Monthly Archives: May 2012

Managers Don’t Really Want to Innovate

What prevents companies from innovating better? One possibility is that managers don’t really want their people to innovate, no matter what they say otherwise. Take time utilization: How many hours per day, week, or month are you encouraged to think creatively, or work on innovation? Companies like 3M and Google that allow employees to carve off [...]

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Make Your Enemies Your Allies

John Clendenin was fresh out of business school in 1984 when he took on his first managerial position, in Xerox’s parts and supply division. He was an obvious outsider:  young, African-American, and a former Marine, whose pink shirts and brown suits stood out amid the traditional gray and black attire of his new colleagues. “I [...]

By |2017-11-07T14:18:36+00:00May 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Make Your Enemies Your Allies

Make Your Enemies Your Allies

John Clendenin was fresh out of business school in 1984 when he took on his first managerial position, in Xerox’s parts and supply division. He was an obvious outsider:  young, African-American, and a former Marine, whose pink shirts and brown suits stood out amid the traditional gray and black attire of his new colleagues. “I [...]

By |2017-11-07T14:18:37+00:00May 18th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Make Your Enemies Your Allies

Increase Your Team’s Motivation Five-Fold

In a famous experiment, researchers ran a lottery with a twist. Half the participants were randomly assigned a lottery number. The remaining half were given a blank piece of paper and a pen and asked to write down any number they would like as their lottery number. Just before drawing the winning number, the researchers [...]

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Increase Your Team’s Motivation Five Fold

In a famous experiment, researchers ran a lottery with a twist. Half the participants were randomly assigned a lottery number. The remaining half were given a blank piece of paper and a pen and asked to write down any number they would like as their lottery number. Just before drawing the winning number, the researchers [...]

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Teamwork on the Fly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV15JvPwOOE&list=UUWo4IA01TXzBeGJJKWHOG9g By Amy Edmondson @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV15JvPwOOE&list=UUWo4IA01TXzBeGJJKWHOG9g&index=1&feature=plcp

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Six Ways to Sell a Millennial with Your Job Description

It’s no secret that most job descriptions are awful. They make the hiring company sound boring and the work tedious. This could be a real problem for employers when they try to hire Generation Y Millennials. While some managers and recruiters are fed up with the stereotypically whiny and self-entitled “Trophy Kids”, Generation Y is [...]

By |2017-11-07T14:18:37+00:00May 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Six Ways to Sell a Millennial with Your Job Description

Controlling Your Personal (Mental and Emotional) Energy

Your boss just  declared that you made a huge mistake on an important project. What you say to  yourself afterward makes a world of difference in your attitude, performance,  and energy. Every thought you think and every emotion you feel requires energy.  Cars use gasoline. Light bulbs use electricity. Your body uses an unlimited  supply [...]

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