Career Advice and Training

Optimize your business abilities with worldly experience

As much as everyone draws comfort from familiar surroundings, it is essential that business owners and other decision makers at a company have experience from outside of their comfort zone. Narrowly focused individuals, even if they excel tremendously in one area, will ultimately find themselves at a disadvantage when it...
ExecutionistOptimize your business abilities with worldly experience

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett shares keys to his success

Businessman Warren Buffett recently spoke at a shareholders' meeting for his company Berkshire Hathaway. In what one attendee referred to as "the best one day economics seminar in the world," the billionaire investor offered advice on getting ahead financially, as well as general predictions for the future....
ExecutionistBillionaire investor Warren Buffett shares keys to his success

Maximize the effectiveness of your networking efforts

A commonly repeated phrase is that "it's not what you know, it's who you know." But, getting to know the right people is often a challenge, as the best potential contacts tend to be the busiest individuals. A company in need of financial project consulting can obviously send a representative to the next...
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Make the most out of attending a conference

Attending a conference can be a great opportunity to network - if you come prepared and focus on making good use of your time. You can make valuable business contacts, learn about your industry and just meet interesting people. There is also the chance to embarrass yourself and discourage any other attendees who may...
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Companies benefit from staying focused on basics

Every company looks for ways to save money, but many benefits can also be achieved by simply avoiding over-committing current employees. Every new project that seems like a good idea at the time may turn out to restrict the brainpower that is available to take advantage of new opportunities or may even become a drain on...
ExecutionistCompanies benefit from staying focused on basics

Leadership seen as reason for talent retention woes

Companies may finally be starting to realize the full burden of the recession, as years of operating with fewer resources has begun to overburden some business professionals. That is according to a study by emotional intelligence service Six Seconds, which determined that leaders are increasingly seen as being more to...
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Yahoo tries for market repositioning amid layoffs, declining profits

At the dawn of the internet era, Yahoo became one of the first stalwarts of this new process for accessing information and communicating in real time. A generation later, the company has lost its market positioning, ended its most recent CEO’s brief tenure through a phone call and instituted layoffs affecting more...
ExecutionistYahoo tries for market repositioning amid layoffs, declining profits

Lifelong skeptics: Auditors must question all information they are provided

By the very nature of the job, auditors are expected to be skeptical of the information they are presented, although according to a recent study, some may have lost their way. The report, titled "Professional Skepticism: Establishing a common understanding and reaffirming its central role in delivering audit quality," was...
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Communication from corner office to employees could be improved

Few top-level business executives have time to get to know every one of their employees, but some organizational benefits could be derived from CEOs and CFOs who interact with other members of their business outside of the executive team. A CareerBuilder survey released this week found that a considerable number of...
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Not always as advertised: Some investments come with unexpected costs

Any time a business invests in something - a product, a service or even an employee - there will always be an expected cost attached. Business decision makers who stay within the parameters of their budgets understand that doing so requires careful planning and, in many instances, a consideration of unexpected related...
ExecutionistNot always as advertised: Some investments come with unexpected costs