17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day, by Bill Murphy, Inc.com
Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that? The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit…
Three elements of digital transformation, by Harold Jarche
Altimeter released a new report yesterday, called Digital Transformation: Why and How Companies are Investing in New Business Models to Lead Digital Customer Experiences. For those of us in this field or related ones, much is not new, but confirmatory…
10 Tasks You Should Never Put on the Back Burner, by Craig Jarrow, Time Management Ninja
When things get busy, we all have tasks we put off.
Sometimes items end up on the back burner out of necessity.
If you are putting off the right things, it can be a good move to reduce your workload. Other times, you are simply setting yourself up for trouble later.
So, what tasks are currently on your back burner?
You're Never Too Old for Business School, by Ilan Mochari, Inc.com
There was a time when going back to school as a much-older student was a gag. Specifically, that time was 1986. The gag-filled film was called Back to School. It was about a successful entrepreneur, played by the one and only Rodney Dangerfield, returning to college to get his degree. The catch? His own son is an undergrad at the same time. Legendary comedian Sam Kinison also does a fine turn as a history professor...
Are You Hiring Superior Employees?, by Susan M. Heathfield, About.com
Probably not. And, if not, why not? You win some, you lose some, and some days, it rains, or snows, as the case may be. Most organizations are not hiring superior talent and it is likely your hiring process that is letting you down. Do you know that organizations are still hiring employees after one manager interviews several candidates?
I've written before about workplace happiness in terms of general rules like "don't obsess about things." Good advice, certainly, but general rules sometimes aren't enough. For most people, getting into--and staying in--a better mood comes down to the actions they take, rather than the rules they follow. With that in mind, here are seven specific actions that you should take each day if you really want to squeeze the most juice out of your work experience...
Do you remember that classic Jack Nicholson scene in A Few Good Men when he bellows at Tom Cruise’s character, “You can’t handle the truth!
Your new hires need to believe that YOU can handle the truth, but only if…
… you want to learn specifically how to raise employee engagement in your organization so it is above the dismal levels most employers experience.