Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell hang on to their Senate leadership roles

Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell hang on to their Senate leadership roles

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will both hang on to their leadership roles in Congress’s new upcoming term. During Republican and Democratic internal elections in the Senate on Wednesday morning, McConnell and Schumer were both reelected to their roles by “acclamation” — essentially a no-drama voice vote. Republicans have…
How to know if you have executive presence

How to know if you have executive presence

When you are in that high-stakes meeting, sales presentation, interaction, or conflict your executive presence is both emotional and physiological. Your thoughts are racing and your heart rate is escalating. People watch you. How do you execute at your highest level when the pressure is on? When you walk into a room you know who…
4 ways to have a hard reset at work

4 ways to have a hard reset at work

Whether you’re in a productivity rut or you’ve lost all passion for your job, having a hard reset can be beneficial at work. It gives you time to pause before diving headfirst into another huge project while doubting your reasons for being there in the first place. Keeping all this in mind, here are four…
Mastermind groups 101: What they are, how to run one, and whether or not you should you join one

Mastermind groups 101: What they are, how to run one, and whether or not...

Chances are good that you’ve been hearing about or wondering about mastermind groups but aren’t quite sure if they’re for you. It’s also entirely possible that you have no idea of what a Mastermind group is. Well don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! We asked Business Efficiency Consultant Yvonne Heimann – creator of The…
Why the insight into how decisions are made is just as important as the decision

Why the insight into how decisions are made is just as important as the...

Many first-time founders make decisions “behind closed doors” — or, in other words, entirely on their own, without team input. When my co-founder, Dennis, and I first built Dairy Free Games, that’s exactly how we operated. We thought that was our responsibility as founders — setting strategy, making calls, solving problems. Especially early on, we…
Here is why the best leaders encourage dissent

Here is why the best leaders encourage dissent

Why do the best leaders encourage dissent? In the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographical book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, author and American historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, tells the story of President Lincoln’s decision to fill his cabinet with political adversaries, namely the men who ran against him in the contentious 1860 election.…
6 books to read when starting your career

6 books to read when starting your career

When you’re first starting out in your career, there’s a lot to learn. From navigating the job interview process and working with others in a new office to figuring out how to have your ideas heard and earn a promotion, it can get overwhelming. The career path you dreamed of in college may not be…
In Pew survey, women seen as stronger leaders in these traits

In Pew survey, women seen as stronger leaders in these traits

To be a good leader, you first have to convince your colleagues that you are a leader worth following. And for women seeking leadership, there is good news: many people think you are better than men across most leadership traits, according to a new Pew Research Center public opinion poll. Poll: Women better at creating…
5 strategies to deal with difficult colleagues

5 strategies to deal with difficult colleagues

It is hard to put difficult colleagues into a one-size-fits-all box. After all, they come in so many shapes and sizes. No workplace is without them. What about the passive-aggressive who feeds on bullying others? How about the know-it-all corporate climber who walks all over people in her 5-inch stilettos? Or the two-faced backstabber who…
Successful people tell themselves these 7 things on a daily basis

Successful people tell themselves these 7 things on a daily basis

Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues. They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in themselves. If you look at the differences between those who achieve their goals and those who fail,…

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