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September 26, 2016

Fighting Low Morale with Recognition

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in World War II, once said “the best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy.” In other words, when an organization talks ad nauseum about morale to employees, it’s usually a sign that no […]

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September 19, 2016

A History of Thanks: World Gratitude Day

A History of Thanks Since the mid-fifties there’s been a meditation room in the United Nations building where delegates can stop by and take a breather from the stresses of managing world affairs. By the sixties the room was run by meditation guru Sri Chinmoy, who in 1965 suggested over Thanksgiving dinner at the Hawaii […]

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September 16, 2016

5 Ways Leadership Can Support Working Parents

As parents all over the country prepare to get their kids ready for another school year, a more structured routine is a welcome change for many (if not all) of them, whose summers are busy juggling caretakers and camp schedules, vacations, screen time, and trying to make sure their kids don’t forget everything they learned […]

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September 15, 2016

Limited Tenure: DARPA’s Unique Approach to Turnover

Some companies go to extraordinary lengths to stay ahead of employee turnover. Zappos has a “pay to quit” policy that offers employees cash to walk away early if they feel the job’s not for them. Several restaurants have experimented with eliminating tips in exchange for higher wages to keep employees engaged. But probably the most […]

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