Great place to work myth: Compensation

Great place to work

There are hundreds of studies about what makes a great place to work, yes? And most bear out this idea that compensation is NOT paramount in that equation — although executives are often confused by this. Continue Reading

Here’s an incredible stat about lack of leadership training

Leadership Training Gap

I come across posts like this one all the time, that in turn have images like this: In a way, it can all be BS — 42 percent seems like a high number in some respects, but what does that really mean? Isn’t the… Continue Reading


Where are the best cities for jobs for young people?

Good article from Richard Florida over at CityLab — formerly The Atlantic Cities — on where jobs are for young (25-34 year-olds, essentially) people these days. I’ve probably summarized about 3/4 of Florida’s articles over the past six months, so at this point I… Continue Reading

The best place for a career in 2014

I love “best places to live” studies and research, because I think it’s a fundamental question of the next generation coming up in the workplace. The Utah and Colorado areas always tend to do very well, and you can also… Continue Reading


Good managers are super rare. 82 percent of manager hires end up being the wrong one. (Whoa.) Here’s why (kinda).

People are staggeringly bad at managing others. Can we fix that? Continue Reading

Fun with labor, maps, and statistics: if you want to find a job, move to North Dakota, Nebraska, or Dallas

I love data on jobs and job searching, probably because my own life is a wreck with that stuff right now. I started out looking at unemployment rate by state — to a coastal-bias person, it would seem crazy that the… Continue Reading


How Google, Mercedes Benz and other top companies become “the best places to work”

I’m endlessly interested in how people are engaged and motivated by their work in the absence of insane compensation packages, so this new post from Fast Company was intriguing. It starts with the ‘100 Best Places To Work’ list, which is released… Continue Reading