Make a difference--at work, in your personal life, and in the lives of others. Say these vows to yourself daily--and then follow through.You can be an analytical, data-driven, steely-eyed businessperson all you like, but business is ultimately about people. That means business is also about emotions: both yours and those of the people you interact with every day. Want to make a huge difference in your life and in the lives of the people you care about, both professionally and personally?...
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...
To get more out of your team, first figure out how your employees (and you) work best--and then assign tasks accordingly. There is nothing more frustrating than listening to people haggle over different definitions of what constitutes "work."... [I'd like to steer you away from this all-or-nothing dialogue ("I work all the time and you never work") to a more...]
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. [If you are looking to advance your career into a leadership capacity and / or already assume leadership responsibilities - here are 15 things you must do automatically, every day, to be a successful leader in the workplace:...]
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...
Have you ever wondered why organizations tolerate dysfunctional leaders? The answer is dysfunction is so prevalent itï؟½s often not even recognized as problematic... [ It saddens me to articulate this next thought ï؟½ corporate leadership is rapidly becoming an oxymoron. Think of those you know in a position of leadership, and if you know what youï؟½re looking for, youï؟½ll find they are...]
Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet, the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much. He co-founded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008, Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular real estate information site. Wondering how the Zillow CEO has achieved and maintained his success? His weekend routine has something to do with it... [Here are 14 things successful people do (or should be doing) on weekends:...]
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
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:...]
Health care reform is due to bring significant changes to the payment and reimbursement of dental services, including little-noted - but not low-cost - orthodontia. Dental industry experts weigh in on the potential implications. The American Association of Orthodontists saysï؟½
President Obamaï؟½s re-election ensured that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care reform law will remain in effect. That means the nature of health insurance benefits will change dramatically by 2014, and HR executives have some huge decisions to make about their options. Today, your employees might...
It happens all the time: An employee approaches someone from HR to ask for help. Most of the time, thatï؟½s no problem. But occasionally, HR pros find their work conversations veering dangerously toward...
A Google (GOOG) search of the term ï؟½talent shortageï؟½ turns up 7 million results, yet ask any job-seeker what heï؟½s finding on the job search, and your eardrums will bleed. Employers stewing over talent shortages are likely not aware of how muchï؟½