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5 Tips On How To Choose The Right Team For Your Business

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Ursula Nwobu

While it's almost impossible to build a winning business single-handedly, it's very possible to do so with the right team. These tips help in choosing wisely.

Are Job Titles Important?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Does it really matter what our title is? Do we perform better because our business card has the word Senior Vice President or Director preceding the other words on the card? Hmm. What if our business card didn't have those fancy hierarchical words at all? Will you instantly become not productive or valuable? Some companies refrain from having titles at all, this is becoming more common, especially in the start-up world.

What Is The Real Cost Of Hiring Your Friends?

Michele Cuthbert | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Michele Cuthbert

Many clients hire us for strategic planning and management to help them grow their businesses. In our process in evaluating these businesses, we get to see the intricate ways many businesses function. Some run like a well oiled machines while others seem like utter chaos.

Why Corporate Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

A few years ago during a Bluedrop board meeting, I remember one of our directors at the time, Lecia Stewart, injecting some philosophy during an analytic discussion. She warned us to consider a truism based on the ideas of Peter Drucker -- "culture eats strategy for breakfast."

The Illusion Of Employee Feedback

Bill Flanigin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Bill Flanigin

At some point in the not too distant past, places of employment started asking their employees for feedback. It became standard operating procedure fo...

'Perks' That Can Get You Fired

Nicole Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Nicole Williams

A cheeky "extra dinner on expenses" here, a few color copies of your résumé on the old work copier there... Hell, who's gonna notice? Answer: Your Boss. And that's when little perks turn into big-ass career problems. Here's why the most tempting freebies could land you in more shit than you think.

5 Signs The Corporate World Is Finally Ditching The ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’ Mentality

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living

“You can sleep when you’re dead.” You’ve heard the mantra before. You’ve likely even fallen victim to it in your professional or academic l...

Executives: Are You Hurting Your Business?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Just because executives can do a job does not mean they should. I have seen this for years and have even found myself involved in tasks that my employees should be doing. I discovered that I was actually involved in a task that clearly was not my role.

So You Want to Be a Great Leader

Dana W. White | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Dana W. White

Fantastic! The world has never needed great leaders more than right now. With the presidential contest in full swing, most Americans are bemoaning their options in November. But this election offers an opportunity for us to truly examine what it means to be a great leader.

The Stressful Chore Of Working In Greece In The Year 2016

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Kelly Fanarioti

Admittedly, Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world but, however, the difficulties that the citizens have to face are many.

4 Ways Employers Can Help Working Caregivers

Dayna Steele | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Dayna Steele

Statistics show that most employers aren't so accommodating when it comes to the millions of working Americans who are providing care for an aging friend or relative.

Is Organizational Confidence a Competitive Advantage for You?

Sarah Deane | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

Today, Susan Marshall joins me to talk about her experience in inspiring and coaching people and organizations in being more confident. Susan is an author, speaker, and Founder of The Backbone Institute, whose mission is to create "a stronger, more confident future, one person or team at a time."

Following Sheryl Sandberg's Lead: How You Can Build Resilience

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Stress and adversity is a consistent theme of life. Simple tools will help you become more resilient to both the small and large adversities life throws your way.

A Guide to Embrace Spirit at Work

Linda Lauren | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

These suggestions might give you a start in connecting with your spirit so you are happier in your work.

How Unhappy Employees Can Cost Your Company Millions

AJ Agrawal | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Unhappy employees cost companies worldwide billions of dollars per year in lost revenues, settlements and various other damages. The loss of revenue c...

FLSA Overtime Rule Changes: Follow the Rules or Reverse Course and Redefine your Business Strategy?

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Co-authored by Jim Finkelstein and Stephen Epling, FutureSense LLC When we read about the proposed U.S. Department of Labor legislation regarding FLS...

Building Better Teams

Brian Hughes | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Brian Hughes

Image Source: PhotoDune A few years ago Google became interested in their team building operations. Can a perfect team ever be built, they wondered. ...

Is Big Data Killing The Humanity In Our Companies?

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Dov Seidman

Unless you've been cryogenically frozen for the last 16 years, you've probably noticed how radically our world has been reshaped by ever-expanding technology. Perhaps no part of our world, however, has embraced this shift as fully as business.

Why words and numbers must go hand-in-hand

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Sarah Cannata

"Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success." - Paul J. Meyer Take it from me, a Communications/PR person who i...

Why Athletes Make the Best Employees!

Jennifer Maynard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Jennifer Maynard

The best employees set goals and achieve them. Athletes are great at setting goals; often very strategic and specific goals.

10 Proven Strategies for Hiring the Right People

Diana Rodriguez-Zaba | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Diana Rodriguez-Zaba

There's always a learning curve involved when you start your own small business. One of the first challenges I faced was very surprising.

4 Ways Your Employees Could Ruin Your Brand

AJ Agrawal | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Much has been made of the invasive nature of employers in this day and age. They have comprehensive social media policies that apply even to personal ...

15 Questions to Improve Employee Performance, Culture, and Morale

David Hassell | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
David Hassell

In business, we are often so results-focused that we can discourage the disruptive thinking that leads to success. But curiosity is vital for building thriving companies and for fostering healthy relationships between managers and co-workers.

Want To Be Successful? Here's The One Thing You'll Need

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Why do some really smart people fail where other, less intelligent people succeed? Because being smart isn't enough. Sure, talent and skill are...

Can You Attract Top Talent With Free Food and a Long Wait Time For Benefits?

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

For years now, the general agreement has been that if you want to retain top talent, you need to offer office perks. The workplace environment has bec...