work life

My Monday Motivation Starts on July 24, 2014.

I received the below text from my best friend last week (pardon any talk-to-text typos). She’s a healthcare recruiter down in South Florida and isn’t exactly crazy about her career…. Get the Rest

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No One Cares If You Over-deliver—Only If You Fail To Deliver

There are dozens---perhaps even hundreds---of tired, clichéd, and hack “inspirational” business, leadership, and management quotes that need to be retired and probably eliminated from our collective consciousness. I



Recently I asked someone for feedback. I do this all the time. Normally I direct the witness, but this particular time, I did not. He gave heartfelt constructive

FOT Mothers Day

Employee Engagement Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. The one day a year many of us recognize the 20+ years of service and effort Mom (or Mum as they say on the other

internal promotion

The Key To Getting Internal Promotions–The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need.

Brown-noser.  Suck-up.  Kiss-A**. These are the terms you'll hear.  Pay them no mind, white-collar worker.  You're here to win. Those are the stones thrown by the masses who


The Perfect Mix of Praise and Criticism

What is that mix? What is the proper mix of how much you praise someone for their performance versus help them attack and address deficiencies in their performance?


Kobe Bryant and Paying Above Market Compensation

If you follow professional sports, you probably know by now that Kobe Bryant returned to the NBA in December, played six games, and has been back out with injuries since


Extraverts May Win The Battle, But Neurotics Win The War

While we may be entering the age of the introvert (anyone read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain?), extroverts

HR Would You Rather

HR Drinking Games

This past weekend I did something I haven’t done in a long time— I played a drinking game.  You remember drinking games, right?  It’s when a bunch of twenty-somethings

The CYA Report E52: Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work with Lee Burbage [PODCAST]

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Lee Burbage, chief people officer at Motley Fool, on Keeping