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Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Leadership

Are Processes Slowing Your Company Down? Try These 8 Simplifying Tips

Prohibiting left turns may seem like a strange way to simplify, but this single decision has hugely impacted UPS. As a result of its drivers avoiding left turns, the company saves 10 million gallons of gas annually, delivers 350,000 more packages every year, and it reduced its average time per …

Management

Korn Ferry

A global shortage of highly skilled employees could dramatically drive up salaries for the most in-demand workers, adding more than $2.5 trillion in …

Salaries & Wages

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

This 95-Year Stanford Study Reveals 1 Secret to Living a Longer, More Fulfilling Life

This decades-long study shows that living an easy, stress-free life won't make you happier -- and definitely won't help you live longer.<p>What will make you happy? What will make you feel fulfilled? What will help you live a longer, healthier life?<p>Good questions.<p>Enter Lewis Terman with an …

Happiness

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

The Rise of Behavioral Economics and Its Influence on Organizations

Richard Thaler, the University of Chicago professor who just won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, has inspired scholars across different disciplines and fundamentally changed the way we think about human behavior. He is considered the father of <i>behavioral economics</i> — a relatively new …

The World’s Highest Paid Expats Live in This Place

Go East, expatriates looking to make the big bucks.<p>Mumbai, India’s financial, commercial and entertainment capital, tops global rankings for expat …

Want to Make Your Employees More Productive? Use This 1 Tool

It's not sexy, but it sure works.<p>Just a few years back, I was working in the office at 9 pm. I was swigging what must've been my fifth cup of coffee that night, and the numbers on my Excel spreadsheet were starting to blur in front of my eyes.<p>I was officially burned out.<p>I didn't know it at that …

Employment

Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

Management

The Death of Clothing

By Lindsey RuppLindsey Rupp, Chloe WhiteakerChloe Whiteaker, Matt TownsendMatt Townsend and Kim BhasinKim Bhasin<p>The apparel industry has a big …

Best HR Articles of 2017

<b>1. The Psychology of People Analytics</b><p><i>By Tom Haak in Analytics in HR</i><p>The attention to people analytics has increased enormously over the last few …

Artificial Intelligence

How to create an agile organization

Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the paths can vary, survey …

Management

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

Motivation

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

Most self-made millionaires follow this one simple rule — and so can you

Feel like you’re constantly spinning your wheels when it comes to saving money only to end up in the red each month? You may think that getting a …

Personal Finance

How to Make Your India Business Trip a Breeze

Have a business trip to India planned but not sure what to do or say? Here are some tips to help make sure you get the best result. (Source: …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

Self-improvement

Are long hours the secret to success? Here’s how to maximize your productivity to get ahead at work.

Superbowl-winning football coach Jon Gruden used to wake up every morning at 3:17 a.m. to the Notre Dame fight song. Even when that clock “expired of …

Time Management

6 Secrets to a Happier Life

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Whether you’re a web designer, …

Mindfulness

7 Must-Have Traits You Want in Your Future Leaders

Companies worldwide are experiencing a leadership shortage. The smart ones will identify leaders with these characteristics to move them forward.<p>Recent research has proven that we're experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale. Eight-five percent of companies have reported an …

Leadership

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

The transition to management requires a transformation of thought.<p>The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google …

Emotional Intelligence

The One Secret That Made Warren Buffett the Best Investor in the World

The eighth wonder of the world is compound interest.<p><i>If a trader makes 100-200% annual returns, then how is Warren Buffett the best investor in the world? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</b> …

Investing

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull …

workimprovement

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

Organizational culture is largely invisible

- What have the invisible man and the organizational culture in commonToo many leaders assume they know what their organizational culture is. Often …

10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work

Work isn't recess but it shouldn't be detention, either.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important …

Happiness

Steve Hansen: All Blacks far superior to Super Rugby teams, this is the hardest squad I have ever had to pick

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, who has named a 33-man squad rich in quality and potency, said that he had yet to detect any X-factor in the Lions and warned Warren Gatland that if he thinks there is little difference between Super Rugby and internationals he is in a for a rude awakening.<p>Hansen …

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning

As Machines Take Jobs, Companies Need to Get Creative About Making New Ones

Jobs in retail, transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture are highly vulnerable to technological change. Retailers such as Macy’s and The Limited are closing hundreds of stores and cutting tens of thousands of jobs as people buy more and more products online, and others are testing robotic …

Innovation