Happy Graduation, Seniors! Congratulations! What's next? Below is some sociologically-inspired, out-of-the-box advice on work, love, family, friendship, and the meaning of life. For new grads from the two of us!
We instinctively want to do well, to contribute, and to be included on the winning team. Yet many organizations often become harvesters of politics, power, control, arrogance, and egos that fill them with invisible signs saying, "don't go there," "you can't do this" and "you don't know that."
Some call this entitlement, but I think it's at least as true to say that today's college youth (the self-esteem generation) have been promised things. They've always been told to dream big, and so they do.
Bill Treasurer is one of my favorite business authors - not just because his books are good - but because he reminds me of the Wizard of Oz - his work always offers three important elements: brains, heart, and courage.
If you're like most of us, you always keep your smartphone or tablet within arm's reach and have become accustomed to limitless access to information anytime and anywhere from an array of aesthetically designed, simple and user friendly apps.
When unresolved conflicts emerge in the team environment, they are intentionally overlooked and disregarded. The more this is done, however, the more these negatives influences and motivation drainers grow and emerge, sapping the life right out of the team.
Instead of viewing health care coverage as something that employees use after they get sick, take a more proactive approach to keeping employees healthy -- and everyone will see more money in the coffers and less junk in their trunks.
Nonstop, there are articles telling us how to divide our time. It's as if someone is trying to nail Jell-o to the wall. Nobody has life "right" (and that just doesn't exist), and I'm not sure why we don't stop trying.
When we're being undermined by one person, we recognize the importance of seeking support from someone else. But it may be even more critical to invest in those supportive relationships when dealing with someone who's guilty of both undermining and supporting us.
No matter whether you are an intern or a CEO, all of us have moments where we feel overwhelmed at work. The trick is to know what to do when you feel this way so that you can make smart decisions that are intentional and not based merely on alleviating your discomfort.
Planning in advance is critical. No child wants to see their parent's crazy boss yelling at them; a disaster like that could be forever imprinted in a kid's memory. But if you keep these key tips in mind, the day could be a tremendous success for you both.
Let me start by making a fundamental point about behavior at work. People's attitudes are caused by how they perform, and they determine their performance. In short, they are both a cause and a consequence of behavior.
The household is a deeply traditional and extraordinarily modern, intensely global and local, workplace. Linking work and family, public and private, domestic workers are schooling the labor movement in new concepts of respect, self-determination and social equity.
The poster was simple yet profoundly insightful. Though many of us in the developed world are fortunate enough to consider ourselves free of the pains of poverty, many toil under the daily void of meaning. And this void exists all over.
Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but like Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can't Ignore You, this is not very useful advice.
Several new research studies have examined the impact of power and authority upon the behavior and emotional attitudes of people in their career and leadership roles. Much of this research yields useful findings for companies. But some contains significant limitations -- and distortions.