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Six Ways To Avoid Death By PowerPoint

PowerPoint presentations are overused, and too often, boring. Here are six ideas for how to deliver a fantastic presentation without ever putting up a slide.

You Need to Market Yourself at Conferences: Here Is How You Get In

With so much content vying for user attention online, landing a spot on a conference program is a great way to tell your story. But first you've got to get the attention of the conference programmer. Here's how.

10 Work-Life Balance Tips for a Happy Home

If you want to have a successful business career, it is critical you have a solid work and home life balance.

Stumped on a Startup Idea? Check Out These 4 Resources

If you're looking for your next startup idea, look at these 4 resources for not just the idea but an execution plan, a co-founder, funding and even a ready product.

The productivity payoff of a flexible workplace

Want to increase your revenue by 10 percent? Give your employees flexibility. A new Harvard Business Review article says that’s the key to success. For instance, companies that allow employees to work from home at least three time per month are more likely to report growth than companies that have more restrictive policies. Is flexibility […]

Struggling to Figure Out a Christmas Present for the Boss? How About Nothing?

Thanksgiving isn’t quite here yet, but it’s time to start thinking about presents at the workplace. Whether you want to label them as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Holiday or year end gifts, they are common place. Employees tend to want things like Harry and David’s Fruit baskets, gift cards, time off, and of course, money. But […]

Moving with Mindfulness

Moving carefully from project to project, action to action, much as a driver watches the lines to keep from weaving off the highway. If that mindfulness is not present: "Squirrel!" "That side road looks interesting." "The diner a couple of miles back had home-made pie." "I wonder what the Route 66 Museum has in its gift shop."

When inappropriate texts aren’t harassment

Colleen Bowling had what looked like a slam-dunk sexual harassment case. A co-worker had sent her a series of text messages that included sexually explicit questions and inquiries into her sex life. She sued and lost the case. The details of this case shed light on the not-always-clear criteria for what constitutes sexual harassment. What […]

From CRM to BigData: Top 3 mistakes CIOs and CMOs should avoid!

Top 3 CRM and big data mistakes that CIOs and CMOs should avoid by @aaronaders

My job is nickle and diming me to death

Greetings Evil HR Lady, I’m having an issue at my job, and I need your advice. I’m a new and just out of school, so I don’t make as much money as the  other administrators in the building. Since I started my job August 2014 I’ve been asked to donate $10 to the for my […]

Workers were fired by robocall

Commentary Firing someone is one of the most difficult tasks a manager has to face. When you have to fire a lot of people, it’s not only emotionally difficult for the manager, but also a potential logistical nightmare. Hoping to, for instance, keep rumors from flying around, employers prefer not let a great deal of […]

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