Well, things are looking up: We have an economy in recovery: housing starts are up, the price of used homes in the greater Phoenix area recently rose 20%, foreclosures have slowed, and U.S. mortgage applications rose for the third week in a row. Now that we have a Republican Presidential nominee, all the backstabbing comments…Details
You may have seen Anne Kreamer’s post at HBR.org, about the potential career impact of using headphones in the office. After outlining a number of pros and cons about headphone use in today’s changing workplace, Kreamer offered her opinion: But organizations need to develop protocols that avoid making isolation the universal default office norm, and that…Details
Quality managers have always searched after “willpower” as a needed trait in their teams, but what if “willpower” wasn’t as much a quality someone possesses, but more of a resource people draw from? A recent article by David McRaney at You Are Not So Smart shows that this may be the case. So how could…Details
Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from career blogger Al Turner, the managing editor of Campuses to Careers. So, you’ve fallen for the guy or gal in the next cubicle over and you’re not sure how to proceed. Well, human resources managers see office romances bloom (and go bust) more times than they can count. At the…Details
We talk a lot about communication on this blog. We advise you on what to do about mismatches in communication styles, how to communicate with difficult people, and we provide shortcuts to better communication. We’ll even tell you why your communication stinks. But we don’t specialize in communication channels, or the history behind them. Perhaps that’s why this…Details
Editor’s note: today’s guest post comes from Lisa H. Wright, who regularly blogs at Getting to Zen. Back in the day, personal branding was simply called “reputation.” In business, marketing, and entertainment, having a great reputation was one of your most valuable assets. And it still is. But a few things have changed since then. Our Global…Details
We have an article up on 12 Most today.
We all have to deal with difficult people one time or another. We don’t always have a choice to just avoid them.
So how do you deal?
Go read our post to see our 12 Most Productive Ways to Charm Difficult People
It’s not uncommon to read through the results of your DISC assessment and disagree with some of it. But that doesn’t mean your report isn’t accurate. Our coaches here at Balanced WorkLife have a bit of experience with folks who want to argue over the content of their DISC reports. And I was one of…Details
Since the iPhone initially came out, it went from being seen as a toy to becoming a serious business tool. Between it and Android phones, you’ll find a plethora of amazing apps to help you organize and run your business. But that’s not what this list is about. There are already plenty of resources if…Details
According to Dr. Donald E. Wetmore, professional speaker from Productivity Institute, time spent working has increased by 15% over the past two decades. In the same respect, it was found that leisure time has dropped by 33%. With statistics like that, it’s clear that Americans are spending more and more time working each year, while…Details