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World of Work: Performance reviews a ‘discredited ritual’

Research shows Irish businesses need to radically alter staff feedback processes

News (Ireland)

Watching Too Much TV Is Bad for You, Even If You Also Exercise

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>The more time you spend watching television, the greater your risk may be for blood clots, according to a new …

Health

Managers Aren’t Doing Enough to Train Employees for the Future

As topics like automation, artificial intelligence, and skills retraining dominate conversations about the future of work, some predict catastrophic job loss and a dystopian future where legions of unskilled workers languish unemployable in the margins. Others, like O’Reilly Media’s Tim O’Reilly, …

Human Resources

Great Coaches Are More Than Results, They're Magic

Like most Taylor Swift songs, the Australian national anthem has gotten a lot of play. Between 1995 and 2005, a steady stream of Australian triathletes swam, biked, and ran their way to World Championship and Olympic Gold medals. And they didn’t stop there. Australia’s triathletes—particularly the …

One phone call from Roy Halladay makes lasting impact on...

Roy Halladay

Marine veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan completes his final marathon of 31-day stretch

Rob Jones braved the cold weather on Veterans Day to complete his mission: running 31 marathons in 31 days.

Veterans

You Can’t ‘Make Up’ for Lost Sleep

Here’s a polite reminder that you can’t “catch up” on sleep. That is, if you didn’t sleep well several nights this week — because you were out late …

Wellness

Poor Social Skills A Danger To One's Physical, Mental Health, Study Finds

<b>TUCSON, Ariz. —</b> For some, feeling a growing mass of stress weighing on their shoulders may actually be the result of poor social skills, a new study …

Psychology

Make Learning a Lifelong Habit

I recently worked my way through Edmund Morris’s first two Teddy Roosevelt biographies, <i>The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt</i> and <i>Theodore Rex</i>. Roosevelt wasn’t without flaws, but he was by nearly all accounts fascinating and intellectually voracious. He published his first book, <i>The Naval War of 1812</i>, at 23 …

Learning

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as your senior year of high school, on your admissions application. Yet there’s a good chance you’ll change your mind. The Education Department says that about 30 percent of students switch majors at least once.<p>Students get plenty of advice about …

College & University

Michael Chang vs. Ivan Lendl: 25 Years After French Open Battle | The New York Times

HR Technology For 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead

I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions for 2018,” I describe the details. In this article I’ll summarize the ten big changes going on.<p><b>1. A Massive</b> …

Innovation

How much of your life do you spend eating? Grooming? Watching TV?

A day in the life of an average American.<p>Breathtaking moments might linger in your memory, But they’re not what make up a life. It’s the minutes spent cleaning the toilet and choosing a not-too-hard avocado that add up. We spend most of our time zoning out or fussing about the lines at the grocery …

Men's Health

Low morale is contagious—but active listening can cure the sickness

Several years ago, I was working on a team saddled with a pessimistic manager. He bullied and disparaged his employees and created a cold, unfriendly environment. When the supervisor went away on business, I experienced a palpable difference in the office. My co-workers and I were happier, …

Leadership

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

8 Signs You're a Perfectionist (and Why It's Toxic to Your Mental Health)

Studies say that true perfectionists aren't really trying to be perfect, they are avoiding not being good enough.<p>People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's …

Self-improvement

Which is Better: Discipline or Motivation?

It takes a consistent effort to truly manage our valuable time.<p>When it's time to get something done there two ways to kick yourself into gear.<p>The first, and most popular, way is by motivating yourself. The second, which isn't as widely used, is through self-discipline.<p>But, how different are they? …

Self-improvement

Three Rules For Creating Workplace Rituals To Improve Company Culture

SYPartners’ Joshua-Michéle Ross and Andy Chern explain how to develop tricks to eliminate pain points in the work process.<p>How can employees change their company’s engrained culture from within? SYPartners’ principal Joshua-Michéle Ross believes the deepest of corporate cultural transformations can …

The Workplace

Why You Can't Rely On Your Company To Advance Your Career

There was a time, decades ago, when your company managed your career for you. Things were more static then. The company made plans for how you would advance in your career, and they provided what you needed to get there. Today, with tenure waning, global competition increasing, and work structures …

Careers

This Is How To Make Life Magical – Scientifically: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

I was hesitant to write this. I’m the guy who talks about using evidence-backed stuff — scientific research — to get real results. But now I’m going …

Self-help

How to Find -- And Solve -- The Right Business Problems

Your organization may be stellar at problem solving, but is it finding the right problems to solve? What’s worked for you in the past might not lead to breakthroughs much longer, according to SAP Chief Design Officer Sam Yen.<p>“The things that made you successful five years ago, 10 years ago, 15 …

Design Thinking

A Simple Way To Hack Your Brain To Finally Get That Thing Done

It takes five steps, says psychology professor Art Markman, to finally change your habits and meet your goal, or help someone else meet theirs.<p>Chances are you have a big goal (write a book, start a business, lose weight, get organized) that makes your list of New Year’s resolutions year after year. …

Productivity

Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable

What product managers can learn from jazz musicians - From my keynote at the Mind the Product conference, San Francisco Davies Symphony Hall on May …

Jazz

Is this Japanese concept the secret to a long, happy, meaningful life?

What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, …

Ikigai

Want to Improve Your Autopilot Mode for Repetitive Tasks? Scientists Just Found a Way

A new study found a portion of the brain lights up when we do repetitive tasks. There may be a way to train yourself to use this autopilot mode faster and better.<p>Your brain does not <i>turn off</i> when you drive a car or wash the dishes. A new study in the UK found that there's a different region of the …

The Brain

Why Are Your Employees Quitting? A Study Says It Comes Down to Any of These 6 Reasons

According to Gallup, 75 percent of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers.<p>If your company is looking for some guidance on how to keep employees from jumping ship, according to Gallup research, most employees quit for a few explainable reasons. But the reasons your best people leave …

The Workplace

You Need an Accountability Partner. (Or a Punch in the Nose.)

My friends, I’m willing to bet that there’s something important you want to do. Badly. Problem is, you’re just not doing it.<p>Isn’t that frustrating?<p>It certainly has been in my life. In fact, I’ve found it so frustrating that I created a game to help. It’s called “Punch You in the Face.” Here’s how …

Financial Planning

This Is Why No One Understands What You’re Saying

No matter what the specific issue is, it’s your problem to fix. Here’s what to do about your office miscommunications.<p>There are some days when it feels like no one is listening. Your boss isn’t understanding the project problems you discussed. Your team isn’t getting results. Your new intern can’t …

Leadership

We Can All Agree These 16 Things Make Us Miserable at Work

From unfair pay to working on vacation, here are some of the most common complaints of workers.<p>When it comes to leading a successful business, understanding the wants and needs of your employees is vital. Not only that, but actually paying attention and building relationships with these people is …

The Workplace