Career lessons from LeBron James, small businesses aren’t happy – or hiring, and what’s next in Mobile.
- So, let’s talk LeBron. Everyone else in the world
is, so why should we miss out?
- You’re probably not a superstar basketball player –
and your ego’s probably closer to earth – but there’s some lessons to
learn from his scoot from Cleveland to Miami.
- So, if you’re switching jobs, consider this:
- Your boss shouldn’t hear about your move through a
rumor, Twitter, Facebook or anyone but you.
- Always be professional and even thank your boss for
the chance to work with him – even if you don’t like him.
- Don’t talk up your new job or try to recruit
co-workers before you leave.
- Remember – you’re good, but you’re not
irreplaceable. Be humble when talking to people about your move. That way,
they’ll respect your decision and won’t resent your moving.
- Basically, LeBron broke every rule in the book. He
can get away with it, but the rest of us probably can’t.
- Small companies hired fewer new people in June than
they have since October.
- That’s from Intuit, the maker of Quicken and
- The Chicago Tribune says that’s making some people
worry that small businesses won’t be able to lead an economic recovery.
That’s what they usually do.
- It also could indicate big companies will be slow
- Intuit says companies with fewer than 20 employees
added just 18,000 workers last month. In February, they added 60,000.
- The reason seems to be that companies just don’t
know where the economy is going.
- That’s making them afraid to commit.
- So, what’s next in mobile? We’ve got games, we’ve
got e-mail, we’re getting location-based services.
- How about CRM?
- Wille Jow, a vice president at Sybase, thinks it’s
a logical progression.
- On IT Business Edge, he argues mobile workers can
make better decisions when they get real-time information from company systems.
- Yankee Group backs him up. They say mobile CRM can
eliminate redundant activities, increase win rates, and reduce sales-call
costs, among other things.
- And my wife says my iPad’s just a toy.
— Mark Feffer