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How to Really Thank Your Employees

Gene Marks | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

At this time of the year -- every year -- we're told to be thankful. And, of course, we should. We should be thankful for the bounty we have, for the ...

6 Great Ways To Kill Morale

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

If managers want their best people to stay, they need to think carefully about how they treat them. While good employees are as tough as nails, their talent gives them an abundance of options. Managers need to make people want to work for them.

Acknowleding Others

Judith Bowman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

Whether you are waiting to cash-out or check-in to your hotel room, standing in line at Starbucks or a business networking event ... or just passing another in the hall, being ignored and feeling invisible has become commonplace.

The Beauty of Resilience

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach

And then resilience enters the room, the most elegant of emotional beings; glowing; refined; a reminder that even a flicker of light glows amid the darkness. And we can save our tiny ship of troubles from life's stormy seas once again.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

Felony Teaching

Joel Judd | Posted 06.17.2015 | Denver
Joel Judd

However much tests cost, they are vastly less expensive than adequately funding education. This is a great advantage to those who favor appearance over substance.

I Won't Be Coming Home for Christmas: The Christmas Experience in Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.05.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While it doesn't even come close to mom's egg and sausage Christmas brunch, I try to pick up a few seasonal items in my prison's commissary. Is it depressing? Yes. Does it hurt? Yes. But it is all that I have.

Holiday Office Party Planning Issues

Brad Reid | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

The office holiday party season is almost here, and with it comes a variety of potential morale, legal and public relations issues.

Appreciation: One Small Action with a Big Effect

Birute Regine | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Birute Regine

Expressing appreciation is one small change that each one of us can make. One small change that can make a big difference in the workplace.

Training a New Generation of Special Agents

Tom Fox | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

B. Todd Jones, a former Marine and U.S. attorney, was confirmed last July as the first permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms ...

Tips From Federal Agencies With Happy Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Our newly released 2013 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government' rankings show a continued decline government-wide in employee satisfaction and...

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

4 Ways to Be a Good Santa / Bad Santa at the Office

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

It is that mythical time of the year where businesses start trying to spread holiday cheer. In many cases, this is a pretty picture replete with one-time bonuses and upbeat messages. In other cases, this is another wonderful example of corporate hype.

Transparency Is Such a Lonely Word... and Mostly What I Need From You

Julie Kantor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

The sister to honesty is transparency. Your employees want to be in the know, especially on the big stuff. When they are not in the know they feel like that kid in high school who was thrown out of the locker room pre-game and who then has to get out on the field not knowing the plays and rules of the game.

Manager, Mind the Energy Flow

Liz Ryan | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

A guy I used to work with, Sam, called me to talk about a problem at his office. "Two of our admin assistants are embroiled in interpersonal conflict...

How to Boost Creativity, Productivity and Morale in the Workplace: Let Your Employees Play!

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Darell Hammond

The collective wisdom is that play takes away from work. But if we instead abide by the philosophy that play contributes to work, we end up with employees who are happier and healthier.

A Warning To Kraft Foods: Eat Cadbury's And You'll Get Indigestion.

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

Kraft Foods seeming obsession with building a "global powerhouse" as a sound reason to merge with Cadbury's provides a telling glimpse into the future...

US Military Suicides Rise, Despite Prevention Efforts

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation's servicemen and women, and ...

McChrystal On 60 Minutes: Afghanistan "A Little Worse" Than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal Expected (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Things in Afghanistan are "probably a little worse" than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal expected. 60 Minutes aired its interview Sunday night with Gen. M...

Nine Ways to Boost Morale at Work

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Here aresome ways to motivate your team and make them feel loved -- before you end up staple-gunning each other to the desks.

Don't Turn Obama Into Blair

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Indra Adnan

Too many people in the UK remember the hope and subsequent betrayal of New Labour's victory in 1997 when Tony Blair metamorphosed from Bambi to Terminator in his first term.

Sixty Years After Desegregation, Ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Being gay should be no more of a barrier to serving the United States military than being black now is. My guess is that sixty years from now, people will wonder what took us so long.