The 10 Best Job Perks That People Really Want
Tuesday, 20 December, 2016
Leadership

The 10 Best Job Perks That People Really Want

As the year end approaches and your employees take vacation days to hie off to exotic locales, it might be the perfect time to look at the various workplace incentives you offer your workers. Job perks differ from company to company. And especially with startups, these perks often spell the difference between attracting the best talent or having them scooped up by the latest venture-backed unicorn with unlimited PTO. Which begs the question: what incentives do employees really value? Wh...
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Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
Leadership

Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck

A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful — not to mention happier and more fun to work with! But team building at work can be tricky, especially when typical team building activities tend to induce more eye rolls among teammates than high-fives. Whether you were hired to put together some team building initiatives or you think your team just needs to get together and do something fun, workplace team building activities are the way to go. A...
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5 Ways Your Perfectionism is Killing Your Business
Thursday, 24 November, 2016
Leadership

5 Ways Your Perfectionism is Killing Your Business

As a business owner, having perfectionist tendencies can push you to go the extra mile. Yet the desire to excel and the desire to be perfect are two separate outlooks that business owners and leaders often confuse. While having high standards and goals is a profitable business strategy, and a great way to motivate employees, perfectionism can actually be detrimental to your success. Here are six ways this mindset can hurt your business. You Never Take Risks Year after year, you’re i...
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How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams
Friday, 18 November, 2016
Leadership

How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams

Ubiquitous high-speed internet connectivity, free wifi, and secure access to your company’s network allow today's organizations to employ workers from all corners of the globe. As a result, over the past 10 years, remote work has grown by 103% in the US alone, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down.  Fueled by increased worker satisfaction, and an average cost savings of over $11,000 per worker yearly, the ability to effectively manage a remote team is a must-have skill in today’s...
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How to Set Up a Freelance Agency
Monday, 14 November, 2016
Leadership

How to Set Up a Freelance Agency

It's an awesome problem to have: your freelance business is now generating enough word-of-mouth to keep you working for a long time. In fact, it's given you more clients than you can possibly handle within a 40-hour workweek. Sure, you always have the option of turning down clients, but what if this does nothing to stem the tide of incoming work? The obvious solution is to delegate work to a cadre of freelancers like yourself, and turning what was once a humble solopreneur business into a...
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3 Advantages of Embracing an Informal Company Culture
Wednesday, 9 November, 2016
Leadership

3 Advantages of Embracing an Informal Company Culture

Official memos. Oxfords and briefcases. Informal chit-chat in flat grey cubicles. If you’ve ever worked in for company with a strictly formal culture, you know just how drastically things have changed in the last decade. Casual dress codes, flat management organizations, drinking and swearing at work — companies have started to let loose a little in an attempt to adapt to the desires of a younger workforce and bring more fun to the work environment.  Creating a vibrant culture that attrac...
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Advance Your Career by Playing to Your Strengths at Work
Friday, 14 October, 2016
Leadership

Advance Your Career by Playing to Your Strengths at Work

What are your strengths and weaknesses?  If the last time you considered this question was during a job interview, you're probably past due for a little self-reflection. And while it's important to acknowledge where you have room for improvement, it's actually best not to spend too much time and energy working on your weaknesses. Instead, focus on doing more of what you're already great at. After all, if your writing skills are a 1 out of 10, even months of work might only get you to a 4...
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6 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Leaders
Friday, 7 October, 2016
Leadership

6 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

People often illustrate introverts as reserved and quiet, socially awkward, solitary and soft-spoken. These qualities may make it seem that introverts lack the confidence and social skills that leaders, pioneers, and change makers possess. But you may be surprised to learn that 40% of leaders and executives identify themselves as introverts. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Marissa Meyer, Mark Zuckerberg, Guy Kawasaki, and Barack Obama are only a few of the famous leaders and innovators who con...
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