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Personal Brands: Delivering on the Brand Promise

Being on the other end of the phone when dealing with customer service representatives, is either a curse or a blessing. It’s a coin toss. One that quickly became a curse when I had to speak to a Wacom customer service rep. Many large company brands are striving hard for that “human engagement”. Show More Summary

Help Employers Understand How To Max You Out!

College seniors should be on full blast with job interviews as graduation day approaches. There has been countless articles and posts about how to master an interview and what your resume should look like. All good stuff to know butShow More Summary

Does Your GPA Really Matter? Here’s the Truth for College Grads

Google doesn’t hire people based on their GPA, and other companies are following suit. Here’s what’s more important than your grades. The post Does Your GPA Really Matter? Here’s the Truth for College Grads appeared first on Brazen Life.

Thinking of Lying About Your Experience? Here’s How Interviewers Will Find You Out

Think you can get away with lying about your experience at an interviewer? Think again. This is what will give you away. The post Thinking of Lying About Your Experience? Here’s How Interviewers Will Find You Out appeared first on Brazen Life.


It almost seems that a person’s comfort with buying something online has an inverse relationship with the item’s size. Books, digital goods (size = 0), and clothing are no brainers these days, but people still seem to prefer an in-person experience when it comes to furniture, cars, and homes. I guess it could be based […]

Newsflash: Motherhood is not the world’s hardest job

Mother’s Day is coming up, which means once again we get to hear about how valiant and wonderful mothers are. Super. I agree. My mom is great. Hopefully yours is too. And, as I tell my children, they are lucky to have me as their mom, even though they don’t have iPads like EVERY OTHER […]

Key Signs You're About to Hire the Wrong Person

Turnover costs are steep. Just ask John Bishop, founder of employee assessment company Accent on Success. Bishop says that one of his clients, a St. Louis-based photocopier company, figured its first-year cost to train a new copier repair person is...

Job hunters, don’t overlook your “soft skills”

When you’re interviewing for a job, it’s critical to show you have the hard skills the employer is asking for. After all, who’s going to hire an accountant who doesn’t know accounting? But a new survey by CareerBuilder finds that hiring managers and human resources people are looking just as closely at your “soft skills.” […]

Five Reasons Your Attitude Is Hurting Your Career

This post is about trying to help you, not about criticizing you. Please consider it in that light. Your attitude is one of the most important factors in creating your long-term career happiness. As noted in the first chapter of my career...Show More Summary

Employee Engagement Definition: A focus on “with others”

Employee engagement is not a solo endeavor (Reading time 42 seconds) I loved reading Kate Nasser’s deeper look at my employee engagement definition of: “good work, done well, with others, every day.” Thank you Kate. She offered an excellent elaboration of the “with others” part of the definition: Leaders, you can fill this gap by […]

Interview: Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey And Rachel Cruze

I recently spoke to Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze, as they were releasing their new book “Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money“. Ramsey is America’s trusted voice o”.n money and business.Show More Summary

The Best Leaders Have Mastered This Underrated Skill

In today’s world of constant connectivity and endless information, brevity is now a leadership necessity. The post The Best Leaders Have Mastered This Underrated Skill appeared first on Brazen Life.

Are There Generational Difference in Expressing Appreciation?

Just as the 5 Love Languages have helped millions of couples improve their communication with each other, the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace is now drastically enhancing supervisors’ and colleagues’ ability to communicate...Show More Summary

Hard Close Loses to Selling Ethically

Negotiating the fine line of exuberance for the service you are selling, versus becoming too aggressive in the sales process, is critical for establishing a sound sales foundation and future business. Knowing your boundaries and communicating...Show More Summary

Leadership Lessons From Limp Bizkit...

I'm Generation X. If there was ever any doubt about that, this post should put that doubt to rest. Last week found me rolling through airports in Baton Rouge and Philadelphia. As I was running through the Philadelphia airport to...

Afraid to Delegate? How to Get Over It and Get More Work Done

Done correctly, delegating can actually lower the risk in your business. Learn how to do it the right way with these tips. The post Afraid to Delegate? How to Get Over It and Get More Work Done appeared first on Brazen Life.


Travel decisions are almost always open to outside influence. If you know where you’re going, you may need help figuring out how to get there or what to do once you get there. If you don’t know where you want to go, the possibilities are truly endless. That’s why marketers love the travel market (it […]

Some companies see opportunity in autism

“I am fairly convinced that America is not really aware of the pending tsunami of burden that the current autistic rate will put on our workforce and adult support services in the next 10 to 20 years,” said one father of a 14-year-old autistic son. He’s not alone in his concerns. According to the Centers […]

Asking for a Pay Raise? These Tips Will Help You Negotiate the Salary You Deserve

Want a pay raise, but not sure how to approach it? Follow these steps to get paid what you’re worth. The post Asking for a Pay Raise? These Tips Will Help You Negotiate the Salary You Deserve appeared first on Brazen Life.

Send me to China :)

So far, I’ve spoken about happiness at work in 32 different countries but I have an ambition to add more. The top 3 countries I’d love to speak in are: China South Korea Australia. Can you help me get there? Do you have any contacts or know some companies in those countries who might benefit […]

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