The Parable of Personal Accountability

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Brad is a young programmer. He has always wanted to be a video game developer, and figured that he was building a good ‘knowledge base’ by spending countless hours learning about (and playing) video games, all through high school. When he got to college, he took the advice of his counselor and started getting his… Read more »

Foster a Mindset for Personal Effectiveness

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Do you feel that you can accomplish your goals through effort or is your success based on the talent and skills that you already possess? The groundbreaking work of Stanford Professor, Carol Dweck, indicates that your mindset directly relates to how you accomplish your goals, and this can be used in the context of your… Read more »

Workplace Innovation in 2013

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Now is an excellent time to think about where your business is going and how to create innovative new ideas and initiatives for the coming year. How will you move forward in 2013? Ordinarily, being innovative is a good business move. But there are some initiatives that will not benefit you in the long run;… Read more »

Positive Hiring Trends and Employment Outlook for 2013

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ManpowerGroup just released its quarterly Employment Outlook Survey, which measures employers’ intentions to hire new employees during the following quarter (January to March 2013). Manpower has been conducting this survey for the past 50 years, and this sample includes 18,000 employers in all 50 states, the top Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), the District of Columbia… Read more »

Cultivate Mindfulness in the Workplace

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Meetings, memos, and everything in between can cause distraction, stress, and a decrease in employee productivity. We lose our focus, we feel bored, we feel overwhelmed, or we feel the irresistible urge to visit the soda machine in the lounge. Again. One way to alleviate some of this distraction and improve productivity and happiness is… Read more »

Meditation Means Employee Productivity

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Ping! Ping! New text messages. Baaaaloop. Voicemail. Ding! Reheated coffee is done in the microwave. Briiing. Delivery person at the front door. With such rampant distraction and multitasking present in our day-to-day lives, it is sometimes a wonder that we get anything done. And indeed, the human brain works more effectively without distraction. When we… Read more »

Find Employee Satisfaction with a Better Job Fit

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You are smart, creative, and motivated to do well. You have what appears from afar to be the perfect job. But perhaps you feel frustrated, stunted, or just a little adrift. An important factor in employee satisfaction is job fit, a concept that can be somewhat hard to pin down. It includes everything from how… Read more »