Leadership

Defining Middle Management As A Waste Treatment Facility

Defining Middle Management As A Waste Treatment Facility

Middle Management has taken a hit over the last couple of decades, seen as a needless layer and targeted during downturns and ‘right sizing’ exercises. Middle management, however, has survived. Even when it’s eliminated it will eventually creep back into organizations as they realize they need this layer, particularly in large organizations. About Michel TheriaultMichel […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Employee Engagement – Your Secret Weapon

Employee Engagement – Your Secret Weapon

Employee engagement is paramount for a company to succeed in today’s world.  With fewer resources there is no room for employees who are not engaged and committed to the cause.  Gaining market awareness is not something that can be left to a few people in sales and marketing…. the whole organization must be on working […]

Thom Singer

About Thom Singer

Thom Singer is an expert in social networking and developing a personal brand. He has worked in sales and marketing capacities at several Fortune 100 companies and regularly speaks to corporate audiences, law firms and professional organizations. He has written seven books on the power of business relationships and is a respected Keynote speaker.

By October 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Have you Tested Your Strategy In a Business War Games Workshop?

Have you Tested Your Strategy In a Business War Games Workshop?

Business War Games workshops simulate competitive behaviors in any marketplace and test the likelihood of your strategy’s success or failure. Whether you are an established business, start-up or entrepreneur, this is a low-risk approach to testing your strategy. Think of it like flight simulators for strategic planning -  offering you the benefit of seeing your […]

Dave Bard

About Dave Bard

Dave Bard is Managing Director of Bard Consulting Group (BCG), a strategic marketing and training consultancy committed to improving clients' strategic decision-making and product performance within an emphasis on the healthcare industry.

By September 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cherish Creativity, Don’t Push it Away

Cherish Creativity, Don’t Push it Away

Creativity should not be a mystery, but to many business professionals it seems allusive.  Most of us can remember times as kids when we played, colored, created art, made up songs and games, etc…  But the social norms and pressures we face while growing up have caused many to put their creativity on hold once […]

Thom Singer

About Thom Singer

Thom Singer is an expert in social networking and developing a personal brand. He has worked in sales and marketing capacities at several Fortune 100 companies and regularly speaks to corporate audiences, law firms and professional organizations. He has written seven books on the power of business relationships and is a respected Keynote speaker.

By September 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Management

5 Tips to Get your Business Case Approved

5 Tips to Get your Business Case Approved

Lets face it, you can’ get things done without getting someone’s approval, whether it is simply to go ahead with your idea or more importantly, to get the resources you need, whether people or budgets. So if you want to get things done, implement new ideas, expand your department, develop a product, launch a campaign, […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Don’t Practice Off The Rack Management

Don’t Practice Off The Rack Management

It’s a simple concept that applies to management in general. Like your employees, no two situations are exactly alike and usually requires customized solutions, not ‘off the rack management’ solutions. That’s the lazy cookie cutter approach. To customize your approach, take the management and leadership techniques you learned, read about or were told to do […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

3 Things Not To Tell Your Boss

3 Things Not To Tell Your Boss

Let’s face it, there are probably more than three things you shouldn’t tell your boss, and many other things that you should. But here is a quick list of 3 common things you should not tell your boss and how to handle them instead. That you have a problem – unless you can recommend a […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Stop Relying on Experience for Hiring Decisions

Stop Relying on Experience for Hiring Decisions

While the odds are better, your new hire may not succeed at your company just because they highlighted great accomplishments and extensive experience on their resume. Just like an investment prospectus that entices you with a great track record yet says “past performance doesn’t guarantee future performance”, the same applies when you hire someone. Look […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Career

3 Things Every Manager Should Do Today

3 Things Every Manager Should Do Today

Managers are always busy getting things done, whether it’s managing staff, addressing customer needs, reviewing process, writing reports, attending meetings and more. Sometimes, it almost feels like you are on a treadmill, moving ahead but never really getting to the end. It’s a fact of life in for most managers, but these immediate tasks and […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By September 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
3 Things Not To Tell Your Boss

3 Things Not To Tell Your Boss

Let’s face it, there are probably more than three things you shouldn’t tell your boss, and many other things that you should. But here is a quick list of 3 common things you should not tell your boss and how to handle them instead. That you have a problem – unless you can recommend a […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Member of an Association? It’s more than just a resume builder!

Member of an Association? It’s more than just a resume builder!

Building a professional career in your chosen field means more than simply doing a good job for your employer. It also means getting involved in an association that represent your industry or profession to expand your knowledge and learn from others. If you look at what you do as a profession, not just a job, […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Defining Middle Management As A Waste Treatment Facility

Defining Middle Management As A Waste Treatment Facility

Middle Management has taken a hit over the last couple of decades, seen as a needless layer and targeted during downturns and ‘right sizing’ exercises. Middle management, however, has survived. Even when it’s eliminated it will eventually creep back into organizations as they realize they need this layer, particularly in large organizations. About Michel TheriaultMichel […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Communication

Can’t Write? You Can Fix That

Can’t Write? You Can Fix That

According to James Michener, who has sold over 75 million copies of his novels worldwide, it’s not all about the initial draft, it is about re-writing.   The same applies to the business writing you do every day, whether it’s a simple email, memo, proposal, policy, procedure or business case. You don’t have to be […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Create Your PowerPoint Slides With Impact

Create Your PowerPoint Slides With Impact

Delivering effective and powerful presentations is critical to business success. It’s about making an impact that influences your audience, whether you are an entrepreneur pitching investors, a small business owner pitching a product to a retailer or potential customer, a startup presenting a new initiative or a manager asking for budget or staffing resources. Here […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

9 Tips To Deliver Powerful Business Presentations

9 Tips To Deliver Powerful Business Presentations

When delivering presentations to a general audience, senior management in your company or even a venture capitalist, a successful presentation isn’t about the PowerPoint or Keynote slides you create – it’s about much more than that. These nine points will help you deliver a much more powerful presentation, whether you are working your way up […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

How To Survive and Thrive on a Conference Call

How To Survive and Thrive on a Conference Call

Conference calls can be tough, particularly if you are the only one on the phone and everyone else is together in a room somewhere else. While saving money and time on travel is a good thing, sometimes it will be hard to contribute effectively to the meeting and your contribution is often what helps you […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Strategy

5 Tips to Get your Business Case Approved

5 Tips to Get your Business Case Approved

Lets face it, you can’ get things done without getting someone’s approval, whether it is simply to go ahead with your idea or more importantly, to get the resources you need, whether people or budgets. So if you want to get things done, implement new ideas, expand your department, develop a product, launch a campaign, […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Don’t Make The Mistake of Thinking Outside The Box

Don’t Make The Mistake of Thinking Outside The Box

You’ve probably been told to ‘Think Outside The Box” as if that’s where all the solutions to your problems are. But if you thought finding a needle in a haystack was hard, try making the haystack infinitely large. That’s what it’s like when you “Think Outside The Box”. No matter how long you stare at […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Adopt these 7 Best Practices from Outsourcing Companies

Adopt these 7 Best Practices from Outsourcing Companies

Outsourcing is a huge industry, with outsourcing being used by small and large corporations with local and even international portfolios. There is a reason they are successful in getting the attention and the business from large sophisticated corporations. While their success is based on some very specific advantages that are hard to reproduce in smaller […]

7 Business Lessons from Gourmet Cupcakes

7 Business Lessons from Gourmet Cupcakes

The Cupcake business became a media darling story. Born from placement on several TV series including 2 Broke Girls raising money to start a cupcake business and several TV series featuring cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery, it was helped along by cooking shows that were essentially cupcake making competitions (Cupcake Wars). Then the trend was […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Performance

3 Things Every Manager Should Do Today

3 Things Every Manager Should Do Today

Managers are always busy getting things done, whether it’s managing staff, addressing customer needs, reviewing process, writing reports, attending meetings and more. Sometimes, it almost feels like you are on a treadmill, moving ahead but never really getting to the end. It’s a fact of life in for most managers, but these immediate tasks and […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By September 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stop Measuring and Start Managing your Contractor’s Performance

Stop Measuring and Start Managing your Contractor’s Performance

Managing contractor Performance is important not only to ensure the contractual relationship works, but because the service the contractor delivers is important to your own success, whether it’s an internal service or a customer facing service. If they fail, you fail. Managing the performance of the service in this environment is key to minimizing your […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Get Out The Way – Let Your Employees Do Their Job

Get Out The Way – Let Your Employees Do Their Job

Smart, successful managers hire well qualified, skilled employees to get things done. If you’ve hired right, they should even be more highly qualified than you in job you’ve hired them to do. After all, your success depends on their success. So instead of getting in their way, help them get the job done. Your role […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Go Beyond The Numbers : Intelligent Benchmarking

Go Beyond The Numbers : Intelligent Benchmarking

Measuring results is the best way to improve what you are doing. This is the core of almost all quality management systems and benchmarking is a form of measurement – where you measure against something else to see where you are lagging, identify the areas and take corrective action. But it isn’t always just about […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

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