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    Eat Like a Bird, Poop Like an Elephant: How to Give Better Presentations

    Eat Like a Bird, Poop Like an Elephant: How to Give Better Presentations
    The other day, I wrote an article about how to have better meetings. One thing I didn’t mention in the article, and should have, was my love/hate relationship with MS PowerPoint. PowerPoint is an incredibly powerful slideshow tool. The problem isn’t the software - it’s that people don’t know how to use it effectively. The typical slideshow is 57 slides of ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Research on Causes of Executive Failure

    New Research on Causes of Executive Failure
    I’ve written before on the topic of executive “derailers”, citing research from the Center for Creative Leadership. In order to be a great leader, I think it’s just as important to understand why leaders fail as it is to understand why they are successful. That’s why I was very interested in a new research report sent to me by Scott Eblin, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HR and More: Forecasts for 2009

    HR and More: Forecasts for 2009
    Happy New Year! Well, maybe, sort of. At least, we hope it'll be happy. But, a lot of people seem to have skipped right over that intoxicating, sweet period of hope-filled resolutions and sunk directly into some kind of gloomy hangover from 2008. Preliminary data from our start-of-year 2009 Forecast Survey, which includes over 460 respondents, shows that there's not a ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Would Your Company Be Considered a Top Small Workplace?

    Would Your Company Be Considered a Top Small Workplace?
    Winning Workplaces and The Wall Street Journal are collaborating to identify exceptional small organizations – private, nonprofit or publicly held – in their third annual ranking of the Top Small Workplaces. They will be selecting small employers that foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity and innovation while also helping their employees grow personally and professionally, and providing them benefits that improve their ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Starbucks' Union Blues

    Starbucks' Union Blues
    Starbucks (SBUX), once the undisputed leader in premium-price caffeine fixes, has long cultivated a corporate image for social responsibility, environmental awareness, and sensitivity to workers' rights. Now that carefully crafted reputation is under assault, thanks to a messy legal dispute with a group called the Starbucks Workers Union (SWU) (part of the Industrial Workers of the World, or IWW), which started ...
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    Why Most Small Businesses Will Beat the Recession

    Why Most Small Businesses Will Beat the Recession
    Business owner Gene Marks offers three reasons why smart entrepreneurs will emerge from the downturn stronger than before There are about 20 million small businesses right now in this country, depending on who you ask. I'm going to bet that a great majority will survive the Great Recession of 2008-2009. I'm hoping my business will be one of them. And I'm ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    A New (Old) Way To Get and Do Business

    A New (Old) Way To Get and Do Business
    2009 will probably be your toughest year in business. This sounds like a negative way to start but it is very positive. Stay with me on this one and you’ll find ways you can take your business, and your personal life, to some new levels you’ve wanted for a long time. We are in a different world today than even a ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Buy Offers Staff Buyouts

    Best Buy Offers Staff Buyouts
    Best Buy Co. Inc. , the nation's biggest consumer electronics retailer, said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit sank 77 percent as it faced dramatic changes in consumer spending. The company also said it will offer massive buyout packages to corporate employees while slashing spending in a bid to cut costs, news that the sent the retailer's stock soaring. Executives called the ...
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    Tribune Bankruptcy Snares Employees

    Tribune Bankruptcy Snares Employees
    If there is one thing Sam Zell foresaw correctly, it is this: The day after Zell announced he was buying Tribune for more than $8 billion, the real estate tycoon told Chicago Tribune reporters the deal would not change his lifestyle no matter what happened. But, he said, "it's likely to change yours." How right he was. Just one year after ...
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    Employers Cut 533K Jobs In Nov., Most in 34 Years

    Employers Cut 533K Jobs In Nov., Most in 34 Years
    Skittish employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years, catapulting the unemployment rate to 6.7 percent, dramatic proof the country is careening deeper into recession. The new figures, released by the Labor Department Friday, showed the crucial employment market deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid clip, and handed Americans some more grim news right before the holidays. The net ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    AT&T to Cut 12,000 Jobs, 4 Percent of Staff

    AT&T to Cut 12,000 Jobs, 4 Percent of Staff
    AT&T Inc. joined the recession's parade of layoffs Thursday by announcing plans to cut 12,000 jobs, about 4 percent of its work force. The Dallas-based telecommunications company — the nation's largest — said the job cuts will take place this month and throughout 2009. The company also plans to reduce capital spending next year. Spokesman Walt Sharp said the layoffs will ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Five-Figure Bonuses Stun Chicago Plant Workers

    Five-Figure Bonuses Stun Chicago Plant Workers
    CHICAGO - Dave Tiderman wondered if the decimal point was in the wrong place when he opened his $35,000 company bonus. Jose Rojas saw his $10,000 check and thought, "That can't be right." Valentin Dima watched co-workers breaking down in tears over their bonus checks and didn't trust his emotions. He drove home first, then opened his envelope: $33,000. Year-end bonuses ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ford CEO's $1 Salary Vow

    Ford CEO's $1 Salary Vow
    Ford Motor Co. will tell Congress that it plans to return to a pretax profit or break even in 2011 when the Detroit Three automakers' CEOs appear before lawmakers this week to request $25 billion in government loans. Ford CEO Alan Mulally said he'll work for $1 per year if the company has to take any government loan money. After grilling ...
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    What an Obama Presidency Means: JOBS

    What an Obama Presidency Means: JOBS
    The newly elected Democratic presidency will literally create millions of new jobs in order to re-build America after the recent economic downturn. In an Ohio economic speech earlier this month, Obama stated: “Today I’m proposing a number of steps that we should take immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners. It’s a ...
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    Bush Signs Jobless Benefits Extension

    Bush Signs Jobless Benefits Extension
    With no end in sight to economic bad news, President George W. Bush on Friday ensured that millions of laid-off workers will keep getting their unemployment checks as the year-end holidays approach. Bush signed an extension of jobless benefits into law just before 8 a.m., as he was preparing to leave the White House for a morning flight to Lima, Peru, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Goldman Sachs CEO, Six Leaders Give Up 2008 Bonuses

    Goldman Sachs CEO, Six Leaders Give Up 2008 Bonuses
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and six company leaders have renounced their 2008 bonuses, a company spokesman said Sunday. Blankfein and the other company directors requested the company's central committee in charge of bonuses not to make the payments due to the company's poor performance in 2008. Their request was accepted, the spokesman told AFP. "This decision applies to seven top ...
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    Citigroup to Cut Another 53,000 Employees

    Citigroup to Cut Another 53,000 Employees
    Citigroup Inc. is shedding approximately 53,000 more employees in the coming quarters as the banking giant struggles to steady itself after suffering massive losses from deteriorating debt. The New York-based bank, which has already reduced its assets by about 20 percent since the first quarter of the year, also plans to trim expenses by 19 percent in 2009 from third-quarter levels, ...
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    Sun Microsystems to Cut Up to 6,000 Workers

    Sun Microsystems to Cut Up to 6,000 Workers
    Sun Microsystems Inc. says it will cut up to 6,000 of its workers, or 18 percent of its global staff. Sun also says its software chief, Rich Green, has resigned. The company has fallen into a deep slump as sales of its high-end servers have collapsed. [widget:newsarticlehr] The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said Friday the job cuts will include between 5,000 ...
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    Morgan Stanley Unveils Job Cuts

    Morgan Stanley Unveils Job Cuts
    Morgan Stanley on Wednesday outlined plans to cut 10 percent of staff in its biggest business, which covers everything from investment banking to stock trading. The nation's No. 2 securities firm, which converted into a bank holding company in September, plans to scale back its most capital-intensive businesses before the end of the year. The layoffs inside the institutional securities group ...
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    Election Result Rekindles Card-Check Debate

    Election Result Rekindles Card-Check Debate
    What Business Wants Steve Walker, president of Walker Machinery in Charleston, W. Va., has one word for the Employee Free Choice Act: "Awful." The Caterpillar (CAT) equipment dealer echoes the broad sentiment of business in vehemently opposing EFCA, which would allow workers to form unions without a secret-ballot election. The controversial bill, also known as Card Check, would allow labor organizers ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1

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