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3 Ways That Recognition Reduces Employee Turnover

Eric Mosley | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Eric Mosley

With job openings at a 15-year high, workers are in the driver's seat. It's an employee market.

Joan: Miami, Florida, April 9, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

Because I am now paraplegic and the motorized ramp on my wheelchair van is broken and difficult to open manually, when I pull in to a gas station, many of them have placards on the pumps with phone numbers to call for those with disabilities to get assistance pumping gas.

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

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | 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.

'Why Did You Have to Wait Until I Resigned to Let Me Know You Appreciated Me?'

Aenslee Tanner | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Aenslee Tanner

A manager in one of my leadership workshops recounted the sad story of how one of her team members reacted to the heartfelt speech she had made recognizing his contributions on his last day with the company. Unfortunately, this scenario of "too little to late" is far from uncommon.

Disney's Best Ever Example of Motivating Employees

George Bradt | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
George Bradt

The best examples of things that motivate others over the short-term almost always involve surprise and delight. A million years ago I heard this story from Mike Vance about his boss at the time, Walt Disney.

You're Still a Mother on Mother's Day if You've Had a Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Recently, I was asked if it would be appropriate for a man to buy his wife a Mother's Day gift even after the loss of their unborn child.

5 Powerful Habits That Drive Every Great Leader To Success

| Peter Economy | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

If you take a look inside most any management textbook, you'll find that there are four classic functions of management that have been written about f...

Do You Work With a Credit Hog?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Every one of us has a strong bias to remember events in a light that is most favorable to us. This drill exposes that bias and makes us consider the possibility that someone else's perspective is closer to the truth.

Gilly and Gary: Culver City, California, July, 2012

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 02.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

We exchange cards, shake hands, bid farewell and leave, with a connection made and good will fostered, all thanks to an open door in a parking lot.

Stop Defining Yourself as a Jerk!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

These little sayings add up to our definition of who we are. I consider them a pile of behaviors that we define as "me." The more we talk, the more we define our unalterable essence.

Why Your Boss Is a Lousy Coach

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

So, what can you do about this? How do you get the help you need from your boss? How do you turn him or her into your coach?

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Taking accountability for yourself and your work means accepting the good along with the bad. If you own up to your mistakes, why shouldn't you own up to your victories? Here's how to start getting over the fear of healthy self-promotion.

Why You Need to Be Seen

Craig Dowden | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

In our offices, we are so consumed with working through the seemingly never-ending volume of work that we can forget to even acknowledge people walking by.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture

Dan Pontefract | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Dan Pontefract

At Apple's most recent product launch in Cupertino -- where Apple Watch, Apple Pay and iPhone 6 (oh, and iPhone 6 Gigantic) were flaunted about like t...

Nickname Dilemma: To Name or Not to Name

Bushra Alvi | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Bushra Alvi

Why do we twist and turn and squeeze the name till we come up with our own version of a carefully thought about form of address? And this is a universal phenomenon, more in some countries than others.

Linda: Miami, Florida, July, 2014

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I pull up to the guard gate of the nursing home to visit my Mom, who is there recovering from three broken ribs incurred in a fall. I hand my drive...

From Peanuts to Making a Big Difference

J V Crum III | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Justin's has donated thousands of pounds of product and volunteered countless hours of time in support of Conscious Alliance efforts. For all of this, I would like to recognize Justin's founder, Justin Gold as a business (and entrepreneur) who is making a difference in the world!

Why Your 'Behind The Scenes' Job Is Just As Fulfilling

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living

While it may seem that our society thrives on self-promotion and recognition, there are many people who achieve great success out of the spotlight -- ...

Defining Success from the Inside Out

Ariana Blossom | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ariana Blossom

What if our standard definitions of success -- recognition, wealth, health, marriage, kids -- are vehicles for our journey to wholeness? We've all l...

Robert Zuckerman and Judith Kraier: Dallas, Texas, March 1, 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

In late 2010, after over seven years of extensive testing, I am diagnosed, at UCLA, with a rare genetic condition called Adult Polyglucosan Body Di...

Why Isn't This Straightforward Concept Happening More Often?

Rich Polt | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Through her organization, Magic Me, Susan is rekindling that inter-generational dynamic, enriching everyone who is touched by it.

Shannon Williams: Atlanta, November 6, 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

All of which leads me to meeting Shannon, a young man of strong spirit and presence, who gives me wheelchair assistance from the landing gate to ground transportation at Atlanta Airport. On the long trek, which involves a train ride, we chat.

Quality of Conversations

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Did you ever notice that, during a meeting or brainstorming session, one comment from a powerful voice can stop the innovation process?

Why Malala Should Have Won

Ko Im | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Ko Im

Sixteen-year-old Malala has inspired not only children in her own country, but adults all around the world. It would be hard for her to return to Pakistan -- where there's current controversy even surrounding naming a school after her.

Have You Hugged Your Postal Clerk Today?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Want to change the world? Start with the person in front of you.