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10 Food Hacks For Workplace Wellness

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We hope to use this toolkit to convince HR directors, caterers, hotel chains, event planners, and some of our gracious bosses that it's easy to put together a satisfying and delicious meal or snack that won't undermine the health of their employees and guests.

Team Meetings Are Not a Substitute for One-on-Ones

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business
Bruce Tulgan

In a team meeting, it's too easy for an individual employee to hide. Managers tell me all the time about that team meeting where you want to shine a bright light on Mr. Blue, the employee who has been coming in late and taking too many long breaks.

Can Faculty Meetings Actually Be Fun?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Faculty meetings can be a real drag. They can also be tools for exciting engagement. Teachers are so busy. They deserve to be recognized and have their time valued.

10 Types of Co-Workers Who Are Late to Everything

Danny Rubin | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Don't be the guy or girl who's perpetually late. Your reputation depends on it. Know any of these folks at work? I bet you do.

Do You Have Too Many Meetings?

Charlie Kim | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

Most people would answer a definitive YES to this question. In fact, dig deeper and people are often slaves to their calendar, as if it has a life...

Women at Work: The Language of War and the Invisible Codes of Honor

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

If a businesswoman doesn't command this language, men think she doesn't "get it." If she does, people say she's not a "real" woman. To make matters even more complicated, what men say and how they strut, huff and puff may have very little to do with how they act in reality, away from the battlefield.

Third Metric Meetings: Reinventing the Modern Meeting

Renee Cullinan | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Renee Cullinan

Imagine this: You have fewer meetings because you've chosen wisely. To those meetings that you do attend, you bring a strong intention and full engagement. As a result, connected, conscious dialogue flourishes. Others feel seen, met, and heard. High-quality work gets done.

The Four Recognizable Types in Any Group Discussion in the Office or at Home

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Sonya Hamlin

Y'know how, when you're sitting at a meeting or around the table at a family dinner discussion trying to solve something or make a plan, the same peop...

Meeting Notes and the Hearsay Rule

Brad Reid | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

If one is inclined to make notes of meetings, it is best to do so as a matter of routine on a regular basis. These notes should be stored in more than one secure and tamper-proof location and format.

If You Call a Meeting, Call It By the Right Name

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

"Brainstorming" gets a bad name, meeting goers get pissed, and the person who called the meeting loses major points. Simply put, not all fruits are bananas.

8 Tips for Running a Virtual Meeting Like a Rockstar

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

Many companies now have dispersed team members. We love the freedom to hire amazing people regardless of where they live. However, how do you run meetings like a rockstar when your entire team is not around the same physical table together?

Driving Relationships

Preston Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Preston Smith

I don't own a garage door opener, so I park in my driveway to save a few steps after a long day at work. Living in an older neighborhood in San Jose, Calif., this is typical of most of my neighbors too.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business

It doesn't take too much to derail your workday. The usual suspects? Your constantly ringing phone, endlessly populating social-media feeds, your emai...

Top 10 Conference Hotels Worldwide

GAYOT.com | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel
GAYOT.com

Do you want an elite place to meet? For your next conference, check out, then check in to one of the Top 10 Conference Hotels in the World.

How the Psychology of Meetings Matters (and Why You Should Care About It)

Tom Lowery | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

Do you like meetings? I'm willing to bet most of you will say no. Let's face it -- very often meeting managers are too focused on what they're saying as opposed to engaging others.

Get Focused: Know Your Type of Meeting in Order to Keep Your Project on Track

Amanda Schneider | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

We've all been in a meeting that never seems to end and you wonder to yourself, "Why am I even here?" Most companies are what I like to call "meeting happy" and call meetings for just about everything and everyone is invited

Kill the Breakfast Meeting

Rana Florida | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

It's time to kill the breakfast meeting. Kill it dead. I seriously think the first breakfast meeting was convened by a bitter boss who was unhappy with their family life, couldn't wait to get out of the house in the morning, and wanted to inflict pain on subordinates.

The 8 Types of People You Need in a Brainstorm

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

The best brainstorms are composed of six to eight people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to the success of a central project.

The Top 10 Reasons Why Walking Meetings Will Be Your Best Meetings

Brett Greene | Posted 10.26.2013 | Denver
Brett Greene

Even if your meetings aren't as important to world peace as Reagan and Gorbachev's, there are plenty of benefits to making your next meeting a walking meeting.

High Tech vs. Low Tech: How Human Interactions Put People Back Into Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

Digital technologies are amazing tools in the short-term but can have negative effects if relied upon for too long or too much.

Stop Checking Your Phone And 7 Other Things To Quit Today

Inc.com | Jeff Haden | Posted 05.20.2013 | Small Business

If you get decent value from making to-do lists, you'll get huge returns--in productivity, in improved relationships, and in your personal well-being-...

How I Made Peace With a Hiring Mistake: Me

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

When I was fresh out of college, supervising a dozen or so telephone company technicians, I held a weekly meeting. Why? Someone told me to do it, so I did it.

How to Run Wildly Unproductive Meetings and Waste Everyone's Time

Brazen Life | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy
Brazen Life

Productivity is on the increase, and this is bad news for all the cubicle workers of the world. Productive meetings can be like an infectious disease within your organization.

The Proximity Principle: Innovation, Face-to-Face

Tom Morris | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Tom Morris

Conversations that take place, even in casual settings, can spark major creative leaps and novel, important innovations.

One Cup of Coffee at a Time

Randy Hain | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

You might think my fondness for this restaurant is connected to my love of good coffee and the convenient location. Possibly, but my love of coffee meetings more accurately stems from the belief that this is a great way to build relationships and conduct business.