What do CEOs and their HR chiefs talk about? With luck, they talk about everything — about hiring, and the state of the organization, and upcoming events. I hope they talk about who’s getting promoted
In this presentation, we go through ten essential pillars of employee engagement. These are things that managers need to keep in mind when trying to engage and retain their employees. All ten of these
Few toys have caught the imagination of children everywhere more than LEGOs -- the multi-colored plastic blocks that can snap together to construct houses, castles, space ships or fantastical imaginary
There has been a bit of a furor recently as both Apple and Microsoft let go key senior executives (Scott Forstall and Steve Sinofsky, respectively) who were both categorized variously as "abrasive," "difficult,"
This fall, Starbucks hauled 1,000 lighting instruments, 445 chain motors, 120 speakers, 21 projection screens, and 5,000 live coffee plants to the conference center in Houston and spent three weeks installing
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No, writing: “Get better or you’re fired” on a Post-it is not the answer. What’s it like to work without any feedback? To JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson, it’s like “driving a car with no speedometer, to
The ultimate in creepy-yet-inevitable marketing tech has arrived: supermarket shelves that track the age and gender of passing customers. Supermarket giant Mondelez International, whose portfolio includes
Here's the way it works. To get ahead at Amazon, your boss has to debate why you deserve a promotion with other managers from the company. If he or she makes an effective case on your behalf, then you
While there are many different ways to create such a culture, the five points listed below will help guide whatever approach you ultimately take. Therefore, bear in mind that: Operational efficiency is
Far too often, companies ask who they want to hire before figuring out what, exactly, they're hiring for. In a recent post on LinkedIn, Lou Adler, CEO of The Adler Group, describes this problem as "defining
Many of us strive to climb the corporate ladder as quickly as possible—but plenty of others are perfectly satisfied on the lower rungs and have no desire whatsoever to move up. “I think it’s very common
According to a recent poll, most Americans stay connected to the office while on vacation. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Does it? The latest issue of Fast Company is about the #unplug movement–taking
Google’s VP of search products and user experience shares the rules that gives the search company its innovative edge. 1. INNOVATION, NOT INSTANT PERFECTION. “There are two different types of programmers.
According to a recent survey, about 18% of companies believe their own innovation strategy is delivering a competitive advantage. How can that be changed? I’m looking over green fields on the rolling of