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How NOT to Select Your Service Provider: The High Cost of Low Price

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Have you ever gotten bids from three contractors or auto mechanics and presumed that they are all equally qualified and capable so you selected the lowest bid? How did that work out for you?

How to Handle Audience Skepticism

Matt Abrahams | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Matt Abrahams

By nature, human beings are risk averse. People will go to great lengths to avoid potential negative outcomes -- much greater lengths than they will go to attain potential positive ones. This orientation toward the status quo often compels us to be suspicious of new things.

Mindfulness: An Holistic Approach to Business

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Bisila Bokoko

It's a new year. Now it is about that time to be making new plans, and I do plan to explore mindfulness and how it can help me in my day-to-day, why don't you? It can only help! Bring on the new-and-improved you one step at a time in 2016!

Everything Needed for Success in 3 Simple Steps

Ian Khan | Posted 01.14.2017 | Business
Ian Khan

If you were too busy with things to not give the desired attention to planning the right steps for your business in 2016, fear not. You're not alone, and yes welcome to the Party! With too many things ongoing, I could completely believe if you said you don't have time to breathe.

A One-Minute Explanation For How To Always Have A Great Day

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business

This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this projec...

Start the Year Strong With 3 Sound Practices for Growth

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Dianna Booher

Many organizations start the year with grandiose goals, but end with fatal failures -- or at best, feeble attempts. As with dieters who always find it easier to start on that diet tomorrow, employees find it easier to push off those long-term goals until it's too late to make them happen.

The 3 Mistakes Companies Make Focusing On People's Strengths

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Have you been asked by your organization to complete a survey that measures you're strengths - those things you're good at and actually enjoy doing at...

6 Ways Who I Am As A Person Has Molded My Leadership Style

Laura Mather | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Laura Mather

To those of you who are burgeoning leaders, I urge you to take some time to think about your strengths and weaknesses, and how the way your life has shaped you as a person impacts the way you lead your teams. It's important to understand all dimensions of ourselves and how they can help us be successful in leadership roles.

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.07.2017 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

How to Help Your Team Make Good Decisions

David Dye | Posted 01.08.2017 | Business
David Dye

In my experience working with thousands of leaders, this is one of the most untapped resources you have available to you, but it's also a big source of frustration.

Why Psychology is the Key to Growing Your Business

Dan Collinson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Dan Collinson

Much in the same way that sports men and women are seeking the services of sports psychologists to develop ways to achieve peak performance, so now are businesses turning to psychology to look for ways to gain an advantage over their competitors and maximise the potential of their employees.

Why Helping Others at Work Creates Higher Performing Teams

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Although we see increasing political and cultural calls for policies that advocate self-interest; and social-political positions that ignore or deny evidence of our continuing global interdependence, the reality on the ground tells a different story

How Smart Managers Manipulate Employees

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Recently, I wrote about how you can outsmart your evil boss. I wanted to empower you to stay calm and fight back with smarts rather than venom. For m...

Feeling the Love: How a Surprisingly Simple Lesson From 2015 Might Change the Way We Do Business

Erica Keswin | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Erica Keswin

The CEOs and companies that stand out in 2015 are the ones who paid attention to this shift, and took concrete steps to right their ships, bringing back real-time, face-to-face conversation and connection.

What Is My Business Worth?

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

The value of your business (or business interest) depends on what exactly needs to be valued, why it needs to be valued, when it needs to be valued and for whom it needs to be valued.

Project Manager That's State of the Art

Ella Thuiner | Posted 01.03.2017 | Business
Ella Thuiner

A project manager must keep a focus on practicality, no matter if he/she plans, manages or reports. The complexity and inter-connectedness of today's ...

How An Introvert And Extrovert Found Workplace Happiness

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I had finally gotten the big promotion I’d always wanted. It was my tenth year at a big healthcare compa...

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2016 | Technology
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).

Why Keeping Emotion Out of the Workplace is a Terrible Idea

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Professionalism often translates to lack of emotion. On the surface, it might not seem like being a professional would require you to stuff your emotions. Yet that's exactly what many work cultures unconsciously promote.

Your Organization's Success Relies on Taming the "Mokitas" Within

Susan Scott | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Susan Scott

Failing to address the issues internally will only weaken your company "Mokita" is the Papua New Guinea word for that which everyone knows and no one...

8 qualities of strong mentors

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. John C. Crosby One of the most important roles of a leader is to ...

The Job Search - 3 Things You Need to be Doing Before You Start

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

You've probably heard the words "You're Fired!" many times on television, and for a certain real estate tycoon, it's become somewhat of a personal tra...

The New Age of Freelancing: Why It Is Now a Legitimate Option and How It Can Give Your Company the Edge

Evin Joseph | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Evin Joseph

Credit: Creative Commons Internet Association by Fremont, CA Small Business Crawl (Irvington District). Protected under the CC BY license. Freelancin...

2016 - The Year of Connected Customer

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.17.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

We are at the beginning of the connected customer revolution. The rise of the connected customer is driven by revolutions in technology - cloud, mobil...