Miguel Miranda

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Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

“We have a great culture.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean?<p>Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No.<p>Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no.<p>The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Facebook's HR Team Discovered the Surprising Reason Why People Quit Their Jobs (and It's Not Because of Bad Bosses) | Inc.com

Raise your hand if you've heard the saying, "People leave managers, not companies." That should be the majority of us, as the research over the years keeps telling us this is a big reason for employee turnover: Boss sucks = people Quit.<p>Facebook's HR and People Growth team thought the same, so when …

Employment

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After poring through a mountain-load of data, obtained from in-person interviews, questionnaires, medical …

Happiness

Succession Planning: What the Research Says

All CEOs will inevitably leave office, yet research has long shown that most organizations are ill-prepared to replace them. In this article, we review the most salient studies of succession planning and offer context from experts on the process of picking new leaders for organizations.<p>Boards …

The Traits of Leaders Who Do Things Fast and Well

An exceptional leader we know would occasionally get a question from his direct reports in a variety of forms but with the common message, “Do you want this done fast or right?” His answer was always the same: “Yes!” He chose not to compromise on either dimension. For this leader and for most …

A Better Way for Employers to Procure Health Care

Procurement of goods and services is at the heart of good business practice. U.S. companies manage their supply chains with diligence to ensure suppliers meet their standards for quality and affordability, but the vast majority don’t behave in this fashion when purchasing health care services. It …

CEOs Agree—This Morning Habit Is the Key to Success

The average adult makes about 35,000 decisions—<i>every day.</i> Yes, if you've ever felt like your mind is a snow globe that's been turned upside down, …

Time Management

A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do

Despite the huge impact executives can have on their organizations, failure rates remain high. Prescriptions for what to do continue to fall short. So we wondered: If we closely studied the executives who succeed in top jobs once appointed, could we identify distinguishing features that set them …

Mark 6:30-31 NLT; The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had done and taught. Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.

The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had done and taught. Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a …

Limor Fried of Adafruit: Your Cause Should Be the Engine That Drives Your Company Forward

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Daddy, are there any boy engineers?”<p>That’s a question that a little girl asked her father after watching a video tutorial that Limor Fried, the founder and CEO of Adafruit, hosts every Wednesday. “Because all I see on this show are women …

Poor Employee Engagement Is the Biggest Retail Fail of 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you had to think of a list of retail fails, the majority of them would probably have to do with the way a company interacts with customers. Maybe a product launch left a lot to be desired, or perhaps customer service took it on the …

Zuckerbergs' philanthropy effort tests uncharted waters

The announcement Tuesday by Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan said the couple would donate 99 percent of their shares in Facebook over their lifetime to causes "to improve the lives of all those coming into this world."<p>The new Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aims "to advance human potential and promote …

6 Rules for Building and Scaling Company Culture

Great founders start businesses not to create a company but to solve a problem, to serve a calling, and to understand that they have a purpose that can actually make a meaningful difference. But of course, they also want their businesses to survive – and thrive – after they’ve moved on.<p>Great …

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

Writer<p>Hailed as a founder of realism, he shook the 19th century literary scene with his unflinching take on Parisian society.<p>Honoré de …

Nothing Fixes a Bad Manager

Companies seem to try everything imaginable to fix their workplaces, except the only thing that matters: Naming the right person manager.<p>Leaders go …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways to Reward Great Employees Besides Money | Inc.com

When your company is underperforming, many employers assume that cash incentives will turn up the volume. All employees are delighted by a raise or a bonus, right? Sure, for about five minutes. It turns out money isn't actually everything when getting a high-powered team to meet goals and …

Seth's Blog

The plumber, the roofer and the electrician sell us a cure. They come to our house, fix the problem, and leave.<p>The consultant, the doctor (often) and …

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

How Companies Can Attract the Best College Talent

Over the past year, my firm Collegefeed met with more than 300 companies to understand their college hiring strategies and tactics — from employers with large university hiring infrastructures to recently funded start-ups looking to hire fresh grads, interns, and young alum.<p>Not surprisingly, 84% …

How to Make Training a Catalyst for Real Change

Too often, training programs fail to deliver. Here are some guidelines for programs that will create meaningful change in your company.<p>Training alone …

Why Your Company Must Be Mission-Driven

A clear mission inspires employee engagement, fosters customer engagement, and helps boost company performance -- among other benefits<p>Let's face it, …

Great Brands Never Have to “Give Back”

A recent headline, “JCPenney Releases 2013 Sustainability Report,” reads like the punch line to a bad joke. Apparently the struggling department store company, which is closing 33 underperforming stores and incurred a net loss of nearly $500 million in its last reported quarter, felt it was …

Infographic: Habits of the Wealthiest People

This infographic, developed by NowSourcing, illustrates the traits common amongst the world's richest people.<p>SUCCESS Staff<p>Source: …

Danny Meyer to 'Treps: Put Your Employees First, Customers Will Follow | Inc.com

Danny Meyer isn't usually late for anything--let alone a speaking engagement before a room full of entrepreneurs. But he had a good reason: It's bone-chillingly cold in New York City and the famed restaurateur behind restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Cafe and Shake Shack wanted to give …

Sales Strategies: How to Give Customers Exactly What They Want | Inc.com

Regardless of what you're selling and whom you're selling it to, there is one thing that your customers want more than anything else: They want your product to be <i>easy.</i> There are three aspects to this:<p><b>1. Be easy to understand.</b><p>Customers are in a constant state of information overload, even more so …

Customers

Startup Founders Spill: What I Look For In New Hires

All employers know that there’s a difference between a good hire and an excellent one.<p>At startups, though, that difference is rarely about someone’s resume, education, or experience. What really distinguishes the standout candidates from the rest are those intangible qualities—like passion, …