Author Archives: Lindsay Cross

Racism Overshadows A Lot Of Hard Work At The Republican National Convention

Racism Overshadows A Lot Of Hard Work At The Republican National Convention

A lot of work goes in to orchestrating a national party’s Presidential nominating convention. State and local politicians spend hours perfecting five-minute speeches that will introduce them to the national political audience. Organizers spend months preparing every detail. Even the news organizations that cover these events spend countless man-hours preparing for and analyzing each moment. These conventions are a huge deal and they take a lot of work.

That’s why it’s even more distressing to see the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida overshadowed by two despicable incidents that have nothing to do with hard work, patriotism or even professionalism. More »

How To Write The Perfect Resignation Later

How To Write The Perfect Resignation Later

Breaking up is hard to do. I know because I sang that wonderful song in my 4th grade choice. I even had a solo. I loved it. But I learned right away that goodbyes are not easy. Leaving a company that you’ve loved and dedicated your time to for years is no simple matter. And it all starts with the resignation letter. Here’s a couple tips on how to write a good one. More »

Corporate Culture Guru Susan Conwell Says The Key To Asking For Job Flexibility Is Confidence

Corporate Culture Guru Susan Conwell Says The Key To Asking For Job Flexibility Is Confidence

Susan Conwell is very concerned with your job satisfaction. In fact, her entire company is formed around the premise that everyone should love their place of employment. Susan is the Global and US CEO of Great Place To Work, a consulting company that helps big and small companies create a positive corporate culture and happy, productive employees. Her company has been helping make the work world better for over 20 years and in more than 40 different countries.

So we sat down with Susan to talk about the aspects of a great company, how you can help make your business work with your life, and the growing concern of the 24/7 work culture. More »

Empire State Building Shooting: Jeffrey Johnson Targeted And Killed His Former Boss

Empire State Building Shooting: Jeffrey Johnson Targeted And Killed His Former Boss

Details are flowing in from the tragic shooting in front of the Empire State Building today. We now know that the shooter was 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, a former women’s accessories designer for Hazan Imports. Johnson lost his job of six years during company down-sizing about a year ago. Today in New York City, he sought out and killed his former boss, 41-year-old Steven Ercolino. More »

Lance Armstrong: What Would Make You Give Up Your Biggest Professional Accomplishment?

Lance Armstrong: What Would Make You Give Up Your Biggest Professional Accomplishment?

Lance Armstrong announced today that he will no longer fight the charges against him made by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. For years, the USADA has attempted to prove that the seven-time Tour de France winner used illegal means to secure his numerous professional accolades. Now that he’s stripped of those titles, I can’t help but wonder what it would take for me to give up on defending my career’s crowning moment. More »

Businesses Are Bowing To The Demanding Gen Y Workforce

Businesses Are Bowing To The Demanding Gen Y Workforce

Back in May, I looked at surveys and research calling Gen Y employees demanding. These crazy kids have high expectations, want lots of perks and feel like their superior educations should guarantee them respect in the office from the very start. When I heard about all these bossy, needy Milliennials, I couldn’t help but think that it might be good for corporate America. And you know what? Those demanding kids are already making a difference! More »

Where Are The Business Women On The Forbes Power List?

Where Are The Business Women On The Forbes Power List?

Well, it’s that time again. The time when Forbes does what Forbes does best. They put out another list ranking famous names according to their famousness or income or influence. Today’s edition was a big one. The Top 100 Power Women as chosen by the wonderful people of Forbes. The list combines politicians, entertainers and of course, business women. So how did the major influencers fair? Well maybe it’s just from the excitement of a Presidential election, but politicians definitely came out on top. More »

Feminists Shouldn’t Dismiss Gender Discrimination Lawsuits Filed By Men

Feminists Shouldn't Dismiss Gender Discrimination Lawsuits Filed By Men

The New York Times has a big story today about a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. In it, James T Hayes, Jr. claims that he was pushed out of his position at the US Immigration Office to make way for a female who wasn’t as qualified as he was. When he threatened to sue, he says that the government agency retaliated against him, opening bogus misconduct investigations in an attempt to threaten him into silence. Hayes also contents that a former boss committed sexual harassment and ran a “frat-house like” culture that intimidated men in the workplace. More »