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7 Ways Managers Motivate and Demotivate Employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first opportunity. The scariest thing is how prevalent this lack of motivation is. Gallup research shows that 70 percent of employees consider themselves to be disengaged at work, reports Entrepreneur. Organizations know how … Read More »

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Shattering Glass Ceilings Requires a Multifaceted Approach to Gender Equality

Women make up roughly half of the global population, but you wouldn’t guess that by looking at their representation at all levels of the workforce. Overall, they represent less than half of the workforce in most regions. Despite decades of effort to encourage gender equality in the workplace, recent research by online training and talent … Read More »

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7 Things That Will Destroy Your Career

There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences. Most people  kill their careers in subtle, decidedly undramatic ways. And it’s a shame because it happens all the time, reports Forbes. A recent survey by VitalSmarts found that 83% of people had seen someone … Read More »

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4 Methods to Increase Employee Productivity

Employees are at their desks for an average of about five hours every day, and companies are paying for that time. But often the results of an employee’s work vs. time spent don’t exactly match up. A model employee that seems perfectly productive can turn out to be one of the worst offenders, reports Entrepreneur. I recently … Read More »

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The U.S. Military Can Teach You to Write Way More Efficient Emails

In the military, we all know, you learn how to fight, how to push past your perceived limits, even how to make your bed. But there’s at least one thing most of us rarely imagine soldiers and sailors learning to do: wading through their inboxes. But, of course, just like the rest of us, folks in the … Read More »

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7 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off Forever

The act of learning is every bit as important as what you learn. Believing that you can improve yourself and do things in the future that are beyond your current possibilities is exciting and fulfilling. Still, your time is finite, and you should dedicate yourself to learning skills that will yield the greatest benefit. There … Read More »

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