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  • Report shows management is failing employees

    Report shows management is failing employees

    Gallup’s latest State of the American Workplace report is eye-opening if you care about hiring and retaining star talent. The findings led Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO of Gallup, to say, “The very practice of management no longer works. The old ways no longer achieve the intended results.”...

  • What your coffee preference reveals about you

    What your coffee preference reveals about you

    Coffee has long been a staple of the workplace. Sitting down for a cup of coffee with colleagues and bosses has even been associated with pay raises and promotions. The coffee break is, by and large, a 20th century invention and became more prevalent in the years after World War II. Now, it’s a...

  • How to help your adult child leave the nest and succeed

    How to help your adult child leave the nest and succeed

    Being a fledgling adult is harder in some ways than it used to be. Two years ago, the Pew Research Center reported that, for the first time in 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were more likely to live with parents than with a spouse or romantic partner in their own home. And those who don’t go to...

  • Red flags from job candidates you shouldn't ignore

    Red flags from job candidates you shouldn't ignore

    A few years ago, a job prospect asked us to reimburse her for a $2 subway ride to the final-round interview. I really wish my team and I had paid attention to that red flag. Instead, we overlooked a key data point and hired someone who was penny wise and pound foolish. She did not work out in the...

  • Here's how to tame the email beast

    Here's how to tame the email beast

    Barbara Corcoran doesn’t have a minute to waste. She’s up at 6:30 every morning and kicks things off with a fairly regimented routine. By 8:05, the “Shark Tank” millionaire has cooked her daughter breakfast, packed her lunch and made sure she’s ready for school, she told The Cut. Then it’s off...

  • Having trouble focusing at work? Here's a likely culprit

    Having trouble focusing at work? Here's a likely culprit

    Studies show that we use our smartphones excessively -- on average, people in the United States across all age groups check their phones 46 times per day.  There’s an ongoing debate about whether this is a bad habit or not. Ninety-one percent of millennials report having a healthy relationship...

  • Here's how successful people meet their goals

    Here's how successful people meet their goals

    According to research from the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year’s goals never achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you back, especially at work. That leaves 8 percent of us in an elite category...

  • Here's how to properly shake someone's hand

    Here's how to properly shake someone's hand

    Let’s talk about handshakes. It’s the easiest thing to get right in business settings, yet many people habitually mess up their handshakes. So it’s clear we need a quick refresher course on how to shake hands. Handshakes are in the news. The world recently was watching as President Trump shook...

  • Are you experiencing a workplace bore-out?

    Are you experiencing a workplace bore-out?

    A little over two years into a job he had previously been really excited about, my client Nick found himself getting increasingly restless and bored. He described his situation to me as a “mountain of sameness” and said he was beginning to dread going to work. Margaret, someone at the mid-point...

  • Encourage rebellion in the workplace

    Encourage rebellion in the workplace

    Harvard behavioral scientist Francesca Gino knew she was onto something when she read a cookbook in which the author, an Italian chef, broke every rule of Italian culinary tradition by filling the book with non-traditional recipes, and violating Italian national pride in the process. “In Italy,...

  • What do millennials really want at work?

    What do millennials really want at work?

    The stereotypes about millennials in the workplace are pervasive and nasty. They are lazy, entitled narcissists who refuse to follow direction. They can’t be managed and are terrible communicators. These assumptions about millennials have spawned a new industry of experts telling us that millennials...

  • Ways to create a mentally strong workplace

    Ways to create a mentally strong workplace

    Many business leaders assume an employee’s mental health is none of their business. But the way employees think, feel and behave impacts everything from productivity and communication to their ability to maintain safety in the workplace. Helping employees improve their mental health could be one...

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