How I Tried and Failed to Be a Cool Boss By Doree Shafrir

An investigation into the joy and pain of fitting in: With this series, we’re exploring the pathologies, hierarchies, and quirks of female socialization from high school to the workplace and beyond. I had never been a boss before (unless you count being the editor of my college magazine for a year — which I don’t) … Continue reading How I Tried and Failed to Be a Cool Boss By Doree Shafrir

Herb Kelleher…Former CEO of Southwest Airlines Quote

I had the privilege of working at Southwest Airlines in the past as a Flight Attendant, and I can tell you that Herb set the kind of culture he quotes. - John, Thriving Workplace

Defining A Leader… by Office Vibe

What Is Leadership? A leader is someone who establishes a clear vision, and then guides their team towards that vision by empowering them and coaching them to greatness. A leader is someone that stays calm during a crisis, and stays laser-focused on their end goal. The skills that it takes to be a good leader … Continue reading Defining A Leader… by Office Vibe

Maturity before Personality

  If you promote an immature employee into a management role too quickly just to fill a need, then you'll most likely find yourself babysitting the immaturity. Orphans don't manage other others too well. Save yourself a whole lot of grief and promote maturity before personality.

Hire me! But wait, I have to pull my pants up first…by John Meyer

We still live in a society where sagging pants, wadded up resumes, headphones on, and punk attitudes turn the stomach of most HR Departments when someone walks through that door with one or all of these things happening. Even if you had no one showing you a good example of what it means to dress … Continue reading Hire me! But wait, I have to pull my pants up first…by John Meyer

The Real Reason You’re Not Allowed To Work From Home

Liz Ryan, Forbes Contributor Liz RyanForbes CONTRIBUTOR I write about bringing life to work and bringing work to life. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.   When I became an HR person in 1984, every HR conference I attended included at least one session on Managing the Flexible Workforce. Back in 1984, everyone who … Continue reading The Real Reason You’re Not Allowed To Work From Home

Leadership: The Choice of Trust or Control…

Leaders who cannot trust themselves enough to hire people they can trust will always revert to power and control mechanisms, including forcing people to drive a car or take a train to work every day so that their supervisors can keep an eye on them. Liz Ryan, Forbes Contributor