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  • Two people talking
    Five things to do before letting your new hire go: Part two
    In part one of this article, we looked at the first three things that should be done before letting your new hire go. The remaining two items follow:Think about how they integrated with the team. Did your new employee have a “buddy”...
  • Success and two people
    Five things to do before letting your new hire go: Part one
    Those of us that manage a team or own a business hire people and eventually at some point, we will all make a bad hiring decision. Sometimes we’re lucky to be able to hire people around us that we’ve known and worked with; are tried...
  • Basketball3
    Lasting lessons basketball taught me part three; people, leadership and teamwork
    This article is the continuation of the series titled the Lasting lessons basketball taught me. Part three will discuss some of the valuable lessons learned about people and teamwork, all of which have implications for getting along with people...
  • Lorde at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago
    Lorde at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago Review
    Grammy Award winning 17-year old New Zealand artist, Lorde’s (Ella Yelich-O’Conner) sold-out 75 minute Chicago debut at Aragon Ballroom on Tuesday, March 18th brought out fans from all ages—including Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Dress...
  • 7 tips for transitioning into a new job with ease
    7 tips for transitioning into a new job with ease
    Professionals make bad transitions into new jobs everyday.Typically, a new employee or manager with not a lot of work experience decides to make her mark on day one. 'I'm going to show them exactly who I am and what they need to do'...
  • Employee handbook
    Employee engagement doesn't just happen
    It seems almost foolish, we put people in a business, tell them what to do and because we pay them to do it, we expect them to be fully engaged and committed to doing what they are told. But that rarely happens.They usually show up engaged on the...
  • The Two Bostons’ Initiative
    The Two Bostons’ Initiative
    Two Bostons (TB), now with two locations in Naperville and one in Geneva, Illinois, are continually reviving their goals to meet their mission (which is to improve the lives of people and their pets). That is one reason that they are hot on the...
  • Getting to know the team
    Even introverts can be taken seriously at work: Part 3
    Finding that perfect spot where you work well without changing too much of whom you are should be a joint collaboration with the company you work for. Here are a few tips for managers to help meet you in the middle:There are a lot of different...
  • Say NO! to bullying in the workplace
    Say NO! to bullying in the workplace
    The Bully CultureMuch is said these days about bullies at work. Little is said about bully cultures in Corporate America.Bullies in the workplace are shifted into shape and morphed into tyrants because of culture – i.e., social patterns of...
  • Monday funday
    Make Mondays meaningful
    It’s the holiday season and as we head into another mid-week holiday, bracing yourself for Monday becomes all the more difficult. We’re all too familiar with that sinking feeling that sets in from Sunday evening itself – be it...
  • Lorde
    Lorde announces early 2014 North American tour dates
    On Dec. 16, singer-songwriter Lorde announced headlining tour dates in an issued press release for the early months of 2014. The North American tour begins Mar. 3 in Austin, Tex., and ends Mar. 26 in Oakland, Calif. You can view a complete list of...
  • Lorde "Team" music video screenshot
    Lorde releases official 'Team' music video
    On Dec. 3, New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde released an official music video for her single "Team" on her VEVO YouTube channel. The video is story-line based and is just under three and a half minutes long. You can watch Lorde's...
  • 5 communication strategies for 'Boomers' and 'Millennials' in the workplace
    5 strategies for improving communication between Boomers and Millennials at work
    Excerpt: 'What we've got here is failure to communicate.' (Cool Hand Luke, 1967). The Baby Boom (Boomers) and Millennial (Millennials) generations have a gap in values and beliefs about work practice in Corporate America -- a gap that...
  • Khloe Kardashian
    Khloe Kardashian’s husband Lamar Odom goes shopping for a new team
    Khloe Kardashian may be questioning her marriage and Lamar Odom’s priorities, but it sounds like he is thinking about getting back into the game when it comes to his career. He wants to get back into playing ball, and he is eager to move to...
  • A horror show worth watching?
    A horror show worth watching?
    Sometimes we become confused on career, success and what we want out of life. But as all career advisers have said over and over again, networking is the key to our success. Not only do we meet new people, places and things but through our...