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Management Practices: Find the Reason

An often-overlooked truth: If a manager or supervisor frequently does what he or she is not being forced to do, they are doing it for what they think is a good reason. Don't jump to discourage the practice unless you know that the reason is truly a poor one.

Starting Over, a Goal for 2015

Learn to Start Anew Holding on to what’s no longer there holds too many of us back. Some of us spend the majority of our lives recounting the past and allow negativity to permeate our present. We waste our time and energy when we dwell...Show More Summary

Prepare to Be Wowed

Bored Panda has majestic photographs of great libraries. Click on the site and scroll down. Marvelous combinations of functionality and beauty. [HT: Kelly Corsette]

Miscellaneous and Fast

Nicholas Bate: Learning from those vacation jobs. Fortune: Five facts about Amazon's holiday season. Wally Bock: Stories and strategies from real life. CoolTools: Socks with a lifetime guarantee. Terry Eastland: Will there be an end to race-conscious college preferences? Spiegel: Backlash in Germany. The trailer for "Milius." Tom Peters on spontaneous discovery.

Where Campbell Worked

Cultural Offering adds to his fine workplace series by featuring Joseph Campbell's desk as well as his reading list.

First Paragraph

Of all the towering figures of the twentieth century, both good and evil, Winston Churchill was the most valuable to humanity, and also the most likable. It is a joy to write his life, and to read about it. None holds more lessons, especially for youth: How to use a difficult childhood. Show More Summary

How to Create and Use an Infographic Resume

Pictures are not only worth a thousand words, they can also help you get a job. Visual content is more appealing to look at and can illustrate quickly, making them ideal for resumes. While many creative types are using infographic resumes,...Show More Summary

Invisible Boxes

When managing, you usually don't go from Box A to Box B without a return trip. You go from Box A to Box B and back to Box A to complete items which could not be known until you got to Box B and there may even be some Box A work to be done once you get into Box Z. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. - Dolly Parton

Spooky Entertainment Break

The trailers for: "Under the Skin" "The Zero Theorum" "Welcome to Yesterday"

Art Break:Wilkinson

Art Contrarian looks at the work of Norman Wilkinson.

5 Smart Tips to Turn Your Internship Into a Full-Time Job

Love your internship? Use it to launch a career you love, too. These tips will help you go from intern to full-time employee. The post 5 Smart Tips to Turn Your Internship Into a Full-Time Job appeared first on Brazen Life.

Days of Silence and Reading

I long for days of silence and reading but too many of them would either diminish their appeal or foster a dangerous solitude. That's why it is important to get out among 'em. Besides that, people are novels.

This Teacher in Germany Got Fired for Being a Star

Tragically, this 38-year-old teacher is out of a job. She was working for a Christian school in Germany when her bosses found out about her secret side work. After an investigation, she was fired despite working at the school for … More » The post This Teacher in Germany Got Fired for Being a Star appeared first on EveryJoe.

Brandi Temple's Controversial Hiring Strategy

During the economic downturn, Brandi Temple, founder of children's fashion line Lolly Wolly Doodle, hired as many people as possible. Here's what worked--and what didn't.

14 Simple Productivity Resolutions for 2015

Make 2015 your most productive year yet by doing more of the one thing that matters: focusing.

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