Yesterday I spoke in Tel Aviv at the national HR Magazine conference and today I’m flying to Las Vegas to visit Zappos (one of the world’s happiest workplaces). Unfortunately my flight was cancelled leading to mob-like scenes at the check-in counter when all the passengers went there at once to get re-booked on other flights. […]
There’s no time like now to seek more flexibility in your work, but successful requests take planning. Here’s how to prepare.
While times may still be tough at many of the nation’s small businesses, more of them still plan to shell out for holiday parties and year-end gifts than in previous years. According to a new Career Builder survey, 59 percent of businesses are planning to host aholiday party this year, and 45 percent will be handing out year-end bonuses. If […]
WARNING: Occasionally I lapse into tough love mode when trying to get the attention of those who are carelessly hurting themselves and their loved ones. This is one of those times. Over the years, I have seen more than my share of job...Show More Summary
Last week, I published my annual list of predictions. It’s a pretty good list if I may say so. I guess we’ll find out how good the list really is in December 2014. ha.ha. If you haven’t already seen it, you can check it out here. There’s...Show More Summary
We may not recognize or admit it, but each of us is driven by our own personal psychology–and so is the interviewer. Therefore, the better we understand the decision maker the better we can answer his questions thus improving the chances for getting the job. Show More Summary
Taking advantage of Holland’s Theory of Career Choice in the form of a good person-work environment fit promotes skills needed for innovation. These skills include collaboration and problem-solving, which top the list of 21 st Century “in-demand” job skills in employer surveys. Show More Summary
If you’re looking to launch a startup, these five locations are among your best bets for success.
Most successful people will agree that the trajectory of your career (or life) will be dictated by the relationships you build and the experiences you have. As 2013 comes to a close, many professionals and business owners are spending time planning out their 2014 commitments and goals. Show More Summary
So far Amy and I have receive a single Christmas/Holiday card. I’d like to blame it on the fact that we moved a few months ago, but I fear that we may not be as popular as I had previously thought. The reason that I can’t blame the move is that we made sure to […]
I believe that entrepreneurship is the natural human state; however, today most people choose the security of a more stable work situation. Our society needs more entrepreneurs, but it’s hard to take such a big risk without circumstances that make it a less risky proposition. Since we can’t give everybody rich parents, we need to […]
Telling a good story is a critical leadership skill -- but one that many of us shy away from. Here are five simple ways to get better at telling your stories to increase your impact.
Planning to start (or grow) your business in the new year? Be sure to read these financial tips from top business leaders.
I try to never do New Year’s resolutions. Statistically speaking they’re the path to failure. If you are committed to doing something big, you’ll do it now. Also, in December people have a sense that time is running out, so they do things carefully and methodically. In January people have a sense that it’s a new...
What I learned from my first job: 1. I didn't know anything. 2. The world was a much bigger place than I had imagined up to that point. 3. The best way to make a mark in the world was...
Lots of people want the flexibility of a work-at-home job. In fact, one survey showed that people would be willing to give up a lot in order to telecommute. That includes: Daily showers (12 percent) Social media (34 percent) Texting (30 percent) Chocolate (29 percent) Smartphone (25 percent) Shopping (20 percent) A salary increase (17 percent) […]
You’ll never make money freelancing if you’re applying for the wrong jobs. Steer clear of these freelance job postings so you can get paid what you’re worth.
When we speak of Christmas and New Year’s Eve we generally think of happy times, as well as of those who become more forgiving and giving, too. It’s curious why this isn’t the norm all year round. As a business professional, being a better person is critical for attracting the right attention and clientele. Show More Summary
photo: danielmoyle Time to close up 2013 and start looking at 2014. When I think about 2014, I want to come up with actionable, doable tasks that will help your career and job performance. Blue sky stuff doesn’t cut it; only things that lead you to employment security do. Let’s take a look at […]
I sent this post to my editor and he said to me, “This is not a blog post. This is a breakdown.” So fine. It’s a breakdown blog post. But it’s a plyometric breakdown. Do you know what plyometrics are? I learned about this when I played pro volleyball. It’s a way to train your muscles...