what you think your [startup] costs will be." _Inspiration:_"We started MNJ because we are ...
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    Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies: 1-10

    h4. 1) *+Salo LLC+* Industry:Senior-level finance/accounting staffing, Minneapolis +Amy Langer+ _Began:_ 2002 _Initial Investment:_ $100,000 _2002 sales:_ $55,000 _2006 sales:_ $32.1 million _Biggest Challenge:_"By hiring the right management team and building a strong infrastructure, I can focus on the longer-term strategic aspects of growing our business." _Best advice:_"By hiring the right management team and building a strong infrastructure, I can focus ...
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    Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies: 11-20

    h4. 11) *+Pinnacle Petroleum+* Industry:Petroleum products, Huntington Beach, CA +Liz McKinley+ _Began:_ 1995 _Initial Investment:_ $150,000 _2002 sales:_ $20.9 million _2006 sales:_ $120 million _Biggest Challenge:_"Proving the company's legitimacy was key. Once you acquire one good flagship account, you are on your way. A supportive banking relationship can provide instant credibility as well." _Best advice:_"Accounts Receivable management is critical. For that ...
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    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week (Archive 1)

    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week (Archive 1)
    Name: Amy Posey Role / Company: Manager, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP Location: San Jose, CA 1. How did you get where you are today? I've traveled a lot, lived many places, absorbed the world around me. I've worked hard. I have also learned a lot about people that's important. I started out as a secondary teacher and take a lot ...
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    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week (Archive 2)

    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week (Archive 2)
    h4. Name: Celia Saino Role / Company: Product Marketing Director, Google Location: Mountain View, CA 1. How did you get where you are today? Peter Lynch wrote that he invests in what he knows. This strategy has worked for me in picking companies. I work at Google because after I evaluated one of their products, I felt like I was looking ...
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    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week (Archive 3)

    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week (Archive 3)
    h4. Name: Rachel Cho Role / Company: Rachel Cho Flowers Location: New York City, NY 1. How did you get where you are today? I grew up helping my mother at her flower shop during holidays and vacations and always had a appreciation for beauty and flowers. After gaining work experience in various industries, such as marketing, fashion, and health and ...
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    Top Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies

    Top Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies
    h4. Introduction Exceeding expectations is Amy Langer's business. When she and partner John Folkestad, 40, first wrote the business plan for Salo LLC, a senior-level finance and accounting staffing company, they anticipated sales of about $9 million by their third year in business--no small feat. "Most of our advisors [told us], ‘These projections are unreal. No small business does this,'" recalls ...
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    Why Women Make Great Free Agents

    Think you’d make a great free agent? Author and entrepreneur Joline Godfrey believes that choice could be right for you. In her book Our Wildest Dreams: Women Entrepreneurs Making Money, Having Fun, Doing Good, Godfrey writes about all kinds of women who’ve gone out on their own—everyone from Anita Roddick of the Body Shop to two female crane operators in the ...
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    Consultant

    Ten years ago, there were few consultants. Those who were consultants most often worked for the large, well-established consulting firms. Today, however, consulting has become a quickly growing profession, advantageous for both the consultants and the companies who engage them. h4. A Consultant's Advantage Once you've established yourself as a consultant and built a solid reputation, you are free to pick ...
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    Registered Nurse

    Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition h4. Significant Points * Registered nurses constitute the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.3 million jobs. * More new jobs are expected to be created for registered nurses than for any other occupation. * Job opportunities are expected to be very good. * The three major educational paths to registered ...
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    Product Management

    Job postings for product managers are peppered with phrases like "customer-centric," "consensus-builder" and "fluid environment" - requirements that don't easily translate into the concrete abilities and experiences needed to succeed in the product manager role. Despite being one of the most sought-after positions listed on Monster, the skill set needed for this position is surprisingly difficult to define. h4. What Exactly ...
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    Advertising

    Advertising can be exciting, glamorous and very creative. In fact, creativity may be more critical for international accounts than domestic-based advertising. Developing culturally appropriate ways to communicate with consumers in other countries is critical to success, and it is not always easy. Here are some tips for launching an advertising career on a global track: h4. Getting in the Door Many ...
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