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If You’re Feeling Unappreciated, Give Someone Else Credit

Harry is one of our most successful family business clients. A high school graduate, his first job was pouring concrete. Once he joined the family business, he showed a real gift for leadership. Strategically brilliant, disarmingly funny, a driven worker, and still grounded in his deep values, …

You’re Not as Good of a Manager as You Think

Ask any leader if they think they’re good at managing people. Most will respond “yes” or “I try to be” or “I think so.” No one ever flat-out says no. …

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Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

What Does Professionalism Look Like?

When we talk about “professionalism,” it’s easy to fall back into the “I know it when I see it” argument.<p>For Emily Heaphy, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Boston University, and her colleagues, this isn’t a cop-out. The notion of being <i>seen</i> as professional may be central to how …

Creating a Culture of Quality

In most industries, quality has never mattered more. New technologies have empowered customers to seek out and compare an endless array of products from around the globe. Shoppers can click to find objective data compiled by experts at organizations such as Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and go …

How to Get a Job at Google

See on Scoop.it – personnel psychology<p>“There are five hiring attributes we have across the company,” explained Bock. “If it’s a technical role, we …

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A Company Without Job Titles Will Still Have Hierarchies

Radically flat. That’s the management goal that Tony Hseih, founder of e-commerce giant Zappos, aims to achieve by the end of 2014. To get there, Hsieh plans to toss out the traditional corporate hierarchy by eliminating titles among his 1,500 employees that can lead to bottlenecks in …

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …

Does Your Company Make You a Better Person?

When we hear people talk about struggling to maintain work-life balance, our hearts sink a little. As one executive in a high-performing company we have studied explained, “If work and life are separate things—if work is what keeps you from <i>living</i>—then we’ve got a serious problem.” In our research …

Climate change occurring 10 times faster than at any time in past 65 million years

<i>The top map shows global temperatures in the late 21st century, based on current warming trends. The bottom map illustrates the velocity of climate</i> …

Is Employee Commitment More Important Than Employee Attitude?

<b>Why do we make processes more complicated than need be? There seem to be many recruiters who are jumping on the “attitude” bandwagon, looking for</b> …

Perseverance and Resilience

LIFE Leadership teaches the importance of perseverance and resilience in any worthwhile endeavor. Every person gets knocked down, but it takes a …

'The Aristocracy of HR' is Kicking For Hunger

Photo Credit<p>SHRM National Conference 2013 is fast approaching and I must say, I am excited.<p>As a member of this year's social media team, I am …

Performance Appraisal: How to Share (not Give) Performance Feedback

Many managers ask how they can make their performance appraisal meetings ‘ <i>more collaborative</i>’ or ‘ <i>more of a two way conversation</i>’. One of the most …

Recruiting Passion and Vision! Aptitude or Attitude?

<b>The advice I read yesterday, was to hire based on attitude, not aptitude, as skills can be taught, but passion and vision cannot. I disagree. A</b> …

Mr CEO I heard you found a source of cheap labor, not so fast

Almost every college career services department in the country pushes to area employers the benefits of using their internship program. On the first …

What Skills Are Most Needed by the Top HR Executive?

<b>The first question, of course, is whether the top HR person has to be an HR professional or whether any skilled executive with the right HR team can</b> …

Leadership Soft-Skills

Leadership soft-skills are essential to create a <i>LeaderShift</i>. In fact, I believe soft-skills are as important as hard-skills in a leader's repetoire. …

TUI Travel unveils next generation hi-tech travel agency

TUI Travel has released details of its “next generation” shop as it reports interim results for the six months ending 31 March 2013.<p>The Thomson and …

3 Tips to Become the Manager Employees Never Want to Leave - The Human Resources Social Network

<b>Recognize This! – People leave bosses, not companies. Good managers make sure their employees succeed before themselves.</b><p>We’ve all heard the truism …

Have You Ever Noticed We Give Great Advice To Others But Sometimes Have Trouble Following Our Own Advice?

Being a Human Resources professional for almost thirty years I feel my knowledge and expertise make me an excellent resource to give advice. Life …

10 top time-saving tech tips | David Pogue

How Should a Small Business Handle Parental Leave?

Although the U.S. is a highly developed country, the US government’s work/family policies have not changed since 1993,when the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed. We are the only developed country without any required paid parental leave. (FMLA entitles employees 12 weeks of <i>unpaid</i> leave …

Personal Information Is the Currency of the 21st Century

The currency of the 21st century digital economy is your personal information. It has no transaction costs and does not decrease in value when the …

Cowardly Performance Management

Photo Credit<p>For those in leadership that missed the memo, performance management is a full-time job and one that requires that you take proactive …

Change Management Needs to Change

As a recognized discipline, change management has been in existence for over half a century. Yet despite the huge investment that companies have made in tools, training, and thousands of books (over 83,000 on Amazon), most studies still show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects …

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Understanding Customers Is Everyone’s Job

Going to market effectively these days, no matter what business you’re in, means relating to customers as individuals — even if there are millions of them. In a previous post, I described how U.K. retailer Tesco built detailed profiles of customers and then used these insights and a flexible supply …

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