ï؟½Sorry Iï؟½m late. Traffic was awful!ï؟½ How many of your meetings start with this lame excuse? You know itï؟½s a cop-out, yet an irrepressible urge makes you take the easy way out over, and over, and over again. It is not your fault, I know. Itï؟½s theï؟½
If you are more productive than your coworkers, you'd expect to have a better chance of promotion, right? Not so fast. A new study says that remote workers might be working at a disadvantage compared to their coworkers in the office. According to research done at Stanford University and reported in Talent Management Magazine, people who worked at home reported a 13% increase in productivity, butï؟½
Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps ï؟½ but you can't just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to manage, your firm will be mediocre at best. Suppressed creativity is aï؟½
Forget the carrot and stick. Motivation and innovation come from a desire to help. For decades, bosses have assumed that the best way to motivate workers is by promising financial gain and threatening financial loss. With one hand they dangle a carrot of more pay while brandishing in the other, the stick of "get to work or you're fired." Howeverï؟½
Are you truly an amazing boss or just a good one? See how many of these 10 traits are natural for you. Recently, I had overwhelming response to my column on 10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do. In it, I also gave tips for being a better boss. Better is great, but amazing bosses didn't need the tips because they already knew what to do. Being a boss is hard. People don't naturally wish to have one. And not everyone aspires to be one. But...
Cuban turned early lessons from horrible bosses into a tech career, ownership of the Dallas Mavericks and $2.4 billion. At age 24, I left Indiana and hit the road in my 1977 Fiat X19. I was on my way to Dallas. The car had a hole in the floorboard. It needed oil every 60 miles. Some college buddies of mine had told me to come to Dallas - that the...
My husband and I met at work, in 1984. We didn't start dating until 1986, but we know tons of people in common from the job where we met, a million years ago. The other day, I was on LinkedIn and my husband was nearby. "Hey, look up that one guy - John, remember him?" "Which John?" I asked him... [It only takes a second on LinkedIn to look up a guy, if you know where he worked before. I found the guy quickly. "He's an...]
As U.S. healthcare reform approaches its implementation next year, the key aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have become well known to most employers, but there remain more than a few issues that haven't received as much attention but still need to be addressed by HR executives. [Here are five key considerations for employers in this pre-implementation year:...]