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The Key To Getting Internal Promotions–The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need.

Brown-noser.  Suck-up.  Kiss-A**. These are the terms you’ll hear.  Pay them no mind, white-collar worker.  You’re here to win. Those are the stones thrown by the masses who don’t have… Get the Rest


The Perfect Mix of Praise and Criticism

What is that mix? What is the proper mix of how much you praise someone for their performance versus help them attack and address deficiencies in their performance?


Kobe Bryant and Paying Above Market Compensation

If you follow professional sports, you probably know by now that Kobe Bryant returned to the NBA in December, played six games, and has been back out with injuries since


Extraverts May Win The Battle, But Neurotics Win The War

While we may be entering the age of the introvert (anyone read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain?), extroverts

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HR Drinking Games

This past weekend I did something I haven’t done in a long time— I played a drinking game.  You remember drinking games, right?  It’s when a bunch of twenty-somethings

The CYA Report E52: Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work with Lee Burbage [PODCAST]

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Lee Burbage, chief people officer at Motley Fool, on Keeping

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Does Great Work Have To Be Shared?

A few months ago, on a Sunday afternoon after spending a few days in Las Vegas at some HR conference or another... and feeling the lingering effects of

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No New Art

Before you review this article, do me a personal favor and click this link—it's only 600 words or so but it will provide some useful context. Last line of

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Performance, Culture, and the Miami Dolphins

Focusing on performance—getting the absolute most output, productivity, creativity, etc.—out of the workforce is generally seen as a positive managerial approach. Tim Sackett’s favorite CEO, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, is

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Developing Your Team: Three Types of People (And Why You’re The Problem)

You wish your team would accept greater responsibility. Why don't they seize the moment and just do it? It's a common thread for me and the people I hang