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***** Everyone engages in self-defeating behaviors. “Part of my job is helping people get out of their own way,” Joel Garfinkle author of Getting Ahead. Which of these self-defeating behaviors hold...
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Sometimes it's easy to get stuck believing ideas that are mythical. Check yourself against these 10 beliefs to make sure they're not making you dumb.
Are you a learner? Do you adapt, or resist?
Someone once said, "If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got."
These here tips, they's some good uns...
And the winner is...Have a guess! A position where employees feel rewarded at work and that they are an integral part of the job being done at the company. No idea?
Picture this. You meet someone new. "What do you do?" she asks."I'm an architect," you say."Oh, really?" she answers. "Have you designed any buildings I've seen?
Evitons les egos démesurés, pas si rares dans la profession d'architecte... L'exemple pris pour cet article est justement un architecte.
Italian artist, Adriano Celentano wrote this song with gibberish to sound like English. As a music video I think it's just perfection. Absolute beauty. What ...
share Surviving Work Since 2008 and the recession, employees have gone into survival mode. They are surviving work. This means doing what it takes to make a buck and stay afloat.
It is amazing to see how the economy has not only affected the employment rates but also the management/leadership's attitudes towards their employees. The sad trends highlighted in this article have become common in today's organizations for the past 5 years. But leaders and managers, beware that these attitudes are short-sighted and going to become your own trap once the economy swings up again...
Society rewards extroverts, but introverts have a hidden strength all their own
This weekend, a task force set up by President Obama after the Sandy Hook massacre will finalize its proposals to reduce gun violence. The deliberation involves some big strategic decisions.
I know there are some who are afraid of the slippery slope - and I understand that. But if you think about it, we don't let 12 yo kids drive cars, we don't let 18 yo kids drink, and we don't allow blind people to drive. There are plenty of other good arguments for limiting certain activities to certain groups of people. Quite possibly, there are certain people who shouldn't be allowed to have super dangerous weapons.
"Third prize is you're fired," snarls Alec Baldwin's character Blake in the film version of Glengarry Glen Ross. Blake is excoriating a group of real estate agents for their flat sales numbers.
Is your creativity at war with your to-do list? Meet GCTD, a simple system for balancing meaningful creative work with mundane logistical work (e.g. email, meetings, etc).
Bad news: studies show that creatives are often overlooked as leaders. Good news: the bias can be overcome.
A woman gives everything she has to a widow and is surprised by the response of those around her. Director/Producer: Mark Baas (BaasCreative.com) DP: Hunter…
A debate is raging between economists: Some say the world has picked the low hanging fruit of innovation while others say a new era of unimaginable innovation is yet to come.
It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." The remarkable t...
The lack of brainpower helps you focus.
It isn't just programmers - but creatives at large.
Who makes more: A skilled welder or a McDonald’s manager?
It’s easy to understand every perspective in this drama. Manufacturers, who face increasing competition from low-wage countries, feel they can’t afford to pay higher wages. Potential workers choose more promising career paths.
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When the worlds of the Planners and the Spontaneous collide, fireworks—not the romantic kind—can erupt. The Planners think the Spontaneous are being inconsiderate jerks.
I'm in the bathroom of the American embassy in Tokyo, and I can't leave. Somewhere in the elegant rooms beyond, the ambassador is holding his annual holiday party. Diplomats from around the world,...
Management Is (Still) Not Leadership Bloomberg A few weeks ago, the BBC asked me to come in for a radio interview.
Bathed in the glow of neon light, Marc Benioff, a keynote speaker at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, delivered some golden rules for technology entrepreneurs.
The facilities at DisneyWorld are clean. It's not a profit center, of course. They don't make them clean because they're going to charge you to use them. They make them clean because if they didn't, you'd have a reason not...
This is so very true. There is a fast food taco chain restaurant in North Platte, Nebraska. The food is great and it sparks warm feeling in my Nebraska bred wife. But the bathroom is so filthy I can't bring myself to ever go there again. In fact, the tables are sticky, the floor is gross, and just about everything gives off an aura of filth. Too bad - the food is good.
If you saw this post tweeted in your twitter stream, odds are you didn’t click on it. And if you’ve got an aggressive spam filter, it’s likely that many people who have sent you email are discovering you didn’t receive...
One of the reasons the Internet works for Introverts and night owls is because of the asynchronus messaging. I can reply on my terms, at my pace, and with time to think through my thoughts.