Articles via Fast Company

April 12th, 2013

Creative Ways to Land a Job

Okay, you're  20-something, with a fabulous degree, and stuck with a career as a barista. We're all thankful for barista's but that's not covering your school debt, much less what you stayed up late studying and writing term papers for. There are a number of great articles on this site that...

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies
March 2nd, 2013

For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than "Thx"

Sometimes a simple "thank you" isn't enough to make someone feel appreciated. This article in Fast Company offers three quick tips for how to show genuine gratitude to those with whom you work.  

November 20th, 2012

Why It’s Important To Integrate Honesty Into Your Brand

Daniel Baylis writes in Fast Company's Co.Exist blog that honesty and transparency are no longer simply marks of personal morality, but are necessary components of good business. The proverbial curtain is coming down one way or another -- either others will expose a brand's secrets or the...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
October 2nd, 2012

You Can't Be Effective When You're Too Smart For Your Own Good

"Congratulations, smartypants, you've got the highest IQ in the room—too bad it'll make you a pain to work with," says Patty Azzarello in Fast Company. She says if you have a high IQ you can be 100% right and 0% effective. For this problem, she gives six techniques for dealing when your...

June 27th, 2012

Feeling Blah About Work? Don't Blame Your Boss--Get Engaged

Timothy Clark provides good analysis and remedies for workplace blahs. Sure environment can create a difficult work environment, but Clark like the Bible lands the solution on the unengaged worker, not the boss or environment. He offers us good advice when we can’t find where we file our...

December 2nd, 2011

Gratitude as a Business Strategy

In an excellent blog in Fast Company, Howie Jacobson suggests that most of us suffer from what he calls GDD: Gratitude Deficit Disorder--and it's hurting business. He writes, “Almost everyone I know, from pastors to parents, from cashiers to carpet cleaners, from architects to...