Articles

Is it self-care or self-sabotage?

May 11, 2022
Self-care is non-negotiable. But when the whole world seems confusing, it’s easy to confuse what’s truly making us stronger with what’s tearing us down. Here’s some advice on telling the difference.

Wow, now this is tone-deaf!

May 11, 2022
Recently, some workers received an email from their employer, a large health and science university. The email read: “In response to the current community hardship caused by the covid-19 pandemic, (company) has decided to assist all employees in getting through these difficult times.”

Time to stop testing for marijuana?

May 11, 2022
In this competitive hiring environment, Quest Diagnostic reports that fewer companies these days are testing their employees for THC, the chemical component in marijuana that delivers a high. Many employers have decided it’s most practical to stop testing for marijuana in most locations.

Learn from the craziness of the minor leagues

May 11, 2022
Look at your organization and give it a letter grade when it comes to creativity in naming everything from your products to your internal processes. What’s keeping you from getting bolder and more fun?

Are you basically an ‘attention merchant’?

May 11, 2022
One of the most valuable commodities in the world is our attention. Author Tim Wu takes a deep dive into the history of its exploitation in his book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

Don’t turn off that Zoom cam!

May 11, 2022
Employees should think twice before switching off their webcams during those seemingly endless Zoom meetings. According to a new study by software company Vyopta, 92% of executives in medium-to-large firms say people who turn their video cameras off in team meetings won’t last long.

The #1 legal mistake entrepreneurs make

May 11, 2022
It’s important to know the boobytraps (lack of capital, leadership or customer research) facing entrepreneurs who are starting out on a new venture, whether it’s cake-baking or inventing a new dating app. Mistakes will be made.

3 deep-dive performance principles

May 11, 2022
The podcast “Think Fast, Talk Smart,” produced by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, recently featured a conversation with psychology professor Philip Zimbardo on the most powerful influencers of human behavior.

Set your business on the road to transparency

May 11, 2022
Being transparent means a more successful business. But what does it really look like? And where does it start? When inspecting your company’s transparency, it helps to go back to the beginning.

Heed the ‘blemishing effect’

May 11, 2022
“Can a negative ever be a positive when it comes to moving others?” asks sales expert Daniel Pink in his book To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. He cites a 2012 marketing study in which information about hiking boots was presented to online shoppers.