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2 Halloween Posts

  5 Tips For Your Office Halloween Party Halloween is the greatest holiday. There are no obligations to go visit Grandma, or humor your mother by silently listening to Uncle Hank’s slightly offensive stories. You don’t have to make a fancy meal. You get to dress up in a costume and eat candy. And even […]

Bock's Gleanings

Wally Bock has collected an excellent assortment of essays on leadership. [My reading stack groweth.]

Survival Tips for New (and Lonely) Entrepreneurs

Inc. contributing editor Geoffrey James lists a few strategies entrepreneurs can use to survive the often lonely entrepreneurial journey.

Remembering The Fiddler's Father

In City Journal, Harry Stein writes about playwright Joseph Stein, his memorable and talented father. An excerpt: That my father wasn’t blacklisted was largely a matter of happenstance. He originally wanted to be a journalist, but as the Depression deepened, he instead became a social worker, remaining one for nearly a decade. Show More Summary

Positive thinking doesn’t work (and makes us unhappy)

I recently wrote an article called 5 Ways Positive Thinking Makes Us Miserable At Work. Among other things I argue that faking happiness and positivity is stressful and contributes to quelling dissent and problem-solving. And now I can add a 6th reason: positive thinking doesn’t work. From the article: …across dozens of peer-reviewed studies examining […]

5 Strategies Guaranteed to Improve Client Retention

Identifying how to retain customers is one of the most important tasks a business faces. Companies tend to focus more on acquiring customers even though it can cost 7x more. Below are 5 strategies to keep your customers loyal to your brand.

The Meeting Card

IS THIS MEETING REALLY NECESSARY? It's better to have no meeting than a worthless one. WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? (Circle one): The primary goal of this meeting is to: inform, persuade, decide or analyze. WHAT'S THE AGENDA? This will be clearly stated at the start. Show More Summary

Fear Your High School Reunion!

Last Saturday night I was the “plus one” at a high school reunion, where people were frankly in shock. It had been 30 years – 30 years! – since they’d all been together at Lakeland Regional High in Wanaque, New Jersey. How will you account...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

The truth puts the soul at ease. - Lance Secretan

5 Reasons You Should Work for Free

Before you decide to work for free, make sure you do it for the right reasons. Here are a few -- plus the one reason why you shouldn’t. The post 5 Reasons You Should Work for Free appeared first on Brazen Life.

What’s the Next Big Thing in Recruiting

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions. The iCIMS Talent Platform was recognized as a 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner by Cloud Computing Magazine. Show More Summary

Employee Engagement and the Verb of Engage

I am currently crafting a 21-point manifesto for employee engagement. I trust I will have it completed in the next 2 weeks and look forward to sharing this document and engaging with people based on a strong action statement of what I believe is required to move employee engagement forward for the next 15 years. […]

Is Beet Juice Really a Performance-Enhancing “Drug”? Digging In…

(Photo: Foodthinkers) The following is a guest post by Mark McClusky, the editor of and founding editor of Wired Playbook. Previously, he was a reporter at Sports Illustrated and a member of the baseball analytics collective, Baseball Prospectus. Show More Summary

10 Ways Employees Can Be More Proactive At Work

Do you need to be a more proactive and productive employee? Here are 10 things you should start doing to be more proactive at work. The post 10 Ways Employees Can Be More Proactive At Work appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

3 Signs Your Career Is At A Standstill

Sometimes you may find yourself bored at work - but is it really boredom or has your career come to a standstill? Here are three signs it has... The post 3 Signs Your Career Is At A Standstill appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

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