If every day could be like Holi…

As a LinkedIn Learning Insider I write about current events, but these days the news feeds are leaving me a bit exhausted and uninspired. If you feel the same, why not take a break from bankruptcies, guns, indictments, and sexual abuse cases to celebrate Holi today? Holi is a traditional Indian festival of color that celebrates the Read more about If every day could be like Holi…[…]

There are probably 100 billion reasons to love Netflix. Here are my three.

Netflix’s $100Billion market-cap milestone and continued growth is reflective of good management practices. But it takes more than good management to grow a $100Billion company in 20 years, especially when the original competitors (i.e. Blockbuster) are long gone. For leaders looking to grow their business and keep customers happy, here are three ways Netflix knocks Read more about There are probably 100 billion reasons to love Netflix. Here are my three.[…]

Email is not dead, but the BCC should be.

As startups find solutions to innovate email interfaces, email users may have to transform how email is used to make the technology more relevant and productive. First, for all its faults, instant messaging puts conversations in real time. Collaboration tools often feel a bit like an old-fashioned water-cooler talk where everyone knows who is part Read more about Email is not dead, but the BCC should be.[…]

“It is terrible and sad” to work more than 40 hours a week!

Stress can come in all forms, but it frequently ends up with late nights at the office, a poor diet, and your family and friends not recognizing you anymore.  Listening to Stress in the Workplace podcast is a must! Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founders of Basecamp, believe 40 hours a week is enough to get Read more about “It is terrible and sad” to work more than 40 hours a week![…]

Can differences be valued in an ultra-connected world?

Through my purchase and search history, businesses can recommend what to buy and activities I may be interested in doing. Similarly, social networking sites can recommend groups or people I may want to follow, connect, or friend. But at what cost? It is human nature to seek out people with similar thoughts, as it often Read more about Can differences be valued in an ultra-connected world?[…]

What to do when your industry (and job) are going away.

There have always been jobs that come and go, but it seems like the pace of job and industry turnover is only getting faster. What do you do when your career is not only changing, but your company or industry is going away? Here are three ideas when you are leading a radical job change. What do Read more about What to do when your industry (and job) are going away.[…]

Can Lego re-create creativity?

(Disclaimer: I love Legos) When Lego announced they would be laying off 7-8% of their workforce my first thought was the same as my 10-year-old son’s reaction, “Well if people aren’t buying Legos we should buy more to keep them in business.” Unfortunately for Lego, there is a finite number of birthdays and holidays I Read more about Can Lego re-create creativity?[…]

Why isn’t tragedy a good teacher?

As Hurricane Harvey struck land thousands of people evacuated, but many stayed. My heart goes out to those who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey and especially to the families of those who died. But after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow to New Orleans in 2005, why did anyone have to die in this most recent disaster? I Read more about Why isn’t tragedy a good teacher?[…]

Loving your job? If not, this may help you start jumping for joy!

No book, LinkedIn post, or motivational tweet can make you be happy in a job or with a company if the company’s personality does not align with your own.  Some organizations need structure and calm in their workforce. Others need a leader to energize a room every time she or he walks in. Whatever your personality, own Read more about Loving your job? If not, this may help you start jumping for joy![…]

The best reply to angry tweets: A smile :)

I’ve been working with a very angry colleague lately, and then at the end of the day I jump on Twitter and all I see is anger and partisanship (and the occasional joke, which I desperately need). Does anyone else feel the need to say that abusing people by yelling, tweeting, or degrading them will Read more about The best reply to angry tweets: A smile 🙂[…]