Advertise with us

Enjoying this blog? Check out the rest of the Business Channel Subscribe to this Feed

Pimp Your Work - Improving Your Work Day Efficiency

November 30th, 2007

Are you successful? Find out now! (Part 1)

*Cartoon by Andy Singer
Success. It means many things to different people.
A man lives in a small farmhouse with his wife and two kids. He spends his days on the field, and his nights reading to his kids. Is he successful?
How about a young stockbroker with a six-figure income who doesn’t have savings […]

By Celine -- 2 comments

November 25th, 2007

What to do when your team loses

Face it - at least once in your life, you’ll lose.  The Pros team lost last week’s b5 media Apprentice Challenge. While this contest is done in the spirit of fun, real life losses are much harder to cope with, whether it’s a loss of an important client, an unapproved project, or a boss’ […]

By Celine -- 6 comments

November 20th, 2007

A 6 Step Guide on How to Earn the Love of Your Boss

You’re standing in the boardroom, giving a presentation and you think you’re doing well.  You used great graphics, your ideas are brilliant, etc.  But all your boss could manage is an indecipherable poker face or a smirk.  Maybe she doesn’t like your ideas.  Maybe she was bored.  Or maybe she didn’t get it.
Or maybe she […]

By Celine -- 4 comments

November 16th, 2007

Top 7 ways to make your boss hate you

1. Be obvious that you’re after her job. The best way to do this is to go to work very early in the morning and sit in the boss’ chair. When she arrives, she’ll be surprised to find you there. Tell her you’re merely “practicing” for when you get her job. […]

By Celine -- 1 comment

November 13th, 2007

If you don’t take down meeting minutes you’ll hate yourself

I attended a pretty significant boardroom meeting today and was appalled when I realized that no one was taking down the minutes!  So I  immediately took initiative to write things down.
Why? Because minutes are good for the following things:
As a legal document.  For the IRS and other government agencies, meeting minutes can be considered as […]

By Celine -- 1 comment

November 9th, 2007

Put on a pimpin’ show

There’s a task - a presentation, a report, it doesn’t matter - and no one wants to do it because it looks tough. You were stuck with the job. Surprisingly, because of your unique badass skills, you managed to finish the job in an hour without breaking a sweat. Do you:
a) Tell […]

By Celine -- 0 comments

October 31st, 2007

How to have a more productive commute

Over at Property Crossroads, Dan Rafter made an interesting post about how more people want access to public transportation. People want communities that are planned in such a way that they can easily commute. Now, I live in a 3rd world country where commuting is akin to riding a bus to hell because […]

By Celine -- 1 comment

October 31st, 2007

How to make your team fall apart

Bob Turek of Project Management 411 made an excellent post about working together.  Naturally, this inspired me to write my own post about how NOT to work together.
 Keep everything to yourself.  You want to know why?  Because everyone will steal your super genius ideas.  Dont’ share anything.  If you’re making a group presentation, just tell […]

By Celine -- 3 comments

October 30th, 2007

How to suck up without looking like you’re sucking up

Everyone needs to suck up at least once in their lives, whether you’re trying to sell the big idea or attempting to get away with murder (I hope not literally though).  However, sucking up isn’t for the uninitiated - you have to know the right way to do it or else you’ll, well, look like […]

By Celine -- 2 comments

August 3rd, 2007

Work with your IT folks, not against them

Doing a little testing here for the tech crew at b5. We’ve got some kick-ass coders and server admins at b5 who work to keep the lights on here. They’re using PYW here as a test bed for some upcoming code changes, and asked me to test ‘er out. Which then reminded […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments