Professional Development

Teach Your Team to Expect Success


Accomplished leaders anticipate success, and that helps them obtain it. Research shows that high expectations lead them to work harder and commit to conquering the challenges ahead. As HP’s chief legal officer, Kim Rivera, describes it: “I go into a situation with my eyes wide open knowing that it may exceed the limits of my…

How to Get Promoted Quickly – Without Destroying Your Work-life Balance


Millennials tend to care more about work-life balance than Generation X does, but it’s not because millennials are short on ambition; they just have a different kind of ambition. Resarch from Bentley University tells us that millennials actually want successful, high-paying careers. In fact, three-quarters of them want to strut their stuff in major corporations at some…

5 Design Tips to Help You Invigorate Your Office Environment


If you have generous financial backers and overflowing coffers, office design is a piece of cake. Just hire some designers and consultants, and presto: a brilliant work environment. Problem is, only about 15 percent of entrepreneurs secure funding from angel investors and venture capitalists. Most startups operate on shoestring budgets financed by personal savings and bank loans. That means…