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How Distance Learning Degrees Boost Career Prospects

  The internet has made our lives undeniably easier. For example, 30 years ago it was literally impossible to order a signed copy of Simon & Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence from eBay as you lounged around in your underwear stuffing chips into your mouth. It was also impossible to comment on a picture of a [...]Show More Summary

Personal Brands : 3 Ways to Avoid the Drama

Popular expressions, proverbs or sayings said in Spanish are known as dichos. A popular dicho is “guardar el drama para su mama”. Translated that means “save the drama for your mama.” For personal brands, that drama can be a reputation...Show More Summary


I’m not a big gamer, but when I do play games on my mobile devices, they’re usually pretty simplistic. Some people prefer a more immersive experience–they take mobile gaming seriously. Those people probably like the games from Gameloft. They’re a New York, NY based company that allows its “fans to play games anywhere, anytime, and […]

Offer Your New Hires Some PDA

Graduation season is upon us. As the interviewing season is in full swing, small business employers are looking to attract some bright future stars while they compete with larger companies. A good way to see if the young talent is a good fit is to offer them some PDA, and see what they do. Show More Summary

How To Drive Innovation In Five Steps

Companies say they want innovation, but their actions often support playing it safe. Here are five ways to encourage smart risk taking that drives innovation.

To Improve, Advance And Secure Your Career: Focus On Youtility

In today’s market, your career is a business that you own, and your employers, current and future, are your customers. Are you useful to them?

Work (or Want to Work) in Marketing and Communications? Join Us for This Free Networking Event

No time for face-to-face networking? This online lunch-hour event makes it easy to meet ambitious young professionals! The post Work (or Want to Work) in Marketing and Communications? Join Us for This Free Networking Event appeared first on Brazen Life.

New York Post

I was in the New York Post this week: My friend Rowan Manahan wrote to me that he liked the article but was sorely disappointed in the headline. After all, he said, NY Post is the newspaper that once ran the headline “Headless body found in topless bar” :)

"Welcome to Moe's" and the Psychology of the Standardized/Forced Greeting and Thank You at Your Company...

For those of you who don't live in the Southeast, you may or may not have experienced two fast food/fast casual eateries: - Moe's Southwest Grill - Chick-fil-a What's common about these two places? They both force employees to use.....

How Delta Airlines De-Unionized 17,000 Employees...

Something I missed years ago that serves as an interesting lesson in union organizing, incentives, profit sharing and more follows... When Delta merged with Northwest Airlines back in 2008, it set the stage for an epic battle. Northwest was heavily...

Did Steve Jobs Lower Your Salary?

For years, Google and Apple had a gentlemen’s agreement not to poach one another’s employees. But now that a class action lawsuit has been filed claiming affected tech workers deserve $9 billion in total–that’s billion with a B, not an M–it’s clear this wasn’t just a Google and Apple thing but something much bigger. Tech companies […]

Key Decisions That Could Kill Your Business

Numerous studies and polls have been conducted on the failure rate of small businesses. Some experts estimate that 50 to 70 percent of new businesses fail within the first 18 months. While those numbers seem bleak, we don't often stop...

Paula Deen’s restaurant closes — without telling employees

Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House, which is owned by Paula Deen and her younger brother, Earl W. “Bubba” Hiers Jr., recently announced that it’s closing via Facebook. And nothing wrong with that — social media is a great way to communicate with people, including customers. Except that in this case this was also how […]

Nervous About Starting Your Own Company? Try a Franchise Instead

You want to start your own business, but fear the risks. Franchising could be your answer. The post Nervous About Starting Your Own Company? Try a Franchise Instead appeared first on Brazen Life.

Five Reasons Your Profession Is Hurting Your Career

When I graduated from college with a degree in electrical engineering, that was the only credential I could use to market myself to prospective employers. In an ideal world, employers would have gotten to know me and determined thatShow More Summary

Using Power Effectively Within Organizations [e-book]

I believe the subject of power is fascinating. And obviously plenty of other people do too. One of the most popular posts on HR Bartender is titled “The 7 Kinds of Power You Can Use at Work”. During my training workshops, there’s always...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Attend Popular Conferences Without Buying an Expensive Ticket

Conferences are a great way to spread the word about your brand and create influential connections. Attend more without breaking the bank. The post 5 Ways to Attend Popular Conferences Without Buying an Expensive Ticket appeared first on Brazen Life.

5 Ways to Bring Yourself More Career Success and Happiness

Quick update! The Unlock Your Superpowers manifesto is so close to being finished. Stay tuned for when it goes live and a Facebook Q&A date. Last week I had a conversation with my friend Matt. We were chatting while our kids played together and we sipped on some Earl Grey tea. Show More Summary

Focus is Everything

There’s a myth in innovation that creativity means letting go and throwing out the box. Everyone needs to open their mind completely and let possibilities flow in from everywhere. There’s no structure – just openness. That’s how youShow More Summary

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