Career Advice for College Graduates

May 30 , 2019

Most of the best career advice isn’t learned in school or discussed during formal annual reviews. They’re the priceless nuggets of wisdom you tend to learn through the school of hard knocks instead – sometimes too late. One of the best gifts that seasoned leaders can give to college graduates is...

Filed Under: ambition, Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, Best Advice, accountability, Career Advice, Career & Money, Communication, Decision Making, Goals, Good Habits, Quick Tips, Skills, Success

Finding Happiness Within Each Work Day

February 05 , 2019

One of my mom’s favorite stories to tell us as children was the tale of the traveler and the three bricklayers.

Filed Under: ambition, Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, Best Advice, motivation, Career Advice, Happiness, Professional Development

4 Behaviors That Slow Down Productivity

November 16 , 2018
You know that work is supposed to be challenging—but there’s no way it’s supposed to be this challenging.

Filed Under: behavior at work, Behavior in the Workplace, Efficiency, Focus, how to be more productive, Strategy, Productivity, productivity, productivity at work, Stress, Time Management, work

How to Boost Productivity During the Dog Days of Summer

July 12 , 2018

You may have loved your job when you started, but it’s not unusual to get in a rut. If you’re experiencing burnout, changing your mindset can bypass it, says Daniel M. Cable, author of Alive aWork: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do, during his interview with Stephanie...

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Distractions, distractions, Focus, Good Habits, good habits, Strategy, Organization, Productivity, productivity, Quick Tips, quick tips, summer, work

How to Introduce Yourself in a Way That'll Make People Care Who You Are

October 03 , 2016

Like you, I attend my fair share of meetings. As a consultant, I’m often meeting with people I’ve only laid eyes on for the first time just moments before and, almost always, I’m asked to introduce myself to them.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Communication, communication, Confidence, good habits, introductions, professional relationships, Quick Tips, quick tips

The Positive Trait That Holds Talented People Back at Work

September 19 , 2016

In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You’d work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You’d never have to worry about self-promotion or navigating office...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Confidence, humble

Office Organization Tips to Help You Work More Productively

July 28 , 2016

More than half of the people surveyed in an Express Employment hiring trends survey said they lose nine work hours a week due to lack of organization; 57 percent said they lose six work hours a week because of a lack of time due to disorganization, reported Corp Magazine.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, clutter, Good Habits, office essentials, Organization, Productivity, productivity, work environment

7 Character Traits That the Best Employees Share

June 30 , 2016

The difference between success and failure in business usually comes down to one thing: good teamwork. If someone is going to be an employee, he or she needs to work well with me and other team members. For that reason, it's important to identify and hire based on the qualities that predict...

Filed Under: Appearance, Behavior in the Workplace, Best Employees, Character Traits, Confidence, Detail-oriented, Emotional Intelligence, Experience, Personality, personality, Professional Development, Reliability, teamwork

17 Email Etiquette Rules

June 23 , 2016

US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Communication, communication, Email, Email Etiquette, Good Habits, good habits, professional development, quick tips

How to Convincingly Fake Confidence, Happiness, etc. in the Workplace

February 25 , 2016

We fake it in meetings. We fake it over email. We fake it when we’re envious of someone else’s success. We fake it in the elevator when we ask Kyle if he has any weekend plans. The professional world’s a stage, and we’re all actors pretending to care about how Kyle spends his free time.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Career Advice, Communication, how to, Strategy