Archive for Jan, 2015


By Obaro E. Aziza

Leading people is not an easy task, it takes the right knowledge and attitude to be a successful leader. A lot of people believe that you are not a leader until you have a position, you can lead people effectively with or without a position.

Leadership is about influence, it is about influencing the decisions of people. In this article we will be looking at how you can lead people who are older than you at work effectively. These ideas are easy to understand and very practical.

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By Genie Fletcher

The Internet age brought instantaneous communications with a more casual interaction than face-to-face or even telephone communications. However, an experienced finance industry recruiter warns of the hazards of this important tool, with misdirected communications, emails that are too personal in nature and thoughtless interactions can create misunderstandings and hard feelings. To prevent these problems, an etiquette protocol for business and professional email communications is needed. Implementing this etiquette on a daily basis will ensure that you preserve a professional attitude and make your communications both valued and welcomed.

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By Michael DeSafey

Job burnout is a terrible place to be emotionally. Caused by unending pressure and stress burnout makes you feel tired, you dread showing up at work and while you’re there everything feels like a weight tied around your neck. You can’t relax, and to make things worse it can feel like all you’re doing is wasting time and energy.

For those who’ve been noticing work feels like an ever-growing ordeal it’s possible that you’re starting to reach burnout. For those in the construction, environmental, or engineering profession this can be particularly risky not just for you, but for others who depend on you to be on your game.

Fortunately there are a number of things you can do to beat burnout and be successful in your job.

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by Kristen Brown

The work from home lifestyle is an attractive option for entrepreneurs and traditional employees alike. You can set your own hours, dress how you want and work in a way that maximizes your time and skillset. However, working in the comforts of home carries risks that many don’t consider before embarking on it. Working at home is filled with distractions – chores, errands, pets, family members, television and even the couch. A mid-day nap is pretty darn awesome! But when those distractions begin to dominate your time, energy and productivity, you’re in for real trouble on the work front.

Here are 12 ways to stay focused and productive when you work from home – and still enjoy the perks that come with it!

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By Althea DeBrule

Research suggests that as many as 8 out of 10 employed adults are in the wrong job or career! They are in poor career-shape or have little or no career-stamina.

If you are one of the 8 or your goal is to shape up, it is important to have a good understanding of some basic career management principles for a healthy career workout and to help you make the best decisions about your career on a day-by-day basis.

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By Joel Peterson

Warren Buffett claims that he tap-dances to work every day. And why not? In 2013 alone, he made $12.7 billion. That’s $1.5 million per hour – even while sleeping. Clearly, Buffett picked the right career – not just for himself, but also for those lucky enough to have picked up a few shares of Berkshire Hathaway.

My father bred new strains of onions, carrots and cucumbers as a professor and research scientist. Having grown up as a farm boy, he was in heaven, developing high-beta-carotene carrots in a quest to keep 500,000 kids per year in developing countries from nutritional blindness. He believed he had the greatest job in the world and would never have traded careers with Warren Buffett. 

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