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Women: More Honest and Hardworking?

Posted on April 30th, by Lougie in Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Women: More Honest and Hardworking?

What’s the workplace really like? A new survey claims women are working their tails off… and men are more likely to play hooky.
According to a survey of 5,000 U.S. employees performed by theFIt.com, 54% of women report working nine or more hours a day, compared to 41% of men.
And, at least in one aspect, women … Read More »

Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

Posted on April 30th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

You may think you’re getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You’re probably wrong.

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There’s been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids.  Apparently she’s been doing this for years, but only recently “came … Read More »

Is Your High-Profile Job Worth The Price?

Posted on April 24th, by Lougie in Leadership. 1 Comment

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Certain careers such as those in the medical and legal  professions are generally considered to be prestigious and lucrative.

But there are costs – both tangible and intangible – involved in pursuing careers in these and other well-paying professions.

Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Read on to find out.

Dream Jobs Vs. Lucrative Professions

Let’s … Read More »

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Posted on April 3rd, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Forget good to great. Here’s what makes a great employee remarkable.

 

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Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.

A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a … Read More »

All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

Posted on March 27th, by Henry Goldbeck in Leadership. Comments Off on All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

The last thing we need are more meetings, but having a company-wide gathering will allow you to make sure that everyone is marching toward the same goals.

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I admit it, all-hands meetings are a tough one, especially if you’ve got a larger small business. At my company, VerticalResponse, we were once split between two floors in … Read More »