Monthly Archives: December 2013

Big Data – More Headache Than Elixir

Originally posted on Workplace Psychology:
Photo Credit: Flickr In the past two years, I have ended the year writing about different charities. In 2011, I wrote about charity: water, and in 2012, I talked about Room to Read. This year,…

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Six Ways to Deal with Messy People

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Five Secrets to Escaping the Past

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Telling a story with your data

Originally posted on User Friendly:
So one of my colleagues was in a bit of a flap recently.  He had to give a presentation regarding the improvements he had made in his project.  Basically all he had was the graph…

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Can you tell me a story?

Originally posted on User Friendly:
Before there were books there was Storytelling (also called oral tradition). The history of the clan was handed down in the form of stories from father to son. Later, men were trained in how to…

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Costs of Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors Continue to Rise as the IRS Cracks Down

Originally posted on ECRM HR Counselor's Corner:
by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. An area of growing concern for employers is the misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor.  According to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates, millions of workers are…

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If You Are Holding People Accountable, Something Is Wrong (And it isn’t what you think.)

Originally posted on Blanchard LeaderChat:
All together now, finish this sentence—a traditional belief so embedded in our collective psyche that I can hear your answers through the internet: We need to hold people ________. Accountable.  Cue the boos and hisses.…

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Five Beliefs that Erode Workplace Motivation, Part 2

Originally posted on Blanchard LeaderChat:
My previous blog challenged you to complete five common statements related to motivation. It wasn’t much of a challenge. These beliefs are so deeply embedded in our collective psyche that they roll off the tongue.…

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If You Cannot Measure It …Five beliefs that erode workplace motivation (Part 5)

Originally posted on Blanchard LeaderChat:
As we have discovered with all five of the eroding beliefs in this series of posts, completing this statement falls off the tongue:  If you cannot measure it, it doesn’t matter. I was a longtime…

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The Reality about What Really Matters at Work

Originally posted on Blanchard LeaderChat:
Complete this sentence: In business, the only thing that really matters is _______. The answer to this entrenched belief is so obvious that at a recent speaking engagement, I had over 300 people spontaneously fill-in-the…

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