Leadership Lessons Can Be Learned in Unusual Places

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Leadership Lessons Can Be Learned in Unusual Places

Life lessons can be pretty straightforward. For example, you go jogging in the dead of winter and end up flying through the air on black ice. Most likely by the time you land, you’ve learned to look for ice before setting off for a February morning run. The lessons I want to talk about are […]

The Ultimate Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Millennials

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The Ultimate Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Millennials

There are currently 80 million Millennials in the United States, and soon they will make up the majority of the employee population. Why? For one, Baby Boomers, which make up 40 percent of today’s U.S. workforce, will be leaving the workforce in the next decade. Secondly, this year the Millennial generation (born between 1981-2001) is […]

Big Data for HR: Can Predictive Analytics Help Decrease Discrimination in the Workplace?

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Big Data for HR: Can Predictive Analytics Help Decrease Discrimination in the Workplace?

After four months of rejection by employers, a man named Kim did one simple thing that changed his luck. He added “Mr.” to the front of his name on his resume. And then he got a job. Discrimination and bias, often unconscious, are still alive and well in the United States’ workplace. Take a look […]

The Key to Understanding Our Generationally Diverse Workforce

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The Key to Understanding Our Generationally Diverse Workforce

To communicate clearly with each generation in today’s workplace, you need to understand the political, societal, and technological events that shaped each generation’s core beliefs and values. Once you understand the history, traits, and culture of each generation, you can then better speak each generation’s language, which builds rapport and trust. The result? Higher sales, improved bottom-line […]

How to Fire Someone Without Sacrificing Their Dignity

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How to Fire Someone Without Sacrificing Their Dignity

Hiring the right person is a work of art. So is firing someone. There are many articles written about hiring and retaining the ideal candidate for your organization. Hiring the right people is so important that some companies are even moving into big data to supplement the process. What you don’t find much information about […]

Managing Freelancers: 4 Challenges and How to Face Them

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Managing Freelancers: 4 Challenges and How to Face Them

The US freelance workforce is currently 53 million strong, and growing fast. In fact, right now freelancers make up 34% of our national workforce. Sarah Harowitz, executive director of Freelancers Union says, “This is an economic shift on par with the industrial revolution.” Are managers prepared to work with this new type of workforce? Let’s […]

How to Connect and Close the Deal with Millennial Home Buyers

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How to Connect and Close the Deal with Millennial Home Buyers

The mortgage industry is radically changing. How? Within five years, roughly 70% of mortgage clients will be from Generation Y, also called the Millennial Generation. As a mortgage professional, how do you approach a generation that has experienced the housing boom, the stock market crash, and the proceeding recession? In what ways can you connect […]

Big Data for HR: Does Big Data Take The Human Out of Human Resources?

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Big Data for HR: Does Big Data Take The Human Out of Human Resources?

Until 2004, The Boston Red Sox had not won a World Series since trading Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1918. Then they won the World Series again in 2007. After 86 years of losing, they finally upped their game. But they have more than spring training to thank for that. It turns […]

What I Would Ask Danny Meyer About Leadership, If I Had a Seat At His Table

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What I Would Ask Danny Meyer About Leadership, If I Had a Seat At His Table

I left the Ivy League to go to culinary school. Although I didn’t know it at the time, my culinary experiences impacted my leadership and management philosophy in some profound ways. I wrote a series of articles about those lessons and became inspired to re-read Danny Meyer’s book, Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of […]

Surf’s Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned from Surfing

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Surf’s Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned from Surfing

I’ve wanted to surf my whole life, which is ironic considering I was raised in upstate New York, could hardly swim and was terrified of putting my face in water. Yet I had dreams of riding a wave and enjoying every minute of it. I’m a runner and a biker; swimming is not in my […]