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Day of the Girl

Why Superstars Struggle to Bond with Their Teams

From the moment you start each workday, you’re subject to two basic human impulses: to excel and to conform.<p>If people in your immediate environment are amazing performers, you might be able to do both at once: By excelling, you fit the norm of your spectacular coworkers. But that’s rare. I’m pretty …

The Real Reason Employees Are Lazy

If your employees are chronically demotivated, they might be having an identity crisis.<p>In <i>Switch</i>, Dan and Chip Health discuss the research of James March, a professor of political science at Stanford University.<p>According to March, we rely on one of two models when we decide: <b>the consequences model</b> …

Here is a Simple and Fun Way to Boost Employee Engagement

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>While it might seem like a lot of work, implementing a rewards program for your employees is essential if you want to maintain a happy and productive workplace. Don’t believe us? A Gallup estimate shows that unhappy workers are costing employers $300 …

Employee Engagement

Motivating Employees by Using Effective Listening Skills

Perhaps the most powerful of all leadership techniques for motivating employees is effective listening. Learning to practice your listening skills …

4 Ways to Diffuse a Toxic Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the size of your organization, what department you work in or who you report to, if you are a manager it is up to you to ensure that people are comfortable under your company’s roof. Still, some people walk into work every day …

The Workplace

The Surprising Truth About Motivating Employees

Having more reasons to want to do something isn't always better, surprising new research finds.<p>When it comes to getting stubborn donkeys to carry heavy loads, more carrots is always better--the more treats you can tempt an animal with the more likely it is that the animal will do what you ask. But …

Uzo Aduba Is Basically Nailing Fashion Week

Uzo Aduba at the Emmy's (left) and the Honor spring/summer 2015 fashion show. Photos: Getty Images<p>There was a scrum of selfie takers in the Honor front row, and it was kind of amazing. Editors, models, and It Girls—the kind who normally float above the Fashion Week fray—all scrambled for Instagrams …

It’s Not the How or the What but the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best

Are you surrounding yourself with the right people?<p>Yes, your success depends on your own performance. But have you thought about how those around you affect your performance? Do they strengthen or weaken it? Help or hinder your progress?<p>In his insightful book <i>It’s Not the How or the What but the Who</i> …

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential speeches in the history of American business — a text that has been photocopied, passed along, underlined, and linked to by senior executives in some …