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Authenticity: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Jim Joseph | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Jim Joseph

My brand communications agency, Cohn & Wolfe, just released its fourth annual study on brand authenticity. In the study, we polled 12,000 consumers around the world in 14 different markets to ask them about the authentic behavior of brands.

This is Why You're a Negative Nancy and Didn't Know It

Val Matta | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Val Matta

If you feel like there's a rain cloud following you to work everyday, it might be time to check your work attitude. Here are four signs you might be turning into Negative Nancy and how to turn that frown upside down.

3 Careless Conversations That Can Threaten Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

As a small business owner or supervisor, managing employee relations is a critical part of your job. But more than the obvious tasks associated with employee relations, every little thing you do -- every conversation you have with employees -- can either help or harm your business.

Tribal Leadership: Culture Governs Your Brand

Janet Odgis | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

It's no secret that the majority of employees are disengaged from their jobs, which presents a problem for managers and executives who want to effectively execute on their strategies. At the root of that disengagement is an absence of corporate culture.

Looking for Work? Plan a Money-Smart Job Search

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Jason Alderman

Whether a new job opportunity is across the country or across town, it's important to track the cost and strategy of a job search as closely as you track your career objectives.

Dump Trucks: They Work for Construction, Not for Leadership

Terri Wallin | Posted 06.07.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

What's the secret for keeping the dump truck on the construction site and not in the organization? The secret is for leaders to do a few things consistently. Here are seven leadership activities that work.

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 4): Nine Tips to Keep in Mind When Developing Employee Engagement Programs

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Every company is on a quest to attract, retain, and motivate a high performing team. How we each achieve this may take different paths respecting what makes each of our companies unique.

Boss' Day: Time to Hug Your Boss

Kim Keating | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Kim Keating

Even the best boss has room to improve; use these tips to reflect on your own management style to help be even better.

3 Leadership Mistakes Roger Goodell Made That You Shouldn't

Jeff Fermin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Jeff Fermin

What is the company culture around Roger Goodell's NFL? It's profiting out of glamorizing lawbreakers.

Millennials Are Defining the Workplace

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Social media, of course, are the favored form of communications. With smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, each tap matters greatly as they share thoughts and concerns or read what friends and others have to say.

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 1)

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Employees are engaged when they feel fully involved and enthusiastic about their jobs and their organizations. They are emotionally connected to the success of their organization and are committed to contribute towards this success.

Outsourcing and Me: Adventures in Manufacturing

Ron Barth | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Ron Barth

A company is a shared responsibility and a contract between employees and owners -- it is not diminishing people to simply "capital" to be spent.

Culture Is Key to Innovation

Joseph Parker | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

In today's workplace, the need to invest in culture is paramount.

When Work Becomes Work

Gil Laroya | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

My reward (and what makes my work enjoyable) is in feeling that what I do is valued, and that it positively affects the world, one way or another.

Seth Godin: How to Be Indispensible

Bryan Elliott | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Bryan Elliott

Best-selling author, and the godfather of modern marketing Seth Godin suggests -- no, exhorts -- that people everywhere become linchpins in their personal and professional lives.

Why Corporate Retreats Need to Make a Comeback

John Rampton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Corporate retreats have transformed to perform a vital service for businesses that ultimately generates more revenue without the wastefulness of past generations.

Checking in With Employees (Versus Checking Up)

Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer

Recently we wrote about how managing for innovation requires balancing four critical factors to produce a highly motivated and creative workforce. Perhaps the most difficult of those balancing acts is ensuring that employees have clear, meaningful goals as well as considerable autonomy in meeting those goals.

The Difference Between Performance Reviews and Performance Management

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

In order to truly be useful, evaluating employees and providing feedback should really be a continuous function in every organization.

Pat on the Back

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

Touching is a vital element of communication, but between the computer culture and the corporate playbook, it is being systematically eliminated from the game.