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5 Rules for Recruiting Great Talent

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

But recruiting and holding on to talent is not easy. Good employees are scarce in number but high in demand, which makes it necessary for companies to structure their business around talent and provide an environment that enables those employees to thrive. Here are five ways in which businesses can accomplish this.

Is This the End of Human Resources?

David Hassell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Treating employees as assets instead of people dehumanizes them and strips them of any motivation to contribute their unique strengths to the company.

5 Ways to Maintain Your Credibility As a Manager

Larry Alton | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

Employees look to their leaders for continual direction and motivation. It can be exceedingly difficult to lead a team toward common goals if you have not established a credible rapport with your employees first. But what actually factors into your credibility?

The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make at Work

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You don't have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career. No matter how talented you are or what you've accomplished, there are certain behaviors that instantly change the way people see you and forever cast you in a negative light.

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Innovation and the federal government are not words that we often hear together, but Bryan Sivak, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government, is changing that.

Why Smaller Teams Are Better Than Larger Ones

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is going to be a two-part post. In this first part, I want to share research that I have come across around why smaller teams are better than larger ones.

Too Many Bosses, Not Enough Leaders

Lynn Power | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Lynn Power

Bosses are very different than leaders. Bosses tend to have a style that is about command and control. They micromanage. They wordsmith. They do things just because 'they can.' They tend to lead with fear rather than encouragement. They are, just like the word, 'bossy.'

The ONE Question Managers Must Answer Correctly

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

The one question that you have to answer correctly every time is this: "What are you working on?" And it's particularly critical that you get the answer right when responding to your boss. Your reputation can also suffer when you blow that question with peers.

The Truth Behind Your Guts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sure, people show their guts in amazingly grand ways every day... by persevering through big challenges and climbing to new heights. But all of us show our guts in smaller, different ways every day.

Why Is It So Hard to Give up Control?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

There is a strong appreciation for the benefits that self-management can bring, such as organizational agility, innovation, and increased individual commitment. But when it comes to the possibility of leaders losing their positional power, things start to go adrift.

Your New Chief Growth Officer May Be a Data Mining Algorithm

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

It is hard to find frequent item-sets in a large database. It requires good mathematics and a computer science environment that is purpose-built for the task. But the world is changing fast.

5 Important Leadership Lessons from Hillary Clinton

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Today's political and business landscape is populated by some (if not enough) examples of strong women who have defeated the odds. But despite sharing some core qualities of leadership with others, Hillary Clinton has defined her own style of leading that is defiantly gender neutral.

TheFuturein5, Episode 28: What Is the Biggest Barrier to Change?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in 5, I discuss what is the biggest barrier to change for organizations? In other words, why are some organizations not changing?

6 Ways to Build for Digital Change

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.04.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Fast forward to 2015 and the issue of the relationship between business and IT and the connection with the customer is as contemporary as any issue in enterprise software today, yet so few organizations have been able to do a really good job of having the business work effectively together or connecting with their clients across the entire customer lifecycle.

Diving Into Business: Key Lessons From a Startup Entrepreneur

Daniel Horgan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Daniel Horgan

It can be easy to fall victim to pretending that we have all of the answers and know exactly what we are doing. This trap fueled by our own ego can paralyze our growth and development. It is critical to openly acknowledge what you don't know.

How to Successfully Innovate in Business

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Money
Scott Steinberg

Forget innovation - focus on incentivization if you want to drive a radical shift in corporate culture instead.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Why You Should Build a Prosocial Emotional Brand Identity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Whether deliberately designed or not, every organization has an identity, both tangibly -- that is, in the design and feel of the products and services it brings into the world -- and intangibly -- in the way people relate emotionally to the organization.

What Is the Protocol When a Guest Dies in a Hotel Room?

Quora | Posted 03.30.2015 | Weird News
Quora

I've not caught a body while working myself, but my current boss's body count is 8, and a prior boss of mine is well into double digits. I did have someone drop from a coronary in front of me, but he died in the ambulance (Yes, hoteliers know exactly how many on-property deaths they have been privy to in many cases. Unless you've lost count...).

Bullies Like to HIT and Use Their PIC

S. L. Young | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Bullies will attempt to leverage any power, influence, and control to get their way, along with the use of harassment, intimidation, and threats to achieve their objectives.

The Leap Into Business in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
John Feffer

Bogdan Lapinski and I talked about what it was like to get the first IKEA stores up and running in Poland, the tension between resistance and rapprochement in Polish culture, and why the changes of 1989 came along at just the right time in his life.

Truly Human Leadership-Part 2: Management and Leadership at Barry-Wehmiller

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode continues my interview with Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., a manufacturing company with over 8,000 employees.

For Spa Therapists the Struggle Is Real

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Currently with the spa industry losing 5-30% of retail revenues from anemic sales it is clear that the time is perfect to try something new. But are the decision makers willing to embrace a brand new viewpoint that is the polar opposite from how they've been operating?

8 CIO Leadership Lessons for Enterprise Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In the digital era, growing business needs for accelerated innovation aimed at improving company growth, operational inefficiencies and the customer experience, is rapidly changing the role of Information Technology (IT).

What Drives Rena DeLevie

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

What drives me? I have witnessed and experienced the power of compassion as a business tool, balanced with accountability. It's quite a heady mix that leaves me feeling tipsy with hope for a delicious corporate America like we've never seen before.