iOS app Android app

Corporate

20 Questions to ask Before Leaping to Entrepreneur

Jennifer Maynard | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Jennifer Maynard

Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Saying bye-bye to your corporate job is not easy. So if you are seriously considering taking the leap here are so...

Hey Buddy! My Portfolio is Up Here - A Pocket Guide for Female Entrepreneurs

Shannon McDeez | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Shannon McDeez

Discerning the legitimate prospective clients from the posers with ulterior motives. With a contract signed and a plan forming, I sat there swirli...

Please Don't Say Unpack

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Stanley Hainsworth

For the sake of the English language, please stop using the word 'unpack' (unless you are removing your travel essentials from a valise). How about: discover, uncover, reveal, unearth, expose, ascertain, discern, lay bare or just find out.

Job Passion or Money? 3 Keys College Students Need to Know About Money

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.02.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

For college students, possessing a realistic expectation of their career at a company is extremely difficult because they have never worked in the corporate world before. Sure, many college students have had internships and part time jobs before, but it is not the same as being in a full-time career.

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

Pride and Ego: The Saboteurs of Growth

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I strategically sought out positions I believed would impress future employers. I chose my positions based on how useful I believed they would be in the future. My main concern was how good a position would look on my resume.

The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainmen...

Ten Years After Katrina: The Evolution of Corporate Response to Disasters

Daryl Brewster | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

At the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CECP looks back at how disaster relief response has changed among companies. We found that overall, the data show that aggregate giving from corporations for disaster relief has declined over the last five years. A deeper look into the data and additional resources shows that it's a complex story. We explored:

A Radical Movement in Corporate America: How Heart-Centered Meditation Can Change The Game

Tova Payne | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Tova Payne

Compassion-based meditation is healthy all around: within the workforce it facilitates more harmonious relationships and it supports inner calm from any life challenges that could hold you back from being fully present at work

The Business of Etiquette

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

It's more than just the practice of good manners and following respectful protocol when doing business with others -- it's the difference between a good businessman or businesswoman and a great one.

Aging? There's an App for That

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

What were Airbnb, Uber, Walgreen's and Peapod doing at a White House Conference on Aging? Giving us a glimpse of the future. In case you missed it, ...

An Open Letter to Summer Interns Looking to Make the Most of their Experience (Part 1)

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.10.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

You've worked hard to get this opportunity and you want to make sure you get the most out of it. During the remaining weeks of your internship, think of this opportunity as a chance to "try on" a new role, or possibly several new roles if you're given the chance to rotate through different areas of the organization.

Racial Diversity in the Workplace: Who Cares?

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Marshall Cannon

There are always arguments and different opinions about hiring practices when it comes to racial diversity. Every position for and against has holes in it. However, the bigger hole is the one that we continue to fall into as we ignore the importance of racial diversity.

Workplace Wellness Tips

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

With most job functions requiring extensive desk time, we hope there are other ways to increase activity at the workplace. Here are five simple tips to help you utilize your place of work as a benefit to your health.

"Be Different" for Increased Performance, Productivity, and Profitability

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I'm asked regularly by companies to help them find ways to increase their individual and organizational performance, productivity, and profitability. In these situations, two old adages come to mind.

6 Steps for Making Tough Business Decisions

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

The Precision Decision model provides companies with a framework for quality decisions while allowing for flexibility in its implementation. My Precision Decision model is comprised of six stages that progressively guide you through the decision making process.

How to Get the Best Personal Branding Image

Zahrina Robertson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Zahrina Robertson

During my time as a personal branding photographer I have seen some interesting corporate images. I have seen photos that have been taken in a bar, on street corners, in living rooms. Many are fuzzy, low res, grainy and too dark or too light.

Escape From Corporate America -- Be an Entrepreneur

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

According to several recent reports, job satisfaction for employees is at an all-time low. An online survey published earlier this year found that nea...

Occupation: Girl Boss

ZOOM interiors | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
ZOOM interiors

Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

Bob Rosen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Bob Rosen

Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and sustainable.

Leader-as-Decision-Maker: Decisions Matter

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Ultimately, there is no way to be sure that the so-called right decision has been made before it has been made and acted on. All you can do is ensure that the process of decision-making is deliberately and painstakingly executed. That doesn't guarantee the best decision, but it sure makes it a lot more likely.

Speechless: Making Noise in San Francisco (and Beyond)

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.19.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

"The 'Aha!' moment was that I wanted to do a show that satirized the Silicon Valley culture," says Sammy Wegent. "Having been saturated in it for a lo...

Leader-as-Performer: Lead the Way to Maximum Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Performance is so vital because it is the foundation for two higher-order goals of personal and organizational success in the business world: productivity and profitability. The only way to maximize these two is to maximize performance.

Profit and Generosity Aren't a Zero-Sum Equation -- They're Reinforcing Values

Gary A. Officer | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Gary A. Officer

Global philanthropy as a tool for driving business growth is a phenomena that is truly unique to the United States. It is inspired by genuine acts of compassion by the donor. It is also inspired, at the very least, by our corporations as the fulfillment of their enlightened self-interest.

Strong Leadership Begins With Your Mindset

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your mindset isn't just a bunch of touchy-feely psychology and relationship stuff. It also has a big effect on your company's bottom line, setting the stage of its performance, productivity, and, ultimately, its profitability.