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Engage Your Long-Time Employees to Improve Performance

Let this be a wake-up call for business leaders: The employees with the longest tenures in your company are also the least likely to be engaged.<p>Somewhere along the way, most workers lose some of their motivation to make a difference and create value for their employers. Many grow apathetic over …

Employee Engagement

Three Questions to Advance Your Career

In most organizations, professionals who want to move up get lots of feedback. Did you hit your numbers? Make your budget? How did you perform in managing a major project? Many companies provide you with so-called 360-degree feedback based on anonymous surveys from your boss, peers, and direct …

India’s Secret to Low-Cost Health Care

A renowned Indian heart surgeon is currently building a 2,000-bed, internationally accredited “health city” in the Cayman Islands, a short flight from the U.S. Its services will include tertiary care procedures, such as open-heart surgery, angioplasty, knee or hip replacement, and neurosurgery for …

Personal Branding for Introverts

I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they’d work,” he told me. “But most of them aren’t for me — I’m an introvert. Is there anything I can do?” What he didn’t realize is that (like …

Storify Acquired by Web Publishing Services Company Livefyre

Storify, a digital storytelling tool used by journalists to surface conversations that originate on social media, has been acquired by the Web …

Social Media

Creating Slack: The Quick Scheduling Trick To Make Your Week Most Productive

Constantly canceling appointments, showing up late, and rushing from thing to thing is a terrible way to spend your time. The answer? Build slack into your schedule. Here’s how.<p>I work on Fridays. But if you look at my calendar on a good week, you wouldn’t think I do.<p>I got in the habit of leaving …

Why Retirement Risks Are Best Shared

It’s been a tough few years for the Dutch pension system, long praised as the best in the world. Most Dutch pensioners have seen their payouts trail the rate of inflation since 2008. Earlier this year, 66 pension funds (out of 415 total) had to cut benefits outright. The average reduction was 1.7%, …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

The Fatal Flaw with Anger Management Programs

Handling conflict is one of the most difficult aspects of any manager’s job. In the 30 years I’ve worked with C-level executives, I’ve noticed that playing King Solomon to warring colleagues has gotten even harder, thanks to the “anger management” programs designed to eradicate intense emotions in …