Dave Rocker: Generational Diversity in the Workplace

When we talk about workplace diversity, we tend to talk about diversity as it relates to race or gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. Within the context of these discussions, age is rarely mentioned. With four distinct age groups comprising today’s workforce, generational diversity is increasingly relevant. For managers, supervising a team with a wide [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Blog, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: At Work, Positivity = Productivity

  Some workplace cultures encourage productivity; many more do not. The latest research in organizational behavior shows that a company’s culture directly affects the motivation levels and performance of its employees. The bottom line? Employees are more productive in spaces where the vibe is encouraging and positive. “Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Veterans and Meaningful Post-Military Careers

Historically, the American military has produced some of our country’s most productive men and women. Considering that U.S. Armed Forces are the most capable military in the world, it’s not surprising that veterans who excel during their time in the military go on to accomplish great things following their service. The July 2016 [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Blog, Philanthropy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: NEUROMYTHS: 4 Misconceptions About The Brain

"I'm 'brained.' Not right brained or left brained. I have a brain." --Neil deGrasse Tyson       Neuromyth #1: People are “left-brained” or “right-brained.” Popular culture has taught us that logical, linear-thinking people are left-brain dominant, while those of us who are creative and artistic are right-brain dominant. The problem with this black or [...]

By | 2017-07-19T19:54:40+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Multitasking vs. Monotasking: What’s More Effective for Productivity?

In a world of so-called multitask masters, technology is what we turn to in order to coordinate the sometimes divisive demands for our attention. Consider the particulars of what, exactly, divides our attention: We have our cell phones and laptops; then, our myriad collection of icons and files and so-called user-friendly apps that we’ve saved [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Blog, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: 5 Reasons Business & Philanthropy Go Hand in Hand

Just as the weather changes rapidly, so does the business climate. Today we are in the midst of one of the most transitional periods in the history of global economics. Business tycoons like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson are giving away most of their fortunes for the greater good, and billionaires like Facebook’s [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: 4 Ways to Kick Procrastination to the Curb

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” While this advice sounds simple and obvious in theory, every professional has experienced the crippling effects of procrastination at one point or another. According to Psychology Today, 20 percent of people are chronic procrastinators, avoiding difficult or unpleasant tasks in favor [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Productivity|0 Comments