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via Fortune
April 7th, 2016

The Race to Hire Millennials

Fortune magazine’s 2016 list of “The Best 100 Companies to Work For” is out, and those companies are racing to hire Millennials. Note the change since 12 or so years ago when the first Millennials graduated from college and entered the workforce. Boomers and GenXers were quick to...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
February 12th, 2016

Are Employees Withholding Valuable Information?

According to an article in Harvard Businesss Review, your employees may be withholding valuable information that you need as a leader. James Detert and Ethan Burris write, Maybe it’s about a project that’s gone off track or a manager who’s behaving badly. Or maybe they’re not...

November 26th, 2015

Why Appreciation Matters

What is the one thing that leaders can do for those who work for them that will contribute more to productivity than anything else we do? Take an attitude of thanksgiving back to work! Stop and say, “Thank you.” In an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Appreciation Matters So...

November 26th, 2015

Showing Appreciation at the Office? No, Thanks

Expecting a big thank-you at work this week? Don't hold your breath recommends Sue Shellenbarger at the​ Wall Street Journal​​. According to a survey of 2,007 people for the John Templeton Foundation, only 10% of adults say thanks to a colleague every day, while just 7% express gratitude...

April 29th, 2015

Jump-Start Social Responsibility at Your Company

What are you and the company where you work doing to make the community a better place? The term "corporate social responsibility" became popular in the 1960s, and although some have deemed it merely a public relations stunt, most major companies have taken seriously the opportunity to...

via Forbes
March 23rd, 2015

Five Trends Shaping the Workplace of the Future

In a series of articles, Jacob Morgan, Forbes contributor and author of The Future of Work, describes the trends that are “creating an unprecedented war for talent that is forcing organizations to shift from creating an environment where they assume employees need...

March 29th, 2014

Wildly Productive Mornings

What's your morning energy quotient? Do you hit the ground running or rev up around ten -- after plenty of coffee? If we have, say, approximately 25,000 mornings in our adult life, then learning to make the most of first hours -- so we can make the most of each day --  is not only important...

via Forbes
March 29th, 2014

Leaders at All Levels

The need for leadership at all levels is one of the 12 critical issues identified in "Global Human Capital Trends 2014,” according to Deloitte research reported in a Forbes article entitled “Successful Organizations Need Leaders at All Levels.”  The research triggered thoughts about ...

via Bill Peel
February 28th, 2014

Conference Call Survival Strategies

If you, like many, have a strong aversion to conference calls, gird your loins. They're not going away. Sue Shellenbargar sites research in a recent WSJ article that the number of conference calls in the U.S. is expected to grow 9.6% a year through 2017. Ugh!  Though conference-call ...

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February 28th, 2014

Stress: the Necessary Danger for Top Performers

There's a direct link between high performance and the ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure, according to a Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Stress itself (and the anxiety that comes with it) is an “absolutely necessary emotion.” In...