Stop Sitting and Stand For Health and ProductivityBy now you've heard that sitting is bad for your health. Remarkably, some studies suggest an hour of sitting cuts your lifespan by twice that of a single cigarette.Read the rest of this entry »
The place where we do the most sitting is, as you might have guessed, at work. Office workers are especially at risk, since they do the most sitting, around 10 hours a day. That includes sitting at the office, sitting ...
Employment Growth Is SlowingEvery month, usually on the first Friday of the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues what it calls the Employment Situation Summary. It's a data-rich snapshot of hiring, pay, and civilian employment -- and unemployment -- for the previous month. It's a closely watched report by economists, policymakers, investors and analysts, among others; it has the power to move the financial markets.Read the rest of this entry »
As headline making as the monthly reports ...
How to Recognize Emotional IntelligenceEmployees with strong emotional intelligence tend to be more successful and make better leaders, which is why smart companies make an effort to seek them out when hiring.Read the rest of this entry »
Since the term was first coined in 1964, emotional intelligence -- or EQ, as it is often shorthanded -- has become the subject of numerous papers and books, especially the 1995 bestselling Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.
Adele Lynn, author ...
What Will Work Look Like When Robots Take Over?One of LinkedIn's "Top 10 Voices in Technology" is in the midst of writing a series of blog posts about the coming revolution in robotics. It's a grim, almost alarmist view of a world in the very near future where automation will displace workers in jobs ranging from truck and taxi drivers (already happening) to doctors, accountants and middle managers.Read the rest of this entry »
Shelly Palmer's series, which began with the ...
Happy Pi Day. (Yes, We Spelled that Right.)Happy 3.14159... Day.Read the rest of this entry »
Sounds better when we say, Happy Pi Day!
Who knew there's a day to celebrate one of the best known constants in all of mathematics? Every school child knows that Pi represents the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference. And most know that even a super computer has calculated Pi to more than a trillion places without finding a pattern or a ...
A Woman's View of 10 Years In TechThere's plenty of cause for a woman entering the male dominated world of high tech. Locker room talk, sexual harassment, having their talent belittled and their opinions ignored are the most widely reported challenges women in tech confront.Read the rest of this entry »
If you have any doubt, just read former Uber engineer Susan Fowler's blog post, the one that set off a firestorm for the ride-sharing company, which is still blazing.
What It Takes to Be A NASA Flight ControllerBeing an astronaut is undoubtedly one of the most exciting jobs in the world. It is, literally, out of this world, which explains why NASA last year received 18,300 applications for 14 openings. That's better odds than winning a PowerBall draw, but a 1 in 1,300 chance of getting picked might not seem like it.Read the rest of this entry »
Instead, you might consider the "astronaut adjacent" job of NASA flight controller ...
Quora's One Minute Life HacksQuora is full of interesting information about all sorts of things that never crossed your mind: "What is the best billboard ever created?" "How do I become a morning person?" "What's the strangest request you've had at McDonald’s?"Read the rest of this entry »
On Quora, anyone can pose a question about anything and, remarkably, get an answer including to such peculiar questions as "Would you throw a bunny rabbit off the Empire ...
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5 Traits Of Great LeadersBeing a manager doesn't mean you're a leader.Read the rest of this entry »
The Wall Street Journal explains the difference this way: "The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate."
A good manager can also be a good leader, but only if they possess the rightr combination of traits. Inc.com columnist Peter Economy says, "Great teams are led by great leaders ...