• 8 Bad Mistakes New Managers Make

    Many new leaders are thrust into supervisory positions quickly, with no real management training to speak of.  So

  • How to Collaborate with Four Diverse Personality Styles

    In my very unscientific observation, I estimate that about half of the people we work with are amiable,

  • How Temperature Affects Workplace Productivity

    One time last winter, the heat in my office wasn’t working.  I put on my hat, coat, and

  • Rule #1 in Business: It’s Not About You

    Every day, I get at least three requests from people who want to write guest posts on my

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  • 5 Truths About Work/Life Fit

    My friend, Cali Yost, is an internationally-recognized expert on work/life fit.  In her new book, Tweak It: Make

  • Behind the Top 50 Best Places to Work

    Last month, Glassdoor released their 5th annual Employee Choice Awards, the Top 50 Best Places to Work list.

  • The 5 Problems with Classroom-Based Training

    My colleagues Bruce Tulgan and Jeff Coombs at Rainmaker Thinking have trained thousands of managers in their 20+

  • Are These Sacred Cows Holding You Back?

    I have to admit, when my colleague Jake Breeden told me the title of his new book, I

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  • 5 Requirements to Get a Job in 2013

    As we get ready for 2013, I know a lot of you are still looking for a job.

  • Getting Value from a Low Performer Who You Don’t Manage

    A reader asks: What is the best way to approach a department assistant about task effectiveness when she