• Oil and Gas Industry

    The oil and gas industry has some of the most dangerous jobs. Managers must make sure that safety controls exist on each work site before work begins. Why are jobs in the oil and gas industry so dangerous? What is the biggest threat to worker safety...
  • How do you waste your time?

    Wasting time costs businesses money! OfficeTime interviewed over 600 small business owners, freelancers and professionals to find out how time is wasted. The results are the top 10 time wasters. Then, what you can do to change are listed in the infographic...
  • Tesla fires hundreds of employees

    The San Jose Mercury News reported that Tesla had fired hundreds of employees following company-wide performance evaluations. “As with any company, especially one of over 33,000 employees, performance reviews also occasionally result in employee...
  • Define Your Fears to Achieve Your Goals

    In the video above, Tim Ferriss tells us why we should define our fears instead of goals. Sometimes, fears prevent you from setting goals. The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How...
  • Health and Safety Tips for Managers

    “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees," OSHA’s General...
  • How likely are employees to share confidential company information?

    The Dell End-User Security Survey (see attached) of 2,608 professionals who handle confidential data at companies with 250 or more employees found that “a staggering 72 percent of employees are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated...
  • How to be the best boss

    A good manager (or boss) knows the fundamentals of management - planning, organizing, selecting, directing, and controlling. The infographic above from CIPHR offers some guidelines for managers to have positive impacts on their employees' careers...
  • The Price of High Employee Turnover

    How much is employee turnover costing businesses? According to the infographic above from the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness (CMOE) , a study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, employers will often end up spending...
  • How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

    Laura Vanderkam reminds us that time is a choice. There is time. Focus on what matters, so you can "build the life you want in the time you've got." What matters to you? Have you made a 3 category list? Why or why not? How can you...
  • Perform a Job Hazard Analysis for a Safer Workplace

    Managers need to assess hazards and develop a clear process for keeping employees safe. A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) can help? Explain how a manager can use this tool to make the workplace safer.
  • Improve Customer Satisfaction

    Businesses could not stay in business without customers! So, an important goal of most managers is to improve customer satisfaction. Ritika Puri of Salesforce.com says, "Customer satisfaction is one of the toughest, most abstract concepts to capture...
  • Online Scores or Digital Rankings

    In the Infographic above, GoDaddy compares the online scores or digital rankings of the 2016 Republican Candidates. Instead of exchanging money for products, voters are exchange their votes for promises made by politicians. What are some of the candidates...
  • Break a Bad Habit

    In the above video, psychiatrist Judson Brewer discusses the mechanism of habit development. What is a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving? How can this knowledge be helpful...
  • Product Launch Checklist

    New products keep businesses growing. The infographic above from Maqsood is a product launch checklist. Managers can use it to review as they prepare to launch a product. Read over the checklist. What areas would be easy to overlook? Explain how...
  • Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

    How much is your time worth? Do you feel like you have enough time in the day? Most of us don't feel that we have enough time. According to Elizabeth Dunn, co-author with Mike Norton of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending , "If you feel...
  • GRIT

    In this video, Dr. Paul G. Stoltz talks about GRIT, his acronym for a winning mindset. Also, it is the name of his book. Dr. Stoltz reminds us that every time an impressive achievement is encountered, ask yourself, "What did it take for that to happen...
  • Merry Christmas!

    I don’t want a lot for Christmas . There’s just one thing I need . I don’t care about presents underneath the tree. It’s a wonderful life working to make a difference by finding stories that help you learn management. Showing...
  • The Socio-Economic Impacts of Ebola in Liberia

    Time reports that Liberia is the hardest hit nation in the Ebola outbreak. Ebola is known as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The World Health Organization ( WHO ) has a Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network of public health specialists who stand ready...
  • GM CEO Mary Barra Offers Update on Ignition Switch Recalls

    In this video, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra offered an update on "where things stand" with the ignition switch recall. Last month, 1.6 million small cars were recalled. The defective engine switches investigation began in 2004 and is linked...
  • Microsoft Surface Challenges Apple iPad

    Microsoft introduced a tablet challenger to the Apple iPad (June 18, 2011). Microsoft, a software company, makes money by charging licensing fees to hardware manufacturers who put Windows operating system and other software applications on their machines...
  • McDonald's and Visa Help Employees Manage Money

    McDonald's partnered with Visa to develop a " practical money skills for life " web site to help employees manage their money. A Budget Journal (attached) is offered "to help you make financial goals, build budgets and track your...
  • Creating Efficiencies

    As a manager, you always need to be thinking of ways to help your business become more efficient. One way to be more efficient is to save on controllable expenses. The United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) is controlling expenses by helping delivery drivers...
  • Honor System

    Lisa Siegel of Riverside Market & Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, discusses the honor system used for controlling the purchases of their 550 types of bottled beers available in their wall coolers. Why do you think this system works? What other...
  • A-B InBev Drives Results from Social Media

    In this video, Lucas Herscovici, Vice President Digital of A-B InBev , talks about measuring results in social media. "You can't manage what you can't measure." Managers need information to make...
  • How Google Understands You

    When you want to know something, do you 'google' it? How does it work? Vertical Measures answers that question with an infographic. How does literal search differ from semantics? What jobs might this technology replace? Infographic by Vertical...