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How to prevent distracted driving at work

If you’re not a bus driver, long- distance trucker or a taxi driver, you probably don’t think about driving at work much. After all, your job is to do something else, not to drive. But a lot of us drive for work all the time, even if it’s not a core function. Salespeople going from […]

Want to Make More Money? 4 Reasons to Lie About Your Salary History

No matter what anyone tells you, this is the most effective tactic to negotiate the salary you deserve. The post Want to Make More Money? 4 Reasons to Lie About Your Salary History appeared first on Brazen Life.

What You Don’t Know About Yourself is Shocking

This coming weekend, I give the only personal branding boot camp on campus at UCLA. There might be a seat or two left, so if you are in Los Angeles, you might want to come. Why? If you have failed to get the job you love or you are failing...Show More Summary

How to Hire Employees for a Cultural “Fit”

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions. SilkRoad’s new Life Suite platform gives users a tablet-friendly experience. Learn more here about the update. Show More Summary

Zinger’s 8 Word Behavioral Definition of Employee Engagement

A shorter more simple definition of employee engagement It has taken me about 8 years and 10,000 hours to get to a definition of employee engagement that is both simple and elegant. I am discouraged with emotional and attitudinal surveys as I have become increasingly behavioral in my views of work and engagement. My definition puts engagement […]

Personal Branding Weekly – Affirming Your Goals

It happens to every entrepreneur. Sometimes it happens several times a week or even a day. You question – why do I do what I’m doing?  Should I do what I’m doing? Isn’t it easier to just work for someone else? Business doesn’t have to...Show More Summary

How to love the job you have right now: Focus on one good thing

I am coaching Kate. She is 19 and she wants help with her resume. I do not have her resume in front of me, but it’s okay. I remember it. And anyway, her resume is not her problem. Which is true with most people who ask for help with their resume. Also, I’m late for the call. Remembering coaching...

Always Pause The Wiz Khalifa When Coaching (Especially If You Like the Cut Playing)...

Most people would tell you that you need to turn off any background noise when you coach an employee on anything - music, the TV, people talking loudly, etc. Complete attention on the task at hand is required for the...

4 Tips To Ace Your Next Phone Interview

Phone interviews are becoming more common as companies use that as a way to screen candidates without having to spend the time or money having a face-to-face meeting. Because of that, job candidates have to ace the phone interview if...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Convince Your Boss to Allow You to Work from Home

How to convince your boss that working from home increases productivity, lowers costs and is good for the company. The post 5 Ways to Convince Your Boss to Allow You to Work from Home appeared first on Brazen Life.

What to do when your coworkers are gross

Life is gross, but sometimes your coworkers make it even more disgusting than it has to be. If you have a colleague who picks his teeth during meetings, cuts her toenails at her desk, or does any number of yucky things, what can you do? If you’re the boss, of course, it’s your responsibility to […]

Honing Your Core Entrepreneurial Skills: Business Acumen

This post is one in a series of tips designed to help small business owners better-navigate the challenges of today’s startup environment and is sponsored by Canon MAXIFY – the printer lineup crafted to help small business owners increase productivity...

Employee Engagement: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving day in Canada. There are so many people I am thankful for in my development in employee engagement. I offer this post to both acknowledge these people and to encourage you to think about who helped you be where you are. It is almost impossible not to be engaged when we approach […]

How to Fire an Employee You Like (And Not Feel Terrible Afterward)

Firing someone can be hard, and it’s even more difficult when that someone is your friend. Get the job done easier with a little preparation and a lot of honesty. The post How to Fire an Employee You Like (And Not Feel Terrible Afterward) appeared first on Brazen Life.

Connect Through Team Activities

              #54 Take Time for Team Activities – Consider activities that you can do together as a team.  Pixar Animation has Pixar University to help create connection among employees.  Each employee has the option to attend up to four hours of classes each week.  The university offers more than [...]

Interviewing with an Uneducated Interviewer

The Uneducated Interviewer You have likely encountered the uneducated interviewer! It is my claim that most hiring managers have never been trained to interview candidates. I just finished reading Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street....Show More Summary

7 Rules to Remember with HR Metrics, Analytics and Data

Around this time last year, I was listening to a panel of senior human resources professionals talk about their priorities. The top item on their list? Numbers – in the forms of metrics, big data, and analytics. Before we go any further, it’s important to understand that these terms are different. Show More Summary

Increasing Your Concentration to Improve Interviewing Performance

The ability to focus at will allows an individual to sell themselves more effectively during interviews, to set aside destructive thoughts when engaging with hiring managers and ultimately to pursue career goals with more vigor and accuracy. Attention...Show More Summary

Want to Improve? Know Your Strengths

We’ve all struggled to overcome something we don’t like about ourselves. Why is it so hard to change a single bad habit? The tabloids have talented and famous people splashed across their headlines who’ve  had their careers destroyed by bad habits. Show More Summary

Solopreneurs: Work For Yourself, But Not By Yourself

Running a business as a one-man show is much like plate spinning. There are many tasks that need to be done regularly and sometimes simultaneously to keep a business going. While entrepreneurs should keep an eye on all aspects of their...Show More Summary

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