Be Like Mark – Recognition at Facebook

Even though his organization is all about connecting people virtually, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently did a stellar job connecting in person when he inadvertently delivered a clinic on workplace presentations for an employee’s ten-year anniversary. The KX Factor Employee Kang-Xing Jin, known as “KX” to his colleagues, was a dear friend of […]

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To Lead or Manage?

There’s an entire industry built around training managers to be great leaders, and why not? It makes sense that the person tasked with managing a team should possess some leadership skills. But we also know that not every manager is suited to be a great leader. In fact, most managers are downright unsatisfied. When I […]

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5 Fatal Flaws of Darth Vader’s Management Style

Maybe you’ve heard of a small independent film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens that was released this holiday season? It is the continuation of the original Star Wars Trilogy, which featured the incomparable villain Darth Vader, a high-level management type in the Galactic Empire, whose mission was to eradicate the small band of rebels […]

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The Belichick Philosophy: Do Your Job

The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game last weekend, earning them a trip to the Superbowl against the Seattle Seahawks on February 1st. Superbowl XLIX (that’s 49 for non-Romans) will mark a major milestone in a historic journey by the Patriots team and their head coach Bill Belichick. Belichick […]

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Where are the Great Managers?

Great managers can help companies achieve around 147% higher earnings per share than their competition, and double employee engagement levels. Bad managers cost businesses billions, increase turnover, and bring entire companies down, yet at least 44% of Americans have worked for one, and Gallup recently found that 82% of the time companies don’t choose managers […]

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