I’m sure you know the feeling of getting up for work in the morning with the feeling of having so much to do that you don’t know where to start. Oftentimes, everything that you have to do seems like a priority, which makes it tough to figure out where to begin.
Of course you don’t want your employees to be miserable, but should you make your employees happiness a business priority? In a word, yes. In addition to creating a more pleasant work environment and reducing turnover, happy employees are more productive and collaborative, according to 2010 research by Harvard University business administration professor Teresa M. Amabile and independent researcher Steven J. Kramer.
Looking for the ideal diet for a busy professional?
While the majority of us have a reasonably good idea of what constitutes a healthy eating plan, sometimes life gets in the way of it. Knowing the best quick and easy food options for busy people is the difference between eating well and not. So what would a day of perfect eating look like for a busy professional?
Matching who you are with what you do may seem like common sense, but the sad truth is that most people don’t have jobs that truly complement their personalities. In their newest book, Career Match, coauthors Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou take readers through a simple, but revealing, ten-minute self-assessment quiz to help identify specific personality types.
Everyone knows that the United States is in a terrible business slump, and there’s no shortage of opinions about how to get out of it. But there hasn’t been much in the way of notable improvement. So our organizations — Gallup and Operation HOPE — have been looking deeply into the science of human nature to find an answer and a solution.
Drive and Passion, Passion and Drive. Either way you say it, these are two of the main qualities that every entrepreneur; regardless of age, or experience must have. That being said, I think we are looking at the correlation between the two incorrectly. Many have just gone along their journey towards entrepreneurial or even career success thinking drive and passion are the same thing. Heck, a month ago, I wouldn’t have been able to distinguish the two in terms of what makes an entrepreneur tick. That was until I read “The Monk and the Riddle” by Randy Komisar, a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Investor, and Virtual CEO. The book is a great read and I highly suggest reading it if you haven’t already.
By: Ewing Marion, of the Kaufmann Foundation, a Special to Overdrive
Although entrepreneurs provide the majority of jobs in the United States, little is known about what makes them tick. The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur fills in some gaps by providing insights into high-growth founders’ motivations, their socio-economic, educational, and familial backgrounds, as well as their views on the factors determining the success of start-ups.
Entrepreneurs behave just like most Americans when it comes to religion — but with one spiritual twist. They’re significantly more likely to pray several times a day or to meditate, said sociologist Kevin Dougherty, a co-author of the Baylor Religion Survey. The survey can’t answer whether prayerful, peaceful folks are more likely to take a business risk, or whether the stress of a start-up drives folks to their knees or to the lotus position, Dougherty said.
Social entrepreneurship has arrived. And even though some still look at the concept as quaint or the next level up from volunteering, the idea of having a business with a social mission will, in all likelihood, serve as the future foundation for many Gen Y startups to come. So it makes sense to get in at the ground level.