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

Don’t Treat Your Employees Like You Want To Be Treated

Don’t Treat Your Employees Like You Want To Be Treated

We’ve all been told that we should treat others the way we want to be treated, but don’t take this literally in your management role. After all, everyone is different. How your employees respond and react will vary from how you would and from each other. While in some cases, you do have to treat […]

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.

12 Reasons You Need An Organization Wide Project Management Methodology

12 Reasons You Need An Organization Wide Project Management Methodology

In many organizations, the first step when undertaking a project involves the creation of a methodology or approach. Within many organizations, each department or each manager may be inventing their own methodology each time a new project is undertaken. Instead of focusing on the project at hand, people involved in project management end up putting […]

Jim Stokes

About Jim Stokes

Jim Stokes provides project management and land acquisition services at Forestview Project Planning Services in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Jim has written a series of papers about The Importance of Project Planning available at Forestview PPS. For further information you can contact Jim directly at. jim@ForestviewPPS.com

By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
3 Key practices to help you manage Office Space Standards

3 Key practices to help you manage Office Space Standards

If you are responsible for managing the office space at your company, you know how difficult it can be. Some useful approaches to make this easier came out of a benchmarking study I did for a client who was trying to rationalize their office space allocation standards while planning for a major relocation. The relocation […]

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.

5 Ways to Turn Employee Training Into Performance

5 Ways to Turn Employee Training Into Performance

Managers and trainers can sometimes be at odds with the end goals of training for their employees. Trainers tend to focus on designing the training experience, ensuring that a good atmosphere for learning happens, whether it occurs in a training session in an on-line environment, and providing relevant take-aways that relate to the job. Managers […]

Arupa Tesolin

About Arupa Tesolin

Arupa Tesolin is the Managing Executive and National Practice Leader for Learning Paths International Canada, a proven learning methodology that gets employees up-to-speed 30-50% faster while reducing the time and cost of training. Arupa is a recognized learning consultant, trainer, author, and innovation speaker.

Career

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.

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 Stand Out From The Crowd

How To Stand Out From The Crowd

My previous blog posting,  “You Do NOT Need To Be Like Everyone Else” prompted a few people to ask me to go farther with the concept of not being seen as a commodity.  While they agreed that being unique was a good idea, they wanted me to talk in more depth about how one can […]

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 January 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
You Don’t Need To Be Like Everyone Else – Be Unique

You Don’t Need To Be Like Everyone Else – Be Unique

You do not have to be like everyone else.  In fact, you are better off if you are NOT like everyone else. As a small business person and “solo-preneur” there is a lot of time spent on marketing, and the more one tends to resemble others, the harder it is to get noticed.  I have […]

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 December 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Communication

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.

6 Steps to Influence Others With Your Business Writing

6 Steps to Influence Others With Your Business Writing

Business writing used to be simply about communicating — getting information across to others. Not anymore. Now you have to influence, not just communicate, with your writing. (Want more help? Get our free ebook “Write To Influence“) And it’s not just ad copy, sales material or proposals that need to influence. Whether you are competing […]

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

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.

7 Strategies To Improve Creativity Using the Analog Approach

7 Strategies To Improve Creativity Using the Analog Approach

I spend way too much time in front of the computer, but sometimes when I start planning for an initiative, workshop or presentation, I step away from the computer and switch to a pad of paper and a pen to improve creativity. That’s right, a pen instead of a pencil and eraser, which means that […]

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.

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 →
Procuring Services – Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Procuring Services – Are You Asking The Right Questions?

There is a simple mistake many Managers (or their procurement departments) make when writing the Request For Proposal (RFP) questions for services. I’ve seen it time and time again, having written my share of proposal responses both for past employers and for clients. I’ve also seen it when assessing procurement practices, procuring services and helped […]

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

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.

Small Incremental Steps Or Bold Steps – A Place For Both

Small Incremental Steps Or Bold Steps – A Place For Both

David Lloyd George said “You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps.” and from a practical standpoint, he’s right – you have to do it in one bold stride. In business however, there’s a place for both. Bold steps to gain the advantage in the marketplace by taking a risk or driving initiative. 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.

Managing Performance for Project Management Services

Managing Performance for Project Management Services

Whether you manage projects internally or use third party project management, you can manage results with a good performance management framework. This applies to contracted services or internal staff. Whether performance management for project management services is effective or not depends on the specific conditions, since measures can sometimes drive the wrong behavior and cause […]

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.

In-House or Outsource? The Right Answer

In-House or Outsource? The Right Answer

There are many debates about whether to outsource or manage in-house, whether full-outsourcing or subcontracting separate services. It’s always amusing when someone, usually someone with experience only on one side of the equation, or someone selling procuremement or outsourcing services, says that one way is better than the other. Having been in-house, with an outsourcing […]

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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