Business travel is stressful and tiring and, unfortunately, your skin shows every bit of that stress and the sleep you missed out on. There is nothing worse than traveling for an important meeting or conference only to have your skin breakout the night before or a fever blister pop up or dark circles show up under your eyes. Now you are worried about covering up blemishes and how you look, as well as your upcoming presentation or meeting.
It’s that time of year again. Children are back in school. Football games are on television. Halloween candy, pumpkins and cinnamon-scented pinecones are lining grocery store aisles. It means that cold and flu season is just around the corner; the time of year when many Americans will show up sick to work.
For many there is a love-hate relationship with the Olympics—and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games were no different. The Olympics motivate, entertain and inspire people across the world. We all love hearing the athlete’s stories—how their dedication and work ethic helped them overcome obstacles and realize their dreams of being an Olympic athlete. We love cheering for our country, watching history be made and records be broken. But the Olympics can also be exhausting—even for non-athletes. We all struggle to stay awake to watch our favorite events and undoubtedly miss events that we had hoped to see.
People with grit have the character to succeed because they will think outside the box, solve problems and get the job done. Here are four types of interview questions that can help you identify people with the drive and determination to be great.
Just because a business practice is legal doesn’t mean it’s ethical. But does that mean it’s okay for CEOs to maximize profits by following perfectly legal business practices that cross the line into unethical waters? Some business executives would say, “yes.” Their stance is that a CEO’s main responsibility is to maximize profits and shareholder value within legal parameters—even if that means having low ethical standards. Others would argue that CEOs have a social responsibility to conduct business in an ethical manner even if that means securing a slightly lower return on investment. Who’s right? Does it depend on the industry?
It’s summertime and that means summer vacations are in full swing. Yet many Americans are choosing not to use all of their vacation time and the No. 1 reason why is because they would return to a mountain of work, according to a survey by Project: Time Off conducted in January 2016. Here are five strategies to help you conquer that mountain of work quickly and reclaim your unused vacation days.
Meditation isn’t about sitting down and emptying your mind. That’s one of the biggest misconceptions. It’s about self-care and learning how to focus the mind—something that business leaders need in today’s hectic work environment. Incorporating meditation into your life can help reduce stress, improve decision-making, enhance creativity and increase emotional resilience.
Communication is a vital component to the success of any merger and acquisition. It’s not enough to hold a company wide meeting announcing the deal and crafting your Day One message. As soon as an M&A is announced, people have questions and concerns. Employees worry how the merger will affect their job and benefits plan, customers wonder how it will affect the services or products they use and business partners question how it will impact future contracts. Continue reading
The idea to use a three-day holiday weekend like Memorial Day to catch up on work is often too tempting for American workers to pass up. However, you will be better served in the long run to step away from the daily grind. Here are three reasons why business leaders should resist the temptation to work during their time off.