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Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

6 Ways to Create Happy Employees Without Perks

The bottom line? Invest in creating a team of happy employees. There is simply no greater driver of business success.<p>Free lunches. Yoga. Gym Memberships. Pet-friendly offices. In the tech world, every startup's perks one-ups the next. Don't get me wrong, perks are great; they are great for …

Employee Engagement

Effective Strategies to Measure Employee Engagement

Did you know that half of your employees hate their job? It's true, according to a Gallup poll that surveyed 5.4 million employees. Maybe you're even one of the employees that falls into that category. It gets worse though, in addition to the 52 percent who hate their job, another 18 percent claim …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

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4 Things Successful Change Leaders Do Well

We know that two-thirds of large scale transformation efforts fail. But that’s not a terribly helpful piece of information―unless we’re looking for confirmation that this is hard, really hard. What is useful is to understand what leaders can do to substantially increase the odds that their …

4 Things CEOs Want From HR Leadership

Veteran CEO; CEO, Black Box; Founder, Khorus<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The head of HR is frequently, at least in the CEO’s eyes, seen as the low man (or woman) on the executive totem pole. This occurs despite the fact that <i>people</i> are the biggest item on almost every …

Employee Engagement

How to lead change when employees say 'that’s the way we’ve always done things'

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>There is certainly no shortage of advice on what actions …

This Is The Best Cheese For Grilled Cheeses, According To Science

Sure, there's a cheese for every cheese head, but when it comes to making a grilled cheese sandwich, it turns out there's one type of cheese to beat them all.<p>The video below, from the American Chemical Society, shows that it's all about, well, chemistry.<p>It comes down to the pH balance of the cheese …

Most People Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly

Managers know that engaged employees are more effective. But despite the vast amount of employee engagement research out there, very little of it focuses on a person’s primary reason for employment in the first place: getting paid.<p>PayScale, the compensation software company where I work, surveyed …

Toxic workers a drain on the bottom line, but you can spot them, study says

Toxic employees aren't just a drag to have around. They can be a major drag on the bottom line.<p>New research led by Dylan Minor, an assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, found that companies can save far more …

Feedback Is The Killer App: A New Market and Management Model Emerges

<i>A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations.</i><p><i>In this article I discuss this explosive new market and talk about some of the innovative vendors helping</i> …

Employee Engagement

6 Traits of An Engaged Employee

For those who realize it, employee engagement is the magic ingredient and the special sauce that makes all the difference in business. Simply stated, employee engagement is the discretionary effort, willingness, and the ability of employees to contribute to the success of an organization.<p>While …