Unfortunately, it comes not from me, but from one of my favorite bloggers, Seth Godin. In my work with Butler University undergrads, I’m often frustrated by college age students who simply have no idea of how tough it can be to be seen as productive in the first days or months of a new job.
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If only I’d known more about Navy Seal training when raising my kids. Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of US Special Operations Command, talked about this life lesson in his commencement address at the University of Texas.(The University of Texas slogan is “What starts here changes the world.”) Every morning
Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer caused more than a stir when she banned telecommuting for workers. The backlash was fast and ferocious, especially from critics who were quick to accuse her of turning back the clock on workplace flexibility for working moms. Let’s be honest here. People telecommute so they can reduce the conflict between work
Driven people are “yes” people. The employees you can rely on. The clients who are game to take on a new challenge. The friend who will be there no matter what. But life is about balance. Checks and balances. When we say “yes” to one thing, we always have to say “no” to another (even
There are two sides to every coin. While the social media sharing site Twitter has been a great benefit to many brands, several CEOs say you won’t find them tweeting away any time in the near future. The Wall Street Journal recently published the article “140 Characters of Risk: Some
One of the first things we’re told in the business world is that we must have an elevator speech – in short, a speech explaining our product or service during the time it takes to ride an elevator. We’re rarely told, however, what an elevator speech should entail or how to create one. The problem