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Can We Simplify Wellbeing?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to helping leaders improve their people's wellbeing where do you suggest they start? Top-down? Bottom-up? Everyone at one time? Wish y...

HAVE YOU BEEN TRANSFORMED BY AN ORGANIZATION?

Richard Koch | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Richard Koch

"Personality, in our sense, is a Shakespearean invention." This week I came across this rather large claim, made by Harold Bloom of Yale in his book ...

Elections & Branding

Michael McGuire | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Michael McGuire

This election "season" has given us pretty much everything, a good majority of it unwanted. Everyone is well aware of all that's happened by now, so we don't need to waste time dwelling on the details. Something that has become evident to us, though, is how similar the managing of a candidate's brand is to the managing of an organization's brand.

Recruiting and Maintaining Millennials in Membership Organizations

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Janice Celeste

Millennials started reaching adulthood around the year 2000 and organizations have been racking their marketing brains trying to figure out how to get and keep this demographic.

One Touch at a Time: The Key to Trust in Business

Alice Savic | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Alice Savic

We are interconnected today more than ever. Businesses no longer only manage inputs and outputs. They are now part of an ecosystem of interdependent relationships

Three Things We Can All Learn from Google's Evolution

Leon Stavrou | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact
Leon Stavrou

I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours -- as well as for the young men and women we serve -- in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet -- the high-tech giant Google.

5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly:

Why Create a Culture of Storytelling?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Unless you've been living in solitary confinement for the past few years, chances are good that you are a member of some kind of organization or community -- a gathering of people who have come together in service to a common goal.

The Spirit and Roots of Generosity and Miserliness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Generosity is a state of mind that goes beyond the possession of money and material goods and relates to feelings of abundance from positive connections. To own an authentic sense of generosity is a gift we give ourselves.

New Research: The Top 10 Factors for Employee Happiness on the Job

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the topics du jour for modern management and the future of work. Plenty of studies continue to come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world.

Is Powerlessness the Key to Successful Negotiation?

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Leigh Steinberg, the inspiration for the title character in the film Jerry Maguire, is one of the most successful agents in the history of American sports. He is also a master negotiator. Psychological scientists believe they may have an explanation for Steinberg's seemingly irrational behavior and for its ironic success.

@Dinosaur_13 Peter Larson and Todd Douglas Miller on #AOLBUILD with @moviefone

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.04.2014 | Science
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the latest #AOLBUILD featuring the cast and crew behind the new documentary "Dinosaur 13." Filmmaker Todd Douglas M...

Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In her last public act before retirement, Valerie S. Lies, the long-time president and CEO of the Donors Forum in Chicago, took the opportunity to speak truth to power and to leave the field that she so loves with several calls for action.

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.

10 Principles for Designing a Mindful and Compassionate Organization

Whitney Hess | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Whitney Hess

Organizational culture can and should be designed to avoid tragedy, mitigate risk and effectively serve both customers and employees. Leadership is not a monologue, it's a conversation.

Make a Difference With a Purpose Driven Business

Lolly Daskal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

We are all affected by the way we work, where we work, how we work and who we work for. More and more, we want to earn a living by doing something that involves our heart as well as our mind.

The Paradox Most Organizations Are Faced With

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The analogy I like to use is trying to lose weight by eating more calories a day; an impossible task.

Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next Generation of Beta Sponsorship

Dana Ardi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Dana Ardi

Merely identifying and hiring people with the best skills isn't what will set the next generation of great companies apart from the competition. Rather the future will belong to the Betas, to those organizations that rely on collaboration and teamwork.

The Red Queen

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

Companies can never remain static and they should always follow the advice of Lewis Carroll's Red Queen to never stop running.

How a Recession and a Myth Revealed What We Already Knew

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Facing increased demand for services, nonprofits with limited resources did the best they could to stretch those dollars further, and many funders stepped in with emergency stopgap resources to help.

Latino Technology Conference to Precede SXSW

Kety Esquivel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

My involvement with SXSW began in 2008, through the submission of a panel to SXSW interactive, "Can Social Media End Racism?" with Latoya Peterson, Jay Smooth and Phil Yu. The conference was phenomenal.

The 'I' Within 'We' Creates a Powerful Identity

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

At the core of every endeavor, relationship and communication is a personal, mystifying and sometimes paralyzing question, Who am I?

Recruitment, Pre-employment Selection And Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

There are plenty of daily workplace interpersonal interactions that contribute to stress, the largest area of workers compensation claims, but an area that is not considered frequently in regards to stress is the interaction between recruitment and candidates.

What Happens When You Hate Your Job?

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

The cumulative effect of daily stress is known to be a health hazard. But even more germane is our personal investment in a job that can pay the bills but sap the life out of us.

Don't Be a 'Zombie' Organization!

Steven Spear | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steven Spear

Leaders have a choice. Either they can complacently model and allow zombie like incuriosity and non inventiveness or they can model and encourage McGyver like ingenuity. With that choice about learning dynamic, they are choosing between failure and success.