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How to Create Trust and Keep Motivation High at Your Company

Building a culture of trust and motivation within a business is a two-way street built largely on communication.<p>Building a culture of trust and motivation within a business is a two-way street built largely on communication. Both employees and management should commit to open dialogue across the …

Leadership

Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team's Productive Power

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 07, 2017</b><p>Managing Your Scarcest Resources. Business leaders know that the key to competitive success is smart management of scarce resources. That's why companies allocate their financial capital so carefully. But capital today is cheap and abundant, no longer a …

Harvard Business Review

You can tell how happy employees are by looking at these subtle details of office design

One morning last week, I opened the office refrigerator and saw that a gallon of milk had spilled inside. It was 8:30am, and I was facing my first moral test of the day: Would I clean it up, or shut the door and slowly back away?<p>At my old job, I’m sad to say, I might have ignored the spill. The job …

The Workplace

5 SuperPowers of Successful Sales Account Executives with David Kahn #156 - Sales Babble Sales Podcast | Sales Training | Sales Consulting |Sales Coaching

By onMarch 21, 2017 in Mindset, sales skills training<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS<p>5 Superpowers of Successful Sales Account Executives<p>David Kahn …

Three Ways to Assess Someone’s Ethics

What if unethical behaviors emitted a visible indicator? That’s the premise of a great book I just finished, <i>Smoke</i> by Dan Vyleta. Set in Victorian-era …

Ethics

The Problem with Saying “My Door Is Always Open”

If you are in an influential position, you have probably said words to the effect of “My door is always open.” You likely meant this declaration very genuinely. You might well feel that you are a pretty approachable sort of person and that others feel comfortable coming to you with their issues and …

Leadership

The Case Against Authentic Leadership: Five Ways to Fake It 'Til You Are It

Why do people applaud the idea “just be yourself?” In reality, we need to consistently strive to be better then ourselves. Does this make us …

Body Language

Why Bringing Compassion to Work is Good for Business

“You don’t have to be in HR to expand your role to include compassion. Everybody can be important for noticing if something’s going wrong, or if …

Mindfulness

What's Blocking Corporate Creativity?

<i>In today’s unforgiving business environment, it can sometimes be difficult to squeeze often-elusive creative thinking into workplace processes.</i> …

Creativity

Exponential growth devours and corrupts

There is no higher God in Silicon Valley than growth. No sacrifice too big for its craving altar. As long as you keep your curve exponential, all …

Angry Birds

the secret language of successful leaders

Becoming acutely aware of the actual words we and others use opens us up to the inner workings of the brain and helps us to leverage those natural …

Leadership

Workplace Initiations: Six Ways to Build a More Loyal Team

I was meeting with a few colleagues last week discussing our companys’ onboarding practices. It was interesting to hear how they welcomed newcomers. …

10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

First, though, a look back at my editor’s letter from that first Most Innovative Companies issue, in early 2008, just as the Great Recession was beginning to unfold. It was a very different time, and yet echoes of that past still resonate:<p>I sometimes look up at an airplane flying overhead and …

Innovation

Have a Fear of Losing? Self-Esteem Won’t Help, You Need Self-Compassion

What motivates you to pursue success? I’m not referring to money or fame; those are the products of success. What I’m asking is when you set your …

Why Becoming A Leader Makes Some People More Unethical | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

That’s the findings of the latest study from Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of management at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Kennedy says she had a hunch that high-ranking executives had more difficulty accurately perceiving ethical problems, even though previous …

Leadership

You're Happy and You Know It - Why You Probably Shouldn't Show It

<i>The pursuit of happiness is so intrinsic to the American psyche that the phrase was written into the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But new</i> …

Psychology

Why You’ll Never Do Your Best Work Alone | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

We still cling to the notion that groundbreaking creative work happens in isolation.<p>Thomas Edison worked with dozens of “muckers” who built and tested his ideas. Was he not a true inventor?<p>“The life of an artist, [or of] any kind of creator, is fraught with discouragement. You need people to …

Leadership

How to Boost Your Performance through Rituals with James Lipton

How do you prepare yourself for a new activity? I didn’t put too much thought into this until I was at a conference a few years ago. I can’t remember …

Productivity

The Elephant in the Room: Why Silly Corporate Buzzwords Catch On

<i>You hear it in offices everywhere: “the elephant in the room,” “when the rubber hits the road” and talking “at the 20,000-foot level.” These</i> …

Wharton School

How ‘Fake News’ Damages Your Company and What You Can Do About It

Since the election, the idea of “fake news” has been prominently debated. Whether from willful blindness or a general sense of gullibility, stories …

Fake News

A Strategy For Steady Leadership in an Unsteady World

Management is tough enough in normal times. But what are leaders to do when their companies are buffetted by global uncertainty? Bill George explains …

Leadership

The people power of transformations

A new survey suggests that for their transformations to succeed, organizations need employee buy-in at all levels, consistent communication, and …

Psychologists explain why name-dropping basically always backfires

Last summer, I was invited to a fancy conference with lots of smart people. Many of them were writers and editors at top publications—the kinds of people whose careers I hoped to emulate.<p>At age 22, with less than a year of work experience, I was self-conscious about how little I’d accomplished by …

Psychology

Nine Ways to Be a More Assertive Leader with Logan/Wolverine

When I’m asked about core leadership traits, of course I mention ethics and communication and all the other basic competencies of anyone striving to …

Body Language

The four building blocks of change

Four key actions influence employee mind-sets and behavior. Here’s why they matter.<p><b>Large-scale organizational change</b> has always been difficult, and …

Psychology

Why Leaders Cannot Be Indifferent to the Truth: Part 4— 10 Ways to Create a Culture of Trust

<i>Check out Part 1 of this series where we discuss the logical fallacy of believing you are entitled to your opinion, Part 2 involving the destruction</i> …

University of California

Why Do Leadership And Organisational Integrity Matter?

By PUVANAESWARY RAJASEGARAN<p>In 2015, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) started investigation into alleged complaints surrounding corruption …

Governance

Are Your Employees Putting the Company's Interests First?

Boy Scouts know to leave a campground in better shape than they found it. Do employees show the same regard for their firms?<p>Subscribe<p>Leaders should …

Northwestern University