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An Entrepreneur's Confession: Six Lessons From Six Years In Business

Tomas Gorny | Posted 05.16.2014 | Small Business
Tomas Gorny

As the company I co-founded, marks the sixth anniversary of acquiring its first customer, I am taking a moment to look back on some of the lessons I've learned along the way.

Building a Community That Takes Care of Its People

Ann Fry | Posted 06.30.2014 | Small Business
Ann Fry

At the heart of any company that offers empathy and strong incentives and engagement is a company that is "employee centric." What that refers to is a company who puts the needs of their employees in the forefront.

Being Gay in the Workplace Is About More Than ENDA

Dominique Mann | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dominique Mann

People shouldn't only wait on Congress to help America's gay employees. Real change from any power stature requires uncomfortable conversations and the audacity to unabashedly accept others for who they are.

From Start With Why to Leaders Eat Last: An Interview With Simon Sinek

Matt Tenney | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By simply making the effort to help the people on our team more often, and show them that we truly care about them, we can start the process of creating an entire team or organization of people who trust each other.

A Positive Workplace Culture Is Simply Good Business

Damon M. Banks | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Damon M. Banks

While it may seem like commonsense to take good care of your employees so they will take good care of you, and the company, this simple rule of thumb is so often ignored.

Size Does Matter

Quartz | Andrew O'Connell | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

From Quartz: If you’ve been trying to get noticed in the office, chances are you’ve been following the conventional wisdom: speaking up in meet...

The One Thing All Introverts Need To Do At Work

Quartz | Eric Barker | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business

Quartz: One of the best networking tips for shy people might be simply, “Move your desk at work.” From the book Achieving Success Through Socia...

Jenn Lim Talks Meaningful Workplace Culture Sharing for Distributed Teams

Jason King | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Jason King

There has been no shortage of web ink dedicated lately to the topic of teams having their work from home agreements limited or terminated, Yahoo! being most notable among these. But what if geographical distribution of your team is necessary for effective functioning of your business?

Surprise! Your Flight Attendants Are All Strangers

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Lisa Wade

If you have the pleasure of taking a flight, spend a few minutes watching the surprising coordination of strangers who seem like old friends, and take a moment to appreciate the amazing way these workers have adapted to their very peculiar position.

3 Steps To Creating The Company Culture You Want

Angie Hicks | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
Angie Hicks

I don't have a fancy office or an executive restroom. I have a small office with mismatched furniture that I share with another person, but my preferred seat is a cube in the corner of the marketing department.

3 Ways to Excel at Work

Laurie Erdman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

So how do you excel at work? Most of us think we have to go the extra mile. Work harder. Take more on. Wrong.The real secret to excelling at work is learning to better fuel your body and soul. In this case, we're talking about learning how to thrive. Follow these three easy steps.

4 Ways to Be a Good Santa / Bad Santa at the Office

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

It is that mythical time of the year where businesses start trying to spread holiday cheer. In many cases, this is a pretty picture replete with one-time bonuses and upbeat messages. In other cases, this is another wonderful example of corporate hype.

8 Ways To Be More Productive At Work This Summer

Forbes Woman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women

Summer is upon us and over the next few weeks schools will be closing, the sun will be shining, and you'll be daydreaming that you're at the beach or ...

How to Deal When You're Working With an Ex

Posted 05.22.2012 | Women

Jennifer Winter | The Daily Muse Meeting a significant other at the office is, well, not really that uncommon. And, while it'd be nice if all relat...

Does It Pay For Women To Use Humor At Work?

The Guardian | Posted 05.21.2012 | Women

Humour is a staple part of any boardroom discussion, as viewers of the BBC's The Apprentice will know. But research reveals that, while men benefit fr...

Introverts Are Joining the Internet Party

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Being happy can no doubt make day-to-day life easier than constantly going about life in a funk, but there is no evidence suggesting that happiness -- especially feigned happiness -- contributes in any real way to health and well-being.

How Being Young And Slightly Weird Can Help You Get Ahead

Forbes Woman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Women

One myth I would really love to smash to bits is the notion that only a certain type of person can be successful in business. I meet far too many peop...

What To Do When Co-Workers Overshare

SavySugar | Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

If your officemate has some tell-all tendencies, it can make your workday more than a little uncomfortable. Close quarters make co-worker friendships ...

Lessons From Goldman Sachs: How Should You Say -- or Shouldn't You Say -- "I Quit!"

Dan Mulhern | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Dan Mulhern

I've got my doubts about Smith's approach. I'm in favor of courage -- and Greg Smith certainly took some risks with his moral vendetta -- but I'm also in favor of the courage of engagement.

Friendship by the Book: Finding "Unexpected Angels" in the Workplace

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Women should create "communities of support" at work that consist of at least two other like-minded women who will help each other stay on target to their dreams and resolve problems along the way.