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June 19th, 2014

Why People Hate Work & How That Can Change

“The way we’re working isn’t working,” say Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath in a New York Times article, “Why You Hate Work.”  Middle managers, as well as top-level executives reported: They don’t feel appreciated. They find it difficult to accomplish the most important work amid...

June 16th, 2014

Why Faith Belongs in Your Workplace

Would you listen to a Facebook market expert with pink hair talk about why faith belongs in your workplace? I would. Sandi Krakowski is a Top 20 Women Social Media Influencer according to Forbes. She helps “small business owners and big corporations utilize the online space and social media...

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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 ...

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February 28th, 2014

Love Bad News? Successful People Do!

Few people put "Getting bad news" on their list of favorite things. On the other hand, who doesn't like to receive good news? Truth is, though, bad news can really be good news -- and quite helpful -- when you're a leader who needs all the facts to make wise decisions. A number of verses in...

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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.

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...

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. 

via Atlantic
April 6th, 2013

Trader Joe's Lesson: How to Pay a Living Wage and Still Make Money in Retail

Unlike many retail giants, QuikTrip, Trader Joe's, and Costco see their employees as an asset to be maximized, not an expense to be minimized. According to a recent article in The Atlantic by Sophie Quinton, "As a result, their stores boast better operational efficiency and customer service...

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February 16th, 2013

Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive

Want to be more productive at work? Forbes staff writer, Susan Adams reports, "A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to your screen, the less productive you may be. Getting up from your desk and moving not only heightens...

via Inc.
January 29th, 2013

Best Way to Motivate Your Team for Free

Jessica Stillman writes in Inc. about an easy, accessible way to motivate employees that's free and grounded in concern for others rather than self-focused ends.   What motivates you? How do you motivate others?