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Pay Fairness Requires Pay Openness

Ed Lawler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

When corporations are left to decide on pay amounts without any public accountability, all too often they make decisions that are simply not defensible, ethical, nor fair. This happens because secrecy takes accountability out of play.

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

How to Jump-Start Radical Change in Your Company

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Don't just pick low-hanging fruit. You need to choose the ideas that provide a solution to the challenge and that are feasible -- within the realm of possibility -- but you also need to choose those that have the "wow" factor.

The Shocking Truth About Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Jill Dahl | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Jill Dahl

I pride myself on being a relational and socially conscious woman in the workplace. I had no idea that these qualities made me a prime target for emotional abuse from a business colleague.

The Supreme Court Could Soon Make Life Harder for Pregnant Women

Tom Spiggle | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

During her pregnancy, Patricia Young's health care provider considered the question of whether she should lift heavy boxes and said no. Young asked UPS for an alternative assignment until after she gave birth, and they turned her down. (The company has since changed its policy.)

21 Unmistakable Traits of a Heart-Centered Leader

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

Heart-centered leadership is not a singular gold standard or an ultimate pinnacle that only a rare few can achieve. It lies in your ability to stop, go inward, and reflect on the course of action that you know is the right one rather than succumbing to external pressures and circumstances.

Trusting the Crowd and the Machines

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

The business environment of the future needs to trust people and technology and provide flexibility and choice for employees to connect with complementary skills across a network, to work together on challenges, to learn fast, unlock their passion and improve performance.

In Fast Moving World, We Need to Speed Up on Gender Equality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

More gender equality in the workplace means creating a better workplace for employees to invest their talents. It helps recruit top talent -- especially women. And it ultimately, it helps the bottom line.

I Was Harassed For 3 Years And Didn't Realize It

Katie Gard | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Katie Gard

I'll admit. Saying I didn't realize it is probably inaccurate and a little bit insulting to the level of my intelligence. So. How does one fairly level-headed, zero-bullshit, astutely self-aware human not fully grasp the fact that what she is experiencing is harassment?

7 Tips for Asking Highly-Effective Questions

HopeLab | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
HopeLab

People have shifting interests, concerns, and worries. So as a leader, you cannot support people unless you know what they think and how they feel. And this can only be done by asking meaningful questions and listening deeply.

The Case for 'Free-Range' Knowledge Workers

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee-Sean Huang

Standing desks and reminders to take more breaks serve as palliatives to the potentially harmful effects of sedentary desk jobs, but they do not fundamentally alter the unhealthy nature of this kind of work.

3 Ways a Cell Phone Can Torpedo Your Company's Reputation

Frank Chalupa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

The flexibility and affordability of cell phones make them a seemingly logical alternative to a traditional office line but they can also end up costing companies over the long term if they don't phase them out when scaling their businesses and bringing on new employees.

Seven Ways to Climb Out of Your Box

Tim Elmore | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Tim Elmore

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "think outside the box." It's become a cliché among Americans today. We must remember, however, that clichés can be true, even if they're overused.

Are You Avoiding Having a Difficult Conversation?

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Not many people enjoy having challenging conversations. You know the ones; you don't agree and the emotions are likely to be strong. Recall your last crucial conversation. Did it go well? If not, here are some tips for success next time.

Adapting to the New Way of Leadership Through Innovative Learning Programs

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

By tailoring learning and development programs to fit the needs of the millennial generation, organizations are likely to see dramatic increases in performance and engagement. That is a very good thing, because I believe millennials have amazing capabilities.

The Secret Work-Family Issue Nobody's Talking About

Chris Duchesne | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Chris Duchesne

For the U.S. to remain competitive as a global economic leader, American business leaders need to recognize and respond to the caregiving needs of all our working families - not just the ones with young children.

How Millennials Are Changing the Workplace

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Some people say that millennials are littler narcissists and describe them as the "me, me, me generation." Others, are more optimistic and they realize the importance and opportunity that millennials can bring to the workforce.

Dear Corporate America: Stop Whining and Give Millennials What They Want

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Jenna Atkinson

Regardless of your feelings about this so-called "Me Generation," there are irrefutable statistics that show if you want your business to be successful in the next decade, or even to stay in business, you better not only take notice, but take action.

Lead Well: How to Avoid Making Your Best People Care Less

David Peck | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
David Peck

Whether you lead a team of two or 2,000, it's likely you've noticed the value of hiring and retaining capable, self-motivated people. Yet it's all too common--and completely avoidable--that you inadvertently do little things that may de-motivate your "go to" people in big ways. Here are ten life-tested watch list items to make sure that as a leader, you're not making your best people care less.

Smooth Scheduling: Setting a Time Limit for a New Task

Laura Stack | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Laura Stack

Whatever the new task you face, you have to figure out how much time it'll take so you can use your estimate to schedule and build your to-do lists. So how do you do it?

Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.

America's 10 Worst LGBT Work Insults

Ian Johnson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Ian Johnson

"LGBT Diversity: Show Me the Business Case," the new report from the largest global LGBT research initiative, LGBT2020, reveals what life in 2014 is like for LGBT Americans at work. And, unfortunately, the news from the U.S. workplace is not that good.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

Nearly A Third Of Americans Would Choose To Improve Their Career Over Their Health Or Relationships

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Strengthening our social bonds, bettering our well-being and investing in quality experiences are usually hallmarks for a happy life -- but for some a...

Toxic Stress: How Too Many Bad Days At Work Could Be Killing You

Reuben Yonatan | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Reuben Yonatan

The ways that your job can impact your life extend far beyond working hours. If you suffer from a significant level of work stress, the consequences can be devastating for your physical well-being, your mental health and even your relationships.