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10 Reasons Why The Olympics Improves Employee Productivity

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

All eyes will be on Brazil in just a few days, as the world's top athletes join together in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. What happens when daytime television of the XXXI Games begins to take the attention of your employees?

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.

The Current Interview Format is Dead and Here's Why

Andrew Lee | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Andrew Lee

The modern incarnation of the interview is out of date and no longer speaks to the needs of companies and the candidates they would like to hire. The current interview has outlived its usefulness and in many ways hinders the hiring process. Simply put, the current interview is dead.

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.

3 Things Managers Can Do for Gender Equality (Leading to Better Teams and More Profits)

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Krystina Nguyen

While it must be recognized that there are systematic barriers and HR policies that formally contribute (or don't contribute) to gender equality, here are three practical tips that managers can employ if they want to start removing gender bias from their organizations

7 Keys to Kickstart Your Job Search!

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Jamee Tenzer

Starting a job search is a bit like embarking on a road trip. You want to be sure to have GPS, a clear destination and plenty of snacks. Plus, it helps if you are excited about the trip and able to enjoy the stops along the way.

6 Hiring Managers Spill Their Hiring Secrets

Jill Jacinto | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Jill Jacinto

We ask most applicants if they've checked out our core business site, and about 60% reply they have. However, our most recent hire really wowed us by not only claiming to have reviewed our homepage but also our (70+) resource pages and entire blog.

Finding the Cure to the Toxic Workplace

Brad Harrington | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Brad Harrington

We've been reading and hearing a lot lately about "toxic" work cultures. Starting with Ann Marie Slaughter's New York Times article A Toxic Work World...

5 Steps to Gearing Up for a Tough Conversation

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Jamee Tenzer

Let's face it, tough conversations are a part of life and you've probably had your share. And it doesn't matter if you or someone else initiates it -- whether you are passed over for a promotion, breaking up with a boyfriend or firing an employee -- it can be painful to endure those tough conversations.

Are Spa Managers Terrified of Kaizen?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

I recently met with a senior manager about the need for customer engagement training at his spas. Having had a number of treatments during which tim...

Why Leaders, Managers and Writers Need to Know What Fortune 500 CEOs Read

Kimberly Connor | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Kimberly Connor

As the holiday season was approaching, I received a surprise gift in my email that supported my ongoing activity blogging about how the humanities can support an education in management and my work at the University of San Francisco.

9 Ways Wise Leaders Differ From Smart Managers

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Like artists, wise leaders focus, analyze, and study a subject. Then they decide and act. And even then, as Oswald Chambers put it: "It's never wise to be cocksure." Consider the following nine differences between smart managers and wise leaders

Why This CEO Will Never Hire Another Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I seem to have struck a nerve with Tuesday's post, "You Should Run From These 3 Crazy Managers." I thought that some of you would appreciate it, but wow, that was a serious response. 

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?

The Art of Getting Promoted: Subtle, Systematic, Sophisticated and Strategic

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Many employees, regardless if they hold an executive, middle management or assistant job assume that all they have to do to get promoted is work hard, be loyal and have the appropriate qualifications; in short, they behave as if promotions were automatic.

How to Manage Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Richard Greggory Johnson III | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Greggory Johnson III

Even with the enormous amount of attention on transgender issues, most people fail to realize that the transgender community has no legal protections against workplace discrimination, even though the problems are so rampant.

The Best Way to Deal With Criticism

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my clients deal with fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work people fear criticism from their managers and co...

Five Ways to Build the Best Team

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

Yes, there really are only five things you need to do to build a terrific team. Hundreds of management experts will posit as many theories, but no matter the thoughtful insights and creative infographs, in my 30 years working with high-performing teams I consistently see five actions that matter:

Jenny Che

This Slide Shows Bosses Totally Don't Understand Millennials

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business

It turns out high pay isn't everything, when it comes to millennials.

Warning Spa Managers: Mother's Day Ahead

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.08.2016 | Money
Linda Harding-Bond

Clearly many people turn to the spa industry in hopes of providing their loved ones with a memorable experience. But in the past several years many high-end spas have been plagued with reports of service that is less than stellar.

The Pros and Cons of Pay-to-Play Voice-Over Sites

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

With the introduction of various Pay-to-Play (P2P) sites, such as voices.com and voice123.com, nonunion talent now have greater opportunities than ever before.

Evolution of the Manager

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Today, their stereotypical role focuses on constraint, control, order, diligence, and sticking with the common assumptions that have long guided how we work. Instead, managers must heed the word of the band Prodigy to become "fire-starters."

Jonas Delos Reyes: Proactively Acquire Skills to Reach Your Next Goals

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Having positive outlook and maintaining an attitude of constantly seeking to learn new skills help in increasing one's chances in getting their career to the next level.

4 Steps to Maintain Organizational Culture With Freelance Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Organizational culture is dynamic. As the centerpiece of culture among your organization's workforce, you can make a tremendous impact. Start with yourself, and take time in selecting and nurturing your freelance workforce. Above all else -- remember that talent is not expendable, in-house or not.

How To Make Your Business Team More Productive For Introverts

Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D.

If you encounter an individual who considers the prospect of working on a team to be a form of long-acting torture -- you just might find they would describe themselves as an "introvert."