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Most Managers Don't Realize They Are Caught in a Vicious Cycle

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

We find that the vast majority of managers -- even most under-managers -- spend a lot of time on people management. The real problem is how most managers spend their precious management time.

The 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Supervising People Your Parents' Age

Haydn Shaw | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Haydn Shaw

I've seen young managers make three mistakes most often that keep them from leading employees the age of their parents.

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on Strengthening the Federal Workforce

Tom Fox | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Katherine Archuleta is the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government's human resources agency. Archuleta has h...

The Best Time to Slow Down Is When You're in a Rush

Jo Laird | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Life is much easier when I'm starting projects ahead of time and working carefully, so revisions are few and little time is wasted. But when it doesn't work out that way, I have learned that when I'm stressed and in a rush, the best thing to do is slow down, make a plan and get it done.

Agenda, Behavior, or Mood - What's Driving You?

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This is what you're actually, observably doing at any given moment, be it eating a candy bar or arguing with your spouse. Label the third one "Mood." This is how you're feeling at any given moment, be it happy, sad, angry, or anything else.

Successful Chief Technology Officers (CTO) Strike a Balance Between Technology and People

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the great privilege and opportunity to speak with a pioneer in high performance computing, big data and predictive analytics, and the e...

Bloody Carny Fights: Then, Now and Future

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

We all fight for our bit of colored ribbon, for what we want, however small or grand. How strange is it then that people who work with their hands, fight with their fists.

FWIW (For What It's Worth): Don't Judge Me By My Generation

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

We can certainly learn some of the characteristics, defining moments and values of each generation, but that's no substitute for taking the time to getting to know the characteristics, defining moments and values of the actual individual people themselves.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

My Team's Selfishness is Great for Our Clients

Stacy Crinks | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Stacy Crinks

I encourage each person on my team to selfishly (openly, honestly) communicate where, when, and on what she'd like to work, so we can together create a work experience that she loves.

The New Bank Innovation Platform

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

One of the greatest benefits of an open innovation platform for a financial institution is that they can honestly say that they listen to what clients and potential clients want and, perhaps, more importantly what they need.

The 3 Manager Dog Breeds

Women 2.0 | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

I know the names of more dogs than people in my neighborhood. Being a dog lover, I started identifying managers with three dog breeds years ago: the Sheepdog, Golden Retriever, and Greyhound.

Your Workers Hate Their Job -- Here's What You Can Do About It

The Motley Fool | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

Imagine a 10-person bicycle. Three people are pedaling, five are pretending to pedal, and two are jamming the brakes. That's you, corporate America. Here are three (of many) ways you can make life better at work.

Don't Block Your Executive Presence on Email

David Peck | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
David Peck

Building executive presence (EP) is a hot topic from cubicle to corner office. A dash of swagger and reading the room when face to face are crucial; but how do you demonstrate EP on email?

How to Be Positive and Realistic, at the Same Time

Tom Fox | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Kathy Cramer is a psychologist and leadership consultant who specializes in helping leaders and their teams make small shifts in thinking to produce l...

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

Another Poll: The Continuing, Debilitating Impact of Workplace Stress

Douglas LaBier | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

The sources of work-related stress are pervasive, across many companies. Failure to build more positive management cultures in our organizations will lead to yet more surveys that will cite similar findings.

Most Important Tip For Training A Puppy, From Andrea Arden (VIDEO)

Posted 04.28.2014 | MarloThomas

Certified Dog Trainer Andrea Arden shared some expert advice on the single most important tip for training a puppy. "The most important thing is m...

Puppy Training Tips, From Andrea Arden (VIDEO)

Posted 04.28.2014 | MarloThomas

Certified Dog Trainer Andrea Arden gave us some simple, easy tips to navigate the most important puppy parenting priorities. “The three most imp...

Broadcom CIO: The 7 Habits of Innovative CIOs

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Bill Miller Jr., CIO of Broadcom - an extraordinary networking company and incredible partner f...

Managing the Economic Transition in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

For most countries in East-Central Europe, capitalism didn't arrive overnight in 1989 or 1990. Even in the more controlled environments like Romania, people could get a taste of capitalism by buying or trading on the black market. Hungary, on the other hand, was far ahead of its neighbors in this respect.

3 Ways to Get Into the Flow State at Work

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Flow, the state where we feel in command of what we do, execute tasks effortlessly, and perform at our best, was discovered by researchers at the University of Chicago.

4 Things They Don't Teach You in MBA Programs (Though They Really Should)

Simon Tam | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

Having spent six years in two different colleges (for both my Bachelor's as well as Master's), I have a clear idea of what business schools aim to do. However, I also found that there are several things that they don't teach even though they really should.

Not Enough Basketballs? The Too-Much-Talent Effect

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is there such a thing as having too much talent? This is the perennial question facing the owners of big-time sports franchises -- not to mention the managers and coaches and players and fans. Does adding more and more talent add up to ever better team performance?

Can Apps Gauge Emotional Intelligence? Maybe

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Some claim the new phone app MEIT (mobile emotional intelligence test), which shows photos of people's faces and asks you to identify a person's emotions, can tell how emotionally intelligent you are. Maybe, but I'm dubious.