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Where Are Your Children?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

It is not a secret that Stalin's daughter, Svetlana, moved to the United States. So did Khrushchev's son. It does not end there. It is little kn...

Idiots, Explorers, and You: Improve Your Organization by Widening Your Perspective

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Edward Muzio

As an external advisor and consultant, I'm often cast in one of two roles: the blithering idiot, or the exotic explorer. Before you too hastily choose a label for me -- a prospect I don't relish, given the odds -- allow me to explain by way of a small example.

5 Things Every College Freshman Should Know

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.14.2016 | College
Lauren Galley

1. Time Is Money College is basically high school on steroids when it comes to managing your time. The first thing you should do after being accepted ...

Best Strategies for Evaluating Employee Engagement

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Employee engagement is a tricky subject, and even trickier to measure. Being tricky, though, does not excuse leaders from constantly monitoring it, due to the tremendous impact it has on performance.

When To Quit

David B. Nast | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Unless you are giving up cigarettes, quitting carries a negative connotation. When does it make sense to give up on your goals? Goal-setting is impo...

4 Powerful Management Lessons I Learned From My Kids

Quora | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business

In what ways is people management similar to parenting? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are an...

They Got Fired! Would Mentoring Have Saved Them?

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

We scoured through the comments and there were interesting debates on corporate culture, etiquette, and who was the party to blame. But we realized that bottom line, our Millennial and Generation Z workforce are coming to us to learn and be mentored so we want to equip you with 8 recommendations on being an effective mentor:

How to Increase Employee Engagement?

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

In a recent report, Gallup Research founds that the percentage of U.S. workers in 2015 who Gallup considered engaged in their jobs averaged 32%. The majority (50.8%) of employees were "not engaged," while another 17.2% were "actively disengaged." The results showed little to no improvement in employee engagement compared to the previous year.

The Power Of The 90-Day Plan

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Typically people tend to think about how to get to the goals faster than what is currently happening. Although this is good, it may not always be the best for a 90-day plan. Here are 9 things to think about the next time you are asked to create a 90-day plan for your company.

Risk-Resiliency: How To Talk About 'It'

Jae Ellard | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

Regardless of the number of people involved, the stages of how to talk about risk are the same. The path to building risk-resiliency is one conversation at a time.

Joint Ventures: Risks And Rewards

David B. Nast | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

A joint venture is a partnership of two or more organizations. So when does it make sense to consider a joint venture and what are the risks versus the rewards?

Report Reveals Growth In Workplace Analytics

Adi Gaskell | Posted 07.05.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

A few years ago I wrote about an MIT spin-out called Sociometric Solutions. They had taken a leaf out of the Moneyball playbook and developed ID badg...

The Art of Vacation

Rena DeLevie | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Staycation, flight to faraway lands, or a quick drive up the coast - it's all the same to the folks who will be in the office. Here's the best way to ...

What 'Money Monster' and Jodie Foster Teach Us About Opportunity

Jessica Wang | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Jessica Wang

In her approach to work, Jodie Foster confirms one of my notions about successful people: They consistently take on opportunities with a high amount of risk. Without risk, there is no genuine opportunity.

Stop Hiring Yourself. You've Already Got One Of Those.

Rudy Vidal | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Rudy Vidal

No single individual can see the world in its entirety. Cultures mix, customers are less heterogeneous, and we have more choices about how to do things. Harping on a single version of reality limits the number of people we can influence.  

Learning From Volkswagen's $10 Billion Sustainability Mistake

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

As Volkswagen continues to struggle in the aftermath of their deceptive emissions reporting scheme, they are starting to pay for some of the costs of their mistake.

How to Scale a Growing Organization

Quora | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business

What are the most difficult things to scale in a growing organization? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

The Art of Being Wrong

James Marks | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
James Marks

Years ago, there was a guy on my staff the rest of the team absolutely hated. I defended him, and wouldn't let them fire him. It went on for months, causing friction between my best people and myself. Their complaint was that he was lazy, sloppy, and they were having to do his work over again. Pretty straight forward reasons, right? So what was the problem?

Asking For Help

David B. Nast | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Some people think asking for help is a sign of weakness. Others believe if you want something done right, do it yourself. Reject these notions.

How To Develop A Company Culture Of Feedback?

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

When we talk about developing a company culture of feedback, we have to differentiate between feedback and criticism. The main difference between the ...

Cool Tool for Being a Better Boss

David Peck | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
David Peck

Consider feedback I collected from a client's team several years ago: "I don't get the impression he's aware of how he comes across to others," and, "...

Use These Top Reference Checking Tips Before You Hire

Michael S Solomon | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

While it can be time consuming, the applicant's reference check is one of the most important aspects of hiring and should not be dismissed or taken lightly.

10 Simple Strategies for Outstanding Customer Service

Diana Rodriguez-Zaba | Posted 06.14.2016 | Chicago
Diana Rodriguez-Zaba

I remember very clearly the first time I really understood the importance of customer service. We were still a young company when floods hit Chicago ...

Two Reasons People Panic At Work And How To Stop Doing That

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately the natural response is the very worst path for a leader.

Post-Merger Integration vs. Disintegration

David B. Nast | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

71% of post-merger integrations (PMIs) fail, according to a 2015 study conducted by Deloitte. Bain & Co. examined 24,000 transactions over a 10 year ...