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Who New CEOs Fire First

<i>New research by RHR international shows which executives incoming CEOs are likely to replace, and highlights some differences between first-time CEOs and more seasoned chief executives. I interviewed Dr. David Astorino, Global Practice Leader for Senior Team Effectiveness, about the findings. Below</i> …

Your Brain at Work

When Apple fanatics lined up to get the new iPhone in 2011, the New York Times published an op-ed titled “You Love Your iPhone. Literally.” It described an unpublished experiment in which the author scanned the brains of 16 people as they heard and watched audio and video of ringing or vibrating …

How Apps Could Help Firefighters Combat Wildfires

U.S. Forest Service is testing various apps to arm firefighters with lifesaving information out in the field.<p>When it comes to wildfires, the slightest change in weather can have disastrous consequences for firefighters in the field. Developing app technology for smartphones and tablets could …

One Story That Explains How Successful People Think

I love to give the following puzzle to new team members at our companies, Likea ble Media and Likeable Local:<p>Using four straight lines and never taking your finger off of your screen, connect all nine dots below:<p>It's easy, of course, to connect the nine dots with just three lines, if you take your …

Oregon's New College Plan Offers "Free" Tuition To Students

This would allow students to graduate without a heavy burden of student debt in front of them. My student loan payments are definitely higher than 3 percent of my income at the moment, so, in my view, this would be more than manageable.<p>The plan, which is called "Pay it Forward, Pay it Back," was …

These Are The People Most Likely To Get Canned If A New CEO Arrives

In an interview with the Harvard Business Review, RHR executive David Astorino said that one of the biggest and most consistent regrets from new CEOs is that they don't fire people fast enough.<p>"They almost always say, 'I knew in my gut that was not going to work with that individual, and I wish I …

13 Expensive Side Projects Keeping The Biggest Names In Tech Busy

Few seem to heed the spirit of this message like the founders, CEOs, and other inventive souls of the tech community.<p>Elon Musk famously runs SpaceX, his private rocket company, alongside Tesla, his electric car company. Two other notable technology figureheads each have their own private rocket …

Nordstrom Could Start Using Pinterest To Make Merchandising Decisions

The retailer is testing showcasing the most popular items on Pinterest in various departments of its physical stores.<p>Nordstrom, which has 4.5 million users on the social network, is the first retailer to test this approach. Popular items on Pinterest are displayed with a red tag identifying them as …

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How To Praise Workers Without Sounding Phony

I've done a lot to combat my craving for gold stars. I also try hard to give other people the gold stars they deserve.<p>But it's not always easy to dole out those gold stars in an effective way. Here are seven ideas:<p>1. <b>Be specific</b>. Vague praise doesn't make much of an impression.<p>2. <b>Find a way to praise</b> …

How To Escape From Terrible Decisions

When we make a choice that doesn't work out, we find it remarkably difficult to cut our losses and walk away. Think about the last time you waited for 45 minutes at a restaurant, and there was no sign that your table would be ready in the near future. You should have probably headed to another …

Why Founders Often Make Terrible CEOs

Of course there are many successful ones too, including Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Larry Ellison.<p>The difference may come down to how well founders demonstrate the 15 core principles of leadership, according to Michael Useem, professor of management at the Wharton School and author of "The …

Why Your Job Might Hate You Back

Many people, over time, grow to dislike and even hate their jobs. You may be one of those people. What you once loved - if you ever truly loved it - is now a source of disillusionment, anxiety, and stress.<p>You're sick of your job. But like in any relationship your feelings may not be one-sided. Your …