Praising people at work is great, but hard. It takes some practice to do well and doesn’t come naturally to many people. So ages ago we developed an exercise to help teams praise each other and it’s our absolute favorite thing to do in our workshops. And now we’ve put the instructions online, so you […]
Finding the right job is a daunting proposition. What’s the best way to get an employer’s attention? Find out how to get the job you want... The post How To Get The Job You Want appeared first on CAREEREALISM.
Danish workers have a tradition of playing small Christmas pranks on each other throughout December, based on the old folk belief in nisser, little elf-like creatures that hid in people’s houses and played pranks on people. This is the way it works in many Danish workplaces: At the beginning of December, everyone draws the name of a […]
Everyone is inspired by someone or something. This post explains a few elements of the inspiration process so you can stay inspired to do great work. The post How The Inspiration Process Works appeared first on CAREEREALISM.
This time, what's good for GM really is what's good for America.
The purpose of this post is to tell you about a new creative project I’m working on this week and to invite your feedback about it. Last weekend I spoke at Rich Litvin’s sold out Prosperous Coach Mastery Intensive in Marina del Rey, California. Show More Summary
Eric Ries spoke with Inc. about startup management at the Lean Startup Conference going on in San Francisco this week. Eric Ries is best known for pioneering the Lean Startup movement, a methodology designed to eliminate waste during a company's development. Show More Summary
If news reports are any indication, it's boom times for Bitcoin. Before you jump on the bandwagon, make sure you understand how the cryptocurrency works. Wondering if you need to jump on the bandwagon and start accepting Bitcoin at your business? You're not alone. Show More Summary
Why is there a war being fought against play? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while. I hear it when I talk to friends about the near-constant stresses of their work. The fear of taking time off only to see the mountain of work upon their return. The endless cycle of […]
Here's a video about the Snow Wolf snow shovel for my friends who live in the hellish high country. Shoveling snow with a snazzy shovel: I can't tell you how much that appeals to me.
Mindfulness practice has been linked to activating parts of the brain correlated with constructs of well-being such as happiness, joy and enhanced self awareness. But what’s involved with engaging mindfulness at work, that would truly make for a happier employee?
Does the thought of speaking to a group of people you don’t know leave you shaking at the knees? Try these anxiety-reducing tips for public speaking.
Tracy Cashman is a partner and the general manager of the Information Technology Search division at WinterWyman. She has 20 years of experience partnering with...
Q: I work in the Quality sector of a biotech company and I have been here for about two years. The people I work with...
Our job candidates often worry that they don't have enough industry experience to work for us. Doesn't matter. You can do a lot with “smart.” An intelligent, competent person is capable of learning the necessary procedures and policies that make your business tick. Show More Summary
To commemorate its 100th anniversary, the U.S. Department of Labor has launched “Books that Shaped Work in America (www.dol.gov/books), an online project which explores work, workers and workplaces through literature, and aims to educates the public about the history, mission and resources of their Labor Department. People from all walks of life are being asked […]
President Barack Obama today said that “a relentless, decades-long trend”—“a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility…has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain: that if you work hard, you have a chanceShow More Summary
After coming within one vote of a veto-proof majority for a bill that would have required big box stores to pay a $12.50 living wage, the Washington, DC, city council unanimously supportedraising the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016 and tying it to inflation, in a preliminary vote Tuesday. Despite the fact that many states […]
Yesterday I posted and said that every leader in the world has a shelf life of 5 years or less. At the five year mark, if not way before that point, all the value you brought to the table and...
Shelf life for leaders. It matters in business, it matters in sports, it really matters anywhere that leaders are in play. You come in as the new guy/gal. You're fresh. People are scared. They lisen. So your approach is fresh...