How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while artfully avoiding the tasks that really[…]

7 Ways Managers Can Build Trust in the Workplace

How many people trust their managers? A recent study by Edelman found that one in three employees don’t trust their employer. Another study by EY found that number to be even lower, with only 46% having trust in their organization, and 49% in their boss/team. Trust is one of the most important things you need[…]

Five Strategies for Leading a High-Impact Team

Nobody sets out to lead an ineffective team. In fact, leaders agonize over fostering teams that work well together and deliver smart solutions time and time again—the kind of teams that, in Leigh Thompson’s words, “go through the various storms, the successes, the failures, and keep coming out alive.”The only problem? Many of the strategies[…]

20 Brutal Truths All 20-Somethings Need to Hear

Being in your 20s, especially during a time when Millennials seem to be a hot topic of discussion, is tough.It’s this weird limbo stage when you are considered an adult, but you really aren’t fluent in adult language or responsibilities yet. You need help filing your taxes. You don’t really understand how your 401(k) works. You want[…]

Smartphones not productive, managers say 

Despite the hype of business chat messaging and a perception of smartphones introducing a connected work-everywhere lifestyle, a surprisingly large number of bosses are not at all happy with the proliferation of the devices.Why I switched back to FirefoxRemember when you ditched Firefox for Chrome and pinkie-swore you’d never go back? Yeah, me too.READ NOWThe[…]

Who’s the boss of workplace culture? 

Who really drives culture in your workplace? According to a study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos and the research and consultancy firm WorkplaceTrends.com, HR believes it does. So do managers and executives. So, too, do your employees.There’s clearly a disagreement about who’s in charge of creating, maintaining and supporting workplace culture, but there’s one[…]

How To Deal With A Bullying Boss

The prevalence of bullying on the playground, the Internet, in classrooms and dormitories is a serious problem in the U.S. right now–but children, teens and young adults aren’t the only ones using aggressive physical force, threats or coercion to intimidate and abuse their peers.According to a 2010 survey conducted by the Workplace Bullying Institute, 35%[…]

6 Personal Habits That Can Kill Your Business

Are you letting your personal life hurt your business? You may believe that when you set out for your office every morning you leave your personal life behind. However, each aspect of our lives tends to affect everything we do. The following are some personal habits that will hurt your business. 1. Burning the candle[…]