“Boss” Redefined: What Makes a Great Modern Business Leader?

By | February 16th, 2018|Collaboration in the workplace, Company Culture, Employee Communications, Executive Leadership, Management Advice|

It’s been said that 75 percent of U.S. employees leave their job because of issues with superiors or bosses.  Decades ago, when hearing the term “boss,” many would associate the word with a seemingly strict, or even intimidating, individual who simply gives out orders at [...]

What Should Employees Never Discuss at Work?

By | February 16th, 2018|Career Advice, Company Culture, Employee Communications, Workplace Issues|

There is a marked difference between tiptoeing around an office of eggshells and being blatantly, even obnoxiously, offensive. In most cases, that line is pretty wide and not terribly difficult to manage. Granted, there are certain areas where words get muddled or a misunderstanding occurs, however, [...]

Advice for Identifying and Managing Various Types of Employees

By | February 16th, 2018|Collaboration in the workplace, Communications, Management Advice, Productivity, Team building|

Objectivity is the token banner held high for business pursuits; and to an extent, rightly so. Objectivity in analyzing pros and cons is an indispensable attribute for any accomplished executive or manager. Working with people (and working with them well) is inherent toward keeping things running [...]

The Importance of Diplomacy in the Workplace and How to Achieve It

By | February 16th, 2018|Business negotiations, Collaboration in the workplace, Company Culture, Executive Advice, Team building, Workplace Issues|

The art of diplomacy (or tact) can be the deciding factor between hurt feelings and a positive encounter, both in the workplace and beyond. Although we want to maintain honesty at all times, it’s also vital that we find the right manner in which to [...]

Tips for Being a Great Coworker

By | February 16th, 2018|Company Culture, Employee Communications, Workplace Issues|

What constitutes a great work environment? We know that the morale of a company is often initiated by its overall culture and management techniques; yet, how can coworkers create positive sentiments among one another? While there is a vast amount of information available on how [...]

Stress-Free Ways of Taking on a New Project at Work

By | December 5th, 2017|Career Advice, Collaboration in the workplace, Productivity, Uncategorized|

The Origin of Stress Stress is a state which developed during our early evolution to keep us alive.  When a situation presents a potential threat to our survival, we express the hormone cortisol (made in the adrenal cortex) which helps raise our blood sugar levels partly by [...]

How to Let Your Interviewer Know You’re a Perfect Cultural Fit

By | September 2nd, 2017|Company Culture, Interview Tips, Interviewing|

Let’s say that you’re a top-flight programmer, but you’ve decided that you’re not going to work just anywhere.  After figuring out exactly what you wanted to do, you took the time to do additional research and figure out precisely where you wanted to do it. The problem remains, however, that [...]

7 Helpful Tips for Managing Younger Employees

By | August 9th, 2017|Collaboration in the workplace, Company Culture, Entrepreneurial advice, Executive Advice, Executive Leadership|

It is often the most seasoned and accomplished business leaders who must be educated in the skill of adapting to changing times and circumstances.  For, as business customs and technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace, so too, are the very individuals they are [...]

Qualities Shared By Successful Teams According to Google™

By | July 26th, 2017|Collaboration in the workplace, Employee Communications, Executive Advice, Team building|

For those unfamiliar, Project Aristotle was a recent research initiative launched by Google with the purpose of understanding why certain working groups flourish and others do not quite make the grade. Leading the endeavor, was Google’s Director of People Analytics (HR), Abeer Dubey, who was quite motivated [...]

Guidelines For Working With a Detail-Driven Manager

By | June 21st, 2017|Collaboration in the workplace, Employee Communications, Workplace Issues|

We all know that being “detail oriented” can be a wonderful quality, and quite often, those in leadership positions possess this very characteristic. However, in its extreme – sometimes referred to as micromanaging – it can prove challenging for employees who report directly to such [...]