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Advancement Weekly Archives: 2011

Advancement Weekly offers you information on how to manage people, budgets and other resources. With each issue, we will bring you news, research, tips and commentary about management best practices from around the web and beyond.


  • July 11, 2011: Repeat to Succeed: Effective Managers Who Ask Twice Boost Staff Performance; New Research Uncovers Costs, Consequences of Fundraising Staff Turnover; Ways to Reward Your Employees Without Money
  • July 18, 2011: Timeless Management Lessons from an Old Source; PowerPoint Alternatives: What to Do When Your Presentations Put People to Sleep; Top Advice on Managing Difficult Conversations
  • July 25, 2011: Negotiate Your Way to Management Success; Intolerant Work Environment Stalls Careers of LGBTs; Leadership lessons from Harry Potter


  • Aug. 1, 2011: Use Data to Identify Best Practices; Grooming the Managers of Tomorrow; Detecting and Treating Employee Boredom
  • Aug. 8, 2011: Lead Yourself to Lead Others; Study: Teleworking Less Popular, but No Less Effective; Email Etiquette and the Appropriateness of 'Reply All'
  • Aug. 15, 2011: Small Wins at Office Make Big Difference; Give 'Em a Break: Helping Employees Maximize Vacation; Manage as a Consultant and Therapist
  • Aug. 22, 2011: Looking and Acting Like a Leader; Energizing Employees during the Afternoon Slump; Nice Guys Don't Have to Finish Last
  • Aug. 29, 2011: Being a "Good Enough" Manager; Don't be a Conference Wallflower; Simple Speeches are Great Speeches


  • Sept. 5, 2011: Tapping Employee Ideas; Maximizing Office Space; Etiquette for Eating at Your Desk
  • Sept. 12, 2011: How to Come Back from Vacation; Discouraging Workplace Gossip; Physical Exercise Improves Productivity
  • Sept. 19, 2011: How Not to Fire An Employee; Drafting a Robust Remote Work Policy; How to Ask Questions Well
  • Sept. 26, 2011: Taking Advice from Colleagues; Clearing Up Presentation-Speak; The Dangers of Over-Praising


  • Oct. 3, 2011: Multitasking Managers Make Better Decisions; Lead a Better Brainstorming Meeting; What to Do When Asked for a Raise
  • Oct. 10, 2011: The 'Fatal Five' to Avoid During Presentations; How to Network Smarter; Keeping Employees Sharp
  • Oct. 17, 2011: Introverted vs. Extroverted Managers; All Work and Some Play; Setting a Sensible Smartphone Policy
  • Oct. 24, 2011: The Likability of Managers; Motivation Mistakes to Avoid; Leadership is like Riding a Bike
  • Oct. 31, 2011: The Benefits of Collaborative Hiring; Why Managers Should Meditate; Managing a Perfectionist


  • Nov. 7, 2011: Charisma is a Teachable Trait; Proper Etiquette for Videoconferencing; Characteristics of Ineffective Leaders
  • Nov. 14, 2011: Presentations in the Social Media Age; Dealing with Employee Resignations; How to Manage Luck
  • Nov. 21, 2011: How to Recover Lost Time; Setting up New Hires for Success; Signs You Are Overworked
  • Nov. 28, 2011: Signs Your Best Employee Is Looking Elsewhere; Habits to Avoid at Conferences; The Art of Giving Feedback


  • Dec. 5, 2011: The Best Way to Start and Finish Your Day; Optimize Email Correspondences; Holiday Gift-Giving Etiquette at the Office
  • Dec. 12, 2011: Dealing with the Office 'Debbie Downer'; Maintaining Your Cool as a Manager; Tracking Employee Happiness
  • Dec. 19, 2011: Don't Let Email Ruin Your Holiday Break; Motivate Workers by Getting in Their Heads; Why You Should Hire People Who Fail