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Some thoughts on why “empty labor” makes us miserable

The Atlantic has an absolutely fascinating article that reveals how little work actually goes on at work. From the article: …the proportion of people who say they never work hard has long been far greater than those who say they always do. The articles and books about the stressed-out fraction of humanity can be counted in the […]

Career Progression with an Executive MBA [Infographic]

Working tech or business professionals looking to enrich their careers or move on to the next lucrative ladder toward career success often consider Executive MBA as a viable option.   Here’s an interesting Infographic that highlights some important points on the uniqueness of the executive MBA. Show More Summary

The Random Show: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More

This episode of The Random Show is a mind snack… fueled by wine. There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic session of scatterbrained nonsense. Like what? To start off: hidden gems in Japan, hating tech, Kevin’s new obsessions (and projects), gifts, books we’re reading, excessive sexual awkwardness, and much more. O-tanoshimi dane! For all […]

The Dichotomy of Silicon Valley

Two news items over the last day caught my attention. The startups in Silicon Valley, flush with VC funding and scrambling for talent are creating a new role, a person specially to look after "employee perks"! And I don't think it's an HR role. Show More Summary

WittyParrot's list of top 100 HR influencers to follow on Twitter #socialHR

The folks at SaaS company brought up a list of top 100 HR influencers to follow on Twitter and I was fortunate to be ranked on with fellow HR friends from India along with Abhijit Bhaduri, Anand Pillai, Vivek Paranjpe, Achal Khanna,Show More Summary

5 Tips for Networking with Influencers

Connecting with influential professionals in your industry can be extremely beneficial for your career. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn about their expertise, but also you will have the chance to get yourself noticedShow More Summary

Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

Everybody agrees that networking plays a crucial part in our careers whether it is for finding a new job or a new client or just passing and sharing knowledge. However, not everybody is doing it right. If you want to network successfully...Show More Summary

Want to Work Remotely While Traveling the World? This Program Can Help

Do you dream of finding a remote job and traveling the world? A new program called Remote Year might be your golden ticket. The post Want to Work Remotely While Traveling the World? This Program Can Help appeared first on Brazen Lif...

The 2 People You'll Meet When You Give Your Employees Total Freedom on Social Media...

Look, I know you're scared of social media. People like Tim Sackett and I used to do a year's worth of speaking gigs talking about social media and HR, then we just got bored and moved on. We'll, I'm back...

How Job Interviews Really Go

I stumbled upon this video today: Hilarious. Now, to be honest, I already knew about Kid Snippets, but I hadn’t seen this one before. I want you all to change your job interviews to match this one. Especially the salary negotiation with fingers and multiple firings.

Workplace (double) standards about dress

What you wear reflects who you are, or who you want to be. It’s why you should “dress one level up” for a job interview. That means if you’re applying for a job in a business-casual environment, you still wear a suit to the interview, whether you’re a man or woman. But once you leave […]

Boost Your Business With a Visual Content Strategy

Use visual content to give your marketing strategy a boost and engage with your audience. Here’s what you need to know about the most popular visual content types. The post Boost Your Business With a Visual Content Strategy appeared first on Brazen Life.

Caution: Giving Thanks Can Be Self-Defeating

In the US, the upcoming national holiday is called Thanksgiving, which infers you should be thanking someone for something you valued. Thanks for what? None of us are the original Pilgrims and very few of us are having dinner with Native Americans, who deserve a whole lot more than thanks. Show More Summary

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – November 2014

Earlier this month, I attended the KronosWorks Conference. I’m looking forward to sharing with you all of my takeaways in the weeks ahead. One experience I wanted to share from my time in Las Vegas was some photos from the Zappos Tour. Show More Summary

A master at work

This guy is a master at his job and seems very happy doing it!

Personal Branding Weekly – #1 Must Do to Accelerate Networking

A popular saying is that “Social Media is word of mouth marketing on steroids.”  Another is that Social Media amplifies your word of mouth. Both of these statements are true. The mistake that’s made is in the foundation or in the assumption that word of mouth in that connections or association already exists. Show More Summary

Inclined to Collaborate? You Should Be

"Collaboration is a key driver of overall performance of companies around the world. Its impact is twice as significant as a company’s aggressiveness in pursuing new market opportunities (strategic orientation) and five times as significant as the external market environment...

Really: How Many Choices Do You Want?

The rallying cry of sales reps, product managers and politicians is "Choices! We offer choices!" My observation? We really don’t like having too many choices. It makes us a little nervous. Every option leads to a chance to foul something...

3 Creative Yet Professional Ways to Get Your Next Job Application Noticed

If you want HR to spend more than the average.25 seconds reviewing your application, here’s how to make it stand out from the rest. The post 3 Creative Yet Professional Ways to Get Your Next Job Application Noticed appeared first on Brazen Life.

Walk Up Music Should Be Required in All Your Meetings...

Yeah, I'll say it. I think walk up music should be required at all your meetings. You know what walk up music is - it's the song that plays when a major league baseball player walks from the dugout to...

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