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Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result. Sometimes, we …

Management

Human Resources: How do we still call it 'human?'

Before we get going on Human Resources in this post, let me give you a little bit of contextual background on my deal. I had worked for eight-nine …

Human Resources

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks by, you know better than to turn around and walk with them in order to provide an extensive …

How to Avoid Hiring a Toxic Employee

Nothing is more costly to an organization’s culture than a toxic employee. Research shows that rudeness is like the common cold — it’s contagious, spreads quickly, and anyone can be a carrier.<p>Dylan Minor, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and Michael Housman, chief …

Winning hearts and minds in the 21st century

Leaders must consider new ways to change the attitudes and behavior of employees.<p><b>The psychological contract</b> that traditionally bound employees to …

7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. With sites like Glassdoor.com, candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With …

Phone Charging Atomic Alarm Clock gets the time right all the time

by Edwin<p>Have you ever wondered whether people are more time-conscious, as in punctual, back in the days when there were no smartphones or mobile …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

You can still find them on eBay, sleek and gleaming videodisc players with LP-sized discs. The product: RCA’s SelectaVision—one of the biggest consumer electronics flops of all time.<p>But it isn’t simply the monumental failure in the marketplace that makes the SelectaVision story worth remembering. …

Projektorganisation – Die Dritte Dimension der Matrix

Er hätte mich nie um Rat gefragt, denn ich kenne mich ja nur mit Projektmanagement aus. Während eines Mittagessens unter guten Bekannten erzählte er …

How to Respond When Your Employee Asks for a Raise

One of your direct reports wants more money. He says he’s underpaid. Or he thinks he’s doing work above his current title. Whether or not you hold the purse strings for your team or organization, this is a tough situation for managers. How should you respond?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>No matter who’s …

Programm-Management – Cockpit zur Umsetzung strategischer Ziele mit Projekten

Im Zeichen der Globalisierung werden die Verflechtungen und Abhängigkeiten zwischen Unternehmen im In- und Ausland enger und enger, ohne dass ein …

Wie bei Kanban die Post abgeht

Einmal war ich bei einer Firma, die kurze Zeit vorher mit Kanban angefangen hatte, so dass mir ihr Geschäftsführer jetzt stolz ihr Board zeigte. In …

I engineered my career to give me the adventurous life I always wanted

Two years ago, I was an associate at a high-powered law firm in Washington, DC. Now I own a chocolate company.<p>I wasn’t someone who’d always harbored secret dreams of pairing milk chocolate with roasted almonds, although it turns out I like that a lot. Instead, I decided to reverse-engineer my …

Grand Canyon

Vorgegaukelte Scheindemokratie

Viele Politiker und Notenbanker glauben heute noch, dass man mit tiefen Zinsen strukturelle Probleme lösen könne. Tiefe Zinsen sind jedoch das …

Wirtschaft

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

Führung außerhalb der Linie – eine Führungsaufgabe unter erschwerten Bedingungen?

Vor einiger Zeit sagte mir ein Projektleiter nicht ohne einen gewissen Stolz: "Projektleitung bedeutet Führung unter erschwerten Bedingungen". Dieser …

Electrohome’s Retro Clock Radio ensures your nightstand does not look bare

by Edwin<p>I suppose that it would not be too far off the mark to suggest that having an alarm clock to wake one up every morning is a crucial aspect of …

LED Lighting

The ShelfPack – Travel smarter, not harder

When you start traveling out of state more than once or twice a month, you begin to notice little things with packing and driving or flying that you …

Hung Up

Breathing Is the Key to Persuasive Public Speaking

Have you ever wondered why two people can say exactly the same thing in a meeting, but only one of them gets credit for it? Many times it’s the way we <i>sound</i> that makes the difference between whether or not we are actually <i>heard</i>.<p>We all know when someone sounds nervous or confident. Think about the …

Public Speaking

The Last Rebels: 25 Things We Did As Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today

<b>With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30</b> …

Parenting

High-Tech Tools Won’t Automatically Improve Your Operations

Advanced tools for creating and testing new products and the operations that will make them are all around us. They are not only changing the economics of innovation and operations, they are also pushing the frontier of what’s possible.<p>Airplanes and cars are designed, modeled, and simulated on …

Apple Macintosh Phone Das iPhone im 80er-Look

Wie würde ein iPhone aus der Macintosh-Plus-Ära aussehen? Produktdesigner Pierre Cerveau zeigt einen Entwurf<p>01 05<p>Fullscreen<p>Ähnliche …

Digital

How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

The Best and Worst Fonts to Use on Your Résumé

A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. …

United Cutlery Kommando Pocket Rescue Tool – the cavalry is in your pocket

If you prefer to take care of things on your own, the idea of being left helpless is likely one of sheer terror. While it’s good practice to think of …

Multi-tools

Griffin Cove Home Charging Station an Indiegogo exclusive

by Edwin<p>Griffin has decided to think outside of the box, by taking a look at the crowdfunding platform known as Indiegogo in order to raise the …

Crowd Funding