Why Culture Matters More Than Goals

June 08 , 2015

What's the culture of your organization? Is it an environment where things get done on time, every time? Or are deadlines more flexible? Do you believe in having fun, or is it more serious?

Filed Under: Career Advice, company culture, Goals, goals, Insights, insights

Is It Ever OK to Yell at Work?

June 04 , 2015

I was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post for a story that had been prompted by reports that Steve Jobs had yelled at Apple CEO Tim Cook 4-5 times during their working career. Emily Peck, the Huffington Post’s Executive Business Editor, wanted to explore whether or not it was ever OK to...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Good Habits, good habits, Insights, insights, Office Politics, office politics

Think Grammar Doesn't Matter? It Could Be Holding You Back From a Promotion

May 28 , 2015

Many people think that once they leave school, they don't need to worry about grammar. In the real world, most people will just figure out what you mean ... right?

Filed Under: Career Advice, Cognitive Ability, cognitive ability, Feedback, Insights, insights, Uncategorized

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

V12 Group Identifies Top 5 Trends Driving Marketing Efforts in 2015

March 30 , 2015

Predictions for the New Year always carry lofty expectations, but despite what we were led to believe by Back to the Future Part II, 2015 does not hold the promise of a hover board for every child, flying cars, nor self-drying clothing. It does, however, promise the next era in marketing, one where...

Filed Under: Best Advice, Insights, insights best advice marketing trends, marketing, trends

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