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  • Winning at Working: Time-Out
    by Nan S. Russell - April 23, 2019
    When young children misbehave, parents, teachers, and caregivers frequently insist on a time-out. Think how much better your workplace would be if you initiated the same approach. No, it’s not for your boss or coworkers, it’s for you. It’s hard to be amenable to reason or hear a contrary point of view when we’re stubbornly clinging to our position. It’s hard to hear a new idea when the chang...
  • Is the 40 Hour Workweek Still Feasible?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - April 19, 2019
    The Birth of the American 40-Hour Week The Monday through Friday workweek was first introduced in 1926 when Henry Ford began shutting down his automotive factories on Saturday and Sunday to allow his labor force to rest. But it was not until 1940, when a provision of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act mandating a maximum 40-hour workweek went into effect, that the two-day weekend was adopted nationwide. Pencils Down on...
  • The Top 3 Reasons People are Chronically Mistreated in Their Jobs and How to Change That
    by Kathy Caprino - April 18, 2019
    This week, I received an email from one of my LinkedIn followers in response to a recent episode I published of my Finding Brave podcast. While I don’t know this individual, she shared openly and emotionally about her situation about how she’d been terribly mistreated and, in fact, bullied in her latest job by her manager who was a director and also, later, by the head of HR, after she quit and gave a short noti...
  • 7 Ways Employers Need to Give in Order to Get Loyalty
    by Steve Farber - April 17, 2019
    You’re going to have to be more flexible and more giving than ever as an employer in the current economy, but it pays off. If you are looking to retain good employees, join the club. Every smart leader knows that a cohesive, enduring group of workers is the rock on which you build new ideas, new ventures, growth, and all the rest. So I think we can agree that, once you’ve got people you trust who are doing g...
  • Boost Adaptability and Flexibility
    by Carole Kanchier - April 15, 2019
    To succeed in our continuously changing world we must embrace new ideas and technologies, and strengthen Quester traits such as adaptability and flexibility described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life https://www.amazon.com/Questers-Dare-Change-Your-Life/dp/1508408963 Adaptability and flexibility have meanings which are broadly the same but not identical. Adaptable indicates long-term changes; flexible suggest...
  • The Importance of Being Gracious
    by Debra Wheatman - April 11, 2019
    You worked late on a project with another team, and the project manager didn’t even bother to thank you. We have all had the experience of going out of our way for someone only to have our efforts dismissed. Why does it bother us so much? This type of behavior is especially irritating because what everyone wants from other people is empathy. We all want to be recognized as unique individuals and to know that other peo...
  • 3 Business Innovations That Are Changing Women Entrepreneurs’ Lives
    by Alexandra Levit - April 10, 2019
    In the business world, women haven't always had it easy. Until the end of the 20th century, it was uncommon for women to work at all. And even once we entered the hallowed halls of American companies, we struggled with unconscious bias and pay disparities. Fortunately, though, 21st-century business innovation is benefiting women in an unprecedented fashion. Let's explore a few recent innovations that have changed wo...
  • Winning at Working: Working for the Right Person
    by Nan S. Russell - April 4, 2019
    “I don’t know,” a young acquaintance mused. “I’m thinking about grad school, but it’s more work than I thought to prepare for the GREs. Then, if I do all that and don’t get into the program I want, it’s a waste of time. Plus, did you know it could cost more than $40,000 to get a masters degree? I don’t want that kind of debt, plus I’ll likely never make it up in a...
  • Please Stop Telling Me To Leave My Comfort Zone
    by Melody Wilding - April 2, 2019
    Raise your hand if you’re sick of hearing that life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. I know I am. It is impossible to escape the gurus and influencers on social media who preach that choosing safety is self-sabotage. That without getting uncomfortable on a daily basis, I’ll never get anywhere in life, my lack of courage realized. “It’s never as scary as it looks,” the Stanford gra...
  • Spring - A Time for New Career Beginnings
    by Carole Kanchier - April 1, 2019
    The signs of spring are everywhere. Flowers and trees are blooming and the days are longer, brighter and warmer. Our emotions are lifted by the extra light and warmth. We become open to change. Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth. Most cultural traditions across the globe, celebrate spring or the rise of the vernal equinox as a time of new beginnings. March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere marks the first day of spring...