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Training Still Matters

Joseph Lalonde

How Chick-Fil-A Understands This I feel extremely fortunate to work for Chick-fil-A ; it’s been an amazing ride for over 30 years. Image by Jeff Blum.

Leadership: The Number That Truly Matters

Lead Change Blog

One of the most important qualities of a leader is the ability to develop others. The first test culled 22,000 men out of the army, leaving 10,000.

Ethical Leadership: The “On Switch” For Adaptability

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The post "Leader Competence: Will It Be A Multiplier or Divider?" generated some great discussion on social media. Here's a quote from the post: "Leader competence is either going to be a multiplier or a divider. When you have it, you multiply performance and trust, with exponential results.

6 Ways to Harness the Growth of Growth Routines

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK!! New Giveaway!! 20 free books!!! Leave a comment on this post by Dr. Alison Eyring to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of her new book, Pacing for… Continue reading → Author Book Notes

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5 Ways to Keep Small Business Finances Organized

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City of Gold


Be sure to examine the slides in this story on the City's Manager's salary at the City of San Antonio. The slides show the pay of other City employee

What Blockchain Means for the Sharing Economy

Harvard Business Review

jakub nanista. Look at the modus operandi of today’s internet giants — such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, or Airbnb — and you’ll notice they have one thing in common: They rely on the contributions of users as a means to generate value within their own platforms. Distributed Database. Peer-to-Peer Transmission.

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Accountability is essential to any successful reform effort. Robert M. Gates

Building Trust Between Your Employees and Freelancers

Harvard Business Review

More companies and nonprofits are turning to external experts, on a project or temporary basis, to tap into unique skill sets and experience that they otherwise might not be able to access, afford, or locate in their market. At the same time, more individuals are turning to freelancing as an alternative to full-time company employment.

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FIRST WITCH: When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain? From The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare


Research: How Incentive Pay Affects Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Trust

Harvard Business Review

Most managers would agree that motivated, productive employees are crucial for organizational success, regardless of company size, industry, or corporate strategy. The question is how to motivate them. Sometimes, these incentives work in ways managers intended them to. We wanted to learn more about this relationship.

How To Be A Superboss

Eric Jacobson

Most important, " regenerating the talent pool is the single most important thing any leader can do to survive and prosper ," adds Finkelstein.

The World Is Completely Unprepared for a Global Pandemic

Harvard Business Review

In 2003 a doctor with SARS unknowingly infected several guests while staying at a Hong Kong hotel, and overnight the virus reached across the globe. China is currently battling a bird flu that kills nearly half of the people infected. An uncontrolled outbreak or bioterror attack could result in a contagion that kills over 30 million people. The U.S.

The GOP’s Wellness Bill Would Give Employers Too Much Power

Harvard Business Review

Last week the House Committee on Education and Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would expand the reach of wellness programs to include genetic screening of employees and their dependents and increase the financial penalties for those who choose not to participate. This should allow more-accurate cost predictions.