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Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your employee just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his incompetence.

10 Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like Your Work -- and How to Change Things

Dianna Booher | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Clear, straightforward communication always trumps vague generalities that produce uncertainty, low morale and lower productivity.

The Most Dangerous Person in Your Office

Damian Bazadona | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

While no one aspires to be "that guy" -- a poor collaborator and a weak leader who disrespects their colleagues and undermines the health of the company -- these behaviors unfortunately play out every day in the workplace.

Ways to Avoid Micromanagement

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Linda Lauren

The idea is to get around the obstacle by accepting that it exists and detouring to the path you might have felt was the unlikely one to take. That all sounds wonderful, doesn't it? It's how we want to be: living an inspired and miraculous life. But how do we achieve that?

The 3 Worst Habits of Clueless Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Clearly, your bad leadership habits affect more than just you. You may think your imperfections are yours to own, but they negatively affect everyone on your team. Here are three of the worst habits you should kick to the curb before it's too late.

How to Change Your Manager's Mind

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Chris Deaver

There are always situations where you can influence a manager. Launching a new project. Brainstorming a product or service. Taking the business to the next level. But many people fail to see their power in these situations.

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.

The One Secret of Highly Successful Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful leaders don't hide their goals and their motives. They broadcast them. Transparency is the currency that is used to acquire trust. It's an investment that also requires you to be open to the possibility that you might be wrong.

How to Solve Difficult Problems by Using the Inversion Technique

James Clear | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It is far easier to avoid stupidity than it is to create genius. Eliminating the errors and mistakes that are preventing your success can be just as powerful as building new skills or habits.

Take Your Child to Work (Any) Day

Karen Roter Davis | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Karen Roter Davis

This week, lots of companies will host "Take Your Child To Work" days in their offices. Interestingly, many of these same companies allow dogs in their offices every day of the year, but feel the need to have one special day dedicated to bringing one's offspring to work.

9 Ways 'Wasting Time' Can Boost Your Career

Bernard Marr | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Bernard Marr

Reading blogs, watching videos on YouTube, or reading a book unrelated to your work are all things that really career-focused people sometimes see as wasting time. But actually, these activities can help us discover new things, make new connections, come up with innovative solutions, and challenge our current thinking.

10 Movie Mantras That Could Change Your Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone. Mine often comes from books and movies -- books and movies that combine life stories with a spiritual journey.

The Importance of 'I' in Team

Bill Donius | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

We've all heard motivational speakers tout the fact that there is no "I" in team. The clever wordplay suggests that for teams to be effective, they must shun individual egos in favor of advancing the mission of the team.

5 Rules for Recruiting Great Talent

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

But recruiting and holding on to talent is not easy. Good employees are scarce in number but high in demand, which makes it necessary for companies to structure their business around talent and provide an environment that enables those employees to thrive. Here are five ways in which businesses can accomplish this.

Is This the End of Human Resources?

David Hassell | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Treating employees as assets instead of people dehumanizes them and strips them of any motivation to contribute their unique strengths to the company.

5 Ways to Maintain Your Credibility As a Manager

Larry Alton | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

Employees look to their leaders for continual direction and motivation. It can be exceedingly difficult to lead a team toward common goals if you have not established a credible rapport with your employees first. But what actually factors into your credibility?

The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make at Work

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You don't have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career. No matter how talented you are or what you've accomplished, there are certain behaviors that instantly change the way people see you and forever cast you in a negative light.

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Innovation and the federal government are not words that we often hear together, but Bryan Sivak, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government, is changing that.

Why Smaller Teams Are Better Than Larger Ones

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is going to be a two-part post. In this first part, I want to share research that I have come across around why smaller teams are better than larger ones.

Too Many Bosses, Not Enough Leaders

Lynn Power | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Lynn Power

Bosses are very different than leaders. Bosses tend to have a style that is about command and control. They micromanage. They wordsmith. They do things just because 'they can.' They tend to lead with fear rather than encouragement. They are, just like the word, 'bossy.'

The ONE Question Managers Must Answer Correctly

Dianna Booher | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

The one question that you have to answer correctly every time is this: "What are you working on?" And it's particularly critical that you get the answer right when responding to your boss. Your reputation can also suffer when you blow that question with peers.

The Truth Behind Your Guts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sure, people show their guts in amazingly grand ways every day... by persevering through big challenges and climbing to new heights. But all of us show our guts in smaller, different ways every day.

Why Is It So Hard to Give up Control?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

There is a strong appreciation for the benefits that self-management can bring, such as organizational agility, innovation, and increased individual commitment. But when it comes to the possibility of leaders losing their positional power, things start to go adrift.

Your New Chief Growth Officer May Be a Data Mining Algorithm

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

It is hard to find frequent item-sets in a large database. It requires good mathematics and a computer science environment that is purpose-built for the task. But the world is changing fast.