Friday, October 25, 2019

What Does Business Casual Even Mean in 2019?

What Does Business Casual Even Mean in 2019?
Stephanie Vozza, Fast Company
With casual dress appearing to be the new norm in most workplaces, there’s a lot of room for interpretation and mistakes. But what exactly IS business casual? And how can you make sure your attire is appropriate?  Learn some helpful tips that will have you dressing for success! 

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

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.    

Monday, February 11, 2019

Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers

Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers 
Graham Kenny, Harvard Business Review
Traditional online surveys and questionnaires have been popular for customer feedback, but they may not be the most effective.   Learn from a top consultant about why talking to customers online and in person, often in a one-on-one setting, is the best method for feedback because of the amount and the quality of information you would never get from a typical questionnaire.   

Friday, February 8, 2019

Video Pics from our staff...

Video Pics from our Staff
Robots that Disinfect
Now your personal robot can clean your sheets from bacteria 

Can Your T-Shirt Do This?
Augmented reality is reaching down to the basic t-shirt
Get Off My Lawn
Sensor and wifi-enabled, this robot will have your lawn cut to impress

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Why Googling Yourself Is Not Just for Fun Anymore

Why Googling Yourself Is Not Just for Fun Anymore
Yoav Vilner, Entrepreneur
Google searching our own names isn’t just a game anymore.  This is a common practice for millions of individuals, but there are higher stakes involved now.  20% of people find outdated info about themselves and 12% are unpleasantly surprised about what they find when they do a simple Google search.  This inaccurate or embarrassing information can hinder a job application or your business from growing.  Removing personal content from Google searches can be a complicated process; nevertheless, it is vital to protect ourselves from cyber criminals who can finely tune a personalized scam.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Are Your Passwords Strong Enough?

Are Your Passwords Strong Enough?
Adam Levine, Inc.
The use of passwords to protect online accounts isn’t going anywhere soon.  According to a study last year by SplashData, however, of the 5 million passwords that were compromised by hacks last year, many of those hacks occurred because the user created “weak” passwords, such as ‘password’, ‘sunshine’, or the ever-popular ‘12345’.  Read more about why strong passwords are so important, and learn six simple rules in selecting passwords to protect information.  

Monday, January 28, 2019

How Much Do Cyber-criminals Make with Your Personal Data?

How Much Do Cyber-criminals Make with Your Personal Data? 
Security Magazine
According to a study from the Kapersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, criminals can sell an individual’s complete digital life for less than $50.  The market for a single breached account is even lower.  You’ll be surprised to learn the various ways criminals are stealing and selling a person’s complete digital life on the dark web.

Monday, January 21, 2019

How to Write a Compelling Company Description

How to Write a Compelling Company Description   
Brian Hart, Inc.
Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business professional, writing a company description can be a difficult task to attract new business.  This description is a core part of your messaging, and it’s important to be succinct when everyone is now inundated with too much information.  Learn about the steps you can take to craft a compelling company description.

Monday, January 14, 2019

You Can Be a Great Leader and Also Have a Life

You Can Be a Great Leader and Also Have a Life  
Bridget Schulte, Harvard Business Review 
There is often a story in the business world that uses the flawed logic that achieving career success comes at a price of losing your personal life.  We have heard examples of Elon Musk and Mark Cuban sacrificing their lives to make billions.  It doesn’t have to be this way, however. Learn strategies on how it really is possible to ‘have it all’. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Social Media Strategies

Social Media Strategies
Brendan Kane, Entrepreneur
Building exposure for your brand or company is no easy task.  Brendan Kane, a noted social media advisor to the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Disney, walks us through several strategies to build a large social media following in a short amount of time with high levels of engagement.  Learn five helpful tips on steps you can take with more robust posts and better content, using strategies that apply to multiple social media platforms.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Dolvin Notes - January Video Picks

Dolvin Notes - January Video Picks For You

How to Protect Yourself
How to minimize the impact related to a data breach 

Sunday Driver
How self-driving cars could become a reality

Design Guru
How a Harvard professor uses toys and origami to transform design