| Employment Notebook - The Effects and Perceptions of Crying at Work
by Anna Ranieri and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Many places of work can bring about an array of emotions on each end of the scale, and yet it's always been taboo to actually break down and cry in a vast majority of cases. Career counselor and executive coach, Anna Ranieri, joins Tim Muma to discuss the different reasons an employee might cry at the office, and what impact that can have. Anna looks at gender differences, the perspective of colleagues versus management, and w...
| Technically Speaking - Instacart and the On-Demand Community
by Mathew Caldwell and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
The speed and convenience of technology has created a growing on-demand community, where you can get things when it you want them. Instacart looks to make that available when it comes to grocery shopping, and still allow you to buy from your favorite local stores. Matthew Caldwell, head of talent at Instacart, talks to Tim Muma about the goals of Instacart in the on-demand world. Matthew also describes how the company's cultur...
| Technically Speaking - PlanGrid: Making Construction Digital
by Ryan Sutton-Gee and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Though the construction industry lives in the physical world, paper plans and blueprints were a costly aspect to its old school ways. Ryan Sutton-Gee, COO and co-founder of PlanGrid, talks about the creation and development of PlanGrid as a benefit to the construction field. He explains to Tim Muma how PlanGrid took advantage of new technology to save companies time, money and frustration while helping a traditional discipline...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Voodoo Doughnut: Masters of Marketing
by Kenneth Pogson and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
When you think of wildly successful business plans, do doughnuts ever cross your mind? You wouldn't think so, but the allure and charm of Voodoo Doughnut showed people how you can market fun and quality to build incredible interest. Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson, co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut, gives us the inside scoop on how they built a popular doughnut culture with little spent on advertising. He tells Tim Muma about all the s...
Great Leaders Manage Perceptions
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2015
How Great Leaders Manage Perceptions “You can influence people’s perceptions of you by playing to their needs. Once you understand how to make other people feel comfortable with you, you’ve won their approval.” —Corporate marketing consultant Camille Lavington, You’ve Only Got Three Seconds (Main Street Books, 1998) Even at the highest levels of government and business, leaders struggle to communicate their intentions. M...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
When the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) opens an affirmative action compliance review, it sends an organization a “scheduling letter.” The scheduling letter includes an itemized listing that requests particular statistical reports and narrative items that must be included in the information submitted to OFCCP. In October 2014, the itemized listing underwent dramatic cha...
How to Bounce Back, and Even Forge Ahead, After a Poor Decision
by Beverly Jones - Aug, 2015
"Tony" was the CEO of a large medical technology company, and "Sarah" led one of the company's research and development units. Sarah had teams exploring a variety of tools for delivering more effective patient care. Personally, she was particularly interested in devices addressing cardiac disease because she had friends and family members with heart problems. Sarah sent Tony a detailed proposal for an innovative device wit...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Aug, 2015
Find the Best Local Talent Our Recruiting Solutions make it easy to connect with the right candidates in your area The Local JobNetwork™ allows us to choose the very best candidates for our positions, and this helps us grow i...
10 Tips to Take The Stress Out of Business Travel
by Mary G. White - Aug, 2015
Business travel can be stressful. This is true whether your job requires travel frequently or if you only take occasional business trips. Try these simple tips to help reduce the stress associated with working on the road. 10 Tips to Reduce Business Travel Stress Looking to diminish the stress of traveling for work? Try these helpful tips: 1. Advance planning: Plan your travel as far ahead of time as possible. This wi...
Creating a State of Flow at Work
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jul, 2015
We coach leaders to cultivate, creativity, clarity, focus and trust in a full engagement culture. Creating a State of Flow at Work One of my CEO executive coaching clients is working with his executive leadership team to create an organizational culture that unleashes employees’ intrinsic motivation and state of flow. I am coaching him to become more effective at appealing to employees’ intrinsic motivation and core valu...
What Successful People Know That You Need To Learn
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jun, 2015
This might surprise you, but success is all about structure. As a matter of fact, we do not get better, we do not change our behavior, and we do not become successful without it! Yet, most people don’t. Not only is having and utilizing structure a challenge, but you have the added test of incorporating the right structure – meaning a structure that fits the situation and personalities involved, including yours. Yet, it’s cr...
Winning at Working: The Next Essential Skill
by Nan S. Russell - May, 2015
"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running." Those words from Olympic swimmer and author Sarah Connor capture the essence of a skill those wanting to thrive in the new world of work need. We live in a world with constant interruptions, interesting internet rabbit holes to explore, and mobile apps to try. There's more information than we...
Using Spreadsheets to Manage Projects? At What Cost?
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2015
Contrary to popular belief, spreadsheets are not free. I’ll admit it. I’m not exactly an early adopter of new technology. I may like thinking about future devices, but when it comes to learning how to use them and incorporating them into my daily routine, I’m a technical slacker. And yes, I’m a person who has resisted moving on from Microsoft Excel. I’ve used spreadsheets for the last 20 years and for the most part, they...
Why You Must Adapt or Watch Your Business Die
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
Just how important is adaptability to business or career success? According to a 2013 study by DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board, 93 percent of hiring managers say that senior-level job seekers need to demonstrate the ability to adapt in order to cope with the ever-changing workplace. This type of senior leader—one who has learned how to roll with the punches—is essential to guiding 21st century businesses. Gallup’s...
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