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Want to Alienate Your Millennial Employees? Try This.

Aleks Kang | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Aleks Kang

Of the 30 millennials (ages 22 to 30) I surveyed for this article, all of them cited at least 4 of these 5 specific things as being something that drove them crazy, and sometimes out the door.

Secrets of X (Formerly GoogleX), Part 1

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.17.2016 | Business
Peter Diamandis

A lot of people think "having an idea" is the hardest part of starting a company or solving a problem. The fact is: the idea is probably the easiest part. The hard part is actually creating the ecosystem and infrastructure to allocate resources (talent, time, money) for rapidly evaluating and testing ideas. How do you create a culture where bad ideas are filtered out and people are continually motivated to keep trying new ideas?

3 Character Keys for Business Success

Jan O'Brien | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jan O'Brien

Over the last 23 years as a salesperson, broker-manager, trainer and coach in the real estate industry, I've found that the top producers all share ce...

Joe's Crab Shack in Hot Water

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It has become en vogue for chain restaurants to decorate in a style that makes them seem more unique and less mass market. This brings up an issue tha...

Top Four Tips for Creating Successful New Business Relationships

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Kaitlyn Stephens

Mom was right, again. People will let you down. But what happens when you're not the only one let down? Back in November 2015, I recruited a CPA,...

9 Things Every Consultant Should Know

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Shelly Palmer

After you "take the package" and leave big corporate, you get to choose what's next. You can go after another corporate gig, go work for a start-up or a smaller company, retire (heaven forbid) or start consulting.

Tech Giants' Freeze-Your-Eggs Policy Is Not Enough

Rana Florida | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

The world's most innovative and creative organizations should be dreaming up new ways to establish a better work-life balance for all their employees. Instead of holding out a carrot on a stick for would-be mothers, they should be establishing practices to keep them engaged, productive, and excited about work while they raise their families.

Entrepreneurs: Tired of Feeling Like You're on a Roller Coaster Ride? Do This

Laura Ann Allahverdi | Posted 01.17.2015 | Small Business
Laura Ann Allahverdi

It can be really frustrating trying to build a life and business that you love, when you are so all over the place on the inside. Especially when you are really trying to create consistency in your business.

This Surprising System Of Abuse Is Occurring All Over The U.S.

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

From withholding wages to threatening legal action, an underground scheme is brewing within the U.S. visa program, a yearlong investigation by the Cen...

Fast-Growing Startup Challenges the Legal System: An Interview with PeopleClaim's Mark Deuitch

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Mike Ragogna

An Interview with Mark Deuitch, Founder and CEO of PeopleClaim.com Mike Ragogna: Mark, tell us about PeopleClaim.com. What's its goal? Mark Deuitch:...

4 Things I Learned About Business Success From Losing Good Friends

Dixie Gillaspie | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Dixie Gillaspie

If you live long enough, you start to notice recurring themes, repeating patterns, and retold stories in your life. One of mine is in the type of friends I lose.

You Can Be Invisible, Even in a Visible Role

Great Work Cultures | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Have you or someone you know been personally impacted by disengagement? Do you manage someone (or more than one) who isn't engaged? Is a loved one struggling to reconnect and reengage in all facets of their life?

How Do You Deal With an Unethical, Productive Employee

Russ Warner | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Russ Warner

Firing a productive employee with the intention to find and rehire someone else isn't a decision to take lightly. That decision impacts the company's bottom line. But without productive employees, an organization cannot excel, and that affects the bottom line as well.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 3)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Now that Barbara and Keith's new book on Gender Intelligence has been out for a few weeks, we'll discuss why there is such a need for conscious and gender-intelligent leadership and how it should be employed, both in practice and in the ways think of success.

5 Classic Business Practices That Are Causing Income Inequality

Ellen Rohr | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Ellen Rohr

Did you see Real Time with Bill Maher Friday? Rowan Farrow and Chrystia Freeland made an impassioned plea for a conversation about income inequality....

The 8 Types of People You Need in a Brainstorm

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

The best brainstorms are composed of six to eight people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to the success of a central project.

High Tech vs. Low Tech: How Human Interactions Put People Back Into Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

Digital technologies are amazing tools in the short-term but can have negative effects if relied upon for too long or too much.

What Do You Say You Do?

Lea Stanković | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Lea Stanković

Recently we interviewed potential interns. At the end of each interview we always ask if they have any questions for us. One of them said: "I have a q...

The Power of Team

Jay McHugh | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Jay McHugh

As many of us know, the power of a team is far stronger than the individual. By combining strengths you utilize the benefits of many and lessen the w...

Why Are We So Frustrated at Work and at Home?

Behnam Tabrizi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Behnam Tabrizi

The poster was simple yet profoundly insightful. Though many of us in the developed world are fortunate enough to consider ourselves free of the pains of poverty, many toil under the daily void of meaning. And this void exists all over.

Decipher the Language of Leadership

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business
Judith E. Glaser

Being aware of these meta-messages, you create a safe work culture for open, candid, caring conversations, allowing all parties to interact at the highest level, sharing perspectives, feelings, and aspirations, while elevating insights and wisdom.

Disruption From Within: An Ongoing Challenge

Pamela Hartigan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Pamela Hartigan

You would think that experience might jade me from falling captive to "board-om." Fortunately, it was a blessedly unique event. Since then, I have felt a lot more useful, learned a lot more and had a lot more fun on the boards of a wide variety of organizations.

Is This Why There Are Fewer Women In Business?

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women

One study might have discovered the reason for the business gender gap -- morality. Previous explanations for the underrepresentation of women in ...

5 Tips To Help You Land The Job You Want

Tom Gimbel | Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty
Tom Gimbel

It's been reported that baby boomers are the new 'unemployables.' That's fixable. Senior professionals who have the competitive spirit of a 20-year-old, and who also have vast experience, are indispensable. You simply have to prove the myths wrong.

Compassion and Business?

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

We all have been held by a powerful relationship in our lives at one time or another, and those of us fortunate enough to experience that relational power in a business setting have usually seen the results that were delivered to be beyond what would have otherwise been possible.