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Can the Corporate Brain Drain Be Reversed?

A few weeks ago, a close relative of mine (a Gen Xer)  resigned his $130,000 a year job. He is a software architect, a profession in short supply. Why did he resign his job? Here are a few reasons: He felt the company management wasShow More Summary

Learn from the Best: 4 Simple Tips to Attract Top Recruits

Recruiters, do you want the top candidates to come to you? This new list could be your answer. The post Learn from the Best: 4 Simple Tips to Attract Top Recruits appeared first on Brazen Life.

Wondering About the New SHRM Certification? I Did a Podcast For You...

First up, let me say that I remain pro-HRCI and SPHR... That said - SHRM. SCP. SHRM-SCP. SPHR. PHR. How do you figure out what to do? I know you're wondering about the SHRM-SCP certification path---especially if you listened to...

TBT: Telecommuting Bosses

This post was originally published March 2009 here. I’m interested in your thoughts on management by telecommuters. I worked for 10 years for a large non-profit organization in DC. About 2 or 3 years ago, they began to allow more people to telecommute. My much younger, green director worked from home 2 or 3 days […]

How Did An Average Joe Get an Award Winning Podcast? He Stole It

Joe Saul-Sehy, who gave financial advice as Average Joe Money, wanted to host a great financial podcast, so he listened around and found the best of the best. After reading Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist, he decided to steal his way to success. Kleon advises taking great ideas and spinning them into your own […]

How Do I Find a Career I'm Passionate About?

Today's reader question from “I have been in my field for over two decades and I’m ready to start my dream career, but I’m not sure what that looks like exactly. I’m obsessed with organization and budgeting, but without...

10 Easy Hacks to Become More Productive at Work

Do you struggle with productivity -- especially in the morning? Discover 10 easy ways to boost your brainpower and become one of the most productive people you know. The post 10 Easy Hacks to Become More Productive at Work appeared first on Brazen Life.

How to Have the BEST Jobs Find You!

Wouldn’t it be GREAT if you could have a steady stream of up-to-date, current and relevant information about jobs, really good jobs, as well as information about the people doing the actual hiring, coming directly to you on a regular...Show More Summary

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Instagram

The next post in our “5-Day Plan” series focuses on Instagram. If you haven’t checked out the other posts in our series, you can find them here: Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter Your 5-Day Plan to Learning LinkedIn Your 5-Day Plan...Show More Summary

How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast

“What makes ‘good tape’? That is the question that has consumed my life for the past 20 years, and I have an answer for you…” – Alex Blumberg How do you create a blockbuster podcast? This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest is Alex Blumberg, who cut his teeth […]

Employee Engagement: How to Make a Small, Simple, Significant, Strategic and Sustainable Difference

The 4 Enablers of Employee Engagement Made Simple My passion and pursuit of employee engagement has taken over 14,000 hours yet resulted in me striving to make employee engagement small and simple. For example, my definition of engagement is just 8 words: good work done well with others every day. Although this is a simple […]

Social Media and the workplace - speaking at the @BT_India HR forum today #bthrforum

Today in about 5 hours I would be on a panel discussion hosted by Business Today at Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore on how social media is changing the workplace. My co-panelists are Shilpa Vaid of Bharti AXA, Elango R. of Mphasis, Kris Lakshmikanth of Headhunters India and Vijaya Raghavan of Stempeutics. Show More Summary

Thank you Iceland

I’m back from Reykjavik where I did a workshop for Icelandic pharmaceutical company Medis (part of Actavis) at their 30th anniversary and 2015 kick-off meeting. Thank you to everyone at Medis for being tremendously kind and for being such generous hosts. Show More Summary

Career trajectory of the fast-rising star

My husband, a fourth-generation farmer, tells me that when the tractor was invented, farmers who spent their lives learning to be great with horses had to rely on young farmers who understood machinery. It was an era when young people looked like experts in farming almost overnight. Or at least they felt that way. Really, though, they...

Workplace Stress? 5 Ways to Keep From Stabbing Your Eyes Out Alternatives

Stressed at work? Get it under control this year with five simple things you can do at your desk. The post Workplace Stress? 5 Ways to Keep From Stabbing Your Eyes Out Alternatives appeared first on Brazen Life.

5 Tips to Improve Your Relationship with Your Micromanaging Boss

Ideally, your boss would give you general guidance when you needed it, answer questions when you have them, and give you a nice year end bonus. But, unfortunately, that’s not how many managers operate. Sometimes you can end up with a micromanaging boss who is constantly looking over your shoulder, driving you nuts. Most micromanaging bosses […]

10 Inside Tips for Nailing Your First Board Presentation

Presenting at your first board meeting? Don’t sweat it. These tips will make your first presentation a breeze -- all you need is a little preparation. The post 10 Inside Tips for Nailing Your First Board Presentation appeared first on Brazen Life.

Are You In The Right Profession?

As a career coach, at times I am being asked for advice, whether the person is a good fit for what they do professionally or want to do in the future? Often I refer such a case to my business partner who is a well-qualified and veryShow More Summary

The Millennial CEO

I recently attended a party hosted by a startup run almost entirely by millennials. I had the opportunity to chat with the company’s twenty-something founder and CEO, who gamely answered my probing questions about his leadership style. (“So, you study … [Read more...] The post The Millennial CEO appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.

How to build a flexible workplace

Millennials are looking for flexibility in the workplace — they’re comfortable checking work email from home, but they also want to be able to check personal emails at work, for example. This can be challenging for employers, especially large organizations … [Read more...] The post How to build a flexible workplace appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.

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