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The Financial Crisis Facing U.S. Churches

David Briggs | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The Catholic Church continues to grow with the population, with about a quarter of Americans identifying as Catholic. But a steady decline in Mass attendance means fewer are putting money in the collection plate on Sundays.

How to Encourage Loyalty in Your Team

Ellevate | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women

Few things are as stressful and frustrating as having disloyal direct reports. You're never confident whether they're giving you the right information, alerting you when there are problems, giving you the benefit of their expertise -- or really, doing their job at all.

High Performing Teams

Todd Lapidus | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Todd Lapidus

It's unusually simple:  High performing leadership teams have a deeper sense of responsibility and commitment than average teams.

What If Our Teacher Shortage Is Actually a Leadership Shortage?

Scott Morgan | Posted 11.04.2015 | Education
Scott Morgan

If we can bring best-in-class leadership and management practices to education, we can create schools and school systems where our nation's most talented, diverse professionals clamor to work now and for decades to come.

Keep Your Cool Under Fire With These Tips

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

How we treat one another matters -- that is just good, common sense. All human beings want to be respected, listened to and valued. These three universal needs are the key to authentic communication. Yet, these needs are often overlooked in the workplace.

Mindful Management: Are You Getting the Best from Your Colleagues?

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Steven Crandell

Managers evaluate employees. It's part of our jobs. We use data, of course -- performance metrics, targets and reviews. But we often start with a quick and informal assessment based on the first things that come to mind about the person.

Human Resources, Your Days Are Numbered

David Hassell | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
David Hassell

I am not talking about abolishing policies to avoid litigation or processes for implementing benefits, pay, and employee downtime. I am calling for the end of HR in the sense that we can no longer view people as company "resources" to be catalogued, attributed a value, and leveraged as replaceable cogs in the company machine.

How to Manage Innovation With Design Thinking

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Innovative new products are the lifeblood of society's progress but the risk of market, technology or execution failure is significant. With failure r...

Using Data to Ditch the Blame Game

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

A lot of companies are embracing big data, but calculations mean nothing if you can't implement them.

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

Google Gives Up The Secrets To Creating A Great Workplace

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business

Google is sharing its HR knowledge with the world. A new site launched Thursday, re:Work, is dedicated to sharing what one of the world's best corpor...

How to Turn the Team You Got Into the Team You Wanted

Amol Sarva | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Amol Sarva

In an ideal world, leaders get to handpick the best people to build the best teams - "A-Teams". But here in the real world, recruiting top talent can ...

Agile: Are You Doing it Right?

Bob Gower | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Bob Gower

Two of the most common questions I hear when working with customers, and that couldn't be more frustrating. Simply put, they are the wrong damn questions.

Dear Mr. President: Workplace Bullying Negatively Impacts Lives; It's Time for Better Employment Protections

S. L. Young | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Generally, individuals who face harassment or defamatory comments socially have legal remedies to redress an issue; however, this is usually not the case for workplace bullying/harassment that isn't covered by a protected class.

The Megaphone of Power

Tom Morris | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Tom Morris

The famous South African film director jumped out of his chair and ran up to me, stopping only when his nose was six inches from mine. "I'm right here...

You Should Run From These 3 Crazy Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Spend enough time in the workforce, and you are bound to run into one of these characters. Their presence is often a warning sign of deeper problems within an organization. They make life difficult for themselves, and it seems like their life goal is to make everyone around them crazy too.

How Science Can Inform Good Leadership

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science
Richard J. Davidson

We've all had "those days" at work where nearly everything seems to go awry. From that traffic jam delaying your first meeting to opening an inbox full of bad news, our patience and well-being are tested more often than we'd like.

How Successful Leaders Waste Time

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I worked with a CEO who traveled -- constantly. Whenever he had the chance to fly somewhere for a meeting, he would jump on the opportunity and say, "I'm there." He simply enjoyed the experience of going places. That was a problem.

Management and Our Emotional Lives

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Living in the same neighborhood, the upper west side of Manhattan, for several decades, I've witnessed many restaurants and businesses come and go. Ma...

3 Tips for Productive Remote Work

Bob Gower | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Bob Gower

Offices are the reflexive norm because it can be hard to feel like a "real" company, or like you have a "real" job, if you don't gather in the same place each day. But the decision to have an office can often reflect a lack of imagination and a regression to the mean more than anything else

How Can You Deal With An Abusive Boss?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Some recent research about employees who deal with abusive bosses shows that a well-intentioned study of workplace behavior can produce findings that confound the researchers' predictions.

Mind Games: Adopting a Growth Mindset

Daniel Horgan | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Daniel Horgan

Every day, our mind is playing these games inside our head. There is this push and pull dialogue playing out trying to convince us that we are both good enough and weak at the same time.

Smart Cities Start With Smart IT

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.19.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Gartner estimates that smart homes will have nearly 300 million connected things in use by 2015. That is a staggering number but what about connected ...

Life Lessons From the Buffet Line

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

There's a special place in my heart for a special place near my house. Hubbie and I visit it regularly... as in, at least once a week. It's that aweso...

3 Essential Questions for Leaders About Colocation

Bob Gower | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business
Bob Gower

It's clear that where we work can have a powerful influence on how much we enjoy our time on the job and how productive we are. Space is intrinsic to culture, and culture is intrinsic to performance.