Author Archive: Michel
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 .
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Walking away from a regular corporate paycheck to start consulting can be a tough yet rewarding transition. As a consultant, you can use the skills and knowledge you developed during your career to help others while being directly rewarded for your efforts. Yet it is also very challenging to get your business running and generate […]
Some people think networking is just to find clients or land a new job. In fact, an often overlooked benefit of networking is the opportunity to learn from others and connect with people you can bounce new ideas off of. If you are trying to solve a business or career problem, chances are that others […]
The decision to fire one of your employees for performance is a hard one. It may even keep you up at night. You may even be looking hard for ways to keep them or support them so you don’t have to ruin their lives by firing them. But you have a responsibility to your organization, […]
Many people don’t generally like structure, but as a manager, it’s your job to introduce structure to drive results by implementing formal written procedures. They are easier to write than you think and will help you maintain control, ensure consistency, enable training of your staff, improve interaction between functions and departments, avoid issues with legislative […]
Simply managing your staff isn’t enough to get results. You also need to manage your boss. You are the expert in your area and know what you need to deliver success in your department and contribute to the company’s bottom line. It’s not that your boss doesn’t contribute – it’s just that their contribution is […]
It’s important to avoid boilerplate for your proposal and the same advice applies for your cover letter. Unfortunately, too many cover letters lack impact and are ineffective because they are written using the same old tired formula or template that was used before. It’s often either written as an afterthought or based on platitudes for […]
I often say that spelling and grammar are not the most important thing to focus on when writing. It gets a very strong reaction from some people who connect spelling or grammar mistakes with poor or questionable content. After all, if someone can’t get the spelling of a word right, how can you trust the […]
One of the biggest risks to your career is when you get a new boss. Gone is your boss’s knowledge about your performance and contribution and the good working relationship you had with the previous boss. Now you have to start all over again. And even worst, sometimes that new boss was hired to make […]
If you’re involved with an association where you want to network with potential clients, you’re making one more step towards increasing business. If you’ve become involved in the association as a volunteer, board member or elected official, you’ve even gone beyond most of your competitors. In fact, for most associations, vendor members are an important […]