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10 Questions to Answer Before Asking to Telecommute

There’s no doubt that telecommuting is growing. Nevertheless, many managers are reluctant to allow employees to work at home, usually because of a lack of knowledge of how telecommuting can benefit everyone. Before asking your boss if...Show More Summary

How Great Leaders Get Employees to Act Like Owners?

The most daring leaders realize that inspiring employees to assume ownership and responsibility is essentially telling them, “I trust you and your contributions are essential to our firm’s success.” When employees show up to work, do...Show More Summary

Why Job Interviews Are Like Flipping A Coin

The typical job interview is no better at predicting a candidate's success than flipping a coin. Here's how to conduct solid behavioral interviews that uncover great employees.

I’m in The Guardian (in The Bahamas)

When I was in The Bahamas last week, I did a radio interview and a newspaper interview with some really smart, passionate people. You can hear the radio show here and see the two newspaper articles here and here.  

After Knowledge Flow Sessions, Follow Up in Writing

#86 Follow Up in Writing After a Group or Individual Knowledge Flow Session, follow up in writing to summarize what you heard, what actions are necessary, who is responsible for each action and when each action should be completed. Great communication shows people you value them and also encourages further sharing of information and ideas. Show More Summary

4 Ways Amazon Visibility will Build Your Personal Brand

Amazon is the premier place for eBook publishers and brands. Publishing an ebook on your area of expertise is a great brand positioning tool. Digital publishing is just the start to building a fanbase for your personal brand. It takes...Show More Summary

How to Turn Your Employees Into Fans

Everyone wants the best people to work for them. But ideally, you want people who not only are good at what they do, but are true fans of the business. Is it possible to have employees who are true fans? Being a sports fan means more than just liking the team. Being a fan at […]

Stuff the Capitalist (aka KD) Likes: Bag Men, Not Flunkies...

Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going dig in once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring the...

Got Motivation? Learn Something New to Be a More Valuable Employee

Learning doesn’t stop once you’ve got your bachelor’s degree. If you want to get ahead at work, consider these (often free) ways to learn something new. The post Got Motivation? Learn Something New to Be a More Valuable Employee appeared first on Brazen Life.

How Making Toast can make you a Problem Solver

Take 3 minutes and draw how you make toast. Grab a pen and paper and start drawing. Don’t use words. Just your artistic skills. Draw the steps you would use to make toast. Have some fun with it. For this initial 3 minute exercise do this solo. Show More Summary

There Are No Easy Ways Out – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Did you know that Kronos has nine (9) blogs devoted to helping organizations be the best they can be? Topics focus on Lean Labor Strategies, Technology Services and Human Capital Management. Show More Summary

10 Things To Know About The Projected Nursing Surplus

A recent report from the federal government finds there may be a future nursing surplus instead of a shortage. Here are 10 things nurses ought to know. The post 10 Things To Know About The Projected Nursing Surplus appeared first on BluePipes Blog.

Small Business Owners: How to Get Your Life Back

The first post of this series, Big Challenges for Small Business Owners, examined the three biggest challenges owners face: people, finances, and time. In the The Small Business People Puzzle: Part 1 and Part 2, we looked deeper into...Show More Summary

Want 17 Weeks of Paid Paternity Leave? Check Out the Best Companies for New Dads

The lack of paid maternity leave in the United States is a hot topic. But what about dads? A new list highlights companies that offer paternity leave — with pay. The post Want 17 Weeks of Paid Paternity Leave? Check Out the Best Companies for New Dads appeared first on Brazen Life.

Potential Tweak to Your Succession Platform: The Shadow

If you're lucky enough to have a decent succession program, you know the reality. Unless you're heavily invested in the concept of rotations, it's hard to keep things fresh. You need as many tweaks and features in your succession platform...

How to Deal with Employees Who Won’t Get Along

When two kindergarten kids get into a spat, teachers temporarily separate the children and know that if you give them a few minutes they’ll probably get over it. When two junior high school girls get into a spat, the whole world can come to an end and they will still hate each other and set […]

Peer Effects: Use Them for Good or Evil

Those who have reading my posts for a while know that I have a special interest in the intersection of economics and business, as well as the intersection of neuroscience and business. Recently, I corresponded with Eyal Winter, a professor...

How talent and using employee strengths improves work

This infographic takes a good look about hiring employees for talent and then finding out their job skill strengths to allow better engagement — and performance — at work. From the nice folks at Ohio University. This infographic takes a good look about hiring employees for talent and then finding out their job skill strengths […]

Reading for Pleasure Isn’t Just for Kids. 4 Ways to Get in the Habit

When you’re working hard, it’s easy to let reading fall by the wayside. But reading for pleasure could actually help you get ahead at work. The post Reading for Pleasure Isn’t Just for Kids. 4 Ways to Get in the Habit appeared first on Brazen Life.

How to Field a Hiring Pro’s First Phone Call

IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING A SYSTEMATIC, WELL-THOUGHT-OUT, WELL-EXECUTED NEW JOB SEARCH, and if you have clearly positioned yourself as being among TOP candidates, in today’s burgeoning job market, sooner rather than later, you should...Show More Summary

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