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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...

February 28th, 2014

Research That Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Two editors at Harvard Business Review compiled 22 HBR articles based on current research they believe will help us reach our goals in 2014. Here are some of their postings: “Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.” “The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major...

via Forbes
December 30th, 2013

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

You might want to think twice before pulling out your smartphone to check email during a meeting. According to a recent survey reported in Forbes, this can be deadly to your career.

via ABC 13
June 14th, 2013

CDC Reports Americans Are Unhappy

Anti-depressant usage in America has increased 400 percent since 1994. So why are so many people unhappy? This<a data-cke-saved-href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=900022" href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=900022" line-height:="" normal;"=""> report offers reasons why...

August 24th, 2012

Are You a Hero or a Bystander?

We all wonder how we would react in an emergency. Would we risk our lives to help someone in danger?  Research in recent years has shed light on the qualities and attitudes that distinguish heroes from the rest of us. Read this article in the Wall Street Journal by Sue Shellenbarger. Do you...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
February 7th, 2012

Speaking Up Is Hard to Do

Scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute offer an explanation as to why many people seem to become less intelligent in small-group settings--temporarily losing their problem-solving ability and what the researchers call "expression of IQ."  Read the article by Elizabeth...

November 3rd, 2011

Blanchard Perspectives and White Papers

The Ken Blanchard Companies synthesize observations and commentary about business trends, organizational performance issues and leadership challenges in a dynamic and globalizing workplace.  Good information on the Blanchard website about leadership and management.  Registration required...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
October 13th, 2011

U.S. Students' Entrepreneurial Energy Waiting to Be Tapped

A Gallup Student Poll found that many students have entrepreneurial ambitions that could drive future job creation. Yet many students are not getting the education and work experience they need to achieve their goals.

September 19th, 2011

Engaged Employees Inspire Company Innovation

When it comes to innovation, business leaders are counting on ideas from employees, customers and partners to help drive the organization forward. And "engaged" employees are most likely to contribute those innovations, according to a Gallup Management Journal (GMJ) survey...

September 19th, 2011

CDC Reports Increasing Job Stress

CDC reports on the growing epidemic of job stress, confirming that occupational pressures are the leading source of stress for American adults. Three-fourths of employees believe that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago.