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3 Acts of Kindness that Can Make You More Successful

Posted on 31. Dec, 2015 by in Blog, Orange

We are hardwired to remember the negative things in our lives. It’s a defense mechanism that is built into us humans, but … Our most recent blog for LinkedIn.

What Motivates Millennials?

Posted on 30. Jul, 2015 by in Blog, Orange

Our new research shows the top three motivators of Millennials, and the 3 least motivating concepts to 20-somethings. Our new column as LinkedIn Influencers.

5 Signs of a Toxic Boss

Posted on 28. May, 2015 by in Blog, Orange

Gallup estimates that disengagement caused by bad bosses costs more than $450 billion a year. Our new article for Inc. magazine.

5 Ways to Know if an Employee is Toxic

Posted on 03. Apr, 2015 by in Blog, Orange

He’s the gift that keeps giving: Our worst employee ever. My new column for Inc magazine.

How to Lose a Job Before You Even Get It

Posted on 20. Jan, 2015 by in Blog, Orange

When it comes to landing a new job or a big promotion, follow up can be almost as important as the interview. Our new column for Inc.

A Simple, Effective Way to Express Gratitude to Your Team

Posted on 17. Nov, 2014 by in Blog, Orange

While many of us spend our Thanksgiving days expressing gratitude for families, friends, health or prosperity, what about thanking the people who make your business possible: Your team. Our new column for Inc.

5 Stealth Ways to Make Monday Better

Posted on 26. Sep, 2014 by in Blog, Orange

What we’ve learned from surveys of more than 850,000 people. Our new column for Inc.

Create a better workplace on 10 cents a day

Posted on 01. Apr, 2014 by in Blog, Orange

Is it worth a dime or some finger snapping to create a better workplace? Absolutely. Our new column for Inc.  

7 Regrets to Avoid Before You Retire

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by in Blog, Orange

Don’t do what everyone says you should do … and other wisdom from those who learned the hard way. Over the years we’ve interviewed thousands of people about their work, including many recent retirees. One of our favorite questions for the recently departed (from work) is about their regrets. Their ideas on what to avoid […]

The Best Job Interview Question Ever

Posted on 19. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, Orange

As a young manager working for a large hotel chain, Bill Keena was tasked with interviewing a group of MBA students for potential jobs. The HR leader handed him a list of questions to ask the fresh-faced recruits. “I think they’ve practiced the answers to all of these questions.” “What would you ask then?” the […]