First Things First

Stephen Covey has been gone since 2012, but it’s a tribute to his ideas that they live on and still feel fresh and relevant. First Things First was published in 2015, three years after Covey’s death, by Roger and Rebecca Merrill, with plenty of Covey’s original wisdom included. First Things First is more than a … Continue reading First Things First

Sit Down and Stay Quiet Like a Good Girl

I haven’t heard that phrase directed at me since I was eight years old. Imagine having it (implicitly) aimed at you when you’re a grown woman – and incidentally, a world leader. That’s what happened during the visit of President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel to Ankara,Turkey in April of this year. Imagine … Continue reading Sit Down and Stay Quiet Like a Good Girl

Working Remotely? Cities and States will Pay You to Move

Now that we know remote work is here to stay, we can consider just how remote we’d like to be. The race is on to attract talent from around the country, and some cities and states are taking it seriously.  Workers who can literally work from anywhere are usually educated, well-paid, and highly skilled. They … Continue reading Working Remotely? Cities and States will Pay You to Move

Your Alter Ego

You don’t have to be Superman or Wonder Woman to have an Alter Ego. In fact, many people have some secret identity that they can pull out and put on when they’re facing a difficult task or situation that makes them unsure. I have one and maybe you should, too. That’s the theory behind Todd … Continue reading Your Alter Ego

Time, Attention, Patience and Other Gifts

In a recent post, I encouraged everyone to be more generous. Generosity is not just a way to make the world a better place, it’s also the best way to build strong business relationships. Generosity is defined by sharing scarce resources, and almost no resources are more scarce than time and attention. Jason Harris is … Continue reading Time, Attention, Patience and Other Gifts

Forty Percent of the Workforce Wants to Quit Their Jobs

It seems like every year I write a post about the percentage of the workforce that plans to leave their current employment. I have to admit that after 2020, I was expecting the number to be something unusual. I was right. Microsoft conducts research each year to look at trends in the workplace. The company’s … Continue reading Forty Percent of the Workforce Wants to Quit Their Jobs

Manage Up by Telling Your Boss What You Need

A great online post by Susan Fowler suggests that if you’re not getting what you need from your manager, it’s probably your fault. Your boss is paid to do a lot of things, but reading your mind isn’t one of them. Take the initiative when something is important to you. Fowler starts with getting rid … Continue reading Manage Up by Telling Your Boss What You Need

JobSeer Seeks to Make it Easier for Foreign Students and Workers to Find Work

In February, Mountain-View, California-based JobSeer launched an AI-powered Chrome extension tool to help jobseekers gain insight into companies that are hiring. The Chrome extension provides advanced job matching, skills recommendations, and a company recruiter and employee contact finder.   With Smart Search, users can narrow their job search scope by entering the desired job title, … Continue reading JobSeer Seeks to Make it Easier for Foreign Students and Workers to Find Work

Be Generous

Jason Harris is the author of Soulful Persuasion: The 11 Habits that will Make Anyone a Master Influencer.He knows about persuasion; he’s CEO of the creative agency Mekanism and the cofounder of the Creative Alliance. He’s worked with brands like Peloton, Ben & Jerry’s, Miller Coors, HBO, and the United Nations. He write the book to help … Continue reading Be Generous

Why Disagreement Feels So Yucky and What to Do about It

In a previous post, I wrote about how and why we disagree. We can disagree about what’s true, arguments that can be resolved by seeking out the facts of the matter. An argument about who contributes more to household expenses should be easily resolved by looking at bank statements and receipts. An argument about what … Continue reading Why Disagreement Feels So Yucky and What to Do about It