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, […]

5 Tips for successful Job Interviews 

5 Tips for successful Job Interviews  Job interviews can be a difficult task for some job seekers, below are 5 tips for more successful interviews: Familiarize Yourself With The Company Before going in for an interview, it is helpful to do a little research on the company that you’ll be interviewing for, and it can […]

Pay Attention Please!: Cognitive Quantification and Why It is so Important

Pay Attention Please!: Cognitive Quantification and Why It is so Important   Cognitive quantification is a fancy term for being able to know without a doubt that people are paying attention to what you are saying. Everyone has to give speeches, reports, presentations, or memos and we do not always know if we got the […]