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The Continued Stupidity Of The New York Times

The New York Times Company released its earnings today and while earnings grew due to lower costs, its revenues actually fell slightly to $485.4 million from $489.8 million.<p>On the surface it seems like a fairly lukewarm earnings report. However, dig a little bit deeper and it appears that it is, in …

How Salesforce And Deloitte Tackle Employee Engagement With Gamification

With less than 30 percent of workers today committed to and satisfied with their work, leaders need to find ways to change their employees’ attitudes and habits. One route runs through non-financial recognition and rewards. Badgeville Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder Kris Duggan suggests that …

How to Hire Great Employees

Investors say they invest in people as much as they invest in ideas, and when it comes to your company, it is not just top management that can make or break your business. Unpleasant or dissatisfied employees, poorly trained workers, rapid turnover, or a toxic work environment can all predestine …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …

Where Should A New CEO Focus First?

Long-standing CEOs almost universally say their number one job is to own and drive vision and values. At the same time, their common regret is not moving faster to get people in appropriate roles. Reflecting back, CEOs talk about how surprised they were by how lonely the job is, and both the …

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …

Time Management

7 Terrible Management Fads That Just Won't Die

Contrary to what you might think, management fads aren't fads because they're something new. Quite the contrary, what makes them fads is that companies glom onto these decades-old ideas as panaceas... one after the other after the other.<p>Here's how to ensure that you can still get work done and …