The Surprising Truth About the Perfect Brainstorm

May 11 , 2015

My article on brainstorming sessions that make people crazy generated a lot of requests for tips to make brainstorming effective. If you follow this guide, not only will you save the sanity of your team, you may also produce some innovative new ideas that could catapult your company. Here are seven...

Filed Under: Cognitive Ability, cognitive ability, ideas, Insights, insights, Quick Tips, quick tips

7 Sentences You Shouldn't Say to Your Boss - EVER

April 16 , 2015

There are certain things all bosses dread to hear. “I lost the account,” “There’s a big mistake,” and “I think the building is on fire,” would all qualify, but I’m talking about sentences that may seem innocuous to you, but can be a big deal to your boss.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Insights, insights, Office Politics, office politics

Millennials Want You to Get to the Point

March 23 , 2015

"5 reasons" this, "14 ways" that, "23 times when"... It's how millennials consume information today, mircomedia, and I have to say I am as guilty as the next guy. It's a race to get to the point.

Filed Under: ideas, Insights, insights, Millennials, millennials, Societal Shifts, societal shifts

10 Tips for Leadership When You're Not the Boss

March 16 , 2015

When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck in individual contributor roles? No one reports to you, and you're not even a project manager.

Filed Under: Focus, focus, Goals, goals, Insights, insights, leadership and management, Leadership and Management

5 Ways to Get Unstuck in the Face of Creative Burnout

March 09 , 2015

We’ve all been there. You sit down at your desk, intending to be productive, but you just … can’t. You look over your to-do list, trying to find the motivation needed to get started, but taking the first step seems as insurmountable as climbing Mount Everest. There’s no getting around it -- you’ve...

Filed Under: ambition, creativity, Insights, insights, inspiration, Inspiration

Is An On-Demand Workforce The Future Source Of Talent?

March 05 , 2015

Contingent workers. Contractors. Agency Temps. No matter what you call them, your industry, or your location, most of you use them a part of your workforce strategy. And that is not likely to change in the future.

Filed Under: Insights, insights, Job Search, job search, Recruiters, recruiters, Recruiting & Hiring, recruiting & hiring

When You’re Not The Manager 'Type,’ How Do You Move Up The Corporate Ladder?

February 19 , 2015

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Feedback, Insights, insights, Your Career, your career

5 Priorities HR Can’t Ignore in 2015

February 09 , 2015

Filed Under: Focus, focus, Goals, goals, Insights, insights, Productivity, productivity

5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure To Their Advantage

February 05 , 2015

While some people become frozen with fear or immobilized by their emotions, resilient people have a remarkable ability to tolerate distress. They face hard times – professional and personal – with determination to do their best and confidence they’ll be able to handle whatever life throws their way.

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Insights, insights, Personality, personality

5 Myths Debunked About Temporary Jobs

February 02 , 2015

Despite its growing popularity, there are still some misconceptions about temporary jobs. The bottom line is that you should choose a job that suits you and your career needs. Don’t base your decisions on outdated myths.

Filed Under: Hiring, hiring, Insights, insights, Job Search, job search, Your Career, your career