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Three Musts For Moving Staff Through Change

When guiding staff through change, you never hear anyone say, “I know <i>too much</i> about what’s going on.”<p>Even when everything is in place for change to happen, moving from what was to the new reality can still be a difficult transition.<p>Early in my leadership career, I faced an employee restructuring. …

Leadership

Culture Matters: How Leadership Enables Toxicity And Makes Way for Mediocrity

We’ve all been there: We’ve either worked with, worked for or seen toxic employees in action. If you’ve ever found yourself looking for a hazmat suit to wear before meeting or interacting with toxic coworkers, you are not alone. Complaining about and avoiding these types of colleagues may seem like …

Employment

Boy who couldn't speak to his family says what it's really like to have autism

Bright Tyler Inman looks set to change the world.<p>Like many ten-year-olds, he dreams of space, time travel and being a scientist.<p>The difference is …

Autism

Minimalism isn’t for me but here’s how I’m getting rid of clutter, one shelf at a time

For the past eight years, I’ve moved at least once or twice a year to a new address. I lived in a perpetual state of boxing my belongings up and …

Minimalism

How the Eisenhower box can organize your life

In a typical day, how many things are scribbled on your to-do list? You might have a key deadline for a work project or family commitments to handle. …

Time Management

A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists

A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists.<p>The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, …

Immune System

10 ways to beef up your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has become the preeminent platform for professionals.What started as a simple networking and job search tool has blossomed into an essential …

Public Relations

Grownup Carrot Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the cake:</i><br>1 1/4 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 2″ pieces<br>1 T butter or olive oil<br>4 cups all purpose flour<br>4 cups sugar<br>4 t baking …

Dessert

12 Things to Know About This Cult-Favorite Money-Saving App

A few weeks ago, we wrote a story called 10 Tiny Ways to Save Money This Month. One of the tips was to download the Ibotta app, and we got a mix of …

Personal Finance

12 Steps for How to Make a Budget – Personal Budgeting Tips for First Timers

Creating your first budget can be extremely overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that only 40% of American families have a working monthly budget. …

Personal Finance

Here's How Your Kids Can Build Lego Models Digitally and Then Buy Their Own Creations

The best way to get your kids into Legos is to hand them a tub of Lego bricks and say, “Here, go wild.” But eventually, they may want to think even …

Lego

Why Women Volunteer for Tasks That Don’t Lead to Promotions

Here’s a work scenario many of us know too well: You are in a meeting and your manager brings up a project that needs to be assigned. It’s not particularly challenging work, but it’s time-consuming, unlikely to drive revenue, and probably won’t be recognized or included in your performance …

Gender

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

Bottling up emotions doesn’t work, but neither does brooding. Here’s a different approach.

<b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project, Better Than Before, and Happier at Home. Her books have sold …

Self-help

If You Have These 8 Personality Traits, You’re More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety

There are quite a few personality traits common among people who suffer from anxiety, as well as a few traits that can make anxiety worse. It can …

Depression

3 Real Solutions for Reducing Turnover

Keep your employees happy and keep them for longer using these three strategies on how to hire for success—and retention.<p>According to the Center for …

Human Resources

5 Interview Tips For MBA Grads That You Didn't Learn In Business School

The tools of communication have changed; the human brain has not. Business school grads who understand this fact of human psychology will find it easier to stand out in job interviews. And they need to find ways to stand apart.<p>In a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article, employers say they plan to hire …

Employment

How to Create an Employee Wellness Program

Research has shown that having healthy employees can improve productivity, decrease absenteeism, reduce presenteeism and lower healthcare costs. With …

Employee Engagement

The best and worst things to put in your cover letter, according to 9 HR experts

In today’s applicant-driven job market, an “optional cover letter” isn’t actually optional.<p>While your resume is meant to summarize why you are …

Employment

Maintain engagement when exporting company culture

It’s often said growth is not the primary worry of small businesses, rather it’s all the trappings that come with it – larger offices, extra …

Employee Engagement

27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

There are many pieces to a job interview.<p>There’s the obvious stuff: Have you done your research on the company? Are you polite to the interviewer and …

Employment

How to Eat Clean for Less Than $10 a Day

It’s a myth that clean eating is prohibitively expensive and unrealistic. How do we know for sure? Because we planned a week’s worth of breakfasts, …

Healthy Eating

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Fast Food

Spoiler: The Only Anti-Aging Skincare Worth Buying, Says a Beauty Editor

We all want brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin, but the quest to what is essentially the fountain of youth is arduous (and really expensive). …

Skin Care

17 Benefits (Other Than Salary) You Can Negotiate When You Take a Job

We’ve all heard about the value of negotiating salary before accepting a job offer. “Know your worth,” “Ask for what you deserve,” “Be willing to …

Generation Z is already moving away from Facebook, and 8 more industries could be next

Ishan Goel, a 19-year-old marketing strategist with the Mark Cuban Companies, said it was "not cool" for his fellow Gen Zers to be on Facebook. For today's teens, Facebook is just a tool for group chats or keeping up with parents.<p>"People aren't wanting to post stuff consistently," Goel told …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken with Roasted Baby Potatoes

A very hot oven quickly roasts the potatoes and finishes the chicken without overcooking. The simple oil mixture, using solely extra-virgin olive oil …

12 Interview Questions For Hiring Simplifiers, Not Complicators

If you’re familiar with the phrase “Rube Goldberg” (or you remember the breakfast machine in <i>Pee Wee’s Big Adventure</i>), you know that it refers to a deliberately complicated machine that performs a very simple task. At work, many of us have known people who are the human equivalents of a Rube …