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Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Three Cornerstones of a Job Well Done

Katie Kempner | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Katie Kempner

Number one, if you run a customer service department, hire people that are actually interested in delivering that. And really the larger lesson is that whatever you do, make sure that you love what you do and find people to work with and for you that love what they do, too.

People Don't Leave Bad Companies, They Leave Bad Managers

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Business

When people leave their jobs, it might to seem be because of the company -- but really, it's a manager that can make or break an employee’s overall ...

It's Time to Eliminate Exploding Job Offers

Adam Grant | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Every year, some of my students receive the worst good news that can come during a job search. "We'd like to hire you," the recruiter begins, "but we need a decision very quickly."

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.

What Makes Decent People Become Rotten Bosses?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In "Good Boss, Bad Boss," Robert Sutton examines some of the forces that turn otherwise decent human beings into rotten bosses. We would be wise to remember that these forces are often present in the lives of non-bosses, too -- who among us hasn't been a real jerk on occasion?

Managing Former Peers

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Sometimes a promotion can suddenly change your relationship with co-workers from "peer" to "boss." It's not an uncommon scenario. However, when this happens it often creates an awkward and uncomfortable set of dynamics, and there's no blueprint for how to manage them.

7 Work Shortcuts That Aren't Worth Your Time

The Grindstone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women

We all like to save a little time. Every manager has their own tips for making sure that projects are completed before deadline. It's called time mana...