Weekend Reading

leadership development newsI wanted to share some of my favorite links I came across this week, including some advice on social media, productivity and career development. What stories caught your eye? Share your picks in the comments.

  • 4 New Reasons (As If You Need Them) to Justify Working from Home. U.S. News & World Report: “If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to work from home, here’s one for you: the U.S. Census Bureau released a report, Home-Based Workers in the United States: 2010, which shows that people who work from home some of the time tend to have higher household incomes than people who work solely on-site in their offices.”


  • 3 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Day Job. Inc.com: “When you have reached the point where comfort is no longer the priority or fear of failing outweighs the fear of living an unfulfilled life–it’s time to chase your dream! Become the entrepreneur you’ve always (secretly) imagined.”


  • Your Employees Are Your New Consumers. AT&T Networking Exchange blog: “With all of the discussions around social media and how it improves the opportunity to engage customers and build more meaningful relationships, we tend to lose sight of another important group — employees. As technology impacts behavior and connects customers and businesses in new ways, the same is true for employees.”


  • Supporting The New Four-Year Career. Ad Age: “For the top minds of today, no one industry is likely to keep them satisfied, fulfilled or engaged. There is so much competition between agencies that we’re often more interested in stealing each other’s talent than looking outside the industry for the next great mind. “


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