Training leaders to think strategically starts with understanding their personality and strengths, then builds from those traits. George Watts and Laurie Blazek of Top Line Talent offer three questions leaders should answer to understand themselves and to determine how they can think strategically.
General Mills, Google, Intel, the Marines and the Seattle Seahawks have implemented mindfulness meditation to ease stress in the workforce. One form of meditation well-suited for the workplace is on-the-spot mindfulness intervention, which is a shorter period of mindfulness than the typical one-hour session and applies to a specific situation.
Owners of small businesses are split in their opinions about whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But they find common ground as they lament the high cost of health care and call on Washington to find an affordable solution.
One way to deal with an indecisive boss is to build trust so that you can be relied upon to help make recommendations that influence decisions. Experts also recommend taking on more of a lead role and seeking advice from colleagues who may have influence over your boss.
Membership in professional communities can provide you with greater access to resources, writes online marketing expert Jonathan Long. Meeting other professionals gets your name out there and allows you the opportunity to network outside of your company -- not to mention getting out of the office for a change of scenery.
A career summary should appear right under your contact information in your resume and give hiring managers an idea of who you are and what you've done. Demonstrate value in your career summary while separating yourself from the competition by mentioning any awards or accomplishments you've earned, advises career expert Marcelle Yeager.
Don't be afraid to talk to your boss if an unreasonable workload has caused you to feel the effects of burnout, writes career expert Vicki Salemi. If you feel that you're underpaid, gather information on salary websites so you can make accurate comparisons before deciding your next move.
Civilian employees should be under direct Department of Defense authority to allow the department more power to hire, manage compensation and develop retention policies, according to a study by former department officials and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Unions decry the move, saying it would make political appointees' firing of civilian staff easier.
A study from the Pew Research Center finds 69% of Americans think men should have paid paternity leave, while 82% think women should have paid maternity leave. The survey also says most people think employers should pay for this benefit.
In order to avoid looking at the clock at the end of the day and wondering where all the time went, professionals must be mindful about bringing purpose to every moment of their work, writes Leah Weiss, director of education at HopeLab. A practice known as metacognition can turn you into your own project manager as you map out your plan to accomplish specific tasks and make sure you're acting purposefully throughout the day.