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Best. Answer. Ever.

This CEO has a cheeky (and awesome) 45-second answer to the question “Can you prove that happiness at work improves business results?” If only all CEOs shared his thinking :)

The Single Most Important Thing You Need for a Productive Team

Every company wants high productivity. Some companies go to great lengths to figure out to hire people that work well together and put all sorts of perksin place to make people happier at work. Awesome. But, it turns out there is one thing that Google found influenced productivity more than anything else: Psychological Safety. Charles Duhigg, […]

Productivity Is King – Friday Distraction

The term productivity gets tossed around a lot. But do we really know what it means? Productivity is a state of producing something. It also refers to the effectiveness of an effort, as in the output versus input. Productivity is about outcomes. Show More Summary

MCO Open Enrollment is Open through May 27

Every two years the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) provides employers an opportunity to evaluate the performance of their current Managed Care Organization (MCO). MCOs are responsible for the medical management of workplace...Show More Summary

How to Grow Your Personal Brand Through Content

Content and content marketing has been growing across sectors for some time now, and it’s only getting bigger. With the implications for their brand identity, site traffic and online presence, more and more businesses are increasingShow More Summary

Successfully Use LinkedIn InMail to Attract More Sales

In the midst of hundreds of sales messages each day it is important to send out LinkedIn communication the right way for your personal brand. In order to gain the respect and attention of your network you need to appear professionalShow More Summary

How Small Businesses Can Get Savvy With Their Finances

In Capital One’s latest Spark Business Barometer, it was found that only 57 percent of small business has a checking or saving account as their primary business spending method. During “Seize the May” this month, Capital One will provide...Show More Summary

What Are Your Business Goals?

Small-business activity is on the rise, according to the National Federation of Independent Business’s chief economist William Dunkelberg. Not counting seasonal variations, 55 percent of owners have recently hired or are planning to hire new staff, 23 percent are raising...

Dilemma of the Month: Hourly Employees Working Off the Clock

I have an hourly employee who I cannot get to stop working off the clock. It’s particularly an issue if he is out sick, but I regularly notice that he is working or has worked during off hours. I’ve asked him to only work while on the clock, but the problem persists. I think he’s […]

Employee Engagement: Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

I invite you to read my current post on LinkedIn on Finding Your Inner Toddler for engagement: a small playful person open to learning who tumbles and takes many precarious steps while absorbing so much of the world and getting a lot of help and encouragement from others. To read the full post and learn […]

How Not Feeling Nervous When Interviewing

Most if not all people feel nervous before and during a job interview. For the past several years, I’ve been helping people prepare for job interviews. I’m also a very experienced interviewer, but recently, when asked to be on a radio...Show More Summary

Five of the Best Mothers Little Helpers

In honor of Mother’s Day. This post is a reminder of the things we learned from our mothers. Some are big and some are little, but they are things we can take away as Mothers Little Helpers. As I wrote this I thought of a lot of things...Show More Summary

The Importance of Being Dirty: Lessons from Mike Rowe

“Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can’t suck at it.” – Mike Rowe Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) is perhaps the best storyteller and pitchman I’ve ever had on the show. You might have been introduced to Mike during his 8 seasons as host of Dirty Jobs, but that’s only a small piece of his story. Mike Rowe […]

Costa Rica Trip

I’m flying to Costa Rica tomorrow. I’ve never been there before, so I’m excited to visit a new country, and it’s a good opportunity to practice some Spanish. I’ll be staying in San José, so if you’re in the area and want to meet up, or if you have any tips or suggestions for what… The post Costa Rica Trip appeared first on Steve Pavlina - Personal Development for Smart People.

Why You Should Embrace The Power of Thinking Differently

As long as we are willing, we may each learn from those around us. The eye opening lessons come from those who, in particular, think differently from us. Steve Jobs said it best, “think different”. Large Vision vs. Detail In one meeting,...Show More Summary

Professional White Guys And The Blue Blazer...

Stereotypes. Sometimes they're out there because they're true. The safest place to talk about stereotypes in the workplace involving race and gender is to to talk about the demographics you belong to. I'm a white guy, so I'll give you...

How Small Business Owners Can Be More Optimistic

The new Capital One Spark Business Barometer reveals that small business optimism has dropped in the first quarter of this year by 9 percent compared to the same time in 2015. Additionally 57 percent of small business owners feel that business conditions in their area are fair or poor. Show More Summary

Firing an Employee: Navigating a Touchy Process the Right Way

Firing an employee is never easy, but making the right termination decisions is critical for the success of your business. When someone is damaging the business rather than helping it, it’s time to let that person go. Here are some key steps to making sure the firing process is done properly, paying proper respect to […]

Babies have an innate sense of right and wrong

This experiment is absolutely fascinating – not to mention devastatingly cute :) Given that humans have an innate preference for those who are nice and helpful, we should definitely value and celebrate those people in the workplace too – and get rid of the jerks.

First Female U.S. President

I predict that the USA is about to have its first female President. The post First Female U.S. President appeared first on Steve Pavlina - Personal Development for Smart People.

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