Networking Effectively May Not Look the Same For Everyone

Networking Effectively May Not Look the Same For Everyone

In case you haven’t seen it, there was an article making the rounds recently entitled For Women Job Seekers, Networking Like a Man Isn’t Enough. It involved a study that showed that men are generally successful networking a certain way, and building a certain kind of network, but for women, something else was required: What…

Freakonomics Podcast on Open Offices

Freakonomics Podcast on Open Offices

The recent episode of Freakonomics covering the open office is really interesting. You should absolutely check it out in it’s entirety. There were two things that I wanted to mention specifically. (Not to mention the studies that show how less often people in open offices actually talk to one another, or how much more productive…

Linked – Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”
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Linked – Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

I suppose, at this point in my life, that it should never surprise me that organizations that espouse their “great culture”, often fall short of those claims in the day-to-day operations. I’ve seen this, and many, many more examples. “These gaps can take many forms. A company might espouse “work-life balance” but not offer paid…

World Mental Health Day – Mental Health in the Workplace
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World Mental Health Day – Mental Health in the Workplace

As you may or may not know. October 10 is recognized by the World Health Organization as “Mental Health Day”. As it turns out, this year the focus is on mental health in the workplace. During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is…

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Common Misconception About Younger Employees

In an otherwise maddening post about his experience with a law school student, Craig Ball makes an interesting “throw away” comment: We look to the crop of eager young lawyers to be inherently more adept at e-discovery than we who preceded them. After all, they have iPhones. Craig (who I assume was being facetious), is…