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Leadership Lessons From Frank Underwood and Other TV Bosses

Are you a fan of House of Cards or Homeland? If you’re also striving to climb the ranks at your company, you might take away a few leadership lessons just by watching your favorite shows. The post Leadership Lessons From Frank Underwood and Other TV Bosses appeared first on.

The Elusive “Right” Conversation in Today’s Workplace

Have you ever been frustrated and confused by recurring conversations that never achieve your intended results? If so, the answer could be that you are having one of the three “wrong” conversations. Specifically, it is likely you’re having the “wrong” conversation with the “right” person. Show More Summary

Finding a mate isn’t luck. It’s about setting a goal and reaching it.

Photographer Dita Pepe has a series of photographs where she shows what she’d turn into with the different types of men she could could have married. The series is often hilarious for it’s ability to make fun of such a wide range of families that think they’re unique but are actually just living out their...

College Career Counselor? 5 Critical Reasons to Know Your Students’ Debt

Do you help graduating college students find their first job? As a college career counselor, you should encourage them to look at more than just their degree and salary when considering a career. The post College Career Counselor? 5 Critical Reasons to Know Your Students’ Debt appeared first on.

HOW TO: Sell Your Manager on Attending a Conference

In response to my post on “What are HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention to Them”, I had a Twitter connection ask me about going to conferences. Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference. I have been in this position many times. Show More Summary

Why Networking is an Overrated Career Tool

Critical thinkers are a dying breed and logic is becoming a lost art. Ironically, we have more access to information than any generation. Whether it be at the gym, office or on the couch, we can readily access information, however we...Show More Summary

Make Meaning: 8 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

Make Meaning (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the eighth of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s question based on making meaning, the second block on the base of the pyramid of employee engagement. Why do I do […]

Leverage Strengths: 7 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

Leverage Strengths (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the seventh of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s...Show More Summary

Master Moments: 6 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

Master Moments (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the sixth of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s question based on mastering moments, the block furthest to the right on the third row of the pyramid of employee […]

Build Relationships: 4 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

Building Relationships (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the fourth of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s question based on building relationships, the fourth block on the pyramid of employee engagement. What can I do this week […]

Achieve Progress / Minimize Setbacks: 3 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

Progress and Setbacks (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the third of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s question based on progress and setbacks, the third block on the pyramid of employee engagement. What can I do […]

Master Performance: 2 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

Master Performance (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the second of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s question based on maximizing performance, the second block on the pyramid of employee engagement. What task is most worthy of […]

Achieve Results: 1 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

Achieve Results (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the start of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s question based on achieving results, the top block of the pyramid. What result do I really want from […]

7 Ways to Treat Your Winter Blues (Seasonal Affect Disorder Emergency Kit)

Forget everything you learned about surviving the winter blues. It’s not about the cold. It’s not about the snow. It’s not about money. I wish money could buy happiness. If I had my way, I’d boil a full pot of hot green tea, snuggle on the couch and hibernate all season long. Show More Summary

How to Get Your Ideas to Go Viral

Speaking in front of any group of people is truly nerve-wracking. You may question whether you’ll remember everything you wanted to say, or get so overwhelmed that you completely forget major points. You may loose sleep over whetherShow More Summary

Your Own Star Colony

My long-term path of exploring personal growth has often felt like repeatedly breaking orbit around a familiar star to go explore elsewhere in the galaxy. Usually this involves three stages: Recognizing that the familiar star is limiting...Show More Summary

Hiring Your First Employee

Starting and growing a small business is an exciting, yet hectic time. Especially if you’re a do-it-yourselfer. However,  eventually you’ll hit a tipping point at which time you can’t grow without an extra pair of hands. Hiring an employee...Show More Summary

Millennials Are Looking for a Strong Company Culture

Culture — if your company has a great one, you already know it. A strong company culture helps employees connect with their employer. Millennials in particular tend to look for a strong company culture — they want to know what’s … [Read more...]

3 Ways Mobile Content Can Help Your Personal Brand

When building a personal brand content is key to increased visibility online. To achieve this it’s not only important to create compelling articles that attract an audience, but to also tailor them for mobile users. More than ever your...Show More Summary

Genuine Friendships and Integrity in Nightlife with Jesse Waits

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jesse Waits, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of XS and Tryst. Waits led XS to repeat appearances as the number one club on Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list in 2011, 2013 and 2014. In the interview...Show More Summary

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