Month: March 2010

Electronically Monitoring Employees’ Behavior At Work Sends The Wrong Message

A recent article in USA Today revealed the lengths to which some companies go to electronically monitor their employees’ behavior at work.  Some not only monitor their emails, social network and internet use, but their location and physical activity as well.  The article stated that the primary reason for the monitoring was to increase productivity…

Enthusiasm: The X-Factor For Getting Ahead At Work

A recent article in the Arizona Republic contained some sound advice for getting ahead at work. The article mentioned things like adding to your technical skills, pursuing additional education, networking and demonstrating integrity in everything you do.  Then the article quoted Scott Smith, a managing partner at the executive search firm of TowerHunter, Inc., who…

Gaining Access To Inspiration

Inspiration, that special stimulus that arouses our thinking, feeling and action is necessary before we can accomplish anything worth of note.  In the words of German Poet, Johann Von Herder, “Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they are a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.”  Those sparks…

Happiness Causes Lots Of Great Things To Happen

We’ve all heard the phrase: “Don’t worry, be happy.”  While it may initially sound trite, numerous medical and psychological studies prove that it’s sound advice to live by.  These studies have found that that happiness causes great things to happen across a number of fronts:  Happy people have higher incomes, more fulfilling marriages, healthier life…