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Your Former Employees Want a Reference, Here Is What Your Attorney Thinks About That

Being the boss means that you will have the opportunity to provide references for your former employees. Some companies ask that you just verify dates and titles and others want to question you about your former (or sometimes current) employee. Lots of companies have policies requiring people to keep their mouths shut, but others allow […]

8 Fun Networking Events in Sacramento You Should Attend

Live in Northern California? Expand your professional and social circles with networking events that will help connect you with new friends - and maybe even new colleagues. The post 8 Fun Networking Events in Sacramento You Should Attend appeared first on Brazen Life.

Unemployment: How Is Your State Doing?

When choosing a career, whether initially or for a change, there are several basic factors to consider. I wince every time I hear someone say “Do what you love and you will never work another day in your life” or “Follow your passion”...Show More Summary

Forced Ranking and Bell Curves – Ask #HR Bartender

Today’s reader question deals with an issue that’s been in the news lately – performance appraisals. Could you please address the practice seen in most companies of forced calibrations and the bell curves to evaluate employees against...Show More Summary

Six Things To Pay Attention To In Groups

We're always part of some group You and I pretty much spend our entire lives in groups. We start off in a family, play with groups of friends, attend classes, and work in groups and teams. So, woudn't it make...

The Five Best Times To Negotiate On The Job

When we negotiate and fail, the effects can set us back both personally and professionally. Perhaps our case was strong. Maybe we rehearsed our key messages beforehand. Perhaps we even had influential allies on board. Still, a bigger question looms. Was the timing right? In fact, timing a request—so that the forces of the conversation are in your favor—is [...]

Learning From LeBron: What the NBA Star Can Teach You About Becoming an MVP At Work

What the NBA’s top star can teach you about becoming an MVP at work. The post Learning From LeBron: What the NBA Star Can Teach You About Becoming an MVP At Work appeared first on Brazen Life.

Focus on Branding YOU… Not Your Company

Branding yourself as an individual, or branding your company, can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of great ways you can start growing a brand, even if you aren’t sure where to start or you haven’t...Show More Summary

How to greet your employees in the morning

Two Danish bosses decided to greet their employees in a special way one Monday morning. Each employee got an energetic, friendly (and loud) greeting and a breakfast plate to take to their desk.

3 Powerful Habits To Supercharge Your Career

Great, you found a career that you love. Now what? If you’re like most ambitious people, you realize that even after you work for years to accomplish something, the road to mastery is still long and winding. Especially when it comesShow More Summary

Mormon Leaders’ Guide to Success

If you want success, look at those who have succeeded. Unlike other churches, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ leadership doesn’t come through the ranks of full time clergy. There are no paid local leaders, so church leaders are also leaders in business, education, military, and all other walks of life. Therefore, not […]

Career Lessons from an Unconventional CEO

Fred Cook, the CEO of PR juggernaut GolinHarris, has worked with Jeff Bezos, Michael Eisner, and Steve Jobs. You would expect him to have attended the best schools, gotten the best grades, and racked up marketable skills before he could...

Getting a Job After Your MBA: 6 Skills That Make You More Hireable

When you’re fresh out of business school, show off these skills to prove you’re management-level material. The post Getting a Job After Your MBA: 6 Skills That Make You More Hireable appeared first on Brazen Life.

Visual Clues Indicate Future Business

Seasoned sales professional literally look at the entire picture in order to appropriately build the relationship, build business possibilities, and finally, secure the sale. The clues exist everywhere, but the two most important areas are found when sitting in front of a prospective client, and in their office. Show More Summary

Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE) on the Magic of Thinking BIG

If you want to 10x or 100x your results and impact, this interview with Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis is a must listen. Where else can you find two people who regularly advise everyone from Serena Williams to Bill Clinton, from NASA to the world’s fastest growing companies? Here’s their next project, if you want […]

5 Games for Your Brain to Make Your Work More Fun

Your career success is based on how much fun you have in your work. Look at the projects that you are most proud of. Most likely you enjoyed the work itself as well as the results. You were able to find the best mindset for the tasks...Show More Summary

How Weather Affects Your Productivity

Employee productivity is one of the most critical factors for a business to be successful and profitable. Employers want their employees to complete the maximum amount of work in the minimum amount of time in order to make more money in less time. Show More Summary

How to be more productive at work without a java jolt

There’s a Starbucks on almost every corner. If you happen to need coffee before you get to the next corner, there’s always Dunkin’ Donuts, or McDonalds, or the Keurig in your kitchen or the ubiquitous coffee pot in your workplace. American business gets done because of coffee. Or maybe it’s actually killing your productivity. That’s […]

How to Use Gamification to Grow Your Business and Engage Your Employees

Want to increase your customers’ loyalty and your employees’ engagement? Try gamification. Here’s how you can implement it now. The post How to Use Gamification to Grow Your Business and Engage Your Employees appeared first on Brazen Life.

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