The Marshmallow Test is a Bit Sticky

In 1972, social scientists at Stanford designed an experiment that tested the willpower of 90 preschoolers. They offered the 3 and 4-year-olds a delicious marshmallow with an even more delicious offer: if the child could resist eating the marshmallow for 15 minutes, the researcher would come back with a second marshmallow. It was perfectly okay […]

Ways the Pandemic Will Change the Office

What will office work look like in 2021 and beyond? The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we view our lives–and our work. We’ve reconnected with values we might have lost touch with over the past decade of prosperity: time with family and friends, appreciation for the workers who make our essential businesses and services […]

2021 Employment Trends for IT

The year 2020 will be remembered as the year work changed dramatically. The global pandemic influenced when we worked, where we worked, how we worked. It even made us question why we worked. Some of the employment trends for IT that were forced on us are here to stay because companies and employees found the new ways worked better […]

Forget Time Management. Attention Management is What You Need.

We’ve been getting advice on how to be more efficient with our time since Dwight Eisenhower famously said “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” If you’re working from home, you’re working without some of the cues that keep you […]

The Kindly Brontosaurus Always Gets His Way

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In these trying times, we think we all could use some tips on how to get what you need without getting riled – or making other people riled. Jessica Winter, writing for Slate a few years ago, coined a term that’s unforgettable. Her post, titled The Kindly Brontosaurus: The amazing, prehistoric posture that will get […]

4 Tips for Taking a Great LinkedIn Photo

Finding the right LinkedIn photo shouldn’t be stressful. Here are four tips for finding (and taking) the right photo for your LinkedIn profile. 1. Make It Recent So much can change in just a few months (hint: 2020). So why wait years to update your profile photo? If you met a potential business partner or […]

We Miss Your Smile

Protective masks may be with us for a while as people try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The good news is that masks do help us slow the spread of the virus to vulnerable populations. The bad news is they can be a pain to wear. In addition to being hot, making our voices […]

The cost of a bad hire? More than you think.

It’s much easier to track the impact of the stars you hire. New business, happy customers, improved teamwork, more revenue. When you make a good hiring decision, everything gets a little better. But the hires that don’t work out are costly. How costly, no one really knows, because their impact on your business stays off […]

Up your Virtual Interview Game

The pandemic changed the way companies do business, both before and after you’re hired. Ninety percent of companies report they’ve switched to virtual interviews, and most will probably keep them as part of their process. Here’s how to make sure you pass your screen test. Choose your space for your virtual interview carefully. Check that […]

Returning to the Office? 4 Essential Steps to Reopening Your Office Doors

After two months of working from home, many companies are beginning to plan for employees’ return back to work. Notice we didn’t say “returning to normal operations,” because that may be a different concept altogether. Here is some advice for management as you get ready to reassemble your team. Communicate clearly and often. We learned […]