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Driving a Culture of Candor in Business (And How My Therapist Helped)

Max Yoder | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Max Yoder

When Lesson.ly was just a four-person company, team candor drove every element of our success. Each member felt comfortable being frank with the others, providing open and honest feedback, even when that feedback risked bruising an ego. What resulted were better decisions, execution, and output. It was contagious.

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

Employers and Employees Benefit When Organizations Take an Interest in How Well Employees Are Sleeping

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

Companies should take an active role in how their employees sleep. Many people don't sleep because their children don't sleep or because they overlook how important sleep is to their health and success on the job.

Wellness Programs: Paternalism-Based, Impersonal Medicine

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

In recent years, many corporations, universities, and medical centers have initiated wellness programs for their employees. The presumption is that s...

Can You Deduct a Midnight Ride?

Mark Steber | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

As we approach our nation's birthday, barbeque, swimming, and fireworks tend to dominate our thoughts. Hopefully we can make time for another thought, even if it's brief and in between hot dogs, about the men and women who helped make our country and how they weren't very different from us.

Looking for Work? Plan a Money-Smart Job Search

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Jason Alderman

Whether a new job opportunity is across the country or across town, it's important to track the cost and strategy of a job search as closely as you track your career objectives.

Walmart Loosens Up Dress Code

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business

Wal-Mart is hoping denim pants will raise the spirits of its more than 1.2 million U.S. store workers.

12 Amazing Tips that Will Change Your Life!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In each blog I have shared a nugget of knowledge, a piece of advice or an amazing tip for success. In the list below, you'll find 12 amazing tips that will change your life and help you to become the person that you want to be.

If You Hate Your Job, Here's How to Make It Better

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

But if you hate your job, maybe the reason you think your boss isn't meeting your expectations of what your job should be is because you don't understand the concept of what a job really is. To turn things around and start loving your job, maybe these life experience tips will help:

The Most Important Thing You Can Do If You Really Want to Change

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Follow-up turns changing for the better into an ongoing process -- not only for you but for everyone involved. When you involve others in your continuing progress, you are virtually guaranteeing your continued success!

What Really Matters in Life?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Most people don't want to "do nothing' all day. We have hopes and dreams, goals and ambitions. We want to contribute to the world, make it a better place, not "retire" from it to a life of "leisure."

Is It Time to Retire Yet?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Life transitions such as retirement are usually far harder than we imagine. It's easy to talk about letting go, but when the time comes, it's hard to do. The emotional aspect of departing is difficult to fathom.

The Best of 2014

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As we end the year, I thought it would be interesting to review your favorite blogs (and mine). I would love to hear your thoughts on these articles and videos and any others. If you liked one or two, why? If not, why not? What did you learn? Do you have questions?

2 Life-Changing Lessons You Need to Know Now!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

It's easier to see our problems (let's call them behavioral challenges) in others than to see them in ourselves.

What I Learned About Influence From Peter Drucker

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Think of the years that you have spent "perfecting your craft." Think of all of the knowledge that you have accumulated. Think about how your knowledge can potentially benefit your organization. How much energy have you invested in acquiring all of this knowledge?

Stop Defining Yourself as a Jerk!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

These little sayings add up to our definition of who we are. I consider them a pile of behaviors that we define as "me." The more we talk, the more we define our unalterable essence.

Why Your Boss Is a Lousy Coach

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

So, what can you do about this? How do you get the help you need from your boss? How do you turn him or her into your coach?

Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0

David Hassell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
David Hassell

We are now on the cusp of a new revolution -- something we're dubbing: Employee Rights 2.0. "Labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy.

Who is an Employee, Joint Employee, or Independent Contractor?

Brad Reid | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Labor Day encourages a review of the legal status of labor. Worker status is important because numerous statutes such as minimum wage and overtime requirements apply to employees but not to independent contractors.

10 Tips Whistleblowers Need to Know to Protect Themselves

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Are you an employee at a company that is financially corrupt, or engaging in cover-ups of unethical or illegal behavior? If you're thinking of blowing...

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

4 Steps to Manage Up When Your Boss Is an Obsessive Micromanager

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many helicopter bosses feel the need to hover in order to monitor efficiency, or to keep things on track, especially if an employee has erred in the past. But most micromanagers do so out of a need for control that often has more to do with them than the performance of their employees.

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

One Step Closer to Eliminating Power Hungry Unions

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

In the historic Harris v. Quinn case, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that home-care workers, many of whom are just parents acting as the primary caregiver for their ill children, shouldn't be forced to join a union.

The Secret Path to Innovation

David Hassell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

By simply asking the right questions at the right cadence, you plant seeds of thought in the minds of your employees and create thought patterns that drive your business forward.