The 26th of August is National Dog Day in the USA. “But I treat my dog like my Valentine every day of the year,” you protest. “Surely this is just a ploy by the greeting card industry!” Well, perhaps your dog gets the royalty treatment when you’re at home or in the park. But while she may be … More Why Your Boss Should Allow Dogs at Work
Innovation is a major currency in 21st-century business — but new ideas aren’t generated in a bubble. The 20th-century model of the lone genius who figures it out for themselves and strides on to take the glory has become dated. In major innovation ecosystems like Silicon Valley and San Diego, business leadership is not about … More The Power of a Network in the Innovation Economy
Next time your friendly office robot puts its hand on yours and offers you a piece of professional advice that absolutely nails your emotional state, don’t be shocked. The machine may know your personality better than you know yourself—and all from looking into your eyes. Okay, we’re not quite there yet. But researchers have now … More How you Give your Personality Type Away in the Workplace (and Why it Matters)
You’re principled, organized, and driven – so why, as an INFJ, are you not encouraged to pursue leadership roles? The INFJ’s steady reputation often earns us positions of responsibility such as life coach, counselor, or employee relations officer; but positions of actual authority tend to evade us (or we avoid them). It’s an odd one, … More Should an INFJ Accept a Management Position?
Operating successfully in business requires a combination of sharp natural instincts, a thorough education, and a constant attendance to developing trends. It’s not a rigid science: that’s why the best business people work hard to make up for shortcomings in their instincts by learning and practicing the traits and skills that they need. But there’s … More How to overcome your fear of business meeting ‘small talk’
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Among the top qualities a business requires of its managers and leaders, their ability to motivate employees is key. A 10% increase in employee engagement can make for a profit boost of more than $2000 per member of staff. If a manager has truly succeeded in motivating their employees, they are also less likely to call in … More How Successful Managers Increase Engagement and Motivation