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The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems

Lurking behind the question of jobs — whether there are enough of them, how hard we should work at them, and what kind the future will bring — is a major problem of job engagement. Too many people are tuned out, turned off, or ready to leave. But there’s one striking exception.<p>The happiest people I …

To Strengthen Your Confidence, Look to Your Past

Confidence. It is an attribute we seek to have and look for in others, especially those in positions of leadership. Yet, time and time again, we meet executives who lack a confident presence. (We also encounter those who are overly confident — to the point that they are blinded by it — but that is …

Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary. Intuitively, one would think that higher pay should produce better results, but scientific evidence indicates that the link between compensation, motivation and performance is much …

Fixing the World’s Infrastructure Problems

We all have a stake in the infrastructure surrounding us — the roads, buildings, power lines, and telephone networks that we rely on daily. How well they’re built and operated is crucial to economic growth and is a key arbiter of an economy’s competitiveness — and yet, virtually <i>every</i> economy faces …

The Unexpected Secret To Being A Great Salesperson

I have a confession to make: I love reading articles and books that show the stuff I already believed was true <i>is</i> true. I think it’s why <i>Good to Great</i> is, hands down, my favorite business book: I spent my entire first reading gleefully thinking to myself “Yes! I <i>knew</i> that! <i>SO</i> right!”<p>And that’s why I …