• Rules For Designing An Engaging Workplace
    HBR - Oct 28
    Most of us would acknowledge that good design has a powerful influence on how people think and behave. As today’s companies wake up to the value of workers who are truly engaged in their work — a clear case of trying to... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Why The Container Store Pays Its Retail Employees...
    Business Insider - Oct 16
    According to Tindell's book, "Uncontainable," the average Container Store retail salesperson makes nearly $50,000 a year compared with what the Bureau of Labor Statistics says is a national average of just above $25,000. Read »
    1 week ago
  • A Wells Fargo Employee Asked The CEO For A Raise –...
    Washington Post - Oct 13
    Most people ask for a raise in the privacy of their boss's office. But one gutsy Wells Fargo employee emailed the CEO directly — and copied some 200,000 other Wells Fargo workers on the note. Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Should You Ask Employees To Sign A Non-Compete...
    CEO.com - Oct 7
    Say your company requires new employees to sign non-compete agreements. (We’ll talk about the value of those documents in a second.) Then say you’re in the process of hiring a new employee and she refuses to sign your... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • Why Leaders Should Focus On Employee Investment, Not...
    Switch and Shift - Oct 6
    Making visible investments in an employee is about acknowledging value, fostering growth, and showing appreciation. Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • To Change Employee Or Customer Behavior, Start Small
    HBR - Sep 19
    Across industries, organizations can greatly benefit from making tiny changes in their processes to take into account how employees and customers really behave — including not liking being told what to do. Our research and... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Workers Don’t Have The Skills They Need- And They...
    HBR - Sep 17
    How do workers feel about the adequacy of their skills? Until now, few studies have examined their views. Today, a survey of employees is being released that provides strong confirmation of the notion that employees need... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Predict What Employees Will Do Without Freaking Them...
    HBR - Sep 5
    Imagine one of your managers walks into their subordinate’s office and says, “Our data analysis predicts that you will soon get restless and think of leaving us, so we want to make you an offer that our data shows has... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Why Good Leaders Fire People
    Inc - Sep 5
    Can we please just fire people? Every week I get two or three emails like this one: "I was just told, I must resign by October 1st, due to a policy change. Can they actually do that even if I haven't seen the new policy... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Throw Out The Old Leadership Playbook
    CEO.com - Sep 2
    “I am on vacation. I cannot read your email. Your email is being deleted.” Would you be bold enough to write those words as your out of office message? What would you think if that message was company... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Unpredictable Work Hours Are Stressing Too Many...
    HBR - Aug 27
    In the modern workforce, control over your time is a valuable form of currency: for many, it’s an equal aspiration to getting rich (if it’s any proof ,“control your time” has almost 200,000,000 more mentions on... Read »
    2 months ago
  • O.K., So Maybe We Do Need Some Company Policies
    NYT - Aug 25
    I wish I had taken a long, hard look at our old employee manual long before I did. If you haven’t read yours in a while, I would recommend doing so — you might be surprised by the opportunities you find. Read »
    2 months ago
  • Why Managers And HR Don’t Get Along
    CEO.com - Aug 12
    Have you ever noticed how ambivalent line managers are about the Human Resources function? On one hand, most of them want their HR people to be involved in key strategic decisions; on the other, they want to make sure that... Read »
    2 months ago
  • Promoting The Non-Obvious Candidate
    HBR - Jul 29
    Conventional talent-management systems emphasize the need to give high performers appropriate experiences to help them ascend to more senior levels of management. Companies define career paths accordingly and carefully map,... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Why Generations Clash At Work
    Entrepreneur - Jul 25
    Maybe it’s me, but all the hoopla over Millennials being different rubs me the wrong way. I guess I don’t particularly care for broad characterizations of generations of people. Some fit the stereotype and some don’t.... Read »
    3 months ago