Business

3 Traits All Business Owners Need

As a business owner, I’m always seeking inspiration and ways to make myself better. Often, I get that from church. Let me stop a second, this is not a religious-preachy post. My faith is a HUGE part of my life and to not admit that would be remiss. What our pastor talked about was something…

8 Tips for Reaching Maximum Productivity

Remember when a phone was just a phone, and the most distracting thing it did was ring? Now, you can’t get through a conversation, meal, or project without checking your inbox, retweeting a picture, or responding to a text. In the past, people didn’t battle with Facebook or Twitter. The modern world is distracted by…

5 Career Tips For Plus-Size Professionals

Actress Melissa McCarthy’s recent revelation that she was rejected by top fashion designers when she needed an Oscar dress for the 2012 awards has unleashed the usual fat-shaming trolls. But it also unleashed a powerful and ticked-off tribe: the plus size community. The fury over this scandal highlights the challenges career women size 14+ face when trying…

How to create a more comfortable and productive workforce

With training budgets slashed, team sizes smaller, and expectations higher – three typical results of a tough economic climate – business leaders are faced with an impossible challenge.  How do I get more from my staff when they’re already working so hard? One surprising solution – and one which Yahoo received great media attention for banning –…

How To Wreck Your First Job In One Simple Text

It was the second week of Jen’s new job. She was fresh out of college and thrilled to be working at a Fortune 500 company. She was also thrilled to be invited to an early morning executive leadership breakfast at a nearby hotel. But when none of her team showed up at the designated meeting…