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Lead Well: How to Avoid Making Your Best People Care Less

David Peck | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
David Peck

Whether you lead a team of two or 2,000, it's likely you've noticed the value of hiring and retaining capable, self-motivated people. Yet it's all too common--and completely avoidable--that you inadvertently do little things that may de-motivate your "go to" people in big ways. Here are ten life-tested watch list items to make sure that as a leader, you're not making your best people care less.

Why Leadership Matters: Managing Change

Stedman Graham | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

Loss is tough, but did you know that the hardest part of loss for most people is just the change? All change is loss, and even if it is the loss of a bad circumstance or an unwanted habit, loss causes grief.

3 Misconceptions About Your Company's HR Professionals

Erin Daruszka | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

There are numerous misconceptions about the human resources function. I know this firsthand, because throughout my career, I have been in situations where I had to make unpopular choices for the greater good.

How Human Is Your Company? (Quiz)

Dov Seidman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

The question is whether companies possess a corporate character (the sum of all employees' behaviors) that is consonant and enables, or is dissonant and fights, with these desired human behaviors. How human are our companies currently?

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

Proprietary APIs: A New Tool in the Age of the Platform

Phil Simon | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

For a long time now, apps like FlightAware have helped millions of air travelers track the location and status of their flights. If you're picking up ...

Get to Know the Job Well

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

There's only one interview technique that matters... Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your h...

Data-Driven Marketing Drives Customer Advocacy

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.28.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Data are the foundation of marketing in a digital world. Digital transformation of business processes provides CMOs with the ability to measure result...

Why Taking a Break Makes You a Better Leader

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

Taking a break and returning back successfully makes others realize that it can be done. Sharing your reflections about your experience and how profoundly even a short break away has changed you, will show them how fruitful it can be for them as well.

Leadership Advice From A Farmer, Emergency Response MD, Harvard Professor And Top Healthcare CIO

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.25.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Only a renaissance man can manage a fully functioning farm, practice emergency response, teach at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and also serve as CIO of one of the top hospital in the world.

Why Humble, Empathic Business Leaders Are More Successful

Douglas LaBier | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

It's increasingly evident that business leaders who are capable of experiencing and demonstrating empathy, compassion, and humility have greater success. Research as well as direct business experience confirms this.

It's Not IQ Versus Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

The CEO of one of the world's largest financial companies told me, "I hire the best and brightest -- but I still get a bell curve for performance." Why aren't the smartest MBAs from top schools all highly successful on the job?

Your Two Jobs As A Manager

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Spiers

Over the years I've ended up hiring and training a lot of people in their first jobs as a manager, and I always tell them they have two responsibilities.

Will You Be Ready for the Next Recession?

Stephen Adams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Stephen Adams

We can't predict when the next one will come, but those who fall in its wake will face a tough road to recovery. That is because recessions are increasingly structural events. They occur less often but involve more economic disruption.

The Culture of Collective Impact

Paul Schmitz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

I came to believe in collective impact from a cognitive dissonance I increasingly experienced during two decades of work in the nonprofit sector.

Building an Army of Village Visionaries

Zubin Sharma | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Zubin Sharma

"I stopped eating or drinking for 3 days." Razia went on a 3 day hunger strike when her parents said she couldn't join Project Potential in rural ...

6 Fundamentals of Being an Authority in Your Field

John Murphy | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
John Murphy

Being seen as an authority in your field is pretty much your ticket to building a successful business - it is most certainly a requirement to having long term relationships with your clients.

How to Complain to the Boss

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

A short, concise email is always more effective than a lengthy missive. Plus you're more likely to get issues addressed when you raise them individually rather than a laundry list of everything you want to see changed.

Do Bosses Need Their Own Day?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

The boss -- at every level -- is the most important person in the workplace today.

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.

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education from Vala Afshar The commercial and private use of drones is soaring. The devices are capturing news vide...

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

How to Transform from a Digital Laggard to a Digital Leader

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With data as its defining attribute, digital marketing promises to give companies the power to enhance and personalize the customer experience through access to information that can be archived, tracked and measured.

Shared Understanding: Bringing Together Many Voices Using Collaborative Tools and Processes

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

I fell in love with technology when I met my first computer and learned to program. But my husband has no cause for jealousy because my love of technology is instrumental.

How to Put an End to Player-Hating

Sachin H. Jain, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Sachin H. Jain, M.D.

Literature on organizational culture suggests that individuals often perform best when the organization honors achievement; enables individuals to self-actualize; and in which people feel like they are a part of a greater whole. Player-hating stands in the way of each of these ends.