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  • Helping the Next Generation of Leaders Become Blue Unicorns

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | May 2, 2016

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    One of the most important jobs of a leader has always been to develop the next generation of leaders. This is incredibly important now in the social age. What employees want from their leaders is changing. Employees want to work with purpose and meaning. Employees who wait for years to work on high profile projects […] Read moreRead More»


  • Is There Really a Generational Divide at Work [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | May 2, 2016

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    Human Resource and Business Leadership blogs have been writing about how to bridge this divide for years now. How to hire Millennials and why you must treat them differently than older workers is another focus of the many sermons, I mean posts…. Read More»


  • Why True Leadership Is Defined By Employee Personal Growth

    Written by: Ron Stewart | May 2, 2016

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    Take a look at the great leaders of history, and you’ll notice one key similarity. Lincoln, Churchill, Mandela, for example – they all held the interest of the people at the heart of their campaigns. Even in the workplace, it’s this ability to put others first that enables managers to succeed where their predecessors failed. […] Read moreRead More»


  • Privacy at Work: Know Your Rights [Infographic]

    Written by: Amy McCloskey Tobin | May 2, 2016

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    Many people have come close to giving up on the idea of privacy; social media and digital connectedness have left so many of us vulnerable…. Read More»


  • Workplace Happiness: The High Cost of Unhappy Employees [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 29, 2016

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    According to the State of the American Workplace, a 2013 Gallup study, seven out of 10 workers in the US say they aren’t fully engaged at work, meaning they aren’t working to their fullest potential. The resulting loss of productivity can cost companies between $450-$500 billion a year. (Click to tweet this!) Plus, according to research by the Dale Carnegie Institute, 80 percent of employees who aren’t happy with their supervisors claim that they’re disengaged and ultimately, less productive…. Read More»


  • 14 Things Successful People do on Weekends [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 29, 2016

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    The connected economy means that for many of us, the weekends have blurred into weekdays. … Read More»


  • To Survive, Get Insanely Curious, Now!

    Written by: Bill Jensen | April 28, 2016

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    “I was twelve or so. My dad asked what I wanted for my birthday. I said a subscription to Nature and Science. When it arrived, I was so frustrated. ‘This is science? I can’t understand a word of it!,’” she says with the joy of someone who eventually figured it out…. Read More»


  • 5 Ways to Leave a Legacy at Work and Life

    Written by: Scott Mautz | April 28, 2016

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    Introducing The Five Footprints of Legacy – the ways we tend to leave legacies behind at work and in life. Get to work on making such imprints, even a few, each day and enjoy the daily doses of meaning that go along with those efforts…. Read More»


  • The 10 Reasons People Leave Their Job [Infographic]

    Written by: Amy McCloskey Tobin | April 28, 2016

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    Yesterday we ran a post by Megan Biro on why people really quit their jobs – the reasons are often not what employers THINK they are. It’s important to dispel the myths around why people really leave their jobs – especially for employers because hiring new employees is costly to both the bottom line and possibly work culture.
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  • Your Employee Recognition Message – Keep It Simple

    Written by: Roy Saunderson | April 28, 2016

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    Exactly twenty years ago I got into the field of educating people on how to get recognition right in the workplace. My reasoning was no one was showing leaders, managers and everyday employees how to give recognition the right way…. Read More»


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