I can't find the button to freeze my row header and columns in Excel. Can you help?
Absolutely! Let me show you how to find almost anything in Excel. In the menu bar above the ribbon bar in Excel, on the right side, you should see a magnifying glass icon followed by "Tell me what you want to do". Click on that and ask your question. You will then see a drop down of possible solutions. In this case, you will see the topic "Freeze Panes" followed by selections of "unfreeze", "columns", "rows". Select one and you will be directed on how to do that. For the quick answer, "give a fish vs. teaching to fish". Select "View" on the menu bar, then "Freeze Panes" in the ribbon.
I have a hard time keeping to a budget! Can you help?
Don't stress about the word "budget". It is simply a tool, not a mandate. It shows you where your money comes from and where it goes. This helps you prioritize your daily needs and long-term goals against the constant impulses and bombardment of friends and advertisements. Marketers are great at promoting impulse buying, like all the candy bars at the check-out stand! Knowing that you are saving for a new phone or a trip to Europe helps you stay focused. If you really want that candy bar or a night out with friends, make allowance for it in the budget. It will then be an informed decision on what you are giving up to have it. So, dream and set your goals. Then manage/balance your cash flow (your budget) to prioritize those needs, wants and goals! If you have others in your family that you are responsible for, be sure to include them in this process, even the little one!
Is Maslow's hierarchy of needs still relevant for today's manager?
Although proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" in Psychological Review, I encounter it frequently in today's management discussions and is still actively applied in the workforce. To manage your employee teams you must know the root drive or motivation for each member, how the member will interact with others and ultimately perform. Interestingly, a member's needs will fluctuate up and down the hierarchy throughout the day and will show outward signs of those needs. As a manager, you can pick up on those cues, address them and keep each member and your team satisfied and motivated. Although simplistic, Maslow's hierarchy is easy to remember and the needs are easy to address.