Tag: management

Crisis Publishing Initiative


Information also available at www.crisispublishing.com. Join Christian journalists, editors, publishers, and bloggers from around the world as we gather to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a world increasingly impacted by crises of all kinds, from terrorism to war to natural disasters. In the midst of crisis, half-truths and wild rumors abound, sowing…

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Your Brand: More Than Just a Name


Coca Cola, Nike, McDonald’s and Focus on the Family. For better or worse, we hear or see those names and we immediately have an idea of what we expect from that product or organization. Those expectations are not by accident. Much thought and strategic planning have gone into those brands. Have you thought about your…

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Mission Drift: Protecting What Matters Most


Mission drift happens and can happen to your ministry. The non-profit landscape is littered with organizations that no longer embrace the Christian principles on which they were founded. But, there are things you can do to prevent drift. What are the characteristics and strategies of organizations that remain mission true? Learn the history of mission drift…

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What digital advertising can learn from printed magazines

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By D. Eadward Tree, Publishing Executive Fraud. Ad blockers. Mobilegeddon. Slow page loading. Low ad rates. Let’s face it: Digital advertising, which was supposed to rescue us from the decline of print, has run into a mess of problems this year on the way to saviorhood. We magazine publishers have competitive advantages in dealing with…

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Feeling overwhelmed? What to do when you have too much to do


“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do,” said Steve Jobs. If you are feeling overwhelmed with the multitude of tasks before you, it is time to take a closer look and choose a focus for your company, your products, and your job. Without focus you will most likely attempt to…

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90% off DVD courses this month!


Do you want to experience the professional growth that an MTI course can give you? Save big on the resources you need to grow you skills and make your magazine stand out. During May, our design and management DVD courses are on sale at an amazing discount. DVD courses are 90% off! Coupon sale code:…

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Why Leaders Fail


What makes a good leader? How can you become the unconventional guide that your organization needs to push it to new heights? Chris Baréz-Brown, a leadership coach with clients that include Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Pfizer, and Spotify, says, “Within everyone is a little bit of Elvis: a part of us that’s a maverick, that’s willing to break…

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The delicate art of giving feedback


by Robert C. Pozen, Harvard Business Review To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need…

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5 Keys to employee evaluations that actually work

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“Evaluations help us see where we were, and plan where to go.” Throughout the weeks, we’ve learned how to communicate our expectations with employees more clearly. But how can an employer track the progress and improvement of their workers? Answer: employee evaluations. While at first the phrase has an air of doom around it, evaluations…

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No more guessing! Here’s what employees actually want to know


As an employee, it can be tricky to have a respectful yet collaborative relationship with your boss. And as a boss, it can be just as tricky to figure out how to treat the people working for you. How much authority and freedom to you give? These are three questions every employee wants answered, whether…

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