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How to Keep a Bird's-Eye View of Remote Employees

James Parsons | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
James Parsons

A virtual workforce is something that most business owners are not prepared for, especially those that are accustomed to working shoulder-to-shoulder with their employees. Micromanagement can seem daunting or impossible.

Abusive Managers Harm Their Teams and Their Companies -- New Research Shows How

Douglas LaBier | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

As if the damage of unhealthy management needs more confirmation, it's nevertheless helpful to see researchers confirm and add to the evidence that an unhealthy management culture harms efforts to create a well-functioning team; and therefore harms the entire organization.

The Value of Mentoring

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Someone once said that the great thing about golf is that you get immediate feedback after every shot. For some of us, the feedback is brutal and routinely includes the words "slice" and "hook."

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

4 Steps to Developing a Solution Orientation

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

For many of us, our human reaction to problems needs a makeover. It's time to take a stand and gain control of how we approach the problem. We have got to adopt a solutions-oriented mindset.

Keeping Watch Over Health and Human Services

Tom Fox | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services for more than a decade. In an interview, he explained how he tries to set the direction for his workforce without micromanaging and talks about the importance of giving his employees the resources to do their jobs.

Why Gender Equality Is a Sustainable Approach to Innovation

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Dagfinn Høybråten

Gender equality from cradle to grave, then? Yes, because as the Nordic Ministers for Equality highlighted at the UN's Commission on the Status of Women in New York this week, equality benefits men as well as women. And what's more, the national economy benefits too.

The Football Approach to Tackling Data Security Risks

Tom Garrubba | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Tom Garrubba

Given today's threat-filled landscape, no data is ever 100 percent secure. But by getting back to "basic blocking and tackling" by implementing simple or even mid-level controls, you can minimize and even mitigate a high percentage of the chances and affects of a breach.

Our Employer-Employee Marriages Need Counseling

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

The quality of our employer-employee relationships is downright dysfunctional. The primary reason for this is that we're doing too much shifting and not enough elevating.

Maybe Your Boss Isn't From Hell?

Bob Rosen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Bob Rosen

Becoming a leader is a lifelong adventure, much the same as becoming a healthy, integrated person. It is truly a journey of dreams and fears, successes and failures. But why is it so hard to embrace that humanity inside ourselves or to accept the humanity of the leaders around us?

8 Things I Learned About Running an Ethical Business From Living My Dream in Bali

Christina Zipperlen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Christina Zipperlen

If we have dreams it is now that we have to reach for them. If we love someone it is now that we have to tell them. If we want to make changes, now is the time. And I understood that the fear of losing security is never a reason not to reach for your dreams.

Business Innovation: What Market Leaders Can Learn From Video Games

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Video game makers are constantly forced to reinvent their products, services and even core value propositions on a regular basis. Consumer products makers, manufacturers, retailers and businesses in virtually any category would do well to follow their lead.

Does Your Body Language Create Trust?

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

To make sure your body language reflects trust or to increase trust with clients and coworkers, keep these tips in mind.

The Future Of Your Company Is Now

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 05.03.2015 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Now comes the challenge: Success has brought you to a point where the old ways of doing things are no longer as reliable as they once were.

The Golden Calf: Managing the Noncompliant Client

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The golden calf passage is usually and correctly taken to describe a gross failure on the part of the Israelites. However, a seldom noticed aspect of the passage is that Moses' first responses are also failures.

10 Steps to Fight Inertia

Bill Donius | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

If so, here are 10 actions you can take to dislodge your organization from its conventional thinking rut.

How to Convince the Boss Your Idea Is Incredible!

Scott MacFarland | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Before you begin, your presentation, remember; go slow and leave room for your boss to ask questions. Sometimes silence and pausing can be very effective. That means thinking is happening.

The Future of Work: Creating Purpose-Driven Organizations

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

It's time to change the way we work.I don't mean a revolutionary time management system, or a productivity breakthrough. I'm talking about integrating purpose into the workplace.

20 Years of craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

Gartner: Solving The Seller's Dilemma

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Technology has changed, the buyer and the buyer's journey has changed, the marketing funnel is no longer deterministic and all of this disruption is challenging chief technologists, sales leaders and marketing executives like never before.

Millennials: Underuse Them at Your Peril

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The bottom line is that not all 20-somethings are self-entitled, job jumpers who expect the world to be handed to them. In order to break those stereotypes, companies must start seeing the leadership potential of people at every level in their organizations, regardless of age or tenure.

Does Your Writing Reveal Secrets About Your Leadership?

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Vision, attitudes, and personality generally come through loud and clear in your writing. Your challenge: Make the revelations intentional!

Employees in Creative Roles Deserve Strong Managers Too!

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

What if the nature of the employee's job is to be creative and innovative? This requires that an employee be willing to take risks and make mistakes. Should you still manage that employee closely? Should you still tell him what to do and how to do it? Should you still monitor, measure and document?

Post-Traumatic Job Disorder

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

The name will make you giggle and giggling is good. But the affliction is real and many suffer from it. Fear-based management is prevalent. Think a...

Turn a Personal Attack Into a Statement of Fact

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

It's how we separate the emotion from the fact that gives us the ability to stay focused on the topic and not get caught up in the spiral of emotion.