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May 17, 2018

5 Ways Social Media Has Transformed Employee Recognition

Social media – heard of it? Sure, we all have. Some would argue it’s the greatest invention since the printing press, others would say it’s a curse on our daily lives, and still others would say it’s just a fancy kind of telephone. Whatever it may be, it has had an enormous impact on how […]

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April 5, 2016

To Emoji or Not Emoji?

A recent Cotap Inc. survey showed that 76% of workers admit to using emojis in professional communications. I have mixed feelings about that. There is no shortage of industry blogs, experts, and analyses that will tell you emojis are here to stay and we should get used to them popping up in daily communications. Again, […]

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January 26, 2016

Creating a Winning Work Culture: Cards Against Humanity

This entry isn’t about an individual boss, but rather an entire organization that has made extraordinary efforts to recognize its employees and build a winning work culture. The folks at Cards Against Humanity create the wildly successful card game of the same name. It is also one of the more curious success stories in business: […]

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December 8, 2015

Taylor Swift: Megastar or Millennial Spokesperson?

Taylor Swift doesn’t care if you think she’s part of the “Me” generation. She flew in the face of all of our careful quantitative analyses of the so-called millennial demographic when she ended her “1989” tour in Australia last week by sending a heartfelt thanks to her 125 crew members and band technicians on Facebook. […]

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September 10, 2015

Using Smartphones the Smart Way at Work

When employees use their smartphone at work to play a quick game, browse the web, or check on personal email, it improves their well-being, according to a new study from Kansas State University. Researchers found that allowing workers short respites to play on their phones throughout the day actually creates a net benefit. “A smartphone […]

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August 14, 2014

Kindness-Pass it On

Aesop told us that acts of kindness, no matter how small, are never wasted. If you still need proof, just take a look at Florida grocery store employee Gabe Boucher, who is making a name for himself online after a photo of him going above and beyond normal duties went viral, according to a Huffington […]

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August 11, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge – Social Media Done Right

We hear the term “awareness” used a lot in business, especially when speaking about brands, but what does that look like? When Boston College baseball player Pete Frates was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig ’s disease at age 29, his parents Nancy and John Frates came up with a novel approach for raising awareness about the […]

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July 2, 2014

Liberty’s Last Stand

By now social media has seen plenty of business-world meltdowns. We are used to seeing high-profile C-level executives panic, delete tweets and apologize profusely in a desperate attempt to save face before ultimately losing their jobs—showing just how seriously companies take social media interactions with customers. In Your Facebook But what happens when it’s the customer having […]

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June 30, 2014

Amy Adams and the Power of Small Gestures

Oscar-nominated actress and America’s Sweetheart Amy Adams scored some good karma points last week when she traded her first-class seat with a US soldier who was flying coach on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles. Adams, whose father was in the military, noticed the man in uniform at her gate and privately asked the […]

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June 19, 2014

Casey Kasem’s Final Sign Off

Before online services and iPods became our preferred methods of listening to music, the radio was king, and Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 countdown show was the nation’s official playlist. Kasem not only presented the weekly Top 40 hits, he engaged the listener with trivia, anecdotes, long-distance dedications, and a sincere passion for the art […]

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