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March 23, 2012

HR: A positive work climate is key to organizational success

As organizational structures become more complex and expand globally, the need to establish a positive climate is increasingly critical to employee satisfaction and productivity levels. Employees in large organizations today often work on multiple …
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March 22, 2012

Management & Leadership: Is kindness a business strategy?

A friend recently described a remarkable travel experience. Strange to say, the story was about an airline, and it wasn't a travel nightmare. Instead, it involved the recently bankrupt American Airlines doing something extraordinary by putting …
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March 21, 2012

HR: Why networks are better than teams

In most businesses, the prevailing assumption is that teams are the best way for leadership groups to go when solving a problem. Whenever possible, form a team. That's what most people believed a decade ago, when Doug Smith and I wrote our book The …
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March 12, 2012

HR: Nurture the love of the workplace

Valentine’s Day reminds us of the message of love. However, we generally don’t think of love as it applies to business. Yet there is so much to gain when we bring “love” into the workplace. Much like a long-term relationship, …
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March 12, 2012

IT: 4 things every storage admin should know

The evolution of tech is all about replacing manual tasks with automation, which enables you to perform tasks that were impossible or impractical before. You're suddenly freed from mind-numbing manual configuration -- only to face a fresh load of …
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March 12, 2012

IT: Mobile apps are IT pro's new power tools

Think the mobile revolution is all about word games and social networking apps? Think again. Heavy-duty apps for IT pros have arrived on mobile platforms and they're quickly changing the face of IT systems management.Want remote desktop access from …
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March 12, 2012

Management: The happy secret to better work (Ted Talks)

What we're finding is it's not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but the lense through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. And if we can change the lens, not only can we change your happiness, we can change every single …
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March 11, 2012

HR: Everything your employees need to know about social media

Who needs an expensive social media consultant when you can train your employees in Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn best practices yourself?This Mindflash infographic breaks down the types of social media users youll find in your company the digital …
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March 05, 2012

Management: CEO's time is like a sack of cash

If you’re a CEO, your time is like a sack of cash. Where you spend it can have defining impact on your organization. How you spend that time is a subject of a new study conducted by scholars from the London School of Economics and the Harvard …
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