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Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces

Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?<p>According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially …

The Workplace

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Artificial Intelligence

4 counterintuitive ways to increase your mental toughness at work

That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the stronger and grittier we'll become as a result. Picture: a Marine slogging through the mud, or a football playing dusting themselves off to make one more play.<p>However, Shawn Achor, world-famous speaker and author of …

Sometimes Money Isn't The Best Employee Motivation

It’s that time of year again, when many managers work through the ritual of company-required employee performance appraisals and then will meet individually with each employee in January to discuss their 2016 accomplishments.<p>But if your budget hasn’t been increased for 2017, what can you do to …

Employee Engagement

The Young and the Clueless

In many ways, 36-year-old Charles Armstrong is a natural leader. He’s brilliant, creative, energetic, aggressive—a strategic and financial genius. He’s risen quickly through the ranks due to his keen business instincts and proven ability to deliver bottom-line results, at times jumping from one …

Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change with Them

When it comes to organizational change, failure continues to be more common than success. In a survey of nearly 3,000 executives about the success of their enterprise transformation efforts, McKinsey discovered the failure rate to be higher than 60%, while Harvard Business Review conducted a study …

Why Consistency Matters for Your Business

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>When it comes to developing sustained business success, there’s one word that sticks out: …

How the Best CEOs Get the Important Work Done

If you’re a chief executive officer, your job is to execute. It’s written right into your title. But what does it mean, in terms of daily tasks, to be the company’s top “executer?” After all, CEOs don’t actually build factories or sell products.<p>It’s tempting, therefore, to view the CEO as primarily …

Extremely Bad News From China: Forex Reserves Rise In June

People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank, stunned observers on Thursday when it announced that the country’s foreign exchange reserves rose in June by $13.4 billion.<p>The report might be a fib, but it surely is worse news if it is in fact true. If true, the unexpected increase suggests Beijing …

China

If You Want To Innovate, Learn These 9 Rules

On December 9th, 1968, a research project funded by the US Department of Defense launched a revolution. The focus was not a Cold War adversary or even a resource rich banana republic, but rather to “augment human intellect” and the man driving it was not a general, but a mild mannered engineer …

Innovation

Want to Vastly Improve Employee Morale? Try This Leadership Style

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

A CEO shares 4 strategies for improving your leadership skills

Great leadership is undeniably hard to come by. Whether it's leading a sports team or an organization, leadership is responsible for molding raw talent into effective and powerful instruments of action.<p>In business, that translates into motivating employees to achieve your company's goals and …

Samsung Galaxy J3 arrives on Verizon for $110

Looking for a new smartphone but don’t want to hurt your wallet? If you’re a Verizon fan, you may be in luck! The Samsung Galaxy J3 has just arrived on the network, and you can have it in your pocket without a contract for just $109.99.<p>This budget smartphone originally launched in China to serve as …

Samsung Galaxy

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

3 Things Every Great Leader Builds | Inc.com

Engaging leaders are builders - builders of people and of results. To become an engaging leader, you should constantly be building connections and confidence in your team members. Accomplish this, and you'll see an increase in effort and satisfaction levels among employees. Here's how.<p>Build …

Leadership

Innovation Is Not About Digital, It's About Culture

Companies can outsource innovation. They can launch accelerators, incubators and hackathons. They can even invest in startups with options to own the company down the road. They might even form commercial partnerships which blend their products with those of newer, shinier players. But when it …

Innovation

The Eight Principles That Made Google the Most Innovative Company on Earth

<i>Don’t think outside the box. Go box shopping. Keep trying on one after another until you find the one that catalyzes your thinking. A good box is</i> …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

End of the Road May Be Near for Side Mirrors

BEFORE engineers dreamed of eliminating drivers in cars, they imagined eliminating the side mirrors. The protuberances are ugly, create aerodynamic drag, and their associated blind spots are the bane of parking-challenged drivers everywhere.<p>But now, a long-sought solution looks closer to finally …

General Motors

You Can Talk About Innovation Without Resorting to Cliches

HBR STAFF<p>A cliché is fresh for a day.<p>Clichés aren’t born as clichés. They come into the world as poetry, a new way of talking and thinking and seeing. The first person to say “kick the bucket” to mean “die,” for instance, was on to something big.<p>Then a few people adopt the term. For a brief while, …

Six Lessons On Innovation From The Wright Brothers

When Wilbur and Orville Wright managed to build and fly an airplane, you might imagine that the world was immediately dazzled by their amazing achievement.<p>You’d be wrong.<p>As David McCullough chronicles in his excellent book <i>The Wright Brothers</i>, many of the “most prominent engineers, scientists, and …

Prototypes

Before and After They Go Back to China : The Practical Challenges

<i>Many who return to China do not get deeply involved with a church but instead are greatly influenced by their surrounding secular culture. So, how</i> …

Team Leadership: How Not To Micromanage

It can be tempting for managers to remain vigilant over every activity their team members are performing, especially if the employees are working …

Two Simple, Scientific Approaches to Motivational Leadership

Whether you’re directing a small team or an entire company, you already know that one of the most persistent challenges of leadership is motivating people. You’ve probably experienced a host of universal frustrations: “Why do they lose steam when I’m not here? Why aren’t they pushing themselves …

Report: Students Prioritize Devices, Variety over Internet Access

Research | News<p>Students prioritize the use of "a variety of digital learning tools such as mobile devices" over Internet access, according to From …

Put the Awe Back in "Awesome" -- Helping Students Develop Purpose

Seeking Meaningfulness<p>William Damon, leading expert in human development and author of <i>The Path to Purpose</i>, states that students today may be high …

Teaching