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Want to Keep Boomers and Gen-Xers from Quitting? Offer Them the Same 6 Things You Give to Your Millennial Employees

What does each generation want from their bosses? Turns out, much of the same things.<p>In a massive study by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, researchers analyzed data from over 5 million employees across the world to make comparisons across different generations.<p>Surprisingly, they …

Employee Engagement

Former Navy SEAL Damian Jackson's Example Having an Impact at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Nebraska — At first glance, Damian Jackson is just another number. Another roster spot. Another Nebraska defensive lineman hoping to make an impression on a frigid, blustery morning in early April.<p>Inside the Cornhuskers' practice facility, however, the temperature is ideal. Jackson, …

College Football

Succeed in the Corporate World by Doing This One Thing

It's more straightforward than you might think to be successful in business<p>I get asked this question quite a lot.<p>Everyone wants to know what the secret sauce is to succeed in the corporate world.<p>And I hate to disappoint but the answer is simpler than you might think.<p>And no, the trick isn't being …

Leadership

3 Types of Burnout, According to Psychologists (and Signs You're Headed For Trouble)

Be aware of the signs so that you can catch them early.<p>You're working hard and hustling to build a career you love. But you're also tired, stressed, and feeling cynical about the future.<p>Could you be burned out?<p>Burnout refers to a collection of different physical, emotional, and mental reactions …

Burnout

Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers

When a company needs a supervisor for a team, senior leaders often anoint the team’s most productive performer. Some of these stars succeed in their new role as manager; many others do not. And when they fail, they tend to leave the organization, costing the company double: Not only has the team …

Leadership

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Mental Health

Python trackers find record breeding group in Florida

The roaming sentinel, a male python named Argo, with a surgically implanted tracking device, needed just three days to lead researchers to the largest trove of pythons found yet in Collier County.<p>It was a landmark discovery of the recently completed breeding season, just before Valentine’s Day. …

Zoology

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Theology

All of the World's Yeast Probably Originated in China

Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.<p>When scientists in France set out to sequence 1,000 yeast genomes, they looked at strains from all the places you might expect: beer, bread, wine.<p>But also: sewage, termite mounds, tree …

Anthropology

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

Machine Learning

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientists just discovered an 88,000-year-old finger bone in Saudi Arabia that changes our understanding of human migration around the world

In the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia, researchers have found the oldest remains from early humans outside of Africa and the nearby Mediterranean Levant region.<p>It's a single bone from a <i>Homo sapiens</i> finger, and it's at least 85,000 to 90,000 years old, according to a study published in the journal …

Saudi Arabia

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Participation

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Marketing

5 Strategies to Get Your Ego Out of the Way and Get Stuff Done

We need to believe in ourselves to succeed. But when does our sense of self-importance get in the way of our success?<p>This story originally appeared on Ellevate<p>Ego is defined as a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance. We know self-esteem plays a major part in our success. Whether we are …

Self-improvement

Typeface elegantly combines Braille and English characters

Braille Neue is a dual typeface designed by Kosuke Takahashi that overlays Braille and English into one simple font. For sighted people who do not …

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

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

EarthThe tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the …

Geology

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

I’ve applied for many jobs without getting a single interview. What am I doing wrong?

My guess is you’re making the same mistake most people do: you’re making your resume about you instead of about the reader!<p>Shock is the reaction I …

Employment

9 Reasons Teams Love Empathetic Managers

People do their best work when they trust the boss.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If we want to succeed in life or in business, we cannot do this with any depth or longevity if we’re not empathic. Empathy is what gives life meaning. It allows us to be open, and to …

Empathy

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Leadership

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

Small Business

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

Applying Brooks' Law to Lines of Communication and Team Size

In a Field Notes post from 2014, LeadingAgile consultant Andrew Fuqua considers Brooks' Law in the context of the Theory of Constraints. Brooks' Law …

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

Analytics

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

Tattoos are permanent, but the science behind them just shifted

Your body never stops trying to contain the situation.<p>New research suggests that our bodies might have an intriguing way of handling tattoos—and the findings could eventually help us get better at removing them.<p>If you ask most people how tattoos work, they’re likely to get it a <i>little bit</i> wrong. The …

The 12 key principles of financial success in today's world

Whenever a person makes a thoughtful decision, it's usually based heavily on a set of internal principles, whether that person can spell out those principles or not.<p>Principles are simply sets of internal rules that you live by. They're usually just a reflection of the things that you value, …

Personal Finance