How to Increase Productivity, Motivation and Engagement From Your Top Employees

How to Increase Productivity, Motivation and Engagement From Your Top Employees

  originally posted in Entrepreneur Magazine: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231834 Image credit: Shutterstock   “Simplifying organizations is the groundwork for competitive advantage” -- Yves Morieux, senior partner and managing director in BCG’s Paris office. (He is an expert in corporate transformation) Despite breathtaking advances in communication technology, many people still feel miserable and disengaged at work. Companies try many things to remedy this situation by sponsoring affiliation events,...

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Ten Minutes Per Day Could Improve Your Personal Brand

Ten Minutes Per Day Could Improve Your Personal Brand

  Let’s be honest with ourselves, because most of us are busy with work and family, we don’t always have something interesting to say. Even if we think our own work is interesting, it may not be of interest to others.  For many people, the thought of making small talk can be extremely stressful. If you’re uncomfortable starting up a conversation with a co-worker, or doubt what you have to say is worthwhile, you might benefit from some of these tips on building self-confidence. In addition to convincing yourself that you’re...

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Hang Out With People Who Bring Out Your Best

Hang Out With People Who Bring Out Your Best

    It’s natural for people to maintain friendships that are convenient, but sometimes the people we associate with aren’t necessarily people who bring out our best qualities. Friends of convenience are those people who happen to be easiest to associate with because of their physical proximity to you either at work, in your neighborhood, building, dorm or gym. But these “friends” may not necessarily connect with you on an intellectual, emotional or spiritual level. They may be the ones nearest you physically but as remote as...

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Why Certain Givers Outperform Takers?

Why Certain Givers Outperform Takers?

  Why Certain Givers Outperform Takers? Posted on February 8, 2014 by Beth Kuhel I recently spoke with Adam Grant, who is the youngest tenured professor and single highest-rated teacher at the Wharton School. He is a leading expert on success, work motivation and helping and giving behaviors. Grant has presented for leaders at organizations such as Google, the NFL, Merck, Pixar, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, The United Nations, The World Economic Forum, and the US Army, the US Navy, and the US Air Force. He...

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How Much Growth is Healthy? When is Maintenance Better?

How Much Growth is Healthy? When is Maintenance Better?

  We’re a society that’s obsessed with change and growth, and in many ways that’s a great thing. When a person challenges himself to learn new skills, acquire new positive behaviors, adjust to transitions, assume new responsibilities, he typically becomes broader, more productive and emotionally mature. While this is true for most people, it’s also true that a person needs to know his own limits. When a person pushes himself beyond his limits, works too many hours, fails to take care of his health, ignores the relationships in his...

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