Find the Passion In Your Career [infographic] – Friday Distraction

November 14, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation . As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Enjoy today’s post!) On my way to the HR Technology Conference last month, I watched the movie […]

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Distractions: The New Productivity Killer [infographic]

November 13, 2014

One of the things I enjoy about working from home is I get fewer distractions. Yes, I said fewer. I can really dive into a project and not worry about groups of people chatting outside my door. Or emails about there being birthday cake in the breakroom. On the other hand, I will admit that […]

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Making Your Work Dreams Come True – #1in100MM

November 11, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos is proud to celebrate the people who reflect the character and commitment of today’s workforce with the series “1 in 100 Million”. You can check out the first and second […]

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The Innovation Series (Part 2) – 10 Skills Necessary to Innovate

November 9, 2014

In part one of this series on innovation, we discussed whether innovation skills can be taught. As evidenced by the title of this post, you can see I’m in the “yes” innovation skills can be taught camp. (smile) But it raises the question – what exact skills should be focused on? Fortunately or unfortunately, there […]

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The Formula for Business Success [infographic] – Friday Distraction

November 7, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Enjoy today’s post!) There was some news in the October jobs report that I found interesting. While […]

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Maybe There’s a Use for QR Codes After All [poll results]

November 6, 2014

A couple weeks ago I asked the question, “Are QR codes still relevant?” Here’s what you said: While QR codes (also known as quick response codes) continue to be maligned in certain circles, the majority of respondents said they have their place. Personally, I find them helpful in conference expo halls to download information. Less […]

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High Potential and High Performing Are Two Different Things

November 4, 2014

We’re starting to hear a shift in conversation from engagement to retention. Organizations are getting concerned that their top talent is looking for new opportunities. It makes sense – it’s hard to engage an employee that’s thinking about leaving. In my experience, when companies realize they need to focus on retention, they start to identify […]

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