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To succeed managers have to treat employees as people not replaceable parts
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What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
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There are a lot of bad managers out there,” says Annie McKee, founder of the Teleos Leadership Institute and coauthor of Primal Leadership. So it’s not unusual to feel smarter or more qualified than your boss. Still, being in good company doesn’t make the situation any more tenable. Toiling under someone who you feel is incompetent can be demoralizing. But not all hope is lost. Even less-than-great bosses have something to teach, says Linda Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and coauthor of Collective Genius and Being the Boss: “There are very few people in this world that I don’t think I can learn from.” So try not to discount your boss completely. Here’s how to make the most of the often frustrating situation.

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Work-life balance is dead

Work-life balance is dead | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Ron Friedman says if companies want to raise productivity and loyalty, they should give workers flex time.
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Is a radical 'no email' policy moral failing?

Is a radical 'no email' policy moral failing? | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
David Wheeler says a German proposal to ban work emails after business hours helps protect work-life balance
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The Small Personal Risks That Actually Change Behavior

The Small Personal Risks That Actually Change Behavior | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Showing courage is one of your most important jobs as a leader.
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Are You Happy at Work? Bosses Push Weekly Polls

Are You Happy at Work? Bosses Push Weekly Polls | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Employers are using short, frequent workplace polls to get data about how employees feel about work and catch problems before they fester.
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In the Company of Givers and Takers

Your organization’s success depends on the generosity of your employees. What do you do to support that?
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How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic) | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A survey of more than 2,000 employees found that only 45 percent of time at the office is spent on primary job duties.
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Execution | The Big Picture

Execution | The Big Picture | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
1. Ideas are a dime a dozen, execution is everything. 2. We do not live in a pitch economy, almost no one is buying ideas, they're buying companies, they're
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Business Graduates Show Least Interest in Their Work, Poll Finds

Business Graduates Show Least Interest in Their Work, Poll Finds | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Business is the most popular course of undergraduate study at U.S. colleges and universities. It is also the one most likely to produce people bored with their jobs, according to a survey of 30,000 graduates of all ages conducted by Gallup with Purdue University.
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In Most Meetings, 3 People Are Doing 70% of the Talking

In Most Meetings, 3 People Are Doing 70% of the Talking | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The loudest ideas aren't always the best ideas.
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Hate Your Job? You Should Read This... - The Daily Positive

Hate Your Job? You Should Read This... - The Daily Positive | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The average person spends 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. That’s about one-third of your waking time on this earth.…Continue Reading
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What Millennials Really Think About Work

What Millennials Really Think About Work | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A new study indicates that Generation Selfie is actually not obsessed with texting, and quality time with colleagues and bosses matters.
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The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The share of men aged 25 to 54 who are not working has more than tripled since the late 1960s, with many having decided that low-wage jobs will not improve their lives.
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25 Best Steve Jobs Quotes

25 Best Steve Jobs Quotes | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs is known as a tech visionary because of his beliefs on matters such as technology, life, innovation, business, creativity, success, and failure. - Dan Dzombak - Tech and Telecom
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6 Questions You Should Ask About A Company's Culture Before You Accept The Job

6 Questions You Should Ask About A Company's Culture Before You Accept The Job | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Want to know what really goes on within a company, before you take a position? Ask these questions in the interview.
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Managing 3 Types of Bad Bosses

Managing 3 Types of Bad Bosses | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Strategies for dealing with their weaknesses.
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How to Motivate Employees

How to Motivate Employees | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Great leaders bring out the best in their employees by creating a positive work climate.
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Connected Consumers Are Not Created Equal: A Global Perspective

Connected Consumers Are Not Created Equal: A Global Perspective | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Continuous connectivity is both an opportunity and a threat for brands and retailers.
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In Most Meetings, 3 People Are Doing 70% of the Talking

In Most Meetings, 3 People Are Doing 70% of the Talking | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The loudest ideas aren't always the best ideas.
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The Key To Employee Engagement Has Less To Do With Management Than You'd Think

The Key To Employee Engagement Has Less To Do With Management Than You'd Think | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The struggle to keep even star employees engaged never ends. Here's how to invest in people for better connections within your company.
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