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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

I’m gay, disabled, litigious, and recently fired. Wanna hire me?

I was fired unexpectedly under the explanation of “I didn’t like your production last month, or attendance”. This was 4 days after my then coworker became appointed manager of our department (of two people). The month before her promotion, the approval for her position didn’t exist but she had permission from HR to announce to […]

Want an Interview? Here’s How Recruiters Really Read Resumes

Looking for a new job? Your resume is the most important part of the job application process. Before you get started, get inside the head of a recruiter to find out what they really want from you. The post Want an Interview? Here’s How Recruiters Really Read Resumes appeared first on Brazen Life.

What we can learn from 40 years of SNL

40 years of anything is a long time. It’s 5 years older than the oldest Millennial Can you imagine doing anything for 40 years? Saturday Night Live Just Turned 40 What can we learn from SNL turning 40? Plenty! “The show doesn’t go on...Show More Summary

The CEO who made pancakes

A few weeks ago I did a workshop for a pharmaceutical company in Iceland called Medis as part of their 30 year anniversary and strategy kick-off. As you can see, they kinda liked it :) The guy in the front row in the blue suit is their CEO Valur Ragnarsson. Now, as we all know … Continue reading The CEO who made pancakes ?

Not All Games Are Created Equal – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos recently partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to talk absenteeism strategies on Workforce Institute Radio. Show More Summary

DON'T DO IT: Sending Post-Interview Notes Explaining Nervous Interview Performance...

I know how you feel. You're a great candidate. The right knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job. You like the opportunity - the company, the people - everything. It's a great fit. Then something funny happens on the...

Are You in the Wrong Occupation?

Are you in the wrong occupation? Probably. Here are a few of the top reasons you are likely to be in the wrong occupation: – There are over 10,000 standardized occupations and you have not even considered 9,995 of them – You would consider...Show More Summary

Could Publishing Your Company’s Salaries Help You Attract Top Recruits?

One tech startup publishes all of their employees’ salaries, embracing a concept called “open salaries.” Could this strategy help your recruiting process? The post Could Publishing Your Company’s Salaries Help You Attract Top Recruits? appeared first on Brazen Life.

Four Ways To Challenge Employees To Reach Their Potential

Good managers try to find the balance of challenge and support to encourage their teams to grow and develop. Here are four ways to blend both to get higher performance from others.

What Kind of Culture Are You?

In a session at SilkRoad Connections, Ulthera’s Stacie Madden placed the onus for cultural assessment on HR representatives. Fortunately, auditing your culture does not have to be an overly complex or expensive proposition. The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument is a...

A New Way to Think About Time Management and Work-Life Balance

In our busy world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and time-strapped. Many of us struggle to find time for what’s most important to us. As the founder and CEO of Real Life E, a time coaching and training company, my … [Read more...]

Happy employees = happy customers

Here’s an excerpt from a speech I did in London where I focused on creating world class customer service by making your employees happy.

Using Facebook at Work: How Social Media Laws Affect Your Job

If you use Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites, do you know who can see your posts? If your employer can, you’ll want to read this to see how the information you share online can -- or can’t -- affect your job. The post Using Facebook at Work: How Social Media Laws Affect Your Job appeared first on Brazen Life.

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