Business has always had a strong social element to it. In fact, some would argue that a lot of the best businessmen have gained their position because of just that; they can talk well. Making friends has always been a great way to boost your business. And, it can help in more than one way. There are loads of different areas that working with other businesses can benefit. And, this post is going to be going through some of them. So, all you have to do is make the contacts and get friendly!
This week I have the pleasure of helping to promote the book Awakening Compassion At Work by Monica Worline and Jane Dutton. It is a definite must read for all organizations, leaders, managers and employees too!
Awakening Compassion At Work opens our eyes to the power of and importance of compassion in organizations and reveals caring as a competitive advantage that fuels innovation, service quality, adaptability, retention, and more.
The quiet power that elevates
Suffering in the workplace can rob us of humanity, dignity, and motivation. Often silent and left unaddressed, suffering is a costly drain on organization productivity and potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of research with organizations in a variety of industries and sectors, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show us how small actions can have big effects. Offering a view of compassion that is grounded in the best of social science research and the new science of compassion, this book teaches four ways that anyone, regardless of position or role, can bring more compassion to their work lives. Continue reading
If you’re thinking that your educational experience hasn’t really prepared you for the choices that you need to make now, you’re definitely not the first one to think so. Whether you’re looking to go back to school or this is your first time on the college rodeo, it’s important to think long and hard about where you major. Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself about the courses and colleges you’re looking at.
Whether you’re currently working self-employed at home or in an office surrounded by people in suits, it’s never too late to change your career into something more physically active and exciting. Office work can get boring fast, and unless you’re giving yourself a challenging or creative task to do, then you’re probably repeating the same few tasks over and over again until you finally get sick of it.
Making the switch is something that can happen almost overnight. If you have the passion for something else, then it’s never too late to have a career change. After all, if you’re going to be working for a considerable portion of your life, then why not make your job something you actually enjoy instead of being stuck in a stuffy office for the rest of your working days? With a little training, dedication and some hard work, you could find the job of your dreams that involves working outdoors and being active instead of sitting in a chair.
To give you a head start in finding a new career, here are three different jobs that involve getting active and/or being outdoors.
One of my favorite leadership authors is back! I am excited to be participating this week in the launch of Leaders Made Here by Mark Miller. I love Mark’s work and this is no exception. Mark truly gets what it takes to be a great leader and create more leaders, not just followers. Mark’s work is easy to relate to as he uses storytelling to reinforce the messages and lessons that he wants you to learn. He is an author that I consistently recommend to others.
The following is a guest post from Mark Miller.
Most people that frequent the Internet will come across images or “memes” that get heavily shared across social media. These are usually ones depicting something interesting, and with a witty or motivational caption underneath. You might think the purpose of sharing such images wouldn’t appeal to someone running a business, but you’d be wrong!
The thing about viral media is that it’s a creative way to get the word out about a brand and its products and/or services. Sometimes, the image has a subtle watermark featuring a brand logo. Or it might have an “action shot” of their product in use with a funny twist, for example!
If you are looking to create a viral image for your brand, what are the secrets to a successful outcome? Well, it turns out there is no magic checklist to follow. People will only share something that appeals to them. So, really, the question should be how to make your potential viral image appeal to your target audience! Here’s what you need to know:
Starting your own blog online is easier than ever with today’s technology. But even so, a beginner might be wondering where to start. There are not too many requirements for starting your very own blog and getting one up and running can be done without a lot of technical experience. Before getting into the basics of starting a blog, you might be wondering why you should start a blog in the first place.