Ten Reasons Out-Of-The-Box Thinkers Are Unhappy Employees

It’s not easy being a creative thinker in the typical corporate or institutional workplace. It can be hellish, in fact! Managers say, “I want out-of-the-box ideas!” but they seldom mean it. When you show up with new ideas and new perspectives, managers can get threatened very easily. Your fellow employees can get threatened, too. I […]

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Google is about to bombard users with more and bigger mobile ads

Google’s advertisers may soon figure much more prominently into the terrain of the company’s maps feature. A new type of ad offering will let companies buy the ability to place a small logo image over their physical locations on Google Maps, the search giant announced on Tuesday. Such ads are already available in Google-owned navigation […]

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The Next Big Industry That No One Knows About

Let’s start, very briefly, with what I wouldn’t tell the next president. I wouldn’t advise clarity around mission. Wouldn’t talk up building a great team. Wouldn’t riff on candor or generosity. Those topics matter, of course. But if you’ve been elected president, hello, no one has to tell you how to lead. No, if I […]

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10 Rules for Successfully Working with Friends

Ask any business owner if they’ve ever worked with friends, and you will likely get a yes. How they answer you (with a scowl or with a smile), will determine if it turned out well. One of my clients is an 18-year old company with three owners that have been friends for more than two […]

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How To Kick Your Procrastination Habit – You’ll Feel Less Stressed

Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on your plate that have taken up permanent residence on your to-do list. You know you need to get them done, and yet you push them to […]

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