Taiss

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The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward …

The curse of collaboration in the workplace

In modern business, collaboration is next to godliness. Firms shove their staff into open-plan offices to encourage serendipitous encounters. …

Jonathan Franzen

Rands in Repose

Randomly think of a thing. Let it bump around your head a bit. If the bumping gets too loud, start writing the words with the nearest writing device. …

Creative Writing

Beyond 'he' and 'she': The rise of non-binary pronouns

<b>In the English language, the word "he" is used to refer to males and "she" to refer to females. But some people identify as neither gender, or both - which is why an increasing number of US universities are making it easier for people to choose to be referred to by other pronouns.</b><p>Kit Wilson's …

Looking For Tom Lehrer, Comedy's Mysterious Genius

Tom Lehrer is considered one of the most influential figures in comedy — despite a body of work consisting of just 37 pitch-black songs and a career that stopped abruptly when the counterculture he helped spawn eclipsed him. You can ask him why he quit, but good luck getting an answer.<p>Nearly 25 …

“Draw how to make toast - a wicked problem solving™

Step 1<p>Prepare<p>Get the ingredients: felt markers, thick paper stock, sticky notes or index cards, and masking tape. Stage your room with tables, …

The Guerrilla Grafting Movement – Secretly Grafting Fruit-Bearing Branches onto Ornamental City Trees

There is a group of fruit lovers in San Francisco that practice something known as “guerrilla grafting” – they graft fruit bearing branches onto …

Permaculture

Rise of the smart farm: get ready for satellite-controlled cows

From tracking cows and Peruvian asparagus to monitoring harmful algae blooms, satellites offer the food industry valuable information<p>The first successful weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched in 1960. The images, though a bit blurry, picked up a typhoon 1,000 miles east of Australia. This …

Thinking of a career change? | Selection Partners | Executive Recruitment, Melbourne

<b>Thinking of a career change?</b><p>I am regularly working with individuals who are considering a career change.<p>This decision may come about due to an …

Employment

What Do Workers Want from the Boss?

By<p>Lauren Weber<p>Lauren Weber<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@laurenweberwsj<p>Lauren.Weber@wsj.com<p>People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.<p>A new report out Thursday from market research firm Gallup finds there’s still plenty of truth in that old cliché. The survey of 7,200 adults found that about …

The Workplace

Unemotional Leadership—an Oxymoron

<i>Guest post by Andrew Cravenho</i><p>I recently watched a rerun of <i>Executive Suite</i>, based on Cameron Hawley’s book of the same name. In this black and white …

5 CEOs Who Make Employer Branding A Priority

Emily Smykal August 27, 2016<p>Companies promote themselves and their products through corporate branding, and they promote their reputation as …

Mary Barra

The only structure you'll ever need ... until the next one.

Back in 2004, I was the CEO of Canon subsidiary and I faced multiple problems. We had issues of business & IT alignment, poor communication, …

Management

Reinventing the Company in the Digital Age

“Reinventing the Company in the Digital Age” is the latest addition to BBVA’s annual series dedicated to analyzing the major issues of our time. As …

Innovation

The Future of Leadership in 2016

The Future of Leadership in 2016 written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape MarketingEveryone wants to be a leader, but not everyone acknowledges …

Creativity

7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing

We live in an age that seeks quick fixes and easy answers. Sometimes leaders abdicate their thinking to others and accept “prevailing wisdom,” which …

Sine

100 Percent Is Overrated

People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant.<p>At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and …

Self-improvement

Ecotourism could be making animals less scared, and easier to eat

Wildlife populations are suffering death by a thousand cuts as a result of human activities. Wildlife are being hunted, fished, and poached. They are …

Wildlife

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Creative Writing

Treat Personal Finance Like A Business So You Can Retire Early

Wouldn't it be nice to retire early? It might seem like a pipe dream to many, but if you run your personal finances like a business, you'll probably …

Retirement

The surprising reason Steve Jobs is a terrible role model for most aspiring leaders

So it follows that he's somewhat of a legendary figure for leaders at all organizational levels who are looking to guide their teams to greatness.<p>But if you're a manager seeking a role model, you'd be wise to shift your focus from someone like Jobs to someone who's less often in the spotlight. …

Leadership

Giving strategy a soul with strategic stories

When I did my first degree back in the early 1980s there were some big issues to focus on. One of them was ‘what will we do with all the leisure time …

Management

Australian birds a lot smarter than we might think - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian birds have a lot to teach us about living long and happy lives according to Professor Gisela Kaplan from the Centre for Neuroscience and …

The Strongest El Nino in Decades Is Going to Mess With Everything

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Weather

New study finds algae reduces bovine 'burping' and cuts greenhouse gas emissions - ABC Rural - ABC News

A multi-million dollar research program has shown a type of algae can cut livestock methane emissions by up to 80 per cent.<p>Red algae, Asparagopsis …

A stunning photo of two foxes tells a scary story about climate change

By capturing their environment with a trained eye, the top wildlife photographers of the year remind us how precarious natural ecosystems really are.<p>Don Gutoski won this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, with the image “Tale of two foxes,” taken in Cape Churchill, Canada. The …

Wildlife

Uncovering The Secret History Of Myers-Briggs

To obtain a hard copy of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), the most popular personality test in the world, one must first spend $1,695 on a …

Psychology

Bans on kangaroo products are a case of emotion trumping science

Since 1984, four species of kangaroo — the Red Kangaroo, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Western Grey Kangaroo, and Common Wallaroo — have been harvested for …

Biodiversity