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September 13th, 2013

Rethinking Milton Friedman

In the not so distant past, the interests of a company, its employees and the community were closely aligned. Today, shareholder interests and the bottom line reign. While companies continue to post record profits, workers face high unemployment and stagnant wages. Is it time to re-examine...

via Inc.
August 29th, 2013

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Employees will only care about your business after you first show your concern for them. Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care to an exceptional degree about the people who work for them.  Here are ten things you can do to show you care. What would...

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via LinkedIn
August 29th, 2013

The Highest ROI Management Tool in Business

What causes a team of highly talented, usually reserved, hardcore engineers to show effusive, unbridled happiness? The CEO at LinkedIn writes about what he believes is the tool that brings the highest return on investment in management. It’s available to everyone, costs essentially nothing...

June 14th, 2013

Words and Phrases that Make Workers Happy

It doesn’t take a big raise or lavish gifts to make employees happy. Certain words and phrases can have the same effect. This article tells bosses which ones to use.

June 14th, 2013

A Business Case for Happiness in the Workplace

Research shows that happy people earn more money, are healthier (spend fewer days out of the office sick) and are more creative at problem solving. Read about the research in this article. 

June 14th, 2013

Just Look Me in the Eye Already

Eye contact can be a tool for influencing others. Adults make eye contact between 30% and 60% of the time in an average conversation, but a new report says they should be making eye contact 60% to 70% of the time to create a sense of emotional connection. Read more in this WSJ article by...

via Forbes
May 24th, 2013

6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader

Trust is the relational and emotional capital on which business runs. According to this excellent article in Forbes, leaders who listen well build trust and breed loyalty. Unfortunately, less than 2% of all professionals have had any formal training in listening skills and techniques. Here...

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May 12th, 2013

#1 Key to Team Effectiveness

What critical factor is the single strongest predictor of group effectiveness? It isn’t having stable team membership and the right number of people; nor having strong leadership with a vision that is clear, challenging, and meaningful; nor having well-defined roles and responsibilities. It...

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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"?

May 9th, 2013

5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader

Keep your promises, ask for feedback and dress to influence are a few ways Mark Sanborn in Entrepreneur.com recommends training yourself to be a great leader.

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace