10 Big Mistakes That Kill Employee Morale

A few months in at my last job the greatness started to wear off. I wish it could have been different. The main issue was my relationship with my boss. He never complimented me or thanked me for my hard work. Every idea that I presented was ignored. My boss, while a good manager on his good days, was a ...

What's Your Next Step?

Many well-intentioned parents, grandparents, and teachers urge kids to get a job with good benefits. I couldn’t agree more. Except. Except that when most people talk about "benefits," they usually mean really, really good health insurance (with full dental!) and some sort of retirement plan that will take care of you when you’re put out to pasture. When I was ...

What Can Your Boss Can Learn from a Goose?

Have you ever looked up in the sky and noticed one of the most amazing skills any animal possesses? You’ve probably seen it at least a few times. Geese flying in a V formation is beautiful thing to watch. It’s teamwork at it’s best. You remember fifth grade science or probably looked up in the sky and asking one of ...

Why Does Your Work Experience Trump Income Level?

Millennials don’t want new cars, furniture, or artwork. Why do you think this is? Think about your best times at work. Does it ever revolve around kicking back on your chair and looking at your bank statement? Not usually, unless your Scrooge McDuck. It revolves around the positive experience that were created when working on a difficult project and finding ...

5 Ways Great Leaders Help Their Employees Process Stress

I have a friend who works for a tech company and she is constantly on edge. They push her and her team very hard. She told me that her hands sweat every time her boss approaches her. He might just walk up and ask how her day was going, but because of past issues she freaks out every time they ...