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People Leave Bosses, Not Companies. But Maybe That Boss is You!

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

Our employees are our greatest assets, and a company is only as good as the people it keeps. As leaders it's our job to protect and keep those great assets by being the best boss that we can be.

Don't let the New Year's Resolutions for your Small Business fade away

Shampa Bagchi | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Shampa Bagchi

I walked into the gym yesterday and found it overcrowded... filled with men and women of all shapes and sizes sweating it out. Can't wait till February, I thought.

What Happened When This Major Company Got Rid Of All Its Bosses

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business

Wouldn't it be great to have the stability of a corporate job without having the annoyance of a boss? Not so fast. You may dislike your boss, but you...

Does Procrastination Inspire Creativity and Innovation?

Jane Shure | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Jane Shure

Irony of ironies, it turns out that procrastination might help with everyday creativity.

Why I Stopped Trying to Join the Boys Club

Jodie Matthews | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Jodie Matthews

Why not me? Just because I'm a woman and I may have children in the future, am I not worthy of a senior management position? Am I not worthy of managing staff? Am I not worthy of a large salary just like my male counterparts?

The One Trait Successful Managers Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

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Positive Snark Management

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Have you ever had a snarky client? I can hear you laughing. Yes, it's a natural rite of passage for a creative leader to be faced with managing snarkiness. You can snark back at her or you can choose professionalism and, perhaps, even take the relationship to a higher level of partnership.

The Dance, The Music and the Lyrics

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Sharing information with people is an everyday event in the business world. The challenge for most Creative Executives is to communicate in a way that allows their team to hear and understand.

Seven Frequently Asked Questions From Those Who Manage Generation X and Generation Y

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Anne Loehr

This is a real question I received while facilitating a workshop on engaging every age in the workplace. I love it! Curious what other questions I am often asked? Today I'll be giving you the inside scoop.

Leaders: 3 Easy Flexwork Strategies You Can Implement Today in Your Organization

Emily Morgan | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Emily Morgan

Technology has created a world in which we don't need to come to work in order to actually get work done. As leaders, this creates a diverse opportunity to re-imagine and re-design a more flexible, happier workforce, which values connection to work and strategic results above all else.

Team Morale: How Leaders Zap It!

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Disrespect cuts to the core because it's a direct blow to a person's self-esteem or to the value of the team as a whole. How does that disrespect display itself? Several ways.

What I Learned From Not Being a Boss

Cameron Craig | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

If you're a people manager and you have an opportunity to take part in a project or experience, work or non-work related, that puts you in a setting where you are not a leader, I highly encourage you to take it. At a minimum, you will develop more empathy and be more capable and willing to build authentic connection with your team.

Stop Worrying about "Job-Hopping" Employees and Continue to Invest in Their Career Development

Sue Townsen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Sue Townsen

We know millennials are eager to advance in their careers. And 80 percent of the millennials reported they were willing to put in a great deal of effort beyond what's normally expected to help their organizations succeed. Those are not the kind of employees an organization wants to let go.

Rise of the Chief Robotics Officer

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

With robots and other automated services becoming an increasing presence in the workplace, it begs the question of how long before this automated workforce is represented at board level.

One Secret Every Great Manager Knows About You

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Lately I have noticed a trend in business magazines: Talking about management like it is a game, with rules and strategies for winning. Some article...

Cofounder of Addepar Explains How It's Different From Other Startups

Quora | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Quora

I shouldn't speak directly for Wealthfront and Personal Capital and other great wealth management companies, but they seem to have started to compete with low-level RIAs (registered investment advisors) or else to farm off some of their work into a smarter, low-fee passive investment strategy. It is clear the industry is going to and should shift this way and I support what they are doing for the most part.

Managing Technology to Keep You in the Game

Erica Keswin | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

My daughter, Caroline, plays on a girls' travel hockey team that takes her all over the country. We often use technology to stay connected when I can't attend the games--facetime, calls, texts and emails.

Why I Lead My Staff Like a Parent

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Matt Sweetwood

I lead because I have grown to learn the hard and valuable way that no vision will ever be accomplished in my business on my own. You can't do it all by yourself. There is power in numbers and collective intelligence so success is measured in how well you make that work.

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

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.19.2016 | 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 01.18.2016 | 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 01.20.2016 | 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 01.14.2016 | 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 th...

Start the Year Strong With 3 Sound Practices for Growth

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.12.2016 | 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 01.12.2016 | 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...