What Does “Character” Even Mean?
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What Does “Character” Even Mean?

What Does “Character” Even Mean?

by Christian B. Miller Consider some famous names from the business world in recent years. Bernie Madoff. Ken Lay. Bernie Ebbers. What do they all have in common? One thing is that they each demonstrated a tremendous failure of character. They acted viciously with no signs of a moral compass, and as a result, they … Read More

Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?
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Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?

Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?

InformedDebate from The Costo Connection Bosses and their employees see each other every day at work and may even see each other as friends. But should they friend each other on Facebook as well? Some say yes, if you know how to set up some online restrictions. Others argue that it’s inappropriate on Facebook because … Read More

How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work
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How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work

How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work

by James Clear Positive thinking isn’t just a soft and fluffy feel–good term. Yes, it’s great to simply “be happy,” but those moments of happiness are also critical for opening your mind to explore and build the skills that become so valuable in other areas of your life. Finding ways to build happiness and positive … Read More

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees
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4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

by Ron Carucci I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division.  In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” Even from the side … Read More