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How To Travel Light & Right – An Interview with Melissa Lamson

September 2nd, 2014

(From an interview done with technicallyblonde, a fashion blogger located in Silicon Valley) Just when you thought planning all of the logistics for a business trip was tough, wait until you think about what to pack! What are you going to wear? What’s the weather going to be like? Can you fit it all into one carry-on? [...]

Facilitate Your Success by Managing Up

August 31st, 2014

Facilitate Your Success by Managing Up                                                            Passed over for promotion? Mediocre raise? Not landing the best assignments? It may not be due to your job performance. No matter how stellar your results, how much your co-workers and stakeholders depend on you – if your manager doesn’t know what a good you’re [...]

Sunny attitudes boost workplace productivity

August 18th, 2014

It’s no surprise that happy people are popular socially – but studies show that maintaining a positive attitude at work can affect many things, including performance. And it’s not just because coworkers like optimists. The study “Why does affect matter in organizations?” shows positive people not only influence the environment around them, but they also [...]

Why boosting positivity ultimately equals productivity

August 14th, 2014

If you’re a manager, you’re probably familiar with the established ways to increase skills and productivity in your team. Training, mentoring and company-sponsored tuition reimbursement are all traditional avenues to a higher-performing team, at least according to corporate wisdom. But despite your best intentions, the traditional route may not result in a corresponding increase in [...]

10 Tips for Men to Communicate Better with Female Coworkers

August 7th, 2014

It may surprise you – as it did me –that there are still times when men have difficulty finding common ground with their female colleagues. There’s always work to talk about, right? But many men feel they can’t connect with women like they can with other guys, by inviting them for an after-work beer or [...]

Guys, some of you need dating help.

August 5th, 2014

Recently, I had dinner with a friend in Palo Alto and at the table next to us a guy was on a first date with a beautiful girl. He was talking a lot, getting more and more worked up, his volume rising, and she wasn’t saying a word… I said to my friend, “He’s blowing [...]

3 Steps To Globalizing Your Leadership Development Program

July 31st, 2014

Globalization may be dramatically transforming our businesses into international powerhouses, but there are a few aspects that are stubbornly staying the same. I’m talking, of course, about leadership development programs. All too often these programs seem stuck in yesterday’s world even as the business landscape marches past today and into tomorrow. If you’re doing business [...]

It’s Just Good Manners: Etiquette in the Workplace

July 23rd, 2014

We put a lot of focus on teaching and maintaining good workplace skills —communication skills, computer skills, presentation skills and leadership skills. But you know what’s just as important? Plain old manners and etiquette. Emerging and established leaders need to be mindful of both the impression their own behavior gives their employees, and the behavior [...]

Millennials Across the Globe: Similarities, Differences and Why They’re Not So Bad

July 8th, 2014

Millennials get a bad rap. And grumblings get louder when it comes to the workplace. You’ve probably heard phrases like, “Millenials don’t have the same work ethic, they need hand-holding.” or “They’re entitled and want constant praise. ” But those grumblers also tend to ignore one big, hard truth: According to Pew Research, Millennials are [...]

Gender Cooperation in the Workplace: Let’s Stop Diversity Training and Do Something Productive Instead

July 1st, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In re-ignited the conversation about women in the workplace when it was published last year. Lean In has spread global awareness and significantly progressed the dialogue about women in the workplace. By now, most of us have heard the statistics and we all know there’s a problem – women just aren’t [...]

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