5 Greatest Values Of Forgotten Business Ideas

In 2011, Big Think ran excerpts from all the lessons that made up their first online course, Great Big Ideas. Our entire history of innovation is very much the story of how old ideas are rediscovered, and the way that succeeding generations find new applications for these ideas. There is a lot of v... Read more

Make A List, Check It Twice

Is your to-do list endless? Are there things on your list that just never seem to get crossed off? If you’re like most people, the list just gets longer and more frustrating daily. So how can you make your to-do list work for you? Step 1: List everything. It’s happened to everyone. You’r... Read more

5 Ways To Fix Your Listening Skills

Communication is not just about what you say out loud. It’s not just about body language and eye contact. And it’s definitely not just about e-mails and text messages. Good communication requires strong listening skills. Since there are many benefits to effective communication in the workplace... Read more

Deconstructing Construction

  Even though business is booming, we all know the margins in construction are decreasing — at least with hard bid. Profit percentages are so tight, it’s hard to get an edge. With information so freely available, even the laziest of owners can figure out their contractors’ margins, risk, an... Read more

4 Steps To Forming New Habits

There are many reasons you may be looking to form a new habit at work. Maybe your life circumstances have changed, maybe your professional responsibilities have increased, or maybe you just really want to set yourself apart and win that next promotion. Whatever your reasons are, there are some simpl... Read more

How To Avoid Workplace Annoyances That Harm Your Team

Negativity at work slows down production. Persistent negativity zaps energy, reduces morale and diverts critical attention from work. Gary S. Topchik, the author of Managing Workplace Negativity, explains that negativity is often the result of a loss of confidence, control, or community. Identifying... Read more

Hiring Is A Pain In The Butt

Hiring is a pain in the butt. Let’s face it, everyone knows it, and no one wants to do it. This German job fair has take a pretty "creative" approach to attracting talent but most of our clients don’t have the time or energy to do this. We estimate about 10 % of candidates are top-shelf, th... Read more

Keep Your Keepers: Pay Your Employees Fairly

Pay your employees fairly. Now, this does not necessarily mean that you should always pay your employees the highest salary in the marketplace. I have successfully placed many high level professionals in positions for "less" money because of different perceived benefits. Factors like more growth ... Read more

3 Team Management Tools That Work

Managing a team is hard work. Administrative and soft skills are under-appreciated and under-utilized within most organizations, but people-management is invaluable, often a requirement to growing your team and getting things done. From benefits administration and payroll to collaboration and perks... Read more

Does your company culture pass the sniff test?

Authenticity is one of the most essential parts of your company culture today. Iconoculture found that the majority of U.S. consumers feels that "being genuine and authentic is extremely important for me and for the things and people in my life." To be authentic is to have a "quality of being genu... Read more

#TBT Post Office Square Boston

#TBT - Post Office Square Boston The Old Post Office Square was in construction during the Great Fire of 1872 and its dense walls were believed to be responsible for halting the fire's northward progress. This gorgeous French Second Empire-style building stood till the late 1920's when it was demo... Read more

Creativity Is The Key To A Great Career

Creativity cannot be replaced by technology. Creativity is the driver for change. It takes guts to be creative. Being creative means putting yourself out there in a way that pushes comfort levels and could possibly make you look foolish. But, when you get it right, it’s magic. Case in point. T... Read more

Tips For Effective Communication On The Job

Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. When teams practice effective communicate, they trust each other more.  This reduces unnecessary competition and helps employees work together. The quantity and quality of communication within a team are both important. When your p... Read more

Keep Your Keepers: 5 Tips To Successful Onboarding

There is nothing worse than starting a new job and not knowing what you are doing? That's why every company needs an onboarding strategy. Being the new kid in town means asking questions about everything, from simple facilitates questions like “where’s the bathroom?” to “how do you log onto... Read more