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Small Management Tweaks With a Big Payoff

Tom Fox | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Federal leaders can have a major influence on employee satisfaction, but it can sometimes be hard for them to figure out where to start. They know it'...

Why Employee Happiness Shouldn't Be Your No. 1 Goal

Sue Bingham | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Sue Bingham

Your company can still make efforts to promote a "happy" environment, but happiness comes from a culture that values and challenges employees, not perks.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Culture: Let It Shine in the Tough Times

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

While we often can't anticipate such occurrences, we can plan for them and plan for the proactive communications and actions that need to happen to keep the organization on track.

Peerless Leaders: Mike Burke: Collaborative Innovation

Tom Ferguson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Tom Ferguson

A while back I set out to tell the stories of leaders that inspire people to follow -- not through celebrity or ego or fear, but through humanity.

Why Self-Management Will Soon Replace Management

Josh Allan Dykstra | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Josh Allan Dykstra

We may think that the principles of self-management are newfangled and untested, simply because the majority of organizations we've experienced haven't used them.

Avoid Mistakes When Correcting Others

Nora T. Akins | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

There may be reasons why employees cannot be corrected in a timely manner. Those reasons don't matter. What matters is the employee continues to do something incorrectly or behave poorly.

Think Before You Speak!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Thinking before speaking is a challenge for a lot of people. It might even be hard for you, especially if you are trying to prove to the world how sma...

Leading for Success: How to Motivate Your Team

Pam Lyra | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Pam Lyra

Motivating a team might be compared to creating a sculpture. The artist is able to see beyond the raw material to the potential in the mass, and then carefully carve away extra material to realize a fine piece of art.

Why Giving Everyone a Trophy Sets Us Up for Failure at Work and in Life

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We need to be able to tell people the truth, be they colleagues or kids. Building self-esteem isn't about pretending that people are winners at everything. It's about providing people with the internal fortitude to rebound when they fail. It's about nurturing their souls and developing their character.

Grip the Wheel and Take a Chance at Work

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

When was the last time you applied for a new job, volunteered for a special assignment, or said "yes" to a new project, a stretch beyond your current work role?

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

Loving Your Job: Are You a Starter, Builder, Fixer, or Runner?

David Peck | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
David Peck

Look back on the happiest times in your career or life, and the least happy times, and you will see your own pattern.

Overwhelmed, Overworked and Wearing Too Many Hats: Use This 5-Step Plan to Avert Total Burnout

Julie Niehoff | Posted 09.07.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

We've all been there. Running your own company or working as part of a team, it is the result of taking on too much. You were hesitant to say no and failed to delegate. Now you're on the verge of burnout even if you once loved your work.

All Your Employee Needs Is Love

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Chloe Sharfin

Employees, just like any other stakeholder group, have expectations for companies -- and particularly for those that employ them.

Competent Leaders Need to Understand the Science of Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Leaders need to make an effort to learn from scientists and scientists have a responsibility to communicate with leaders. In the modern, complex, technology-laden world we live in, there is no excuse for scientific illiteracy.

Germany Adopts the World's Best Minimum Wage

Larry Cohen | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

If Merkel and her Christian Democratic party can help lead this effort in Germany, and with real results, what accounts for the 19th century U.S. framework of free markets, free trade, elimination of collective bargaining, and the destruction of economic opportunity for all but a few Americans?

How to Manage Unmanageable Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

As a manager, you have to work with diverse personae on an even closer level. And let's face it, some of those characters are difficult to deal with. Some may even seem, ahem, unmanageable.

To Err Is Human, to Make Mistakes Is Divine

Kathleen Long | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Kathleen Long

I'd connect with people, prove my character and have meaningful conversations around what I did wrong. I make mistakes a lot, and not all of them are funny, but they are all incredible opportunities. My goal is to create a layer of transparency and openness about them with others.

Resist the Rescue!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Some managers, especially those new to the role believe they need to know everything. They see themselves as the answer-man or the go-to-person. This thinking unnecessarily reduces one's confidence and works against the role of manager, coach or leader.

Why Connecting Is Superior

Chris Deaver | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Chris Deaver

Given this 24/7 access to infinite information, why do most people still think success is all about being the smartest person in the room? You're meant for so much more.

Taming Your Inner Control Freak: Why Letting Go Can Help You Stay in Control

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

In business -- just as in life, we have to accept that there are going to be some things that we do not have control over. But our attitudes, emotions and behaviors -- these are the things that we can influence.

IDC Chief Research Officer: CIOs Must Embrace The Third Platform

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently spoke with Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Products and Chief Research Officer at IDC about digital business tran...

5 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism and Still Excel at Anything

Vee Somphon | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.

Can Business Leaders Activate These Dormant Capacities?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

In a business environment where surveys find 70% of employees saying they hate their work; and in which the demographics of leaders and employees are rapidly changing, it's no surprise to hear -- as a senior executive asked me, recently -- "How can I prepare for what I can't prepare for?"