ESL Business Teacher Articles: Middle Managers

Middle managers. They just hover above the working folk and yet just below the big bosses. Do we really need them? They seem to just get in the way or they are that pay grade above us to make those decisions for us. Do they block and tackle all the politics in the office for us or just create a bigger swamp to muck around in.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What are middle managers roles
  • Why do we need them
  • Why should we keep them
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: AI

AI has always been an interesting subject. Many movies have focused on the pros and cons of AI dating back decades. One movie that comes to mind is the Matrix. We always like to think of the what if scenarios and usually the worst outcomes (add a hero to it too). These days AI is becoming more of a hot topic as many of the systems we use now utilize AI to run them. As we humans take a step back and leave it to technology, should we be concerned? Elon Musk certainly is but others are not.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • How AI is used today
  • Why should we consider these
  • What is the greater impact of AI and when could it impact us more
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Changing Mentalities

Whether we like changing environments or not, the world is going to continue to change and we need to adapt with it. Children tend to do this best and generally seem to accept the world for what it is in the now as they have no historical knowledge until later in life. When it comes to the workplace, this too is ever changing. Stagnant business tend to fail so we must adapt. However, when we look to bringing on new resources, are we concerned with gender and age groups? It is a challenging situation as this continues to be a problem in the workforce.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is age and gender discrimination
  • Why should we consider these
  • How do we go about combating this
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: High Performance Habits

Brendon Burchard has written a good numbers of books that shine very brightly. He provides a lot of insight on how to be more successful in life. He has done hsi research and has learned from first hand experience on what it takes to make it in life. In his most recent book, High Performance Habits, he focus just on this. His team has done a very intensive study on what these are and shares with us. The challenge as with many books, is can you incorporate them into our daily life? Brendon shows us just how to do this.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What are the attributes of high performance habits
  • Why should we consider these
  • How do we go about applying these daily
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Keep the Focus

Keep the focus. Why is it so difficult to do just that though? In a previous article, we discussed about ADHD and the effects it could have on individuals. Aside from that challenge, we face ever changing and increasing technology allowing us to connect in many ways and as a result pulling us in different directions. Then how do we take control in our own lives to succeed? Discipline and motivation are two key factors in helping us break the cultural norm today to achieve what we really desire then.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is motivation and discipline
  • Why should we consider these
  • How do we go about strengthening these attitudes daily
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Contributing to Society

Everything we do these days matters. We want to create values for others. If you are striving to become an entrepreneur, this is a critical piece in making sure your business is successful. If you are unable to create more values for others, likely they will not be interested in your product or service. Contributing to society is another component to this concept. Creating value for society is even more essential because more and more young people strive to help others and the environments they live in. As companies grow larger and more globally, understanding local cultures is too becoming important to success.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • How can we contribute to society
  • Why should we consider this
  • What can we do learn about foreign cultures to create more value
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Elevating Others

Elevating others is a critical component to success these days. If you are to be a good leader, one should always promote others when they accomplish work even if they too played a role in it. We should try to look for the best in others and giving praise to one another is just one way we can do this.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Why elevating others is important
  • Why should we consider this
  • What can we do to promote others work
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Collaboration

Collaboration is essential in the office environment. If we only work in silos, we will not understand the needs of others and look for improvement in processes. It is common for individuals to focus on their career and doing the work put in front of them day in and day out. However, not taking the time out to continuing to enhance their skill, they hurt themselves. Furthermore, if you do not work with other departments, you miss many other opportunities of learning. They may be doing something different to which you could be applying..or vice versus.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What collaboration is
  • Why should we consider this
  • What can we do to enhance departmental/team collaboration
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Poverty

Poverty, it is a terrible situation to be in. The world is unfair but does it have to be like this though? Looking at some maps of the US, we can see where the lines are drawn between who is doing well and who is not. It is quite mesmerizing to see all the colors and how when you cross the street you go from million dollar homes to shambles that should just be knocked down. How can this be?

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What are the lines between classes
  • Why are there separations
  • What the impact of poverty
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Failure

Failure. Nobody wants to bomb it. But. It happens. I think most parents get this and understand that it happens so we just move on. However, we treat our children like they are super stars and they can do no wrong! We want to protect them and tell them everything is ok! you are a winner! But is this a good approach to parenting? What is the impact then when they grow up and enter the office environment? Must the boss praise 8 times to every negative piece of feedback given? Hmm..

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Why failure is important
  • What is the impact of helicopter parenting
  • What can we do to change this situation
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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