In March of 2002, Irvine California saw its first public protest. Ever. Long before you could see anything at Taco Bell headquarters, you could hear something coming. People going about their daily routine stopped and inclined to listen.
Burnout can occur at every level of an organization from the mailroom to the boardroom.
We can afford to pay workers fairly and it is the right thing to do. We also need equal pay for equal work. Today, women, on average, still earn only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. It is even less for women of color -- for African-American women it's 64 cents and for Latinas it's 55 cents. This is unacceptable.
Female entrepreneurs have become a powerful force in today's market. Many of the leading companies in the United States are now led by women entrepreneurs, many of whom have paved the way for future generations of female business owners.
The labor force remained flat in August, meaning the participation rate is still stuck at a low 62.6%, more than three points off of its peak prior to the downturn. Some of that decline can be assigned to retiring boomers, but some remains due to persistently weak demand.
People in their work want to be seen, but it often feels less than safe as we race on the hamster wheel of productivity. But does it have to be? No.
Labor Day celebrates the dignity of work across America. The first Labor Day celebration took place within New York City on September 5th, 1882.
On this Labor Day 2015, there are nascent signs that workers may be gaining a little ground.
Fire up the grill and grab your foam finger, because college football is back, guys! This glorious time of year allows us to up our beer intake, show some love for our schools, and spend entire Saturdays enjoying the greatest sport on earth.
Have you thought about reinventing yourself and about reigniting your personal branding? If so, what are the challenges that keep you from acting upon your dreams? How can you break through and achieve success?
Have you ever met somebody who's down in the dumps, but blames all of their misery on factors outside themselves? You know, the person who's always whining about how much easier other people have it, or how they just can't get ahead because of their circumstances?
Once you have your definitive vision and plan written, RUN WITH IT. Guess what, it should be fun and easy now that you have your bff onboard and running the race with you.
If your brand is communicative and involves the customer throughout the entire problem solving process, they are more likely to turn their anger into advocacy once the situation is resolved.
Is it worth cutting your life short to put in fifty or sixty hours a week when studies have shown that anything above forty hours is basically useless?
I sent out Alerts this morning that we will be cashing out our main Virtual Tracking Portfolios ahead of what we consider market conditions that are simply too unsafe to hold large, bullish positions in.
My personal mantra for networking (read it as connecting) is adding net value to people around you and your communities without any ulterior motives. Such graciousness sets you up for accomplishments and satisfaction in both personal and professional spheres in the long run.