Professional Development

  • Characteristics of Servant Leadership

    The ten major characteristics of servant leadership are listening, empathy, healing relationships, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to human resources development, and commitment to building a community. Read...
    By N Nayab May 18, 2011 

  • Express Yourself and Earn Respect with Assertive Communication Skills

    Do you feel like others take advantage of you when communicating? Assertive communication skills help you to express yourself effectively to others. Assertiveness helps reduce stress and makes you more confident when working and dealing with other...
    By C.D. Crowder May 17, 2011 

  • How Effective are You? Administer a Survey to Your Client To Find Out

    Client satisfaction surveys identify the extent to which customers are happy with the product and/or service offered by the company, and solicits the customer’s feedback on the strengths and weakness, and crucial performance indicators of the...
    By N Nayab May 10, 2011 


  • Making a Plan and Setting Goals: Use These Top 10 Strategies

    Linking your personal goals to your business goals is an important strategy and helps ensure they are mutually achieved. Creating a goal setting strategy that encompasses planning is a key first step to successfully reaching your goals. This article reviews...
    By Mike Sweeney May 1, 2011 

  • 10 Best Books for Inspiration and Self-Help for Home Office Workers

    The best books for inspiration and self-help for home office workers are here and it is a motley crew. Although these titles may seem like “one is not like the other,” they all benefit the home office worker whether he needs a design plan...
    By Andrea Campbell March 30, 2011 

  • Announcing Job Changes to Clients

    Making a change to your business or even changing businesses is a big commitment and can be time consuming for you and your employees. But what about your clients? By making the announcement to clients of job changes, such as moving or additions,...
    By Regina Woodard March 16, 2011 


  • 10 Great Volunteer Ideas for Self-Employed People

    You know the joys of setting your own work schedule, designing your office the way you want and best of all, being your own boss. Working at home does have drawbacks, though, such as the lack of social interaction. These volunteer ideas are a great way...
    By Regina Woodard March 15, 2011 

  • Finding Motivation for Continuous Professional Development

    Working from home requires a lot of self-discipline, and it's not always easy to stay motivated. Finding ways to motivate yourself can help you achieve continuous professional development while also increasing your productivity and overall sense of...
    By Finn Orfano March 1, 2011 

  • Sample Professional Development & Learning Goals

    If you've been working at home for very long, you may realize how hard it is to follow through on professional development activities. Offices require seminars to help you develop your learning goals, at home, there isn't this motivation. Find...
    By Ronda Bowen February 26, 2011 

  • Free Template for a Professional Development Log

    Keeping a log of your professional development activities can be extremely beneficial, especially for the home office worker. By keeping such a log, you can be sure that you have a record of different activities. This article provides you with a professional...
    By Ronda Bowen February 26, 2011 
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