There's a big difference between giving an explanation, and making an excuse. Excuses harbor guilt and shame; they rationalize bad behaviors, and set the table for a mediocre life. Here are 12 steps to permanently remove excuses from your life...
Take your vacation days. Take your weekends off. Let yourself be bored. Walk somewhere without talking to anyone. Go fishing. Play golf alone. Pay attention to everything and nothing.
When employee morale plummets, leaders often look for a magic-bullet solution. It's easy to place the blame on bad hires or a breakdown in work ethic as a society, but low employee morale and performance always comes back to leadership.
Understanding how the world of work is changing and what trends are shaping the future of work is only a part of what organizations need to focus on. Of course, to take this to the next level some kind of action needs to take place.
Today many claim there are not enough women working in tech companies. According to an article published by Alison Griswold at Moneybox.com, data from well-known companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft, show us there is a huge gender gap.
I fell in love with technology when I met my first computer and learned to program. But my husband has no cause for jealousy because my love of technology is instrumental.
These are the women who followed Sheryl Sandberg's example and have "leaned in" as far as they could. They are pushing ahead and aiming to break the glass ceiling. Too many of them find it's just not possible after having kids.
If our human systems can catch up with our tool systems, with our work cultures evolving in ways that harness the incredible potential of individuals, the net result will be smarter, more capable organizations and a higher collective IQ.
Your company can still make efforts to promote a "happy" environment, but happiness comes from a culture that values and challenges employees, not perks.
We may think that the principles of self-management are newfangled and untested, simply because the majority of organizations we've experienced haven't used them.
Women make excellent entrepreneurs as well as great moms, wives, sisters, daughters and friends. These five points are just a few reasons that they make better bosses than men. If men are wise, they will implement a few of them in their own lives to become a better entrepreneur.
When all the parts of your marketing organization aren't working together, your success and growth may suffer. It's no secret that silos are absolutely detrimental to marketing operations - and finding a way to break free of silos can be difficult.
My boss and I have been working together for over a year, and we've never met in person. She trusts me to make the most effective and productive decisions about where I work and how I structure my time.
Considering that most matches were played during weekday afternoons in the U.S., this could have been bad news for business productivity. But for many, it wasn't.
Todd shared with me his successes, as well as his many moments broke, hungry, and on the cusp of failure.
The New York City Mayor's Office and the overwhelming majority of its agencies currently have a stiff hierarchical managerial culture that hampers innovation and poses critical challenges to our next mayor.