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Walk the Walk: Make Company Values More Than Just a Slogan

By Sarah Watson Think quick: what are your company’s core values? Does your company have a mission statement? What is it? Odds are, it probably has a lot of nice-sounding words in it like “integrity,” “respect,” “communication,” or “excellence.” That’s great, but do those words accurately reflect your company’s values? Does your company hire people …

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Microsoft’s Misstep: How to give employee feedback the RIGHT way

By Sarah Watson In a recent article by Vanity Fair, Microsoft’s recent failures were linked to a destructive management technique called stack ranking. Stack ranking is a performance measurement system that, in Vanity Fair’s words, “forces every unit to declare a certain percentage of employees as top performers, good performers, average, and poor.” It doesn’t …

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What We Learned From Stephen Covey’s, “7 Habits…”

By Sarah Watson Dr. Stephen Covey, who wrote the 1989 best-seller, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“, passed away on Monday. In addition to being an author, Dr. Covey was also co-founder of Utah-based professional services company FranklinCovey, and his message of success won him millions of followers worldwide. Dr. Covey was a well-known …

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Five Reasons Why You Should Care About Employee Engagement

By Joe Corona Elevating Employee Engagement may not guarantee survival in these fiercely changing and challenging times but there is increasing evidence to indicate that organizations that invest in engagement are better positioned to elevate and sustain high levels of performance. How do they do that?  By creating a workplace environment that fosters enthusiasm, loyalty, …

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Is Unlimited Vacation the Secret to Extreme Employee Productivity?

By Aoife Gorey What is the vacation/time off policy in your organization? Do you work a 9 to 5? Many organizations today have become quite creative and trusting when developing their vacation policies. Netflix, IBM and Hubspot are just some of the well-known names that boast an unlimited vacation policy. For those of you that don’t know …

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Learn from JC Penney’s Mistakes: 3 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

By Christina Krenek JC Penney has been making headlines, and not in a positive light. An article from The Washington Post shares the company’s latest news. First there was the brand’s makeover “disaster” which resulted in confused customers, angry employees and an 18.9 percent drop in same-store sales. Most recently, the company’s president, Michael Francis, …

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The Simple Trick to Reducing Stress and Increasing Productivity

By Sarah Watson There’s a famous running quote that says, “Somewhere, right now, someone is training while you are not. When you race him, he will win.” What does this have to do with business? A lot. The people on top know that if you want to be successful, you need to be working while …

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