Full Disclosure: I am not a Trump supporter. But politics aside, there's one thing everyone can agree on: Donald Trump is a master of social media.
A workplace that sounds, looks, feels great and reflects the individuality of the people in it, while meeting business needs, will be more efficient and morale-boosting. When space is designed with people and purpose in mind and has a clear narrative, it can make our life at work more meaningful.
Being an effective leader requires many skills. You must obviously have knowledge about, and experience in, the area of your business. You must be smart and diligent. You must have patience and be resourceful. You must be a good communicator. The one skill set that is often overlooked is efficiency. Too often, I see people and businesses that are simply inefficient. And in the business world, inefficient is ineffective.
As the Democratic presidential race heats up, the debate on financial reform has taken a bizarre twist. Somehow the measure of a good reform is its ability to prevent another 2008-type financial crisis.
Go behind the glass doors of any company, big or small, and you will find that a big secret is being closed guarded, but honestly it's time to finally let the world in on it so here goes. The global workplace is toxic and it's a breeding ground for bully bosses, or as I like to call them "Big Ugly Loner Losers Yearning for attention."
Secretary Hillary Clinton has accepted millions in "speaking fees" and campaign contributions from interest groups - most notably Wall Street firms - that she will be in a position to help or hurt as president. She promises that the money will not influence her if she takes office, but voters are understandably skeptical.
There is a business case, a personal case and a global case for reframing these diverse conversations around the concepts of "well being."
Saying "It's beyond my pay grade" is almost always a self-imposed -- and self-limiting -- statement. And while it is often used to avoid a request or duck out of hard work, it always hurts you in the end even if you think you are suggesting that someone higher up in the organization should handle the request.
Your most productive years are while you are young. Do you remember college, when you could sleep for two hours and be back in class in the morning? I did that too. Except I was a waitress until 2:00 a.m. and class started at 8:00 a.m.
We know that the world is warming, but how much and where and why is still uncertain. Nevertheless, if you care about those who will live into the 22nd century and beyond, then it's necessary to pay an insurance premium now to protect future generations against worst-case climate scenarios.