Take Your Child to Work Day: The Importance of Children Being Exposed to Their Parents’ Careers

  Do you remember the days where companies would host “Daddy-daughter work day” or “bring your child to work day”? These are events of a past time when businesses incorporated family values into their goals and allowed time to be spent not only on the company growth, but on the personal growth of each employee. […]

The Future of the MBA

How Shifting Enrollment Trends Are Changing Business Education For business schools around the country, business is anything but usual. Since fewer Americans are willing to drop out of a strong economy to earn a graduate degree, enrollment in MBA programs is shrinking. Decades of declining job satisfaction also suggest that many professionals are tired of trading hours for dollars. Instead, […]

The Science of Negotiation

  Do you remember learning the “Scientific Method” back in High School? The process is easy: make an observation, take a guess, test that guess, analyze what happened, and then repeat until the analysis shows the guess was correct. The more background data you have, the better the guesses, but you can learn this as […]

Marketing Yourself

The time when both employee and employer looked at their relationship as being a long-term commitment is past. Employers are constantly looking for new employees, new ideas, and new ways to make money. They carefully market themselves to potential talent to draw the interest of those who may be of value to the company. Branding, […]

Happy to be at Work

We all want to be happy at work, but what does this really mean? The official definition of happiness is the quality or state of being delighted, pleased, or glad as over a particular thing. According to many researchers, happiness is a synonym for contentment. At work, to be content sometimes means your career is […]

Are You Ambitious Enough?

In the second century, the philosopher and Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius, engaged in a discourse with the future tyrant, Commodus, as to what constituted virtues and vices for a ruler. The one topic they could not agree in which category fell ‘ambition’. It seems to be both. A great ruler needed to have a drive […]

Best Office Gift Ideas

Best Office Gift Ideas Uh oh! It is holiday time. The questions of what gifts to give can be quite perplexing. Giving the boss a gift can be seen as brown nosing, but not giving the boss a gift can be seen as an insult to them. Oh, what to do in this world of […]

How the Time of Day Can Impact Your Work

How the Time of Day Can Impact Your Work Mark Twain famously said to eat a live frog first thing in the morning and then be assured nothing worse would happen to you that day. While this is not exactly the most appetizing image, the concept of getting your most difficult task done early is […]

How to Stay Motivated Even in Redundancy

How to Stay Motivated Even in Redundancy   Redundancy is a bad word; in the work world it means your job is ending, and even worse it means your job is truly disappearing. This is not because you are doing a bad job and being fired for something you could correct. Unfortunately, this happens to […]

3 ways to become a better leader

3 ways to become a better leader Leading a team or even just a few individuals takes practice, here are 3 tips that make being a better leader just a little easier:   Be A Good Role Model Employees notice when their leaders follow their own rules, and they notice even more when they don’t, […]