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The Best of 2014

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As we end the year, I thought it would be interesting to review your favorite blogs (and mine). I would love to hear your thoughts on these articles and videos and any others. If you liked one or two, why? If not, why not? What did you learn? Do you have questions?

2 Life-Changing Lessons You Need to Know Now!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

It's easier to see our problems (let's call them behavioral challenges) in others than to see them in ourselves.

What I Learned About Influence From Peter Drucker

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Think of the years that you have spent "perfecting your craft." Think of all of the knowledge that you have accumulated. Think about how your knowledge can potentially benefit your organization. How much energy have you invested in acquiring all of this knowledge?

Stop Defining Yourself as a Jerk!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

These little sayings add up to our definition of who we are. I consider them a pile of behaviors that we define as "me." The more we talk, the more we define our unalterable essence.

Why Your Boss Is a Lousy Coach

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

So, what can you do about this? How do you get the help you need from your boss? How do you turn him or her into your coach?

Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0

David Hassell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
David Hassell

We are now on the cusp of a new revolution -- something we're dubbing: Employee Rights 2.0. "Labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy.

Who is an Employee, Joint Employee, or Independent Contractor?

Brad Reid | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Labor Day encourages a review of the legal status of labor. Worker status is important because numerous statutes such as minimum wage and overtime requirements apply to employees but not to independent contractors.

10 Tips Whistleblowers Need to Know to Protect Themselves

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Are you an employee at a company that is financially corrupt, or engaging in cover-ups of unethical or illegal behavior? If you're thinking of blowing...

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

4 Steps to Manage Up When Your Boss Is an Obsessive Micromanager

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many helicopter bosses feel the need to hover in order to monitor efficiency, or to keep things on track, especially if an employee has erred in the past. But most micromanagers do so out of a need for control that often has more to do with them than the performance of their employees.

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

One Step Closer to Eliminating Power Hungry Unions

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

In the historic Harris v. Quinn case, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that home-care workers, many of whom are just parents acting as the primary caregiver for their ill children, shouldn't be forced to join a union.

The Secret Path to Innovation

David Hassell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

By simply asking the right questions at the right cadence, you plant seeds of thought in the minds of your employees and create thought patterns that drive your business forward.

Retail Workers Are Robotized in Our Scripted Society

Annabel Osberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Annabel Osberg

"Did you find everything OK?" the cashier at a large retail chain store asks me as she begins ringing up my items. Actually, I didn't. There were a co...

10 Reasons You Have to Quit Your Job in 2014

James Altucher | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
James Altucher

I'm going to tell you why you have to quit your job. Why you need to get the ideas moving. Why you need to build a foundation for your life or soon you will have no roof.

Employee Engagement: The Key to Unlocking Your Team's Potential (Infographic)

David Hassell | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
David Hassell

The stress and loss of productivity that comes with turnover can be detrimental to any business. Research shows that 30 percent of employees are likely searching for a new position online when they should be working, ultimately affecting your bottom line.

There's a Time and a Place for Everything

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

If you've seen The Wolf of Wall Street, you probably wouldn't be surprised to know it holds the record for the number of "F" bombs during a movie -- 5...

The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur

James Altucher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
James Altucher

I've advised probably another 50 private companies. Along the way I've compiled a list of rules that have helped me deal with every aspect of being an entrepreneur in business and some in life.

"Sleeping My Way to the Top"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a dedicated employee who has often been accused of sleeping on the job (I seldom hear the accusations because I am, of course, a...

Redefining Our Personal Terms and Conditions

George Heymont | Posted 08.25.2013 | Fifty
George Heymont

With so much exciting new technology at our fingertips, we can enjoy a previously unimaginable power over how we live, work, plan for the future and incorporate others into our lives.

Finding the Superstar Employee

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Here's the problem: most people can't write a good job advertisement. They write the same ole mediocre ad everyone else has out there. And when you write a mediocre ad, you get mediocre people applying for that position.

America's Class War: A Dispatch From the Front

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America's workers.

Goal Set: Strive for Career Security vs. Job Security

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 07.18.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

Understanding the difference between advancing your career versus maintaining a job is essential for professional sustainability in any organization.

An Empire Built on the Pillars of Fear: Panic and the Corporation

Nichola Petts | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Sure, we need to pay the bills. We all have responsibilities. But taking the time to ask yourself what makes you happy and what doesn't every so often surely isn't a bad thing. Life is too short to spend it in a job, or a relationship, or a situation that makes you miserable.

It's All About the 'F' Word If You Want to Succeed in Business

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

Walter basically grabbed the chalk right out of my hand and wrote an "F" on the board, left a space, and then wrote a "C." The eyes of one of my favorite students 16-year-old Daryn Dodson, sitting in the front row, opened wide with amazement.