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  • Join a Facebook Group?

    You know it is important for your career to network. You would like to join a Facebook group to learn to deal with a perplexing management problem. But you do not want your employees to know. Before you decide to join a Facebook group, make sure you understand...
  • How Elon Musk Can Tell If Job Applicants Are Lying About Their Experience

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (electric car) and CEO and CTO of SpaceX, was at Business Insider’s Ignition conference. He was asked how he knows if applicants are qualified for the job. He said that he read books and talked to people about solving...
  • Black Friday and REI

    The Friday after Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as "Black Friday," means a lot of work for retail employees. However, this year, the management at REI, an outdoor products and apparel retailer, decided the store would close on Black Friday...
  • The 10 Skills Employers Want

    Can you work in a team? How good are you at making decisions and solving problems? Can you plan, organize, and prioritize work? Those are all skills taught in management classes. Those are the skills employers want most, according to results of a survey...
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  • Managers Use GDP

    Managers are interested in the economy. So, they look at the gross domestic product (GDP), which is the broadest gauge of economic output. The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reports on GDP. The bureau defines real gross domestic product...