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To succeed managers have to treat employees as people not replaceable parts
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When a leader is not a manager and other modern myths - FT.com

When a leader is not a manager and other modern myths - FT.com | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
“My job was to make everyone understand that the impossible was possible. That’s the difference between leadership and management,” reads the back cover of Alex Ferguson’s new book, Leading . It’s hard to think of a business idea that has had more
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Obesity rates will soar by 2025 if governments fail to take action, says report

Obesity rates will soar by 2025 if governments fail to take action, says report | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A new report from the World Obesity Federation predicts that more than 2.7 billion adults will be overweight or obese by 2025 unless governments do more to combat the problem.
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This is the real threat to high healthcare costs, not drug prices

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The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Six months after Jobs’s death, the author of his best-selling biography identifies the practices that every CEO can try to emulate.
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3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Building trust, building a team, building a network.
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Want Happier Employees? Focus on These 3 Things [Infographic]

Want Happier Employees? Focus on These 3 Things [Infographic] | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic to learn the three common factors that can increase happiness at work.
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Research: For a Corporate Apology to Work, the CEO Should Look Sad

Research: For a Corporate Apology to Work, the CEO Should Look Sad | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
And shouldn’t blame external forces.
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Researchers Link Longer Work Hours and Stroke Risk

Researchers Link Longer Work Hours and Stroke Risk | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
An analysis of data on more than 600,000 people is the largest study thus far of the relationship between working hours and cardiovascular health.
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More than half of Americans haven't taken a vacation in the past year

More than half of Americans haven't taken a vacation in the past year | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Less people have taken a vacation than last year.
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Amazon may well be the most evil company in tech

You are dying of cancer. You have just lost your unborn child. You have to care for your dying father. You are worthless. Amazon would fire you.
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The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it

For the last thirty years almost all incentives operating on American corporations have resulted in lower pay for average workers and higher pay for CEOs and other top executives.

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9 Sure Signs You’re Working Too Hard To Be Effective

9 Sure Signs You’re Working Too Hard To Be Effective | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
There's a limit to hard work. Know when yours becomes unproductive.
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Happy Employees Make Better Companies [INFOGRAPHIC]

Happy Employees Make Better Companies [INFOGRAPHIC] | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
If you think a good company culture means having a ping pong table in the break room, think again. Thanks to the influx of young startups in Silicon Valley and beyond, company culture has become a sta
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Your job is literally ‘killing’ you

Your job is literally ‘killing’ you | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Researchers have determined how many years a stressful job could shave off your life
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Steve Jobs’ reaction to this insult shows why he was such a great CEO — Medium

Steve Jobs’ reaction to this insult shows why he was such a great CEO — Medium | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
It’s 1997, and Steve Jobs has just returned to the company he was fired from 12 years before.
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Here are the 5 things that stress people out the most at work

Here are the 5 things that stress people out the most at work | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
You've heard that stress is as bad for your health as secondhand smoke, but what specific issues are stressing people out at work?
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Hands up if you can say what your company’s values are - FT.com

Hands up if you can say what your company’s values are - FT.com | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I stood up in front of a group of managers from two dozen well-known companies and forced them to play a parlour game. In advance I had visited the websites of each of their employers and harvested a list of their values. I then read
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Why I Still Think Fiorina Was a Terrible CEO

Why I Still Think Fiorina Was a Terrible CEO | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
She can diss me all she wants on live TV, but personal attacks won’t take her from colossal business failure to leader of the free world.
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I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story — Medium

I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story — Medium | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Last Saturday, I read the 6,000-word New York Times piece, “Inside Amazon,” in the car on my way to the beach. I sat quietly in the front…
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9 Smart Ways To Say No To Your Boss Without Losing Your Job

9 Smart Ways To Say No To Your Boss Without Losing Your Job | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Finding smart ways to say no can be difficult especially when it comes to saying no to your boss. Often we find ourselves feeling like we are treading on eggshells
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The sad, sick life of the business traveller

The sad, sick life of the business traveller | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
MANY of us have found ourselves trying to explain to friends and colleagues that, no, business travel isn’t as fun and glamorous as it seems. Finally, there could...
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Bezos responds to attack on Amazon’s employment practices

Following a New York Times piece on the alleged stifling work conditions at Amazon, a company spokesman forwarded an email to us penned by CEO Jeff Bezos:
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Want to work for Amazon.com? Say goodbye to quality of life

Want to work for Amazon.com?  Say goodbye to quality of life | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A very good, in depth, article on what it's like to work at Amazon.com sheds light  on just how bad working there can be.Among the insights..Former employees told the Times that Amazon relies on a system of anonymous evaluations that can be made through the company phone directory. It's called the Anytime Feedback Tool, the Times reported.  Because of yearly culling of low-performers, employees reportedly learn to make informal pacts to collectively leave negative critiques of certain coworkers
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New Management Principles - Rich's Management Blog

New Management Principles - Rich's Management Blog | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
1. The force behind a great company has to be more than the pride of one person; it has to be the pride of everyone who works for the company. 2. You can’t make people work for money alone – you starve their souls when you try it, and you can starve a company to …
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25 Very Simple Things You Need To Start Doing In The Morning, Starting Tomorrow

25 Very Simple Things You Need To Start Doing In The Morning, Starting Tomorrow | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Mornings got you down? Discover twenty-five morning habits that will get your mornings started off right. From planning the day ahead to eating a breakfast
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