10 Things You Do That Make You Less Likeable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ). In… Continue reading 10 Things You Do That Make You Less Likeable

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing

  Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging. It’s vital that you understand social media marketing fundamentals. From maximizing quality to increasing your online entry points, abiding by these 10… Continue reading 10 Laws of Social Media Marketing

9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter:… Continue reading 9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit

3 Social Media Tools Entrepreneurs Should Be Using Every Day

Social media is evolving at an incredible rate. The most important thing you can do is to equip yourself with the best tools. One hundred years from now, when historians are asked what they labeled as the biggest breakthrough in human development following the turn of the millennium, chances are that their answer will be… Continue reading 3 Social Media Tools Entrepreneurs Should Be Using Every Day

Not an Early Bird? Here’s How Night Owls Can Still Find Success.

Follow these four tried-and-true habits to maximize productivity. I’ve never been an early bird. Early birds hit their stride at sunrise. As a night owl, my best ideas arrive when the sun sets. Living in a 9-to-5 society can be tough on night owls. See if you can relate: You wonder if you’re a slacker or… Continue reading Not an Early Bird? Here’s How Night Owls Can Still Find Success.

Why Annual Social Media Policy Reviews Are Necessary

Avoid legal trouble and protect company secrets. Keep employees informed about what’s allowed. With new social media platforms cropping up all the time, workplace social media rules must go beyond simply discouraging employees from putting off deadlines to play with Snapchat filters. In fact, your corporate social media policy could probably use some updating right… Continue reading Why Annual Social Media Policy Reviews Are Necessary

Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace?

With the right balance, leaders will become highly respected by their employees. It’s the age-old leadership question: Is it better to be loved or feared? And an August study published online in the “Journal of Business and Psychology” finds there are advantages and disadvantages to both. The researchers found that when leaders were perceived as angry,… Continue reading Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace?

Instagram Blurs Out ‘Sensitive’ Photos

The blurry screen will be placed over content that has not violated Instagram’s policies, but was reported by someone and confirmed to be ‘sensitive’ by a member of Instagram’s review team. If ignorance is bliss, Instagram is about to become a very serene place. The Facebook-owned social network will soon begin blurring out photos and… Continue reading Instagram Blurs Out ‘Sensitive’ Photos

Marketing Lessons from the Fake Bacon Shortage

It’s just not the right climate for this type of stunt tactic anymore. So how do you get creative while still staying truthful? It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book of marketing: doing a stunt. Shock and awe. Surprise and delight. Catch ‘em off guard. Knock their socks off. You get the idea.… Continue reading Marketing Lessons from the Fake Bacon Shortage

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us. In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable The Red Shoes, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes… Continue reading 10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life