1 hour business lesson

ESL Business Teacher Articles: Getting Fired

Ugh, who wants to get fired. I hope not you. Wait a second…may I do.. Could this be the push I was looking for so I can go after my dream? Some folks definitely think this way. They have their side hustle going on but are afraid to make the leap of faith because they don’t want to take the risk of breaking out on their own and depending on this side hustle that could tail spin into catastrophe. However, loosing your job such as getting fired, could put you right on that path.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Why would you want to be fired
  • What happens to some folks when let go of
  • Why should we not purse another “job”
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Toxic Employees

We spend a lot of time at the office and so we surround ourselves usually with people we like so we can ease up a bit and just shoot the breeze. However, there are also some folks in the office who have bad habits and are simply just bitter because they may want to be somewhere else instead of here. Ahh, the toxic person in the office is usually the person who does not realize they are being toxic and causing a negative sentiment in the office. They need to be dealt with and dealt with quickly.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a toxic person
  • Why are they consider toxic
  • How do we deal with them
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Being Productive

There are many reasons as to why someone can be successful. This lesson isn’t necessarily focused around the 1% and what they do but rather how the average person can be more productive in their environment. From managing your email box and hold no-nonsense meetings are just a couple of points that can help improve your work day and your scheduling. Having this extra time does not give mean you should kick back and relax though, rather it should be used to focus on other tasks that require your attention.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What are ways to be productive
  • Why should we be more productive at the office
  • What should we do with the extra time
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Trend Analysis

Many organizations and teams gather data. This could be done from time to time or recurring manners. Then this data at some point of time if reviewed. Usually only the most recent data is reviewed as it provides the most up-to-date feedback. Often old data is not compiled together or the formatting does not match so it is difficult to assemble into a concise manner. Then there is the question of what are we looking for actually? As a result, data analysis and trend analysis is not done in the most proficient manner.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is trend analysis
  • Why should we look for trends
  • How do we look for trends
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Entitlement

Entitlement per the dictionary is “the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment” where privilege is “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.” In today’s world (and perhaps in the past), many employees in companies expect this and that from the company. There was a time when these “freebies” where not granted. Young folks now expect this without really understanding how they are funded, organized, and maintained.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is the difference between entitlement and privilege
  • When should we be entitled to something
  • Why should we grant this
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Making a Move

A lot of people in the U.S. like to do a bit of side hustle from their everyday job. These are usually odd jobs that one does to make a bit of cash to pay for their general expenses or perhaps to put towards their retirement. For the most part, their full time job controls their cash flow. However, some people take the leap of faith and turn their side hustle into their full time job.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What are some side jobs we do
  • Why do people put the effort into them
  • Why do people turn them into full jobs
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Power of Giving

I have put together an article revolving around givers and takers. In this lesson, we again focus a bit more on the subject. Here the idea is the emphasis is placed more on the giving aspect. A leader is one who stands at the front of the group and hurls forward to set the example. When it comes to giving, a leader should apply this more so than taking. At the time of writing this, it is Christmas season. Many leaders of today also received gifts from those around them and they had a great affect on them and helped make them who they are today.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What are some gifts leaders today received that influenced them
  • Why should we give gifts
  • Why should we give rather than take
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Power of Pain

Pain. Something most do not want to suffer from. Many do not take risk becuase of this experience. We run from anything that can be painful. However there are those who embrace pain. As the expression goes, “no pain, no gain.” Pain can be a major driver in people’s life whether they want to embrace it or not. It could be the tipping point as a matter of fact. Enough of the pain and it could stimulate one to do something about the situation.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What the power of pain can be
  • What do people do about it
  • Why should use pain as an advantage
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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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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