The Choice of the Purpose-Driven Leader

Article by Dan Price

Recently, a friend told me about his struggle to become a purpose-driven leader. When he started his company, he had every intention of building a business based on service, one that transcended the typical profit-seeking benchmarks of success. At first, he was inspired by his mission and assumed that, when people saw what he was trying to accomplish, they would rally behind him in …

Why Founders Are a Vital Part of Employee Onboarding

A proper onboarding experience is one of the best investments a startup can make to ensure the success of its employees — and, by extension, the success of the organization overall. But there’s one critical component of onboarding many startups overlook: the presence of you, the founder.

As a company scales, the founder’s priorities can shift, and their input on hiring and onboarding may become minimized or muted. However, no matter …

How to Talk About Your Side Hustle During a Job Interview

If you have a side hustle — whether it’s driving for Lyft or writing freelance for online publications — an interview for a new full-time job can raises a couple of important questions. Should you mention your side job to your prospective employer? And, if so, how?

Talking about your other work could be to your benefit, especially if the side gig has taught you transferable skills. On the other hand, you don’t …

How to Promote Yourself From Employee to CEO of Your Small Business

When I launched my Seattle-based law firm in 2012, it was because I loved the work that I did, and I needed a “container” in which to do it. I had no idea how to run a business.

However, having worked in other law firms prior to starting my own, I had learned how not to run my own business. I wanted to avoid cultivating a toxic environment and …

How to Present Yourself Like a Rock Star

I am asked all the time why I gave up a lucrative career in entertainment to become a recruiter. The answer is simple: I love working with those who can benefit from my years of expertise as an artist development executive.

Working on gold and multiplatinum projects at record labels such as Jive, Arista, and Columbia/Sony Music in the ’90s was the thrill of a lifetime. Nothing can compete with the memories of breaking new music for Aretha Franklin, …

Want a Fast, Flexible, and Focused Management Team? Teach Them to Iterate

Boiled down to its essence, management is a system of managers operating in concert, constantly adjusting resources based on new information coming in to keep the business on target. It involves coordinating complex efforts, enabling group work, and constantly asking the question, “What’s the next, most intelligent step from here?”

In other words, management is the feedback system of the organization. Managers who continually ask themselves and their teams what that next …

Been a While Since Your Last Interview? Brush Up on These Methods:

In my previous article, I covered job search basics for those who are either new to job searching entirely or returning to the market after a long time away. In today’s article, I’d like to cover the next step in the process: interviewing.

Again, this information may seem very basic to some people, but to new job …

Preparing for an Interview With a Tech Company If You Don’t Have a Tech Background

I love tech companies. I earned a computer engineering degree in undergrad, and I’ve spent my entire career working in the world of technology in one way or another.

Recently, I’ve worked with a number job seekers who have interviewed with tech companies — the kind with ping-pong tables, video games, free lunches, and only a few hundred employees.

I noticed that something was different about their interview experiences. I worked …

3 Qualities of Optimistic Leaders

Article by John Addison

Have you ever asked someone how they were doing — and then immediately wished you could stuff the words back into your mouth? This tends to happen when we encounter people who radiate negativity. They gripe about how terrible life is and how difficult things are for them. They drag you down with how they view the world.

I always say that if somebody …

What Geoffrey Owens Teaches Us About the Art of Work Ethic

Last month, when photos of The Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens working at Trader Joe’s went viral, the country reacted with mixed emotions. While some began job-shaming Owens, others praised him for his unapologetic work ethic and grit. Many fellow members of his acting community came out in support, sharing their own stories of holding similar positions in between acting roles. Chris Rankin, who appeared …