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How New Businesses Secure Funding

Funding can be a major hurdle for business owners. While many owners traditionally turn to banks, loans are increasingly harder to obtain thanks to increased regulations. From credit cards and grants to self-funding and venture capital, entrepreneurs are finding creative...

Freedom at work = happiness at work

“You’d be amazed what happens once people are empowered to make decisions.” Here’s a great article from CNN on how Denmark’s happiest workplace became so happy: they gave their employees freedom and responsibility. This is the moment they won first place in the Danish Great Place to Work ranking: Det lykkedes! Danmarks bedste arbejdsplads 2016. Show More Summary

Scott McKain’s Podcast Discussing “I’m a Waiter, Not a Salesman”'s great to have my article featured. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Every once in a while you find out that others appreciate your work, it’s a great feeling.  In this case, Scott McKain, member of the Professional...Show More Summary

How to Improve Self-Confidence

So how do you become more confident? Get a head start by dedicating yourself to confidence. Even talk to yourself. It helps! Various experts add: being in good health, regularly exercising and taking care of your body, frequently participating...Show More Summary

Where do you go to learn about work, engagement, management and leadership?

This last weekend I left Winnipeg and -33 degrees to go to Santiago and plus 33 degrees. I am looking forward to learning about employee engagement, work, leadership, management, and Chile while I am there. I have travelled the world to teach about employee engagement but the reward for me has been to travel the […]

How to Keep Employees Happy and Motivated

Six months after I started my first job out of college as a software engineer, I was “invited” to my first ever performance review. My boss told me it was an opportunity to get 360 feedback from him and a few colleagues about my strengths and the areas of my performance I could improve. As […]

Performance Management Might Change But It’s Not Going Away

If there was one term that dominated the workplace conversation in 2016 it was the “performance appraisal.” That’s okay. I think it’s good to re-evaluate traditions. The performance review hasn’t changed for decades. It’s long overdue. Show More Summary

12 Reminders to Distinguish Your Personal and Corporate Brand

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. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.  1. Show More Summary

Swiss Saturday: Handshakes, Swimming Pools, and Annoying Foreigners

Swiss culture has hit the news in a couple of ways this week, so I thought I’d share my experiences. Keep in mind, I can’t possibly explain all Swiss culture because I don’t get all of it, but maybe a few of the things I say will make some sense. Show More Summary

Caffeine-Free Year

One of my goals for 2017 is to go caffeine-free for the entire year. This includes having no coffee, espresso, tea (black, green, white), caffeinated soda, chocolate, cocoa, cacao, etc. Herbal tea that’s naturally caffeine-free is okay though. I feel this is something I just don’t need in my life this year. My mind feels…

Create More Conversions for Your Brand with Blogging

In order to attract new subscribers and sales your personal brand needs to be writing original articles on a regular basis. Creating unique and fresh blogging content opens the door for higher rankings on the search engines and influencer...Show More Summary

Expert Tips on How to Choose Your Career

I can’t believe this New Yorker is about to drop a Tom Brady quote on you. “Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or […] The post Expert Tips on How to Choose Your Career appeared first on

NOTES ON CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Google's Biggest Competitor in Search is.....

How was your 2016 work-wise? Mine was good - not great, but when you really stop and look back at the accomplishments, there's a lot to be proud of. I'm sure you're in the same boat - the world moves...

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Goals Edition

There’s a statistic that only 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. I happen to think part of the reason is because people don’t set good goals in the first place. Here are some resources to help you set better goals in 2017. Show More Summary

The Rule of 555

The Rule of 555 is simple… It’s all about determining the value and implications of some action or decision. This is The Rule of 555 in a nutshell When you’re trying to make a decision think about how it will impact you in: Five Days Five...Show More Summary

Dilemma of the Month: My Boss Gossips

My boss is a gossiper. She gossips to me about a team member of mine. I’ve worked at this company for two years. The first year it wasn’t bad, but she gradually started to say negative things to me about my colleague. The sad part is I believed all this stuff at first. As I […] The post Dilemma of the Month: My Boss Gossips appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

How to Design a Life – Debbie Millman

“Hard decisions are only hard when you’re in the process of making them.” – Debbie Millman For some of you, this may be most important podcast episode you ever listen to. I don’t say that lightly. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my guest, who walks us through gripping stories, tactical details, […]

Beyond The Resume: What Makes You a Good Candidate

You’re keenly aware of the competition out there. You have an impressive resume but so do other applicants. Step to the head of the line by knowing what catches a recruiter’s ears and eyes. Here’s how to be a standout candidate beyond your written credentials. Show More Summary

The Employee Engagement Network: A Labor of Love

I am heading to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay for a month on Friday. I am not sure how much online time I will have so I want to acknowledge that the Employee Engagement Network will be celebrating nine years this month. It has been a labor or love and I learned more with every hour […]

LIVE CASE STUDY: NBA Exec Refers to Demographic as Angry and Argumentative

I'm historically an Atlanta Hawks fan (pro basketball). And being a Hawks fan is...well...difficult some times. The Atlanta Hawks have a recent history that touches on numerous HR, organizational and talent issues. This history resulted in the NBA franchise being...

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