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April 13th, 2016

The Perk That Matters Most

What's the best way to increase productivity, loyalty and overall well-bring in the workplace? a. Implement a wellness program b. Offer employees more money c. Launch a bring-your-pet to work day d. None of the above Those who chose "d" get to go to the head of the class. Research suggests...

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...

June 12th, 2015

Maximize Vacation ROI

Rested, relaxed and energized. That's how we want to return from vacation, but it's often not the case. So what can we do to get the best return on our investment of time, energy and finances a vacation requires?  Researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan offer suggestions in  “When a...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
March 12th, 2015

How to Create the Best Workplace on Earth

Suppose you want to design the best company on earth to work for. What would it be like? That’s the question asked by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones as they studied the relationship between authentic and effective leadership. In Harvard Business Review, they offer their findings “as a...

Channel(s): Workplace Culture
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...

November 10th, 2013

Foster a Culture of Gratitude

Research shows that employees who feel valued, they have high job satisfaction, are willing to work longer hours, engage in productive relationships with co-workers and supervisors, are motivated to do their best, and work towards achieving the company’s goals. The opposite is also true....

May 23rd, 2013

How to Spot a Liar

Want to know if someone's being dishonest during business negotiations? Using lots of third-person pronouns and increased profanity are a couple of cues to watch for, according to research findings. Excessive talking--known as the Pinncchio Effect--is also a telltale sign. Not a surprise...

Channel(s): Ethics
May 9th, 2013

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

Are you demonstrating leadership in your role no matter where you are on the totem pole? This Harvard Business Review article says you can be a leader right where you are. Read insights that will help you go far.  What suggestions do you have for those who want to "move up"?

April 12th, 2013

Can You Dump the Work You Hate? Maybe!

Are there tasks you hate to do?  What would you change in order to boost your satisfaction and effectiveness? In this article from Harvard Business Review, discover how you might redefine unpleasant parts of your work.