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6 personalities in every office - and how to manage them

The best managers create productive and engaging work environments for team members. That’s why, according to Gallup’s recent State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders report, managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. In other words, good managers …

Cheetah Cub Has New Puppy Companion

A Cheetah cub, being hand-raised by staff at Wildlife Safari, was recently introduced to a companion that will, hopefully, change her life for the …

16 interview questions that are designed to trick you

<b>• Interview questions are often designed to test candidates.</b><p><b>• Some of these questions are obviously difficult, while others are more subtle traps.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke to two career experts who listed some especially tricky questions to watch out for and how to answer them.</b><p>Savvy hiring managers …

Employment

Why Employee Happiness Is The Wrong Goal

It is very common right now for big consulting firms and software vendors to use the term “happy employees” in their advertising.<p>It is becoming a cliche for firms to say “Our employees are happy!” or “If you follow these ten tips, your employees will be happy!” The presumption behind the “happy …

Procrastination.

“This habit can seriously hurt you in a work setting,” says Dr. Katharine Brooks, director of Liberal Arts Career Services at The University of Texas at Austin and author of <i>You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career</i>. “If you’re one of those folks who believes that you do your best …

University of Texas at Austin

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

Inactivity Linked To More Deaths Than Obesity

There’s been a fast growing body of evidence in the last several years that lack of exercise – or sedentariness – is a major risk factor in health. It’s been linked to heart disease, cancer, and to an early death. And now, a new study finds that lack of exercise may actually be even more of a risk …

Finding Happiness at Work

Happiness is one of the most basic pursuits of humans. It drives many of us in our personal lives but often takes a back seat at work. This needs to change for employees, and their employers, to reach new levels of success.<p>Whether you call it happiness, job satisfaction, or engagement, it's …

Up-Skilling HR Is The First Domino To Performance Gains

The Human Resources department, whether they realize it or not, stands at the pivot to future organizational performance. While there is a limelight on the roles of the IT and Marketing as technological drivers of performance, I see this as an incidental overlap into a function that is, at it’s …

How Stress Changes The Brain

We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the short-term, stress makes us feel irritable, anxious, tense, distracted and forgetful. But that’s only part of the story.<p>Over time, elevated levels of …

How to Overcome the 5 Biggest Distractions at Work (and in Life)

Distraction is like a virus, says a medical expert on attention. Here's the cure you need.<p>Distraction in the workplace is costly. According to a 2006 survey, lost productivity costs companies $544 billion a year, as employees waste almost two hours a day.<p>There is no shortage of tips to reduce …

8 Leadership Steps To Transform Your Customer Experience Culture (And Day To Day Customer Service)

Here are 8 things that are important to get right as a leader if you’re intent on transforming your customer experience and the culture that supports and sustains it.<p><b>1. Stand For The Right Thing.</b> Does every employee know what your company stands for? Make sure your organizing principle is …

How To Clean Your Top-Loading Washing Machine

Clean your washing machine? Sounds kind of unnecessary doesn’t it? It might sound that way… but when you think about all the dirt and grime that …

Five Wall Design Trends To Master

When it comes to walls, don’t be afraid to try something a little different to create more interesting walls. Here are some wall paint and design …

A So-Simple DIY To Brighten Up Your Space

<i>Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch.</i> …

36 Genius Ways To Hide The Eyesores In Your Home

Take those ugly household fixtures from ugh to ugh-MAZING.