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How to prevent distracted driving at work

If you’re not a bus driver, long- distance trucker or a taxi driver, you probably don’t think about driving at work much. After all, your job is to do something else, not to drive. But a lot of us drive for work all the time, even if it’s not a core function. Salespeople going from […]

What to do when your coworkers are gross

Life is gross, but sometimes your coworkers make it even more disgusting than it has to be. If you have a colleague who picks his teeth during meetings, cuts her toenails at her desk, or does any number of yucky things, what can you do? If you’re the boss, of course, it’s your responsibility to […]

5 Ways to Make Your Employees Love You

You want employees who are loyal and work hard. You want them to trust you and follow your vision. And most of all, you want employees who will help your business grow. How do you do this? It’s really easy. I’ll give you five examples–drawn from real life–of how to turn your angry, sullen workers […]

Your Former Employees Want a Reference, Here Is What Your Attorney Thinks About That

Being the boss means that you will have the opportunity to provide references for your former employees. Some companies ask that you just verify dates and titles and others want to question you about your former (or sometimes current) employee. Lots of companies have policies requiring people to keep their mouths shut, but others allow […]

Mormon Leaders’ Guide to Success

If you want success, look at those who have succeeded. Unlike other churches, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ leadership doesn’t come through the ranks of full time clergy. There are no paid local leaders, so church leaders are also leaders in business, education, military, and all other walks of life. Therefore, not […]

How to be more productive at work without a java jolt

There’s a Starbucks on almost every corner. If you happen to need coffee before you get to the next corner, there’s always Dunkin’ Donuts, or McDonalds, or the Keurig in your kitchen or the ubiquitous coffee pot in your workplace. American business gets done because of coffee. Or maybe it’s actually killing your productivity. That’s […]

How not to get stung by a relocation contract

Imagine that you signed a relocation contract with your employer that said they would cover your moving costs up to $10,000. So, you hired a moving company, moved across the country, and incurred a lot of expenses, based on the belief that you’d be handed a check for $10,000 at the end of it. And, […]

When Your Boss and Co-worker are Best Friends

Friendships at work can be difficult to navigate. Sure, that’s where you spend a good portion of your waking hours, so it makes sense that you’d bond with the people you work with. But, when you have friendships across levels, it can become tricky for everyone else at the office. For example: My co-worker and […]

Why Football Season Can Be Good For Your Office

Football season is in full swing, and for sports fans that means talking about football at work–either the day after the game to discuss the ins and outs, or the day before to discuss the anticipation of the whole thing. Oh, and of course, you’ve got the fantasy football games to discuss as well. It […]

The 5 Attitudes that Stifle Creativity

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to come up with new ideas–or at least a new way to do an old idea. If you’re no better than the competition, you won’t succeed. And if you can come up with something entirely new that has no competition? You win. But creativity is a challenge and […]

3 Management Lessons From a Turkish Wedding

Most people spend their time at weddings drinking and eating cake. I look for keys to making better managers, and therefore, better businesses. We spent last weekend at my sister-in-law’s wedding, in Adana, Turkey. Her new husband is Turkish and the wedding was in his home town (where they now live). Here are 3 lessons […]

Is there too much emphasis on college degrees?

Walmart’s (WMT) chief spokesman, David Tovar, resigned recently after the retail giant discovered that he lied on his resume. Tovar said he had graduated from the University of Delware in 1996, when in reality he had not finished his coursework for the degree. Tovar is out of a job because he lied. I have no […]

When your salary truly is unfair

Most big companies have someone monitoring compensation, making sure that things are pretty much fair. But, sometimes, things fall through the cracks. And, unfortunately, sometimes the big boss doesn’t care about fair, but just cares about paying people as little as possible. You can’t blame a business owner for wanting to make a profit. After […]

Bullying a common problem at work

Ever been bullied at work? If so, you’re not close to being alone. A new survey by job-search site CareerBuilder found that 28 percent of U.S. employees have experienced bullying at work. The employees most likely to feel bullied on the job are the disabled, with 44 percent of people with disabilities reporting that they […]

6 questions for companies changing a dress code

Walmart’s (WMT) recent decision to enforce a new dress code for employees by the end of September has put a spotlight on the issue and raised some thorny questions. For instance, what’s the difference between a dress code and a uniform? Plus, the move has many Walmart employees upset because buying new clothes is an […]

6 Tips for refreshing your resume

You’re perfectly happy in your current job, and everything seems to be going well, so no need to update your resume, right? Hardly. Writing a resume can be tedious, and it’s difficult to remember the things you accomplished in your last position. That means you should update your resume often. If it’s been more than […]

Why I don’t care that Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use Ipads

The shocking reason Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use Ipads! And several click-baity variations of that have been floating around my Facebook page, with parents giving all sorts of commentary on how the elite make these things to control the masses but they don’t let their precious offspring near them! Whatever. Steve Jobs also […]

You Can’t Quit, You’re Fired

Sometimes, the best thing for your business is to fire someone. Sometimes the worst thing for your business is to fire someone. I got an email from Kelli, who worked for a small start up. The boss was somewhat volatile and erratic. His business partners had even hired a counselor to try to smooth the […]

Fast food protesters may get less than they expected

ull confession. I really like fast food. I love McDonald’s. I love Burger King. I love Wendy’s. I love the newer breed of fast food too — like Chipotle, Panera Bread and anything else, really. I realize it isn’t the healthiest thing ever, and it’s more money than I like to spend, so our family […]

And The Winner Is…Hiring Like Miss America

Going on a job interview is a lot like participating in a beauty pageant, but it absolutely should not be that way. Last night Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the 2015 Miss America Pageant, and joins a small but beautiful group of women to wear the crown. As a child, my sisters and I […]

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