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How to Retain Talented Employees

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In 1997I decided to move my organizations from San Diego to Atlanta. I knew the relocation would mean saying goodbye to some great friends and colleagues on these teams. I wondered: How many would stay in a city they loved and how many would pick up their lives to make the move with the rest of us?

 

You can imagine my delight when more than 60 people came with us. Though I have always known the importance of hiring the right people, in that moment I realized how special my people were, how committed they were to our vision and how fortunate I was that they wanted to stick with us even when it wasn’t convenient.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:41 AM
Your employees are your business, so use these four guiding principles to help you make the right moves to hold on to them.
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Is The U.S. Education System Bad For Business?

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If America's future success in the increasingly global economy will be determined by our children – and specifically by the way we educate our kids to compete in that economy – then Amanda Ripley's thought-provoking book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, raises cause [...]

 

American kids have fallen far behind their peers in other countries, leaving them at a strong disadvantage in the globalized information economy, Ripley notes.


In a ranking of student performance on an international test called the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which gauges the teaching of creativity and critical thinking – correlated with success in the workplace – the U.S. comes in below 36 other countries.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 7, 2014 3:27 PM


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Revised language to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban approved - Columbus Dispatch

Revised language to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban approved - Columbus Dispatch | Community | Scoop.it
Revised language to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban approved Columbus Dispatch Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine this morning certified that the Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment can move forward with revised language to...
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We were a nation founded on God's word.  If HE says "No," who are we to say otherwise? Why would we "chose" anything else?  Look at the fruit of sin?  Gossip, backbiting, hate, murder... all have serious consequences.  Love the person, hate the sin!

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The Tyranny of Toxic Managers: An Emotional Intelligence Approach to Dealing with Difficult Personalities

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Toxic managers are a fact of life. Some managers are toxic most of the time; most managers are toxic some of the time. Knowing how to deal with people who are rigid, aggressive, self-centered or exhibit other types of dysfunctional behaviour can improve your own health and that of others in the workplace. This author describes the mechanisms for coping.

 

Toxic managers dot the landscape in most organizations, making them seem, at times, like war zones. These managers can complicate your work, drain your energy, compromise your sanity, derail your projects and destroy your career. Your ability to deal with these corporate land mines will have a significant impact on your career. Those who are able to recognize toxic managers quickly and understand what makes them tick will be in the best position to protect themselves. Difficult managers are a fact of life and how they affect your life depends upon the skills you develop to deal with them.


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nathalie job's curator insight, April 14, 2014 11:11 PM

Are you a toxic manager? Do you known one? Understand your personnality and have sincere feed=back from your team is important to identify such toxic elements. With individual feedbacks as well as team leadership survey, we can easily identify, and train people in conflict management...

Maribel Young's curator insight, April 15, 2014 11:32 AM

Article is a bit long, but tables give a quick summary.  Bottom line, developing your emotional intelligence is the best way of dealing with toxic managers.

Marlon Saville, CAP's curator insight, August 18, 2014 12:13 PM

If this is your or a coworkers experience read and share.  You may help relieve stress and improve or build an office relationship!

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Are We Using Prisons To Create Better Criminals?

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Based on available data and respected studies the inequitable conviction rates based on race, drug offenses and economic disparity help bring the U.S. prison system to its present state of bursting at the seams. The high recidivism rate in the United States may explain why prisons are more effective at turning out better criminals than…

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Nurturing Fathers and MArriage & PArenting Consultant/Trainer Workshop | National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Nurturing Fathers and MArriage & PArenting Consultant/Trainer Workshop | National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse | Community | Scoop.it
Nurturing Fathers and MArriage & PArenting Consultant/Trainer Workshop - October 14 -17, 2013: http://t.co/NOBcwcViT0
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Troopers: 5-year-old boy helps save father's life

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Oregon State Police credits the help of a 5-year old Spokane, Washington boy for possibly saving the life of his 46-year old father who suffered a stroke while driving Sunday morning after crossing into Oregon.
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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week - Huffington Post

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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
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Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.
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Top 7 Traits of Star Employees

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If you're on the hunt for a new position that will let you shine, practice demonstrating these top seven traits that CEOs look for in star employees.

 

Your resume can get you the interview. But these traits can get you hired:

1. Happiness

No one wants to work with an unhappy person. Negativity, unnecessary drama, and melancholy attitudes can bring the entire company down, so although your own personal happiness may not seem important when applying for a job, it most certainly is. Happiness also reflects your ability to tackle challenges without becoming discouraged. If you show the hiring CEO that you're a positive, mentally healthy person, your chances of becoming the company's next star employee will vastly improve.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 3, 2014 6:59 PM

A resume will get them in the door. But what about their personality? Here's what you need to look for in a new hire.

Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, July 26, 2014 5:03 AM

These traits are somewhat similar to General Electric's 4E and 1P i.e. Energy, Energize, Edge, Execute and Passion.

 

Google prioritises four things: Leadership, Role-Related Knowledge, How You Think and Googleyness http://sco.lt/7t0twf

 

In general, companies want stars who are able to push their teams forward http://sco.lt/8kWByz

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Steelcase Gesture: A Smartphone-Friendly Office Chair

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Finally acknowledging that very few people actually sit in an office chair the way it was designed to be used, Steelcase has created a new chair that caters to all the wacky poses we strike when using various devices. So while the new Gesture can still be used with a traditional keyboard and monitor setup, it's also just as comfy for use with phones and tablets too.

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Alexis Assimacopoulos's curator insight, July 4, 2014 1:32 AM

We actually had Jay Moolman come and talk to us about their wonderful research a few weeks back! fascinating stuff!!!!

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Faith in the Workplace

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Bosses all over the Western world have been warned. Unless they make allowances for the religious faiths of their ever more diverse workforces, they will suffer lawsuits, official rebukes and protests from staff. Employees increasingly expect to be able, for example, to dress in accordance with their faith while at work, and be given appropriate times and places for prayer.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:16 AM
Managers are having to accommodate workers’ religious beliefs while taking care in expressing their own.
David Chandler's curator insight, September 22, 2014 9:30 AM

Where is the line???

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Raising a Moral Child

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The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, April 14, 2014 6:23 PM

Great linked-out presentation of research studies by NYT Sunday Review columnist Adam Grant.

Is this the model of research essay that we will be teaching in class after two more MLA updates?  ;-)

Ofelia Rita Casillas's curator insight, April 15, 2014 4:02 PM

Children imitate what you do,not what you preach!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:35 PM
The research cited can carry over into School, as well. Raising children is about the effort of the village. @ivon_ehd1
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10 Steps To Effective Listening

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In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare gift—the gift of time. It helps build relationships, solve problems, ensure understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve accuracy. At work, effective listening means fewer errors and less wasted time. At home, it helps develop resourceful, self-reliant kids who can solve their own problems. Listening builds friendships and careers. It saves money and marriages.


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 2014 9:19 PM

Great caption in cartoon "Nobody hates a listener"

Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 25, 2014 6:13 AM
  1. Face the speaker and maintain eye contact.
  2. Be attentive, but relaxed.
  3. Keep an open mind.
  4. Listen to the words and try to picture what the speaker is saying.
  5. Don’t interrupt and don’t impose your “solutions.
  6. Wait for the speaker to pause to ask clarifying questions.
  7. Ask questions only to ensure understanding.
  8. Try to feel what the speaker is feeling.
  9. Give the speaker regular feedback.
  10. Pay attention to what isn’t said—to nonverbal cues.









Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 10:20 PM

Are you a good listener? Do you ever find yourself daydreaming in class and then suddenly you have no idea what the teacher just said? In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. This resource provides 10 tips to help you become a more effective listener.

 

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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Inspirational Parenting Quotes

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Sometimes, little words of wisdom can go a long way. Here are some of our favorite quotes about overcoming the challenges of parenting. (Sometimes, little words of wisdom can go a long way.
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Susan J. Demas: Gay marriage is inevitable and will soon be uncontroversial - MLive.com

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Susan J. Demas: Gay marriage is inevitable and will soon be uncontroversial
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My 10-year-old daughter recently announced to me that the first thing she'll do as president is make gay marriage the law of the land.
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Fathers Encouraged To Walk Their Kids To School Today - SF Appeal

Fathers Encouraged To Walk Their Kids To School Today - SF Appeal | Community | Scoop.it
When students file into classrooms today for the start of the school year, many fathers in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood will walking alongside their children.
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