Having trouble finding and hiring top talent for your organization? Let Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point help you retool your recruiting strategy.
As a career management professional in the trenches for 25-plus years, I have coached, counseled, and trained hundreds and hundreds of job seekers, entry to executive level. I have counseled and collaborated with hundreds more regarding their specific résumé needs....
Check out this inspiring commencement speech given by Melinda Gates. She tells Duke graduates to make deep human connections and goes on to describe connection as the purpose of a meaningful life.
Everybody thinks that they need a revolutionary, unique idea to start a business. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. It’s often much better to do something well than to do something new. That thought has been reinforced by reading about Beyond Spots & Dots. They’re a Pittsburgh, PA based “full service advertising agency dedicated [...]
I just dumped (and donated) 300 books. But the rest you'll have to pry from my cold, dead fingers. Two weeks ago, I dumped more than 300 business books. “Dumped” sounds harsh. The purge wasn’t as bloody as all that. Many were unbound galleys stamped with dire warnings not to quote, reproduce, or distribute. Show More Summary
If you want all your employees to have the same experience at your company as you expand, don't forget about this crucial relationship. As the founder and CEO of BerylHealth, I built a company from three employees to almost 400, and scaled a unique corporate culture along the way. Show More Summary
Short post today, but a nice reminder based on something I heard on the street last week. A company and organization has communication issues, perhaps worsened by multiple locations, time zones and a global business spanning multiple cultures/norms. Then people...
Take a moment today and read FutureLawyer's poem - yes, he's a poet and an attorney - about vacations.
Egypt is on many a must-see list of travel locations. For those of us who've wondered what has happened to Egypt's tourism industry, the news is not promising.
This simple approach to market research reveals what customers really want when they buy your product. (Hint: It's not the product.) Guerrilla customer research is easy. To prove it, we just need 4.5 minutes of your time. That's howShow More Summary
TaxProf Blog updates his links on the Internal Revenue Service scandal.
America's national security and economic competitiveness are at stake.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Pentagon plans to put women in combat roles in the next few years. Pop some popcorn and sit back to the watch the show, because this is going to make a lot of people extremely angry. More »Show More Summary
Nathan Barry is a web designer who quit his job at a software company in October 2011 in order to work for himself. In 2012, his first year of being self-employed, Nathan managed to make $145,471 USD, which is more than double of what he used to make in his last job. Show More Summary
Video interviews are becoming a more common practice as the office and workplace environment extends to home-based workers from around the world. While a telephone interview can accomplish a great deal, there’s still something to be said for being able to see a person. The way a person presents him or herself, their body language, [...]
Honing your explanation skills convinces your audience that you understand their needs.
To make sure your employee engagement is not bland, just add Spice. I believe there is a much greater connection between employee engagement and the Spice Girls than most people imagine. I am not talking about having to form a female quintet dressed in colorful clothing. I am not talking about creating a musical recruiting YouTube video. [...]
A rewards program for teachers may have been too complex to be effective.
Having trouble staying productive when you're not in the office? These apps improve your workflow by storing data in the cloud. Working in the cloud can feel like you're disconnected from reality. You don't have a desk or an office, so even those minor accouterments of business (say, paper clips and a stapler) are not available. Show More Summary
Not everyone is cut out to be a leader. But if you have these three traits, you might be a natural born leader. Reading leadership literature (including this column), you'd sometimes think that it was written in the stars that everyone has the potential to be an effective leader. Show More Summary