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KPIs: Metrics for Business Success

My last post, Cash Is King in Small Business, discussed the importance of cash and the potential pitfalls of focusing on sales as a business metric. Growing sales can actually choke off cash and create more financial problems than it...Show More Summary

All the Best Uber Drivers I've Had Want to be Contractors, Not Employees...

If you follow Uber at all (ride-sharing instead of taxis for the uninitiated), you probably saw this week that a court in California declared an Uber driver an employee instead of a contractor. Earlier today, I saw this piece by...

Inspirational Videos For Designers – The Full Collection

You’re looking at the biggest collection of inspirational videos for designers TED videos for designers Creative Mornings videos for designers You see, as much as I love full-length features, sometimes you just don’t have 90 mins, and what you really want is just something quick to watch and get inspired by. Show More Summary

How to Ask for a Vacation When You’re New to a Job

It’s summer time, which means your thoughts turn to vacation. If you’re new at a job, what are the rules about asking to take vacation time? In a lot of jobs, you earn vacation time, which means that you can’t take a few days off until you’ve worked long enough to have earned time off. But some jobs […]

The Benefits of Self-Managed Teams

A topic that is close to our collective heart is the self-managed team. A self-managed team is a group of employees that's responsible and accountable for all or most aspects of producing a product or delivering a service, and according...

Hello #SHRM15 Conference Attendees!

Tomorrow I’m heading to Las Vegas. I’m attending the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference. This isn’t my first SHRM Annual – in fact, my first SHRM conference (more than a few years ago) was also in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

‘Golden Handcuffs’ Keeping You From Your DREAM Job?

YOU HAVE A GOOD JOB WITH A GOOD COMPANY, A JOB YOU HAVE HELD FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW. Your job title puts you squarely and firmly in the ranks of “middle management.” Your annual salary is one that many others can only wish they earned. Show More Summary

Keeping Your Personal Brand Professional in a Shark Fight

The higher you climb, the more fans you get. Subsequently, the higher you climb, the more people are there to point out flaws in your arguments. Openly calling someone out for misinformation has always been a practice. Whether through...Show More Summary

Why Employee Handbooks Matter

Employee handbooks first and foremost reserve and protect the rights of an employer. In addition, they can help clarify expectations, facilitate better communication with employees, and can reduce risk related to litigation or unionization. However,...Show More Summary

Want to Become a Consultant? Ask 5 Revealing Questions First

Contrary to popular belief, if you want to become a consultant, you’re going to have to work hard for it. Here’s how to decide if it’s right for you. The post Want to Become a Consultant? Ask 5 Revealing Questions First appeared first on Brazen Life.

The Legend of the 10X Performer in Technology Companies...

If you haven't seen it, Business Week has an entire issue with one article only in it - on Coding. Go check it out and spend a couple of hours digging into the 78 page article, because it's a great...

Team Building Activities around Northeast Ohio

Team building activities provide multiple benefits for both the employer and employee. It can improve communication between departments, boost employee morale and not to mention, will add a little bit of fun to everyone’s day. Here is...Show More Summary

Why It’s Time To Change Your Company’s Dress Code

My employer (hospital ER) seems to have an outdated dress code. ER staff are expected to cover all their tattoos with long sleeves, and to maintain their hair in “conventional” colors. This hospital is located in a large, liberal city. It’s also in the ‘hood, if you know what I mean, and tattoos or blue […]

Networking for Introverts: How to Overcome Networking Dread

You don’t hate people — you’re just an introvert! But networking for introverts doesn’t need to be miserable. You just need a few tips to help you approach the task. The post Networking for Introverts: How to Overcome Networking Dread appeared first on Brazen Life.

Are you routinely taking these 5 steps to make the sale?

We invariably and continually make changes in our lives. While the topics are endless, the approach for each holds five basic steps in common. Routinely making these steps a habitual practice will serve to improve your results. Research Email...Show More Summary

Online course: Be your real INFJ self without feeling frustrated

This course includes four days of video sessions and email-based course materials.  The course is live July 26 – 29 8pm Eastern. The cost is $195 but if you sign up in the next five days the price is $145.  Sign up now. The person I spend more time with than anyone else right now is Carla....

TTATN 019: Travel Nursing In California

We discuss travel nursing in California in this podcast episode including licensing, hospital systems, and regional variations for travel nurses to know. The post TTATN 019: Travel Nursing In California appeared first on BluePipes B...

7 Keys to Entrepreneur Success

Successful entrepreneurs exhibit a series of traits and behaviors that set their businesses apart from their competition. Striving for perfection in every area is, of course, next to impossible. But with an awareness of what has made...Show More Summary

Two Ways To Improve the Odds in Your Favor

Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity. Improving your odds of winning – being lucky and landing a fantastic job, well-paying new clients, a sold-out audience for your workshop, a big promotion or bonus depends on preparation and opportunity. Show More Summary

What’s Your Next Step?

Many well-intentioned parents, grandparents, and teachers urge kids to get a job with good benefits. I couldn’t agree more. Except. Except that when most people talk about “benefits,” they usually mean really, really good health insurance...Show More Summary

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