Employment Gaps Don't Have To Ruin Your Job Prospects

When potential employers look at your resume, they will pay attention to any gaps in employment, i.e., long time spans in which you were not working or patterns of leaving a job shortly after onboarding. If you have gaps in your work history, it is not necessarily the end of the world. You should, however, be aware of what those gaps communicate about you to employers and how you should explain them on the application or during the interview.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

5 Benefits of Employee Online Wellness Programs

The wellness of every employee is paramount to your business's effectiveness. Healthy workers are more likely to deliver high-quality services in a competitive time frame. Those dealing with health issues, whether physical or mental, are generally prone to sluggish work and taking sick days. Because of this, many employers have their employees go through wellness programs. While these courses are often in-person, some are turning to online formats. It can be difficult to determine which version would function better for your company.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

5 Reasons Sleep is Key for Career Success

Sleep. All business leaders need it, most crave it, but throngs do not get the kind of restorative and rehabilitative sleep required to optimize mental clarity, focus, ideation, awareness, productivity, and overall job performance.

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Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist, and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers, and innovators across all B2B and B2C categories. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations, and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor, and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as Host of the nationally-syndicated “Savvy Living” TV show. As a prolific business and consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme—also delving into the minds behind the brands. Her work reaches multi-millions worldwide via broadcast TV (her own shows and copious others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com and www.SavvyLiving.tv / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReports  / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListReports / Facebook www.Facebook.com/LuxeListReports / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

How to Be a Conscious Leader During a Crisis

Crises bring out either the best in people or the worst.

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Johanna Lyman (she/her or they/them) is the Principal Consultant and Practice Leader for Culture and Inclusion at Kadabra. She is a dynamic, energetic Leadership and Culture coach and consultant with nearly 30 years of experience of leadership development and culture change.

She is adept at combining coaching, training, and facilitation to help clients build sustainably profitable businesses while creating deep meaning in their work. She quickly establishes rapport and creates a container of psychological safety, belonging, and deep trust with her clients and their teams. She believes that inclusion and diversity should be seen as the natural outcomes of building great cultures.

Johanna is wife to the best husband on the planet, mother to an adult daughter, and dog-mom to Petey the Amazing Tripod.

Real Leaders Step Forward When Others Step Back

On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the new economy. We talked about a great many things, and the minutes turned into hours. Toward the end of the conversation, this CEO recited a well-known quote from the early 20th-century visionary businessman Peter Drucker, often considered the inventor of modern management:

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"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

How Arrogance Can Make Even an Obnoxious Person Popular

Urapmin, a remote community in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, has no electricity in any of its seven villages. The people there, also called Urapmin, have no regular way of earning cash. They build their houses out of materials they gather from the rainforest that surrounds them, and they garden and hunt for their food. In the early 1990s, I spent two years living and doing anthropological fieldwork in Urapmin.

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Aeon is a digital magazine of ideas and culture. Since September 2012 they have been publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. They ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society, and the arts. Aeon was founded in London by Paul and Brigid Hains. It now has offices in London, Melbourne, and New York. Aeon is a not-for-profit and operated by Aeon Media Group Ltd., committed to big ideas, serious enquiry, and a humane worldview. That’s it.

Connecting Nature and Fearless Leadership: Finding Your Fiercest Self

“I would ask you, Julie, who are the seagulls in your life? How can you emulate the pelican behavior?"

This was Beverly Winterscheid, the founding partner of Center for Nature and Leadership, and Leadership Development Professor in the Bard Sustainability MBA, talking and, as always, prodding.

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

A Great Man

“The problems we have now in communities and societies are going to be resolved only when we are brought together by a common sense that each of us is a visionary. Each of us must come to the realization that we can function and live at the level of vision rather than following some great leader’s vision. Instead of looking for a great leader, we are in an era where each of us needs to find the great leader in ourselves.” ~ Werner Erhard

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Dr. Laura Basha is an organizational psychologist, writer, and artist. 

She is the Founder and Creator of WhiteBird Rising, a resource and guide for the transformational lifestyle. For over 35 years she worked with thousands of international clientele, using a principle-based paradigm of well-being, catalyzing an awakening in people to their authentic self-expression, creativity, and power. Her latest book, All Is Chosen, a beautiful handmade art piece, is a compilation of her life’s work, and can be viewed along with her other writings, videos, and artwork, at www.whitebirdrising.com

The Elders Provide Wisdom of the Ages and Ethical Leadership

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

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Leadership Lesson: "We are told that we all need to be leaders, but that would be really ineffective. The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow..." Derek Sivers via Ed.TED.com

This is how community and action catches fire. Where are you focusing your energy?

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

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A man and woman shake hands across a desk at work.
01/19/2021
When potential employers look at your resume, they will pay attention to any gaps in employment, i.e., long time spans in which you were not working or patterns of leaving a job shortly after... read more
Man outdoors smiling as he looks at iPad tablet.
12/08/2020
The wellness of every employee is paramount to your business's effectiveness. Healthy workers are more likely to deliver high-quality services in a competitive time frame. Those dealing with... read more
Exhausted man asleep at his computer desk.
05/28/2020
Sleep. All business leaders need it, most crave it, but throngs do not get the kind of restorative and rehabilitative sleep required to optimize mental clarity, focus, ideation, awareness,... read more
Woman outdoors breathing in fresh air
03/12/2020
Crises bring out either the best in people or the worst. There’s no middle ground. Whether it’s a natural disaster like a hurricane, or in this case a medical disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic,... read more
Metal spheres in a circle show example of leadership from the center.
09/05/2017
On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the... read more
Colorful peacock strutting on grass.
05/01/2017
Urapmin, a remote community in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, has no electricity in any of its seven villages. The people there, also called Urapmin, have no regular way of earning cash. They... read more
rear view of woman overlooking cliffs and harbor
01/25/2016
“I would ask you, Julie, who are the seagulls in your life? How can you emulate the pelican behavior?" This was Beverly Winterscheid, the founding partner of Center for Nature and Leadership, and... read more
Werner Erhard
05/19/2015
“The problems we have now in communities and societies are going to be resolved only when we are brought together by a common sense that each of us is a visionary. Each of us must come to the... read more
photo: TheElders.org
07/20/2014
photo: TheElders.org The Elders is a group of global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, to offer their influence and wisdom to the process of peace building and to address... read more

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A man and woman shake hands across a desk at work.
01/19/2021
When potential employers look at your resume, they will pay attention to any gaps in employment, i.e., long time spans in which you were not working or patterns of leaving a job shortly after... read more
Man outdoors smiling as he looks at iPad tablet.
12/08/2020
The wellness of every employee is paramount to your business's effectiveness. Healthy workers are more likely to deliver high-quality services in a competitive time frame. Those dealing with... read more
Exhausted man asleep at his computer desk.
05/28/2020
Sleep. All business leaders need it, most crave it, but throngs do not get the kind of restorative and rehabilitative sleep required to optimize mental clarity, focus, ideation, awareness,... read more
Woman outdoors breathing in fresh air
03/12/2020
Crises bring out either the best in people or the worst. There’s no middle ground. Whether it’s a natural disaster like a hurricane, or in this case a medical disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic,... read more
Metal spheres in a circle show example of leadership from the center.
09/05/2017
On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the... read more
Colorful peacock strutting on grass.
05/01/2017
Urapmin, a remote community in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, has no electricity in any of its seven villages. The people there, also called Urapmin, have no regular way of earning cash. They... read more
rear view of woman overlooking cliffs and harbor
01/25/2016
“I would ask you, Julie, who are the seagulls in your life? How can you emulate the pelican behavior?" This was Beverly Winterscheid, the founding partner of Center for Nature and Leadership, and... read more
Werner Erhard
05/19/2015
“The problems we have now in communities and societies are going to be resolved only when we are brought together by a common sense that each of us is a visionary. Each of us must come to the... read more
photo: TheElders.org
07/20/2014
photo: TheElders.org The Elders is a group of global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, to offer their influence and wisdom to the process of peace building and to address... read more

Pages