Hiring Millennials? Here’s What You Should Know

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Almost everywhere we turn, we see complaints about the Millennial generation. Born between the mid ’80s and the late ’90s (though the exact time frame is up for some debate), this generation has been analyzed and criticized just as much as Generation X before them. Millennials have been labeled entitled, narcissistic, and sheltered. But are… Read more »

Mindfulness: It’s Not Just for Yogis!

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Mindfulness has become a buzzword in corporate vocabulary over the past few years, and for good reason. From parents to entrepreneurs to high-powered executives, many people have recognized the benefits of paying attention to their emotions, intentions, and strengths and limitations. More and more research indicates that mindfulness is a practice just as helpful in the… Read more »

Only Human: When Leaders Fail

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Leadership failure happens at times to everyone. From General Custer’s Battle of Little Bighorn to Abraham Lincoln’s less-than-impressive military career to Margaret Thatcher’s poll tax, even very high-profile, famous leaders suffered from some fairly major failure at some point in their careers. Failure in leadership can actually happen a lot easier than we think – even to those we see as… Read more »

The Leader’s Key to Effective Time Management

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Many businesses focus on time management but we have discovered that leaders need to focus on expanding and managing energy—not time. It’s not the time you devote to your work or family that brings real value, but the energy and passion you bring to the time you have. Take care of business! Effectively managing energy… Read more »

Maintaining Professionalism During the Holidays

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The year is speeding to an end, which means your hectic holiday juggling act is reaching its fever pitch. December is often a month where you feel more stressed than relaxed and your calendar is more full of commitments than holiday cheer. While you may have a long holiday to-do list to manage in your… Read more »

Channeling Workplace Innovation Around the Holidays

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The holidays are a busy time for everyone, but for small businesses, they can be a particularly hectic. Employees are juggling family commitments, vacation days and financial responsibilities as well as their normal work duties, yet it is also the busiest time of year for many smaller businesses. Harness your creative thinking skills and use… Read more »

Is Mobile Connectivity Bad for Work-Life Balance?

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Being able to connect with colleagues and clients at a moment’s notice any time, day or night, is both a blessing and a curse. Mobile connectivity — through laptops, smartphones and tablet computers — allows you to troubleshoot problems and stay in contact while you’re away from the office, but it can also feel like… Read more »

Can Women Have Work-Life Balance?

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Can women really have work-life balance? Many would say that in our current cultural moment, the answer is a resounding no. According to Anne-Marie Slaughter in her recent article in The Atlantic entitled, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” there are many different reasons for the continued inability of women to find a truly family-friendly… Read more »