Eddie Velez

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Five False Beliefs That Keep Managers From Becoming Leaders

You don’t turn an ordinary workplace into a Human Workplace by putting a sign on the door. It doesn’t happen because you install a lactation room (although I highly recommend that you do!) or start an employee suggestion program.<p>The path to a Human Workplace is mental. It’s a shift in perspective. …

5 Money Lessons Students Should (But Usually Don't) Learn In School

As millions of American children head back to school over the next few weeks, they’re preparing for lessons in reading, writing, and math. But there’s one crucial subject that too many of today’s high schools students are missing out on: Financial literacy.<p>Only 17 states require a high school …

How 'Inside Out' Explains The Science Of Memory

<i>Inside Out</i> is not just Pixar’s best film since <i>Toy Story 3</i>, it’s also the smartest. Mostly set inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley as she moves to a new town, the movie uses colorful characters to illustrate how emotions influence our memories.<p>We humans have two main memory systems: implicit and …

I'm So Badly Underpaid, It's Embarrassing

Dear Liz,<p>I could use your help. I work for a VP of Sales and Marketing who’s a go-getter and well-respected in our company, but he has no time for me and no interest in my work, which is related to sales compensation.<p>I read the trade publications and I know where my salary should fall. It should be …

Five Ways People Get Tricked Into Working For Free

You might be wary and worldly, but you can still get tricked into donating your work for free.<p>It happens every day!<p>One of the most common free-work scams is the job interview process that never ends. First you send in a resume — no problem. Then they want a writing sample, then they ask you to …

Americans Prioritize Wealth Over Health

In funding retirement, we are essentially on our own.<p>The era of the company pension plan is long gone and according to a recent study by Schwab Retirement Services, it appears that Americans are understanding the important role participation in their 401(k) can play in their financial future.<p>“When …