Tag Archives: management tips

New York Mets Loss As A Metaphor For Business!

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Management, whether of a business or a professional sports team, means having to make the tough decisions! In the case of the New York Mets, what happens when an employee (Matt Harvey) tells a manager (Terry Collins) what to do, and that action or inaction goes against the managers best instincts? Does the manager listen or pull […]

How Do You Lead? (Video)

Maybe sales are slow, new listings are down or interest rate increases are choking off mortgage pre-qualifications…How do you react? Yesterday, in a related article concerning how well someone may compete in business, solutions for dealing successfully with inevitable adversity were discussed (Do You Compete Like A Champion?)! Today’s Thought? What Type Of Corporate Leader Are You? […]

21 Memorable Management And Leadership Quotes!

Regardless of your role within a company, these quotes concerning management and leadership are most definitely thought provoking! “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams “Don’t confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress.” […]

Automation: In 2035 Will Any Human Have A Job?

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By the year 2035 will advancements in technology and the ability for businesses to automate render thinking and breathing employees obsolete? That is certainly an extremely interesting question fraught with potentially devastating implications! For example will the need for the professionals at title companies, lawyers, real estate brokers and even bus drivers disappear to be replaced by robots? […]

If You’re Being Bullied At Work…

With my first job out of business school on and around the trading floors at some of Wall Street’s most well known investment banks, I have firsthand experience with what at the time could have been called bullying at work! Of course in the 1980’s it was not called bullying but rather what I would […]


For any of us who own a business, we face a variety of known and unknown risks that can range from simply presenting a hiccup all the way to an event that might potentially impede our ability to move forward as a going concern! Hopefully none ever come to fruition but, the question still remains […]

Lessons In Leadership From Out Of This World! (Infographic)

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If you have ever wondered about the attributes found in great leaders, this Infographic provides some insights from some of today’s great (and fictional) intergalactic space figures! __________________________________________ Michael Haltman, President of Hallmark Abstract Service, New York. HAS is a provider of title insurance in New York State for residential and commercial real estate transactions specializing in […]

What NOT to say to an employee!

Corporate leadership is difficult simply in terms of strategic planning and managing day-to-day operations! But, add to the mix the psychology and methodology of managing the communication with employees, and the job becomes that much harder! From Harvard Business Review, this article examines five questions that a leader should never ask. ‘5 Common Questions Leaders Should […]

Employee Relations: You Had Me At Hello!

We’ve all been there at some point in our careers. We walk into the office first thing in the morning, pass a manager, owner or supervisor, and receive what can only be described as a tepid if not a non-existent greeting. Naturally as per human nature, rather than assume that they are just having a […]

Handling Business Disagreements: Diplomacy and Detente!

Summary: If you have ever had to approach a more senior member of your firm to disagree with the way something is being handled, this article provides some ideas for what may be the best methodology to use! What is the best method for an employee to disagree with a boss? Having been on both the […]