Friday, October 18, 2019

Want to Look More Professional? Turn Off Your Phone

Want to Look More Professional? Turn Off Your Phone
David Finkel, Inc.
Do you ever feel your business might suffer if you aren’t accessible to your employees and on top of emails from them? Of course at one time or another you need to be available, but ideally you want your team to have the authority to accomplish tasks without running them past you. Learn some valuable tips to ensure your resources are focused on what matters most.    

Friday, October 11, 2019

Don’t Wait for HR – Build Your Work Family

Don’t Wait for HR – Build Your Work Family
Lynne Levy, Workhuman
Whether you call the people you work with colleagues, peers, or family, when employees feel emotionally connected to each other they are happier and more engaged. In fact, Gallup found that close work friendships boost employee satisfaction by 50% and people with a best friend at work are 7 times more likely to engage fully in their work.  Learn three ways to build your own community at work.         

Friday, October 4, 2019

Phishing: Not Just for Criminals

Phishing: Not Just for Criminals
Joe Gray, Forbes
Phishing scams will never be eradicated; however, the best way to combat such communications is to train your employees. Conducting phishing operations against your team doesn’t make you the bad guy, but rather prepares your staff to be on alert. Learn more about key initiatives to keep your operations safe.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Video Picks this month

VIDEO PICKS FROM OUR STAFF
VR Artist
Painting in three dimensions is now a reality
Robots Now Doing Flips!
Atlas was built to have human-level agility and balance
Juicer for the Ages
Juice bar that turns orange peels into cups 

Friday, September 27, 2019

8 Ways IoT Devices Can Improve Your Business Office

8 Ways IoT Devices Can Improve Your Business Office
James Parsons, Entrepreneur
With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and Internet-connected products are leading to a more connected and happier workplace. When used correctly, IoT can have big benefits on streamlining business operations. Check out eight ideas on how IoT can make your office run more efficiently.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Do You Have Moxie?

Do You Have Moxie?
John Baldoni, Leadership Now
Grit, guts, and fortitude are all synonyms of the word “moxie,” which author John Baldoni describes in his new book, Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership as a key quality for business leadership.  Leaders with moxie have been proven to lead people during tough circumstances, and they possess several important attributes including, fire, drive, resilience, and street smarts.  Learn five characteristics that you can practice and develop and incorporate into your life and your business

Monday, February 18, 2019

Friends Don’t Let Friends Hire Their Friends

Friends Don’t Let Friends Hire Their Friends
Jeff Hyman, Forbes 
Balancing relationships in and outside of the workplace can be a difficult juggling act; however, when a friend is hired in the workplace, that makes the juggling even more difficult.  This new co-worker who is seen as an emotional confidant outside of work, might receive office favoritism and act as a person to confide in.  Northwestern Business School professor Jeff Hyman believes that mixing friendships and work isn’t the best practice, but gives several steps/things to consider if you are going to hire a friend.