C. A. J. Da Costa

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Fire Your Chief Happiness Officer

It’s not your employer’s job to make you happy, and that’s probably better for both of you.<p>First, some bad news: Your employer doesn’t really care about making you happy. Now some good news: That’s probably for the best.<p>Over the past two decades or so, conversations about talent have steadily …

The CEO’s role in leading transformation

The CEO helps a transformation succeed by communicating its significance, modeling the desired changes, building a strong top team, and getting …

How to Prevent Superstars Like Bill O’Reilly From Destroying Your Company

The superstars in a company often do not play by the rules. They do whatever they want and treat other people any way they want, because they think …

Account Suspended

5 Reasons Your Top Employee Isn’t Happy

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Invest, Create, Perform: Mastering the three dimensions of growth in the digital age

Growth winners think about growth in new ways and pursue it across multiple dimensions.<p><b>Growth isn’t just about</b> building value; it’s fundamental to …

Collaboration Overload Is a Symptom of a Deeper Organizational Problem

Many leaders are now aware of the dangers of collaboration overload and collaboration-tool overload in the workplace. The evidence continues to mount that, for many organizations, the costs associated with meetings, emails, IMs and other forms of workforce collaboration now exceed the benefits.<p>But …

3 Reasons Your Employees Are Miserable at Work (and What to Do About It) | Inc.com

Patrick Lencioni, renowned business consultant and bestselling author of <i>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team</i>, knows a thing or two about organizational health.<p>In his sixth fable released in 2015, <i>The Truth About Employee Engagement,</i> he hits it out of the park again with a topic that anyone who has ever …

Employee Engagement

10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

How can you prepare your company -- whether it is large or small -- to play a leading role in the next industrial revolution, the one that is caused …

Facing up to digital disruption: Reinventing the core with bold business strategy

A solid, industry-specific digital strategy and cutting-edge execution can set the stage for increased revenue growth and a better return on …

The Startup Idea Matrix

I meet a lot of people who are interested in starting a company, but haven’t found an idea they are excited to work on for the next 5 to 10 years.<p>I …

Startups

What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?

Walk half a city block in downtown Washington, and there is a good chance that you will pass an economist. People with advanced training in the field shape policy on subjects as varied as how health care is provided, broadcast licenses auctioned or air pollution regulated.<p>Turn on cable news, and …

The key to responsible and responsive leadership — the humanities

Peter Salovey, President, Yale University<p>In our complex and interconnected world, we need leaders of imagination, understanding, and emotional …

Humanities

Tips for Finding the Right Balance Among Managing, Doing and Leading

<i>Sarah Schott is vice president and chief compliance officer at Northwestern Mutual.</i><p>One of the biggest challenges managers face is making the best use of time. There never seems to be enough time to check everything off the to-do list. So on any given day, what should be tackled first? Supporting …

Time Management

How Writing Makes You a More Influential Leader | Inc.com

Information moves quickly. Tweets, blog posts, photos and more can be shared with millions of people seconds after they are created, and we can monitor global news from our living rooms in real-time. This ease of communication gives everyone the ability to share ideas on the fly through writing, …

Creative Writing

10 happiest countries in the world in 2017 | CNN Travel

Why People Use Information Avoidance to Choose Their Own Reality

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University pinpointed the strategies that modern people rely on more and more to support their own versions of …

Critical Thinking

Stone Age Marketing: Storytelling Strategies From SXSW

I heard from my friend and former colleague Don Osmond this week about a marketing session he directed at SXSW. He’d expected the topic–#StoneAgeMarketing—to draw 200 people. To his surprise, 1,000 attended. (Producers found another room. It was fine).<p>I have known Don (yes, the oldest son of …

Marketing

The New Rules of Employee Performance Management | Inc.com

When I say the words "Performance management," what's your first reaction?<p>Maybe you immediately flash back to uncomfortable annual reviews you've had - ones where you sat, pensively, opposite an intimidating boss who was trying to encapsulate a year's worth of performance into a single, summarized …

Employee Engagement

Brian Helmick: Tips for Creating a Profitable Startup

If you’re not ready to be uncomfortable, you’re not ready to be an entrepreneur.<p>One of the dilemmas for many would-be entrepreneurs who think they …

Entrepreneurship

Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting

Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer at Uber, recently wrote about her “very, very strange year at Uber,” characterized by a pervasive culture of alleged sexual harassment. The dispatch included disturbing and potentially illegal managerial activities, such as Fowler’s boss telling her …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

How to Keep Your Team Focused and Productive During Uncertain Times

Uncertainty is uncomfortable for everyone. Whether it’s political turmoil or a reorganization at your company, employees who are concerned about their future are likely to be distracted and unproductive. What should a manager do? How can you keep people focused while also helping them cope with the …

A Simple Exercise Can Help Women Overcome Self-Doubt to Succeed

More than 35 years after the term “glass ceiling” was coined, women still are dramatically underrepresented in top business leadership. Although efforts to recruit and develop women, ensure fair practices, and eliminate bias are as important as ever, are there any new ideas to help companies …

Interactive Storytelling: How to Make Your Content Strategy Soar in 2017 (with Examples and Stats)

One of the keys to content marketing success is differentiation.<i>How can you provide unique value nobody else is offering?</i>For a long time, “content …

Y Combinator opens registration for its free Startup School online course

Y Combinator is making its Startup School event available to more people in the form of a massively open online course (MOOC). Starting today, you can register for a spot to watch the various industry leaders and entrepreneurs that the startup program has lined up to guest lecture during this …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

9 Mind-Blowing Content Curation Tools to Boost Your Traffic and Engagement

If you are always creating new content, it can burn a deep hole in your marketing budget…<p>A great way to publish more content, without actually …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Plastic surgery is on the rise for men.<p>11:35 a.m. Today11:35 a.m. June 19, 2018<p>This 22-year-old man saw his mother lose everything during the Great …

Die Hard

Innovating On The Edge Of Chaos -- Getting To Haier Ground

<i>This article is part of a series about how organizations can survive their day after tomorrow by focusing on radical innovation. Read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 and part 6.</i><p>Starting a business is hard. Startups are idealized a lot these days, but the truth is that they are nothing but …

Innovation