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CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple

“I don’t understand CrossFit’s business plan,” my middle-aged friend said, looking up from the floor where he lay next to a barbell, panting in a pool of his own sweat. Like many of the former athletes, weekend warriors, and get-in-shape hopefuls who have flooded to this cult-like fitness program, …

5 Office Mistakes Costing Millennials the Promotion

How managers are misinterpreting Millennials' approach to success in the workplace.<p>Now that career-minded Millennials make up 50 percent of our workplace, it's safe to assume (like every other generation to enter the work force) they'll want to earn promotions as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, …

Why the Economy Needs More Women Entrepreneurs

A new policy report from the Kauffman Foundation highlights the need for more women-owned businesses, and the unique challenges female entrepreneurs face.<p>Tory Burch (above). Elizabeth Holmes. Oprah Winfrey. They are among the most famous women entrepreneurs out there today.<p>But these women are …

5 Ways to Make an Amazing First Impression With Potential Clients

Use these research-backed tips to make the best first impression in a new business relationship.<p>The first impression someone has of you can make or break the rest of the relationship.<p>In fact, studies have shown that people begin to judge others 1/10 of a second after meeting them. This reaction is …

Why Trusting Your 'Gut Feeling' Is Often the Best Strategy

There is no such thing as a purely rational decision. The brain uses a combination of logic and emotion when making decisions of any kind.<p>There is no such thing as a purely logical decision. The brain uses a combination of logic and emotion when making decisions of any kind. That specific emotion, …

4 Things To Remember When Working With Overseas Employees

Working with overseas employees doesn't have to be inconvenient.<p>Outsourcing work to overseas employees has always been a source of controversy, but many businesses embrace it and hire them over in-house employees. It has its pros and cons, certainly, but no matter the position on the topic, there's …

3 Ways to Better Leverage Employee Data

Employees provide a wealth of data that can help a company bolster its workforce, make better decisions, and improve culture. But how do you find the right data and put it to use?<p>Accenture's recent decision to drop its annual performance review process for all 330,000 of its global employees is a …

Hidden Problems Behind Eliminating Employee Performance Review Ratings

With apologies to Mr. Twain for paraphrasing, reports on the death of performance ratings are not only grossly exaggerated, but missing the mark entirely. I’ve been following several performance management (PM) threads recently, including a video interview of “Firing Line with Bill Kutik,” who …

Spring Hairstyle Trends: What’s In and What’s Out

To make sure you’re on your beauty A-game this spring, we’ve been keeping you up to date on the latest hair trends. First, we introduced you to the …

Google's HR Chief on 3 Simple Rules for Achieving Workplace Equality

Laszlo Bock says there's no difference in what men and women earn at Google. Here's how the tech giant is beating the odds, and how you can too.<p>Laszlo Bock knows a thing or two about hiring key talent. As the head of Google's People Operations (otherwise known as HR), he wrote a book about …