The Three-Year Rule

There are several three-year rules in society: there is section 2035 of the U.S. tax code which is known by, and only interesting to, serious accountants, there is the guideline that dating people more than three years older or younger than you is socially unacceptable until after you reach the age of twenty five, and […]

The Ultimate Guide to Happy Employees

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that when someone is happy, they’re more likely to work harder and do more for the people around them. Blame it on the endorphins or the generally uplifted feeling, but happiness is infectious and has a motivating effect on everyone within close proximity. When you take that […]

Playing it Hard with Soft Skills

By 2020, “soft skills” will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills. While working in the United Nations community for over 10 years, I observed something very interesting: High-ranking diplomats, regardless of their country’s stance, knew how to maneuver themselves successfully amongst each other and get the job done. This was no different […]

The Importance of Periodic Self-Evaluations

  You and everyone already knows the importance of employers conducting periodic evaluations on their employees, but they are not the only ones who should be checking on your work. Take the time every few months or when you switch projects to take a step back and look at yourself. Are you at the top […]

The Delicate Art of Firing an Employee

  One of the worst parts of being a leader in a company is that not every employee is going to be useful and sometimes people have to be fired. It is not a pleasant experience for either parties and is not something that should be taken lightly. Before moving into the firing stage, it […]

Understanding The Difference Between Being A Leader And Being A Boss

In the workplace there bosses and there are leaders, though the two are very distinct, there is only a fine line between the two. Here are a few differences between a boss and a leader: Leaders Lead Leaders tend to motivate employees, working beside them on projects, giving them inspiration and ideas. Employees will thus […]

Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Becoming an entrepreneur, by definition, means a person who organized and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk or an employer of productive labor. This can be a scary feat for any person or group to undertake because it means finding a way to start, create, and sell an idea. […]

How to keep employees interested and engaged

Keeping employees interested in their daily routines can be difficult. After doing the same activities daily, people tend to become less engaged in their responsibilities. Here are some ways to keep employees interested and engaged: Encourage Creativity Being forced to carry out tasks in the same manner every day creates a monotonous environment for your […]

How To Properly Fire An Employee

Termination should not be the first thing to come to mind when an employee is not entirely working out, but sometimes it does become necessary. When termination is the only option, make sure to handle the situation properly: Document Everything If you’re continually having to correct the same behaviors, you need to have a record […]

Pros And Cons Of Hiring Remote Employees

Remote employees can be a great addition to any team, but they may not be the best fit for every employer. Here are some pros and cons of hiring remote employees: Pros: Find Better Employees There may not be someone exactly right for your position where you’re located, so making the position remote can help […]