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Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management

Attracting and retaining top millennial talents has become one of the latest trends. Most of the successful organizations such as G adventures, Google, and Hootsuite are filled with millennials who have special skills and talents. One of us, Elizabeth, wrote this letter to shade some light on what top millennials want and how leaders can ignite the “energy of a thousand suns.” “You hired us due to the different unique abilities we posses. We are six months into working and giving all we have when suddenly we quit. Though, you still need us since we are...

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Book Review: Good to Great

Good to Great by Jim Collins was published in 2001 and it is regarded as a modern classic of management theory. He discussed and identified some key factors that can convert good or average companies into a great company. Collins selected various companies like Abbott, Well Fargo, Phillip Morris, Circuit City, Kimberly-Clark and many others to show that these companies have sustained their growth as compared to other companies in the market. He explained through various facts and figures that companies who have transformed from Good to Great are those companies who have followed three main rules....

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 21 Time Management Tips to Hack Productivity

Many folks in the society try to be hyper-productive. These folks associate being ever busy with success. Though to some extent this notion is true, it is also misleading as individuals feel less productive if they are not busy. Instead of this I choose the working smarter, not harder notion. Instead of working as a robot, I try to be thoughtful on my tasks and always see how I can simplify work within a short period so as to achieve more. I have compiled this list of 21 tips that will enable you to work...

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Book Review: Drive -The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

Daniel Pink’s book Drive –The surprising truth about what motivates us illustrates that most people think that money is the only reward to motivate people. In most cases giving carrot and stick approach to motivate people is wrong and giving same punishment and reward options over and over again will not bring best performance out of people. He states that “The problem with making an extrinsic reward the only destination that matters is that some people will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road. Indeed, most of the scandals and...

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Book Review: Turn the Ship Around

David Marquet is a retired Navy officer, he divides his book ‘turn the ship around’ into three parts, first part is a biography, second part is self improvement and in the third part he gave business advice. In his book he described that in order to test his soldiers he gave them an impossible order and by doing so he later realized that he himself became a better leader. Author described that it is important for a leader to have a complete expertise in his work. In the Navy, captains attend various training courses, studies their...

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The Best Bosses Do These 8 Things Constantly

In managing a large number of employees or interns in an organization, good leadership skills are required in order to guarantee the success of the organization. One of the main leadership skills that bosses can use to motivate employees includes communication. Communication skills in the organization is said to be the make-or-break factor for a successful leadership. There are eight phrases that exceptional bosses can communicate to their employees daily that may lead to skyrocketing performance in the company. ‘I have total confidence in you’ Using the above mentioned phrase means that the bosses believe in...

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