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Opinion

7 Simple Truths For Leadership Success
leadingwithtrust.com

We tend to over-complicate things in life, and when it comes to defining what successful leadership looks like, we really, really, over-complicate it.

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Do Your Employees Really Love You?
www.fastcompany.com

Engagement in the workplace has plummeted and a lot of people don’t like their jobs. Use these tips to figure out how your company’s employees truly…

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Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is dead
qz.com

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly. What happened to the company’s most famous and most imitated perk?

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No, Craigslist is not responsible for the death of newspapers
gigaom.com

Craigslist is once again being blamed by some for the decline of the newspaper industry, since it allegedly siphoned off billions in advertising revenue — but this ignores all of the other factors that combined to disrupt the newspaper business.

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5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You
www.entrepreneur.com

You want to be a better boss, don’t you? Be sure to avoid these five common mistakes.

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What Makes Us Happy at Work [Video]
www.sparkminute.com

A collection of Women 2.0 attendees discussing what it is about work that makes them happy.

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Science Explains What The State Of Your Desk Says About You
www.fastcocreate.com

Does every object on your desk have its proper place? Do you keep your pencils sharpened to the exact same length and dust regularly between your computer keys? Or maybe there’s so much junk on your desk that you can’t even see the surface. Maybe all that crap looks like it’s levitating. It turns out, […]

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Going shoeless at work could make you less stressed and more productive
qz.com

Kick off your shoes off and work a while. Working barefoot may not be mainstream yet, but it’s spread far beyond the street performers, yoga instructors and writers, especially in the summer months. Some librarians and college professors, entrepreneurs and marketing managers wear nothing on their feet.

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How companies can reduce churn among millennials
www.hreonline.com

New research finds millennials leaving jobs more frequently and in greater numbers than their older co-workers. Employers and HR must put special emphasis on flexible work environments, advancement opportunities, and coaching to improve retention rates among this growing employee population, experts say.

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Employee Retention and Satisfaction Aided By Mentorship Programs
www.hiredaily.com

Ensuring new hires understand and embrace the company culture is one way to improve both employee satisfaction and employee retention among new employees. A strong understanding of company culture builds a sense ownership in employees, and they tend to stick around longer. They are also better employees, because they have bought into the mission and […]

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Lots of Employers Think Younger Workers are Pretty Much Useless
www.mainstreet.com

Workers think they are job ready and possess all the skills, experience and education needed. Employers have a different view.

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Should Therapists Be Hired for Employee Morale?
www.hiredaily.com

Tracking employee morale is so important to a company, even though it’s easy for organizational shifts to leave many employees in the dark about how to deal with changes. Other than live meetings to address concerns, one prominent clothing company hired an organizational therapist to come in and help employees feel more comfortable. And while […]

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11 Desk Objects That Will Make Your Co-Workers Think You’re A Total Lunatic
www.fastcompany.com

Do you have a Christmas tree dead animal or blender on your desk We hope not. Your desk is your sanctuary–treat it wrong and you may be doing more.

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When Corporate Support Backfires on Women Workers
knowledge.insead.edu

Purportedly family-friendly employment policies may actually be holding women back, argues INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra. Women increasingly find themselves trapped in “pink ghettos” — supporting roles away from the corporate front lines, where it’s easier to secure maternity leave and flexible schedules. Companies that offer less help to working moms tend to have less overall […]

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