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3 Reasons People Quit That Have Nothing To Do With Money

In a recent study, 89% of employers assume that their employees leave for more money elsewhere.  But in reality, studies from Gallup and the Incentive Research Foundation reveal only 12% of employees actually earn more from their next company. In my experience, people become demotivated first. The decision to.

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Would You Get 3 Out Of 5 Stars?

What if everyone who interacted with you had the opportunity to rate your performance? Guess what? They already do. Peruse LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Yelp, and you’ll see personal comments on everyone from CEOs to a specific waitress at a coffee shop. RateMyProf.com changed the game on professors by giving.

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How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

It seems like it happens overnight. One minute you’re the young upstart; the next minute you’re the oldest person in the room. If it suddenly feels like you’re the only one who remembers the Partridge family, there’s a reason. The number of young people in the workforce has exploded. .

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What’s the ROI on Friendship?

Who are your five closest friends?  Did you intentionally choose them?  Or are they circumstantial friends? Whether you realize it or not, your closest friends set the bar for what you consider to be normal.  For example, if you’re a B student and all your friends get C’s, you’ll.

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When to Negotiate, and When to Play Nice

“You don’t get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.” It was the marketing tagline for a popular 1980s negotiating skills program.  Personally, I find this concept absolutely exhausting. Do you really want to game every aspect of daily life? I teach negotiation skills, and coach clients in.

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Meet People Where They Are: Galileo’s Epic Fail

Have you ever tried to change someone’s mind? Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving you tell yourself that you’re not going to engage with crazy Uncle Ned and his racist (or sexist, or liberal or conservative views) again. But then, two, OK four, glasses of wine later, and you’re right there having.

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Does Your Business Need an Anthropologist?

How do your perceptions about the past affect the way you behave in the future? If you’re like most people, you carry around a story. Whether it’s a story about yourself, your company, or your family, or all of the above, your stories inform your beliefs. Your beliefs in.

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The False Choice: Inspiration vs. Accountability

Organizations tell their people,  “Be the best. Delight customers.  Put a dent in the universe.”  It sounds inspiring at the annual meeting.  But what does it really mean on a day-to-day basis? When Nike says their mission is to, “Bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world,”.

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What People Really Want From Their Boss

A recent Forbes article revealed that 65% percent of people would rather have a different boss than a raise. Take that in for a moment, people would trade money for a better boss. When I was 25 years old, my father shared something with me that forever altered my.

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Can Business Act As a Moral Compass?

There’s a lot of talk about the negative influence of business in politics.  We know what happens when business leaders manipulate politicians for their economic gain. The marriage between business and politics is kind of like that dysfunctional couple we all know and tolerate.  They have a long history.

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