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So, it turns out in the early days of Microsoft Bill Gates memorized the license plate numbers of employees so he could know who was in the office. He considered this part of his fanatical dedication to work, but it actually shows a serious lack of understanding about work. Now, I’m not saying that his […]
A great company culture can help a company recruit the best candidates as well as improve productivity. Therefore, entrepreneurs and small business owners should start building their company culture from day one. However, what do you...Show More Summary
Confession: I’m a Tim Gunn fan. Tim Gunn is the chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne and one of the mentors on the reality television program Project Runway. He’s known for telling designers to “Make it work!” during the competition. Show More Summary
Why should you be a people artist at work? People artistry is a form of powerful recognition that recognizes others while enhancing their engagement. It can foster both retention and loyalty. It may increase productivity and profits. But these are instrumental reasons. They are not bad. They are not wrong. They may even be necessary […]
That's right - I said it. Payton Manning will pimp promote your HR Department for $10,000. It probably will cost more than that, but the point is that Payton Manning is for sale. He's got you humming your grocery list...
PM certifications increase your earning potential and differentiate you on the job market. The Project Management Institute offers six certifications, and here are some details about each so you can assess which one is most applicable. Certified Associate in Project...
California is an at-will employment state. (Every state but Montana is at-will.) This means that you can terminate someone for any reason or no reason, as long as it doesn’t violate the law. So, you can terminate someone for wearing mismatched shoes, but you can’t terminate someone for being pregnant. You can fire a pregnant woman […]
Did you finish design school fully booked? I didn’t. I freelanced through school, between jobs, and in the evenings, building my portfolio, my network, and my savings account. Getting to be a full-time freelancer took a few — thirteen, to be exact — years of preparing myself. Show More Summary
A while ago I published a series of posts on the principles of self-management. It’s become a popular topic of conversation because a number of organizations are implementing holacracy. While the terms are being used interchangeably, they really aren’t the same thing. Show More Summary
Coming across as “human” is valuable, especially since people do people with people. While this may seem like a weakness to the individual, to the audience, being human makes it easier to connect with you. Turning Weaknesses to Strengths Identify The...Show More Summary
In order to establish your brand as a trusted lead in your industry you need a well thought out content marketing strategy. Having the right target market dialed in with stand out blog posts is critical to gaining more subscribers and...Show More Summary
People Artists draw out the best in others. It is our debt. The debt we owe to the people who drew out the best in us. In the 48 second video below an attendee at the HRPA conference in Toronto acknowledges her People Artist. Watch the video and imagine you are in front of the camera asked to answer the following question: […]
I work at a marketing company and often work long hours. Sometimes issues come up outside of the office, and I frequently find myself using my cellphone (and personal computer) for work — sometimes to field client calls, but often from my supervisors as well. I’ve tried to discuss with my boss the potential for […]
It’s game time! The Super Bowl brings a lot of thing to mind: expensive ads, decadent appetizers…and teamwork. Teamwork is as essential to your professional career as it is to a winning season on the field. And organized sports are … [Read more...] The post Teamwork for the Win appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
Who’s been looking at your LinkedIn Profile? What LinkedIn Profiles have you been looking at? There are three options for LinkedIn profile privacy. This LinkedIn option is part of the Privacy Settings that allows you to determine how...Show More Summary
This weekend is the Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. The game is expected to draw at least 100 million viewers, making it one of the most watched events in U.S. television. Even if you don’t like football,...Show More Summary
We are personally responsible for our own engagement. Even if we accept, personal responsibility for engagement and we have the will to engage, we can benefit from the skills of engagement. Learn the skills of: With Treasure Trigger Study Foster Play Access my latest post on the Halogen TalentSpace blog, click here. Get the employee engagement six […]
I am a middle manager without a union who has been told that because of poor job performance, I would need to step down. My boss had offered me a lower level position that I do not wish to fill as I don’t want to work for them any longer. I asked my boss to […]
Why is the phenomenon of social media so important? Social media serve to develop mutual relationships based on trust. It is a very broad-based approach, as opposed to traditional networking, which is more targeted and narrower. ForShow More Summary