• Are Millennials The Most Engaged Generation?

    Written by: Ryan Estis | November 25, 2014

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    Our conventional wisdom about millennials is often proven false when we look at the research. While millennials get a reputation in the media for being lazy or noncommittal, research from Modern Survey shows that Gen Y is actually the most engaged generation in the American workforce. 18% of Millennials are fully engaged at work (compared to just 12 or 13% of Gen Y and Baby Boomers)…. Read More»

  • Why Belonging Is Key in Today’s Workplace

    Written by: Lisa Shelley | November 24, 2014


    For our ancestors, belonging to a group that shared the workload and helped protect each other was essential for survival. As a result our brains are hard-wired to motivate us toward connection and belonging. In fact, recent research in neuroscience has indicated that social needs are managed using the same neural networks as used for primary survival needs such as food and water. Belonging can literally feel like a life or death matter…. Read More»

  • The Secret to Being a Better Boss with @GMagenta

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | November 23, 2014


    Being a manager, or boss, is not easy. Managers need to balance their workload and inspire their team to do their best work. It takes patience, tenacity, grit, even humor to juggle the demands of being the boss. So, I thought it was important to take time to look at what makes a great boss. […] Read moreRead More»

  • 12 Frustrating Myths About Millennials (and How to Fix Them)

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | November 23, 2014


    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about frustrating Millennial stigmas. Here are the responses.   What myth about being a Millennial creates obstacles for you and how can you overcome it? 1. We’re Constantly Distracted by Our Devices Technology is changing the way everyone lives. This isn’t only true for the younger generation. While we […] Read moreRead More»

  • 13 Scary Statistics on Employee Engagement

    Written by: Jacob Shriar | November 21, 2014

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    There is a serious problem with the way we work.

    Most employees are disengaged and not passionate about the work they do. This is costing companies a ton of money in lost productivity, absenteeism, and turnover. It’s also harmful to employees, because they’re more stressed out than ever.

    The thing that bothers me the most about it, is that this is all so easy to fix. I can’t figure out why managers aren’t more proactive about this…. Read More»

  • How Great Leaders Make a FUSS About What Works

    Written by: Jim Haudan | November 20, 2014

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    Why are we always so focused on what’s NOT right? It’s partly human nature, partly habit, and we are just drawn to solve the biggest breakdowns in the business. The problem is that when we do this, we neglect to focus on what actually is working. And that’s where the real opportunity lies…. Read More»

  • 3 Ways We Confuse Emotions with Emotional Intelligence

    Written by: Dana Theus | November 19, 2014


    It often surprises my executive coaching clients how important their emotions are to their workplace success. Most of us have been trained to keep our emotions out of the office, so we let lag an ongoing investment in our Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Part of the problem is that investing in developing EQ is work that doesn’t always have an immediate payoff, and most of us are focused on results now! But part of the problem is a fundamental misunderstanding about what EQ is. … Read More»

  • 6 Ways to Know You Need a Course Correction

    Written by: Frank Sonnenberg | November 18, 2014

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    Some people measure success by the wealth they’ve accumulated, the power they’ve attained, or the status they’ve achieved. Yet, even though they’ve reached success beyond their wildest dreams, they still have an empty feeling — something is missing from their life.

    In order to fill that void and be completely fulfilled in life, their soul may be searching for something more.
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  • 14 Essentials That Help Today’s Leaders Do Great Work

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | November 17, 2014


    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about one thing they need to do good work. Here are the responses…. Read More»

  • The 3 Beliefs of Human Business

    Written by: Mark Lukens | November 16, 2014


    It’s all too easy to forget the human side of business. We get so bogged down in the processes and procedures, the board meetings and balance sheets, that we forget that business doesn’t exist for its own sake. Business is about human beings. It was invented to serve human beings. It employs human beings. It rewards, develops and sadly sometimes discards human beings. And any business has an impact on the human beings all around it…. Read More»

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