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Why Companies Can't Keep Millennials

China Gorman, a consultant who helps organizations connect HR operations to the bottom line, gave a presentation not long ago that shocked everyone in the room. She had cited a statistic from the Aberdeen Group’s Strategic Talent Acquisition Report. Millennial...

5 Good Reasons You Don’t Understand Your Employees

Every year, Beloit College publishes “The Mindset List.” This is designed to remind professors that the life experiences of the incoming class are far different from the professors’ life experiences. It’s also a good reminder for employers. The new grads will see things differently than the experienced workers will. It’s not just because of lack of experience, but […]

What Unions No Longer Do

What the decline of unions has meant for incomes and racial inequality.

Working on Labor Day

Pattie Hunt Sinacole answers a reader's question about Labor Day.

Art Break: Van Dongen

Art Contrarian looks at the work of Kees van Dongen.

The Incrementals

I've never seen any neutral incrementals. The little items which incrementally add up to a lot are either going for you or against you and they are sneaky. Your calendar probably won't read "Waterloo next Tuesday" or "Olympic Gold Medal on Friday" but it can contain items which over time will lead to pleasant or unpleasant results. Watch out for those suckers.

How to Talk Up Your Travel Experience in Your Next Job Interview

Your globetrotting experience could set you apart in an interview as long as you know exactly which travel lessons and skills to talk up. The post How to Talk Up Your Travel Experience in Your Next Job Interview appeared first on Brazen Life.

Quote of the Day

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition. - Dwight Morrow

The Top-10 Characteristics of Lousy Leaders

If you look at the major news stories in business, politics, diplomacy, whatever, it’s pretty hard to miss that most of the crises we face are crises of leadership. I once worked for a man who couldn’t pull the trigger on a project, ever. I would bring him a request with all the supporting documentation. […]

Learning from Successes Trumps Learning from Failure Every Time

Long-term success is contingent on continual improvement. There are manifold continuous improvement strategies from the Japanese Kaizen to Six Sigma to personal self-reflection and meditation. Most improvement strategies rely on identifying...Show More Summary

Indian HR is ready for the Tech Revolution - thoughts from #TechHR14

Around 10 days ago I attended India's first ever Tech HR conference organized by People Matters in Gurgaon. I was privileged to be invited to speak at the unconference track in the event and host a Google Hangout with analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller. Show More Summary

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Taking A New Assignment

Here are three simple questions to ask yourself the next time you are approached with the opportunity for promotion or a broadening assignment. The post 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Taking A New Assignment appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

5 Tips For Creating A Successful Career In Art

Want to be an artist? Becoming a professional artist can be exciting and challenging at times. Here are some helpful tips for a successful career in art. The post 5 Tips For Creating A Successful Career In Art appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

LeadershipNow 140: August 2014 Compilation

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2014 that you might have missed: Good read > @jamesstrock 's take on Jonathan Darman's Landslide The 6 R.E.A.L. Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking by @lollydaskal via @Inc Leadership Vertigo – Understanding Why Leaders Go Off Course by @TanveerNaseer Mike Henry Sr: The Day I Got Schooled on Respect. Show More Summary

Breakfast of Champions

David Kanigan, a runner, has the right idea for pancakes.

Too Much Sense

Cultural Offering has some thoughts by Winston Churchill on education. Consider how much more you'd learn now from various classes than you did in your twenties.

Canned For Cannabis: You Can Still Get Fired For Smoking Legalized Marijuana

I’m going to preface this with the fact that I’m neither a proponent nor an opponent of smoking weed. It’s your life, I don’t care, I just hate the smell. But just know that even with increasing legalization of marijuana, … More » Canned...Show More Summary

Billionaire Carlos Slim Says A 3-Day Work Week Will Save Us All

If you’re one of the richest people on the planet, the world should probably trust your judgment on how to make money and be efficient and happy, right? In that case, here’s hoping all of our bosses listen up to … More » BillionaireShow More Summary

Connect With Your Direct Reports By Helping Them Find Mentors

              #48 Arrange for Peer Mentoring – A great way leaders can serve their direct reports is by making peer mentors available for those who want to improve in a specific area of competence or character. Select a mentor who is strong in the given area, and make the [...]Show More Summary

5 Steps for Becoming an Indispensable Leader

Indispensable leaders make employees better, they drive revenue and maintain a sense of optimism around the office. They understand that each day of leading is a challenge and embrace the hurdles they encounter rather than circumvent those obstacles. These are the individuals who accept full responsibility for the performance of their people. Show More Summary

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