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Online course: How to get a job at a startup

This online course runs four days: Feb. 29 – Mar. 3 from 6pm – 7pm EST. You can watch any of the videos on-demand if you can’t see them live. The cost of the course is $195, but if you order in the next four days the cost is $145. Sign up now. The first job I got at a...

14 Ways to Develop Confidence at Work for Better Personal Branding

What are some resources for developing confidence at work (for me, or for my employees) for situations where you need to present, lead or even criticize? 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

Information Overload for People in Transition

Just two decades ago, finding a suitable job was simplistic. People wrote their own résumés, had them edited by trusted friends, and walked into the interview with confidence about having been for a long time in the previous job that he must have been good at because of a lengthy tenure. Show More Summary

If You Say, "Don't Think That I'm _____....", You've Already Lost...

Career Coaching day here at the Capitalist. Today's lesson: Disclaimers in conversations. You have to have a conversation with another individual. You're trying to justify your stance or get the individual to take action. You know they're not necessarily gong...

Luis von Ahn on Learning Languages, Building Companies, and Changing the World

“The [common trait in] people that we have noticed are best at learning a language is that they have no trouble sounding stupid.” – Luis von Ahn Luis von Ahn (@luisvonahn) is an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is known for inventing CAPTCHAs, being a MacArthur Fellow (“genius grant” recipient), and […]

Please, Take Your Leadership Personally

Authentic leadership is a common term in leadership circles, but what does it really mean and how does one lead authentically?

Even Tiny Companies Need a Handbook

Large companies aren’t the only businesses that need an employee handbook. Even before you hire your first employee, you should establish your company’s policies and procedures in writing to help protect yourself, your business and your employee. Here are some best practices on what your handbook should cover and how you can distribute it. What […]

How to Navigate the Sale with Ease

Your best sales guide is your very own set of values, priorities and unique way of conducting business. These transform into your business development plan. Remaining true to your plan will allow for your personal brand to shine brightly. Treat...Show More Summary

How to Build Habits that Stick

I eat a lot more broccoli than I did 5 years ago. I actually enjoy it now. I also still walk, jog, play, bike, etc. regularly. It’s why my gut isn’t any bigger than it probably should be. I’ve been able to develop habits that have made me happier and more productive. I’ve slacked on […]

Employee Engagement Network Buzz – Our Eighth Anniversary Today!

What a buzz… I started the Employee Engagement Network 8 years ago to gather 20 or 30 people to talk about employee engagement. We are now at 6941 members. It was a very cold Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada and I did not want “to go outside and play!” It has been a joy, honor and […]

14 Ways to Handle Negative Press About Your Brand

How do you deal with negative press as a business owner? 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...Show More Summary

ERC Promotes Kelly Keefe to Director of HR Advisory Services

ERC is pleased to announce the promotion of Kelly Keefe to Director of ERC’s HR Advisory Services. ERC’s newly formed HR Advisory Services group positions ERC to take significantly enhance its ability comprehensively address clients'...Show More Summary

4 Ways to Use Mapping Software to Grow Your Business

So you’ve finally reached the point where you’re ready to expand your business. You have a lot to consider and plan for before you make the jump. You’ll need to identify relevant markets, choose your ideal demographic, research locations where you could potentially operate, and check on competition in the area. Show More Summary

Conference in Copenhagen

We are hard at work finalizing this year’s version of our happiness at work conference in Copenhagen. While we do have some international speakers, most of the day is in Danish, so this update is mostly for our Danish readers :) So if you’re interested, read more about this year’s konference om arbejdsglæde. And get … Continue reading Conference in Copenhagen ?

How HR Can Avoid Becoming Cynical

Long time HR people always find it amusing when interviewing someone who is just starting out in the profession, who answers the “why do you want to work in HR?” question with, “I just love people!” Look, we all loved people, and then we became HR people. People ask me why I chose the moniker […]

WITNESS: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard. (Snowpocalypse Edition)

Peeps - I'm rerunning this as I told my 2014 Atlanta Snowpocalypse multiple times over the last 4 days based on the big winter storm that hit Nashville/Nashvegas (as well as the northeast)... How hard is it to be a...

Occupations with the Most Job Growth by 2024

If you want to start over your career or change jobs or help your children shape their careers, below you can find the jobs with the most growth in the next few years. Apparently healthcare professionals will still be high in demandShow More Summary

Meet the world’s happiest DJ

Sven is a German DJ. A few years ago he became famous on youtube and he used that as a springboard to quit the day job he hated and become a full-time DJ. In this video from our 2015 conference about happiness at work he plays a very short set and then shares his story. … Continue reading Meet the world’s happiest DJ ?

Performance Reviews Are a Process Not an Event

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based, end-to-end talent management solutions. SilkRoad hosts a virtual book club – just sign up and receive access to over 30 chapters from popular talent management topics. Show More Summary

Andrew’s Story

Andrew Wilcox recently shared a story with me about his experiences with conscious lifestyle change. His story includes some insights that I haven’t really touched upon. I asked him if it would be okay to publish it here in my blog, and thankfully he agreed. Show More Summary

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