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Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0

David Hassell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
David Hassell

We are now on the cusp of a new revolution -- something we're dubbing: Employee Rights 2.0. "Labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy.

Why I No Longer Dread Annual Reviews at Work

Alan C. Fox | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Alan C. Fox

In the old days I would say to an employee after his or her first day on the job, "I've decided to renew your option. You can come back tomorrow." Today I cringe at the thought of how I would feel if my new boss of one day said that to me.

You Can Be Invisible, Even in a Visible Role

Great Work Cultures | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Have you or someone you know been personally impacted by disengagement? Do you manage someone (or more than one) who isn't engaged? Is a loved one struggling to reconnect and reengage in all facets of their life?

Want to Change It? Scale It!

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

About three years ago I met with a team of teachers to discuss a common concern - student comportment. The teachers collectively felt that respect and...

Will You Have $1 Million at Retirement?

Steve Caldwell | Posted 11.05.2014 | Money
Steve Caldwell

Taking the time to plan what you will do with that extra income would be time well spent. It can mean having a comfortable retirement savings after a demanding career of hard work, allowing you to maintain the lifestyle desired.

Why Nagging Is Actually Great for Business

Diana Mackie | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Diana Mackie

By periodically broaching the subject, or nagging, you will identify a potential problem or roadblock much earlier than if you wait until the due date to inquire as to the progress.

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Since the dawn of business there has been a certain style of how and when work should be done. It flows from the top down: beginning with the organiza...

The Summer of Our Discontent

Kimon Valaskakis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Kimon Valaskakis

To paraphrase Churchill : Homo Sapiens will always eventually arrive at the right solution -- after trying everything else. Our question : how long and how many unnecessary deaths will it take ?

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

Jacob Wood | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Jacob Wood

Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.

Leaders: Legal, Ethical or Right?

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

When people decide to disregard their moral compass as the official business handbook, they begin to make up the rules as they go. Anything can happen, and the situation frequently proves to be a source of conflict.

What If Your Boss Really Is a Jerk?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

There's no question that the yelling, screaming, abusive jerks are the worst, and they can be very painful and difficult to deal with. Before we look at them more closely, let's consider the six more subtle types of jerk boss behavior and how to apply to each type the withering medicine of rationality, orderliness and professionalism.

5 Reasons You Need Coaches at Work

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Life coaches and personal trainers seem to be the new status symbol these days. From corporate CEOs to the nineteen-year-old French student, everyone...

Treated Poorly in the Workplace?

Tom Fox | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Christine Porath is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where she focuses on the effects of bad behavi...

NFL CIO: Quarterbacking A Digital Revolution

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

As Senior Vice President and CIO of the most popular U.S. sports league, Michelle McKenna-Doyle is transforming the National Football League (NFL) to ...

The How, Where and Why of Managing Gen Y

David Halliday | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
David Halliday

With their laid back attitude and multitasking approach, the tech-savvy Gen Y might be the hardest generation yet to manage in a corporate environment. Organizational psychologist Kathy Turner offers insight on how to optimize the performance of your Gen Y workers.

Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective

Steve Caldwell | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

I've observed time and time again that so many new (and some not so new) managers struggle with delegating. They've never been taught that it means more than giving your subordinates "stuff off your to do list."

Keep CALM and Manage On

Erin Daruszka | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Recently after a difficult customer interaction a co-worker asked me, "How do you remain so calm?" I was hard pressed to answer that question. But when I thought about it, my response was twofold.

Mistakes Downton Abbey Did Not Make

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

My experience is that women sometimes are their own worst enemies. We are harder on ourselves than anyone around us. If you think you can't do it, you probably can't. Believe in yourself. You will succeed.

An NFL Guide to Employee Management

Ian Sephton | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

Assessing and managing talent is difficult. If it were easy there would be fewer managers, classes on management, and self-help books! Why is it so hard?

Venture Capitalist: 6 Step CIO Digital Transformation Guide

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The explosion of mobile smart devices, adoption of social networks, use of mobile applications and cloud enabled services has consumerized IT and sign...

The Innovation Seesaw

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Jay Halfond

As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan's adage that "he not busy being born is busy dying." But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence.

Organizational Excellence Is About Being Perfect Together

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When organizations work well, they allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That's because they can be powerful vehicles for combining our strengths in a way that makes the whole far greater than the sum of the parts.

6 Qualities of Great Online Communities [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Online communities are growing in popularity as companies increasingly rely on them for social customer support and service, marketing, sales, and p...

Training Your Staff: Harness the Future of Training to Develop the Best Talent

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Over the next five years, how you train and educate your staff won't just change; it'll transform. What's the difference? Changing means continuing to...