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Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

You can learn a lot about effective leadership from just a few, short sentences.<p>Just under a year ago, Microsoft launched a Twitter bot by the name of Tay (officially, Tay.ai), in an attempt to advance how artificial intelligence communicates with humans in real time. Things took a vicious turn, …

Leadership

Engaging Your Employees Starts Exactly Where You Think It Does

For years it’s been clear that as modes of communication and collaboration in the workplace have gone through digital disruption the impact on …

How to sleep better and enhance your writing

How's your sleep lately?<p>Sleep isn’t just about being a functioning human being; it also has a lot to do with <i>writing</i>. That’s because sleep affects …

Stop thinking in “Features”

How asking “Why?” builds better products<p>People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it<p>In his TED talk from 2011, Simon Sinek presented a …

2 Things the Best Workplaces Have in Common

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

How To Tell Stories Like TED Speakers

Would you like the secret to delivering a speech that is as powerful as a TED talk?<p>Akash Karia studied over 200 of the most popular TED talks for his book, <i>TED Talks Storytelling</i>. He analyzed the structure, message and delivery of each speech. What he discovered was that the “magic ingredient” that …

Public Speaking

55 Useful and Inspiring Websites Perfect for a Quick Work Break

How often do you find yourself with weird breaks in your day—breaks that are too short to get any real work done, but too long to just sit there? If …

Engaged Employees Less Likely to Have Health Problems

Actively disengaged employees are more likely than their engaged peers to experience a wide range of health issues, including stress, high blood …

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

What Job-Hopping Employees Are Looking For

Employees seek jobs with new companies because they want to do what they do best at work.

Gallup, ILO Partner to Conduct Global Poll on Women at Work

The International Labour Organization (ILO), a UN agency soon to celebrate its centenary, and Gallup launched their joint Global Women at Work …

Science of Engagement: the key is trust

<i>An understanding of some aspects of how the brain is ‘wired’ can help you to increase the likelihood of people being engaged at work and avoid</i> …

Employee Engagement

We Forced Our Company To Communicate Only Through Snapchat

Snapchat was the first social network I was too old to understand.<p>I joined Facebook as it first rolled out on campuses when I was in my junior year of college. I joined Twitter and Instagram in the very early days and even snagged my first name @gregory as my username on both. I scoffed at people …

Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Many people and a host of commentators instinctively recoiled at the callous management practices described in a scathing <i>New York Times</i> article last month about Amazon. So did Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive. In a memo to Amazon employees, he wrote, “Our tolerance for any …

Ahead in business - Learn, Innovate, Lead

Sorry, we can not find the page you are looking for<p>If you think this page should be here please contact us at [email protected], stating how you got …

Why your company's CMO might be its next CEO

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Office 2016 for Mac brings the first overhaul of Microsoft's tools on OS X in 5 years

Microsoft’s plan to broaden the appeal of its subscription-based Office 365 service took another step forward today with the official launch of Office 2016 for Mac.<p>Already available across Windows, Android and iOS devices, the introduction of a new version for OS X – the first in five years – …

Software
Apps

Supporting Employees After the Sudden Death of a CEO

Few things feel as though the earth has stopped spinning on its axis like the sudden death of a loved one. For an organization, the unexpected …

Employee Engagement Depends on What Happens Outside of the Office

Companies spend over $720 million each year on employee engagement, and that’s projected to rise to over $1.5 billion. And yet, employee engagement is at record lows — 13% according to perennial engagement survey leader Gallup. What’s wrong here? Perhaps human resources leaders are spending their …

Bold Leadership: The 4 Steps That Take Leaders To Another Level

In college, my daughter was dating the man she wanted to marry, but he hadn’t made his mind up about her. He was dating another girl and my daughter at the same time. After a few weeks of this spilt relationship my daughter confidently told him, “I don’t want to be with someone who doesn’t want to …

Interior Design

Employees Are Responsible for Their Engagement Too

Story Highlights<p><i>30% of U.S. employees and 13% of workers worldwide are engaged</i>• <i><br>Being engaged links to personal and organizational performance</i>• <i><br>Employees</i> …