This seems refreshing since we often read about women tackling this issue on a daily basis. It seems that men rarely get asked this question or they rarely talk about it so we tip our hats to the top executive’s ability to openly dish about a topic so many people struggle with daily. Read more
According to WWD, Time Inc. staffers are gearing up for some pink slips.
Rumors are racing as employees anticipate layoffs to come as early as next week. Just last month its CEO Joe Ripp informed employees the company was going to reduce costs before it spins off later this year from Time Warner. Read more
We refuse to live and work in a silo. After all, who would choose to block out the world?
That’s why we get inspired by all different walks of life. Meet Adrian Ballinger, CEO/founder and lead guide of Alpenglow Expeditions. He’s the only climber ever to reach three 8,000-meter peak summits in less than a month. That means he climbed Mount Everest twice and Lhotse once!
(We’re beginning to feel like major slackers. But anyway…)
We figure Ballinger knows a thing or two about goal setting and achieving lofty ambitions no matter how high (okay, bad pun, we know!). Read more
Who wants to make more money and brand yourself separately from your day job? The question is more like who doesn’t want to do that, right?
According to a post on Forbes, there are a few key ways to effectively start your passion project on the side. Whether you’re looking for happiness and satisfaction or extra cash rolling in or all of the above, it’s all good.
LinkedIn’s latest Influencer series got us thinking. What’s your productivity hack? Does it entail tackling the most challenging item first on your list? Limiting phone calls and messages until the afternoon? Creating clear boundaries between your work and home lives or intertwining them instead? Waking up at the crack of dawn?
Sallie Krawcheck, business leader at 85 Broads, mentions in her post the “most precious commodity in business is time.” The executive has discovered her highest peaks of productivity occur in the early morning. And we do mean early. Read more
It’s that time of year again! Not only are we smack in the middle of winter, we’re stuck in the midst of flu season, too.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Organization, it’s widespread in 35 states. Lovely.
Well, there are a few ways to at least thwart it from spreading in your office. Per OSHA, here are some recommendations. Read more
This piece in The New York Post caught our eye. An employee is concerned e-cigarettes have been banned in the office per the company’s non-smoking policy.
The argument is that e-cigarettes don’t emit smoke – “they emit vapor.” Um, not so fast.
Per the piece, Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, points out the popularity of e-cigarettes is pushing the envelope regarding smoking in public places. And yes, policies were meant to be followed. Read more
When we read this piece by our friends at BrazenCareerist, we chuckled. We couldn’t help but recognize colleagues from years past who have been culprits of one or more of these bad habits.
And if you’ve committed one or two faux pas over time, let’s face it — we’re all human. Give yourself a permission slip but if you’re noticing a pattern, maybe it’s time to shape up your ways. Or if you’re a manager, it’s definitely time to coach that person on your team about changing their ways.
Without further ado… Read more
We’re so accustomed to having a career path drilled upon us to work harder, better, faster for the next promotion, the bigger office, better paying job.
Maybe our society is just full of overachievers, hence the purpose of this particular blog post.
Well, a promotion isn’t necessarily the answer to everyone’s career dreams nor should it be. We want to remind you that it’s perfectly okay to not want that big job and fine to feel content where you are right now. And it’s also completely fine (hey, who are we to judge anyway, right?) to pursue a lateral move for the sake of learning something new that’s not the next rung on the corporate ladder. Read more
If you’re eating a sandwich at your desk right now with one hand grasping the food while the other one’s navigating a mouse, you’re not alone.
That’s because a new survey released by OfficeTeam reveals almost half of workers indicated their lunch break lasts less than 30 minutes. More than 42 percent revealed they spend their lunchtime socializing with colleagues and 29 percent admitted they work right through their lunch break. Others mentioned the surf social media during this time, catch up on personal calls, run errands or exercise/take a walk. Read more