March 23, 2014
The epidemic of workplace stress, anxiety and depression costs U.S. businesses an estimated $200 billion to $300 billion a year in lost productivity, employee turnover and legal, medical and insurance bills. Traditional business thinking focuses on extracting the maximum from workers—and maximizing profits in the process. But the pressure we feel to perform well and get results […]
March 20, 2014
It is widely accepted in some business circles that to make money, you have to keep your costs down and your prices low by paying employees as little as possible. This can be termed as the “bad jobs” strategy – where employees are treated as a necessary expense you aim to minimize. However, there are […]
March 15, 2014
Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.
March 7, 2014
Job interviews can be intimidating, but what many people don’t realize is that an interview is a two-way street.Employers aren’t the only ones with the privilege to interrogate with question after question. As a candidate, it’s important that you know how and when to voice your most important questions about the company, the position and […]
February 26, 2014
Chew on this for a minute: Of all the people who get hired in the next 18 months, 46 percent will fail. They’ll receive a poor performance review, get written up or be fired, according to Mark Murphy, the author of Hiring for Attitude. Even more surprising, 89 percent of those who fail will stumble as a […]
Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
The manager's function is not to make people work but to make it possible for people to do get the work done so they can succeed.
The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
Lead and inspire people. Don't try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.