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What’s Your Word of the Year? Here are Five Words to Get You Started.

Many professionals I know choose a “word of the year” that becomes their mantra and focus for 12 months. My personal word for 2016? “Simplify.” To incorporate this concept into my life, I’ve been reading books like Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: … [Read more...] The post What’s Your Word of the Year? Here are Five Words to Get You Started. appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.

17 Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand Through Networking

What is one simple thing I can do to expand my network this year? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Show More Summary

How Personal Brands Can Succeed with SEO for 2016

Search engine marketing has transformed over the last couple of years, and many brands may have seen a change in their visibility in the search engines as a result. Social media is now a large influence in the way people look for information, which is driven by conversations and phrases. Show More Summary

5 Important SHRM & HRCI Certification Updates

Is receiving a human resource management professional certification on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Whether you are new to the field or looking to gain advanced HR qualifications, there are SHRM and HRCI credentialing updates...Show More Summary

How is Your Organization Handling 27 Pay Periods?

Yes, Groundhog Day was a couple of weeks ago now, but if the question posed in the title of this article sounds really familiar, don’t be alarmed, you haven’t landed a starring role in the movie with Bill Murray. “Didn’t we just do that last year?” you’re thinking. Show More Summary

FRIDAY TEST: Pick the 3 People In Your Company That Don't Matter If You're Doing A Push To Analytics...

I'm in Atlanta today speaking at the Human Capital Institute's (HCI) Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference. My topic is bootstrapping an analytics program at your company, and in a move that will surprise some, my slides are more about people/behavior...

Fret Not: Study Shows Hard Interviews Result In Better Jobs

Have you ever been through a job interview that just drained you? When you left, it felt like you’d just spent an hour on the treadmill while you had the flu. Okay, maybe that’s extreme, but interviewing can be tough. When you sail through an interview and walk out going, “Wow! Nailed it. That was […]

Technology Can Boost Employee Engagement [infographic] – Friday Distraction

By now, all of us understand that technology plays a big role in our personal and professional lives. And we’ve all seen at least one article talking about employee engagement and the lack thereof. What’s important to remember is that...Show More Summary

Mastering the Under-Share on LinkedIn

Everything you say is being recorded. Be careful what you share. How to make sure you don’t share everything, every time … on LinkedIn. LinkedIn by default will share everything you post with everyone in your network. This isn’t necessarily...Show More Summary

The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference (paying backwards)

"I've been meaning to write to you to say thank you for 40 years...", that's how my letter to Sir David Attenborough began. I had been sitting in my study writing and thinking when Sir David's image above my desk caught my eye. He has been present in my life since, as the say in Scotland," I was a wee boy". Show More Summary

Why Good Interviewers Shut Up and Let You Talk - Johnny Football Edition....

Editor's Note - Johnny Manziel is in trouble. When I heard the latest in a long line of trouble, I automatically thought of this story about how his dad interacted with him back in the day. Hard to be friends...

Secrets of the Tag and Your Personal Brand

You know tags are an important part of social media. You know the two symbols associated with tagging. You’ve even managed to master a bit of the etiquette ascribed to tagging people. While this is definitely a step in the right direction, there’s still more to the equation. Show More Summary

Are you working with the 5 tools of People Artistry?

View this very short slide presentation to learn the 5 tools of People Artists. Do You Know the 5 Tools of People Artists? from David Zinger Special offer During the LEAP into People Artistry Campaign we will be selling 10 or more copies of People Artists: Drawing Out the Best in Others at Work for just […]

Are You Ready for Life in the Swarm?

Mid-century work teams will be temporary in addition to virtual. The growth of contract work and the specialization of organizations will spell the end for stable groups that work together a long time. Teamwork will still be valued and rewarded,...

New Year, New You: Guide to Taking Your Résumé Up a Notch

A résumé is, first and foremost, a marketing document. It’s not supposed to be your entire life history, and it doesn’t include bad things, just good. Remember marketing. Would Coca-Cola make a commercial that highlighted the sugar content of its flagship product? No? Then don’t put negative things on your résumé either. You probably don’t […]

Am listed in the top 75 global HR blogs to follow in 2016

So yesterday I got to know that my blog was amongst the top 75 HR blogs to follow in 2016 even though I haven't been blogging much. Am thankful to the folks at proven hope to be...Show More Summary

15 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

I have a very small digital footprint. What is one step I can take to proactively build my brand online? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Show More Summary

The iPad Pro Might Be a Laptop Replacement (At Least For Me)

I’ve been doing more travel over the past year so I decided to upgrade my iPad to the Pro version. The reason? I must say that I’ve become quite spoiled with not having to travel with a laptop. Tablets are easier to travel with. AndShow More Summary

How Seth Godin Manages His Life — Rules, Principles, and Obsessions

“We can’t out-obedience the competition.” – Seth Godin I expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth 10x’d expectations. He’s incredible. Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, strategic quitting, leadership, and — most of all […]

The Kids Aren't Alright - How Managers Rationalize Their Role In Turnover...

When we were young the future was so bright The old neighborhood was so alive And every kid on the whole damn street Was gonna make it big and not be beat Now the neighborhood's cracked and torn The kids...

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