December 2017 archive

Dec 16

If Employees Don’t Trust You, It’s Up to You to Fix It

By:  Sue Bingham (https://hbr.org/2017/01/if-employees-dont-trust-you-its-up-to-you-to-fix-it) Three years ago, 37% of CEOs were concerned about a lack of trust in businesses, according to the PwC Annual Global CEO survey. Across industries, that number has climbed to 55%. A high level of trust between managers and employees defines the best workplaces and drives overall company performance and revenue. As Stephen M. R. …

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Dec 16

7 Things Employees Wish You’d Change About Communication Right Now

It’s really very simple. Employees will pay attention if you give them what they need. By Alison Davis Founder and CEO, Davis & Company @alisonbdavis (https://www.inc.com/alison-davis/7-things-employees-wish-youd-change-about-communication-right-now.html) CREDIT: Getty Images If one of your objectives for 2017 is to improve internal communication at your organization, then start by committing to significant change. Small tweaks aren’t going to increase …

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Dec 16

10 Ways To Be A Better Employee

None of these skills will appear in a job description, but they can help make you one of the most indispensable people in the office. [PHOTO: MOERSCHY VIA PIXABAY; APP PHOTO: FLICKR USER NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND] BY LYDIA DISHMAN (https://www.fastcompany.com/3066691/how-to-be-a-better-employee-in-2017)  You may have resolved to lose weight or exercise more this year, but what about resolving to …

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Dec 13

Six Ways To Get Back To Work When You Don’t Want To

Caroline Ceniza-Levine , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2017/01/02/six-ways-to-get-back-to-work-when-you-dont-want-to/#5c17f5ee5690) Shutterstock After almost two weeks of the holidays causing a slower office tempo (if not a complete stop) it’s hard to focus on work again. If you’re feeling resistance to your normal schedule, here are six strategies to help you get back to work when …

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Dec 13

7 Psychiatrist-Backed Tips To Help You Manage Anxiety

Because this disorder can be a real pain. By Allison Fox (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-tips-to-actually-manage-anxiety-on-a-regular-basis_us_5862b420e4b0de3a08f640e8) JUPITERIMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES People with anxiety disorders often face a sense of worry or dread and spend hours ruminating over worst case scenarios, which can get in the way of professional goals, personal relationships and a good quality of life. But there are ways to …

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Dec 13

Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions

Lisa Quast , CONTRIBUTOR  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2017/01/02/are-you-a-good-boss-test-yourself-with-these-5-questions/)  Think you’re good at managing people? Most managers, when asked, provide a glowing commentary of their stellar people management skills. Yet research has demonstrated the opposite. A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 50% had left their job to get away from their …

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Dec 13

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader

Great Leaders have certain traits that make them stand out from the rest. If we want to achieve what they’ve achieved, we have to learn to do as they do. By Lolly Daskal President and CEO, Lead From Within @LollyDaskal (https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/10-powerful-ways-you-can-be-a-successful-leader.html) CREDIT: Getty Images These are times that call for great leaders–people who are confident and courageous, …

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Dec 07

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

WRITTEN BY Dave Gershgorn (https://qz.com/1146753/ai-is-now-so-complex-its-creators-cant-trust-why-it-makes-decisions/)   AI has to determine which images from space are interesting, but how does it choose? (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS) Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchersare also beginning …

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Dec 07

9 puzzling interview questions that seem to have nothing to do with the job

 By:  Mark Abadi (http://www.businessinsider.com/bizarre-interview-questions-unrelated-to-job-2017-12/) “What would you do in the case of a zombie apocalypse?”AMC Where do you see yourself in five years? What is your biggest weakness? Why should we hire you? If you’ve interviewed for enough jobs, you’ve probably answered those questions so many times you could do it in your sleep. They’re cliche, …

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Dec 06

A Single Tip That Will Make This Your Best Year of Work, Ever

Instead of focusing on the easiest tasks, or even most pressing, focus on this. By Justin Bariso Founder, Insight @JustinJBariso (https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/a-single-tip-that-will-make-2017-your-best-year-of-work-ever.html) CREDIT: Getty Images It’s a new year, and that means a fresh start. Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?

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