Is Your Workplace a Happy Place to Work?


Anyone who has ever had the unhappy experience of working with a disgruntled fellow employee (or has been one themselves) knows the personal value of maintaining a positive work environment. It turns out that there’s a professional reason to keep everyone content, too: Happy employees are better performers, according to the 2011 Gallup Employee Engagement [...]

5 Ways to Cut Clutter in Your Office

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Papers piled high on a desktop, stacks of magazines crammed into a corner, disorganized drawers filled to the brim — this is the stuff of office clutter. It’s not only unsightly, but also may hurt your productivity and, ultimately, your career. But don’t just take our word for it. More than half of Americans surveyed [...]

Do You Have Leadership Charisma?


Charisma, magnetism, charm, and appeal are required qualities of people like beauty queens, politicians, and American Idol stars. But are they necessary for startup entrepreneurs and small-business owners? According to executive coach Olivia Fox Cabane, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Cabane is the author of The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and [...]

How Your Online Brand Can Benefit from Color Psychology


A red button beckons you to “read more now.” A hyperlink in blue encourages you to click through. A green “buy now” button entices you to just do it. Color — it’s a critical element in how you design your website and present your brand. Studies from experts at Color Communications show that people make [...]