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Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about …

Late-night smartphone use has detrimental effects on next-day work productivity

Faculty , Faculty & Research , Research 4 years ago<p>GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Staying up late to work on your smartphone has negative effects on your …

When Hiring, Take a Cue From the NBA and Look for Performance and Character

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The NBA draft begins on June 26, and there is a lot entrepreneurs can learn by taking a “coach approach” to talent acquisition.<p>Whether you’re in the NBA or the NFL or work on Wall Street or Main Street, employees are either an asset or a …

How to Go From Working 60 Hours a Week to 40 By Sending 2 Emails a Week

I’m convinced 95% of cubicle workers who work over 60 hours a week constantly can cut it down to 40-45 hours by sending 2 emails a week to their boss:<p>…

Employers Need to Be Aware of Subtle Forms of Discrimination Facing Female Execs

June 18— Discrimination against female managers and executives often tends to be subtle, but the impact on an employer—which can include recruitment …

Human Resources

Don’t Let the Short-Term–Long-Term Tension Drag Your Strategy Down

Peter Drucker once wrote that the manager’s job is to keep his nose to the grindstone while lifting his eyes to the hills. He meant that every …

Investing

Your Work-Life Balance Should Be Your Company’s Problem

Seven out of ten American workers struggle to achieve an acceptable balance between work and family life, reports a new study published in <i>American Sociological Review</i>, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number has been climbing over …

How To Make People Want To Work For You (Infographic)

Google received over a million applications last year. For the fifth year running, it was named #1 on <i>Fortune</i>’s list of the Top 100 Companies to Work …

Employee Engagement

The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

References<p><b>1.</b> See D. Klobucher, “Autism and Asperger’s Are Assets, Not Disabilities, at SAP,” June, 3, 2013, SAP News Center, www.news-sap.com; and …

Even Small Negotiations Require Preparation and Creativity

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re negotiating all the time. When you ask your boss for more resources, agree with a vendor on a price, deliver a performance evaluation, convince a business partner to join forces with your company, or even when you decide with your spouse where to go on your …

Why Creative People Are Viewed As More Trustworthy

Making people trust you can be one of the most important determining factors to success. But it’s less about your personality or skills, and more about how creatively convincing you can be.<p>Have you ever met someone and felt like you knew them your entire life?<p>Whether you really did have a …

Is Management Due for a Renaissance?

Every now and then, a thinker calls for a <i>renaissance</i> in some field of work – a rebirth, or return to classic roots after a period of straying from them. Is management – not yet a very old discipline – due for one? When Richard Straub, President of the Peter Drucker Society of Europe, recently …

Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture: Google and Zappos' Set the Tone

Diversity is a <i>big</i> issue in business today. This week we read a startling release by Google that only 17% of its technical professionals are women, …

Biz Stone on leadership (and Star Trek)

As the Twitter creation myth goes, Biz Stone was the nice-guy idealist among the social media company's otherwise sparring co-founders. While he never served as CEO, in various roles Stone helped guide the company from idea to initial public offering. He recently chronicled his work at Twitter, as …

Run Your Meeting Like a Boss: Lessons from Mayer, Musk, and Jobs

We spend a lot of time in meetings, but we’re bad at making them effective. In a 2005 survey of Microsoft Office users, Microsoft, found that workers …

What 15 Female Leaders Really Think About Crying At Work

There may be no crying in baseball, but whether there's a place for it in the office is another question entirely.<p>Facebook COO and Lean In evangelist Sheryl Sandberg has done it -- openly. "I've cried at work," she said in a 2012 speech at Harvard Business School. "I've told people I've cried at …

Hire for how they learn, not what they know

Learning new things is at the heart of innovation. That's why how a person learns is far more important than what they know. So you need to hire …

The problem with smart people

The problem with really smart people is that they often think they know more than everyone else.<p>When hiring, promoting, even just putting together your team, you should look for the smartest people in the room, right? Not so fast.<p>Intelligence is one of those characteristics where there is a minimum …

Why Two CEOs Are Better Than One

While many CEOs are apt at facing pressure from within their market, it’s time for them to share the top spot with an exec that could help them avoid disaster from the outside.<p>If the 11 human fatalities, billions of dollars of damage, and incalculable ecological devastation caused by the 2010 …

Where There’s No Margin for Toxic Leadership

Growing a midsized firm takes a top team with <i>zero</i> weak links. Even one ineffective executive weakens a firm’s ability to address big problems. But building a consistently strong top leadership team is difficult for at least three reasons: the tendency to be loyal to existing members, the lack of …

Mary Barra: “I’m Not In a Startup, But a Start-Over”

The new head of General Motors discusses leadership, culture, and how to prepare for what you can’t control.<p>Some 33 years ago, Mary Barra began …

3 New Job Titles Every Company Needs But No One Has Yet

What would happen if businesses introduced new positions dedicated completely to imagining new ways to shake things up? Here’s what that might look like.<p>Two issues seem to be severely afflicting corporations today: how to survive gracefully in this uncongenial business environment and how to …

Before You Quit For That Next Job...

<b>My buddy*, Scott Monty, left his position at Ford.</b><p>Scott is a well-known entity. He changed the game for big brands and social media. This is a big …

Digital Marketing

Amy Chua on Success and ‘The Triple Package’

In Amy Chua’s new book, the bestselling author studies eight cultural groups in the United States and identifies the characteristics that account for …

Strategy or Culture: Which Is More Important?

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” These words, often attributed to Peter Drucker, are frequently quoted by people who see culture at the heart …

Team Building