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How Airlines Spend Your Airfare

How Airlines Spend Your Airfare | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

A big chunk of every airline ticket goes toward paying for fuel, salaries and equipment. In the end, there's not much left over in the way of profit.


On an airplane carrying 100 passengers, how many customers does it take, on average, to cover the cost of the flight?


The Middle Seat asked US Airways and consulting firm Oliver Wyman to crunch airline expenses down to the percentages that an individual passenger pays, taking a hard look at costs of running an airline. US Airways created a hypothetical flight of 100 passengers. Each one paid the average $146 fare for a domestic flight ($292 round-trip), plus $18 each in fees and add-ons, based on a year's worth of data ending March 31. The bottom line: There is very little wiggle room on the plane for profit.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

Make sure you join us on the life-long learning journey. Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page to be kept up with our daily recommendations. 

 

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Stop This One Bad Habit and You’ll Increase Productivity 40 Percent

Stop This One Bad Habit and You’ll Increase Productivity 40 Percent | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You know that multitasking is a bad idea. You may even know that frequent multitasking shrinks your brain and lowers your IQ. But did you know that, far from saving you time, multitasking cuts your productivity by a whopping 40 percent?

That frightening number comes from Devora Zack, CEO of Only Connect Consulting, and author most recently of Singletasking: Get More Done--One Thing at a Time. In fact, she notes, there's actually no such thing as multitasking. You may think you're taking part in a conference call, writing a report, and texting with your spouse all at the same time, but what your brain is actually doing is switching non-stop among these different activities. That's costing you both efficiency and brain cells.

The problem is, like many things, multitasking may be bad for you but it feels really good. That's because as you switch from task to task, your brain reacts to the feeling of newness with a jolt of dopamine--the same brain chemical that causes heroin addiction.

Fortunately, Zack says, you can get off the multitasking treadmill, and regain your efficiency, not to mention the IQ points you may have lost. Here's how.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Multitasking lowers your IQ, shrinks your brain, and cuts your productivity--and it's addictive. Here's how to stop for good.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, June 29, 12:46 AM

Multi-tasking is the bane of the information technology age, and yes it is eating into productivity, quality of work, what all with poor concentration aggravating output. I very strongly agree with the claims of the writer of the above article and hope that all of us can agree that one should contentrate and focus on one task at a time, and not try to work on many! The insight offered in this article will come helpful for students too!

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9 Great Leadership Habits That Anyone Can Master

9 Great Leadership Habits That Anyone Can Master | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

One of the big questions in business is this: Are great leaders born that way, or do they practice a set of habits that anyone can learn and practice? The current thinking is that leadership is a set of habits that can be learned by anyone. The more consistent you are in living and applying these habits, the better leader you will become.

There are plenty of possible habits you can adopt to become a great leader, but here are 9 that will get you far along your own personal leadership journey.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Anyone can be a great leader, simply by mastering the habits of great leaders. So why not take your leadership from good to great?

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, June 25, 10:13 PM

A few tips, nine in fact, that will help leaders improve on their leadership skills. While many would accept that some the habits are already practised by them, they would however agree to the fact that they need to build upon others. Leadership might be either innate or developed. In most cases where leadership is thrust upon those who are not born leaders, working on the nine habits listed in the article will help them a great deal!

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Top salary negotiation tactics of the 1 percent

Top salary negotiation tactics of the 1 percent | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

So what are top executives doing before they even begin working to set themselves up for a more lucrative career? Here are a few tactics prospective CEOs might use.

Know your history.

Information is power, so get as much as you can before you even begin negotiating. You should research both the company's compensation structure as well as the position's value in the labor market. There's no doubt that a candidate for an executive position knows the previous CEO's salary and wouldn't accept anything less.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

CEOs are making more than ever, and if they don't settle for less, neither should you. Here's how to make sure you'll be paid what you're worth.

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FELICIA PHILLIPS's curator insight, June 23, 10:42 PM

Want to be part of the 1 percent when it comes to your salary? Check out this great article on their salary negotiation tactics.

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30 Useful Project Management & Collaboration Tools | TinyDesignr.com

30 Useful Project Management & Collaboration Tools | TinyDesignr.com | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
Here is a list of online project management and collaboration tools. Here are 30 Project Management Tools that will ensure your team stays on track.
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Projects require a lot of commitment, planning and dedication to be successful. Managing a project has never been easier, thanks to some great online collaboration tools.

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11 Mistakes Successful People Never Make

11 Mistakes Successful People Never Make | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

If you're not happy with your life, either personally or professionally, take a quick look in the mirror. The problem may not be lack of opportunity, or education, or capital, or connections--the culprit could be you.

The difficulty could lie in what you believe--and what you do.

What do successful people believe and do differently?

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

It's very possible you are your own worst enemy.

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Cheryl Engstrom's curator insight, June 19, 11:21 AM

I know I have made a few of these mistakes. Good reminder

Lyfe Media's curator insight, June 19, 12:56 PM

This article is simple yet motivating. We're all looking for some guidance day to day, so why not listen to helpful tips from the successful people we want to be like? If you incorporate even half of these eleven tips into your daily life, we think you'll see significant improvement. LyfeNews

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, June 19, 1:41 PM

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