Risk Reduction and Branding Are Really About One Thing: Doing the Right Thing

Branding and reputation are integrally related. The one is built on the other. And when your organization operates in an “at risk” way for an extended period of time, you can be sure that both will falter. How can you prevent such a crisis from occurring? Thinking from a branding point of view, you ... Read & React

The recognition of exemplary individual performance is central to high organizational performance. And the psychological value is far more important than the money. Howard Risher

A Guide to Hacking Your Brain So It Can Remember Anything

by Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the most effective way to study a huge amount of information for one test? Answer by Jonathan Davidson, author of The College Success Cheat Sheet. ... Read & React

Is the Collapse of Productivity in the Developed World Really Close at Hand?

The developed world may be facing another Malthusian moment. The first came at the end of the 18th century, when Thomas Malthus predicted dire consequences for humanity if population trends continued on their trajectory. But along came something no one predicted: technology that helped humans use ... Read & React

Why are More Employees Job Hopping?

A recent ClearanceJobs survey found 69 percent of cleared employers surveyed are likely to hire someone who has changed jobs in the past year. A separate survey of candidates found 47 percent of cleared candidates surveyed have been in their jobs less than 3 years. The term “job hopping” used to be ... Read & React

Evidence-Based Policy Proponents Face Cost, Privacy, Political Hurdles

After three initial meetings, early hints are beginning to emerge on what may eventually become a package of recommendations from the congressionally authorized Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Enacted in March, the bipartisan commission has been tasked with developing recommendations ... Read & React

How to Tame This Attention Span Killing Device

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

If someone tried to force you to take a drug that would reduce your ability to mentally focus by 33 percent, you’d probably do everything you could to get away, right? Yet, the chances are you’ve already done that to yourself over the past several years. Your partner in crime is your smartphone. In ... Read & React

What Will Customer Service Look Like in a Clinton or Trump Administration?

by Rick Johnson

Amid the reality-TV-style coverage of this year’s presidential election, it’s easy to forget that, at the end of these campaigns, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will have a government to run. That includes making sure citizens get the service they deserve from federal agencies. In 2011, President ... Read & React

The Science Behind Why We Dress Up

by Ephrat Livni

Fashion guru Tim Gunn felt out of place at the James Beard Foundation Food Conference in New York—”like a mongrel at the Westminster Kennel Club,” he said at the Oct. 19 event. But he was, as ever, put together in a pinstripe suit and printed tie, and wasn’t too shy to share that dressing up ... Read & React

How to Spot Leadership Potential

Every effective leader I’ve worked around is a self-admitted talent scout. They are always on the lookout for individuals capable of something above and beyond today’s work-related activities. They are looking for people who display the potential to do more, particularly when it comes to guiding ... Read & React

From Voting to Writing a Will: The Power of Making a Plan

If there’s one thing the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates can agree on these days is that they both want you to vote (for them) this November. To that end, both political parties tend to have extensive get-out-the-vote operations designed to make sure their supporters actually go to ... Read & React

Having a Backup Plan Might Be the Very Reason You Failed

My optometrist once told me that a research job can be tough on the eyes. When you aren’t reading articles, you’re staring at data or puzzling your way though code on some blinking monitor. I wear contacts. She told me to bring my glasses to work, as a backup in case my eyes tired out. A few years ... Read & React

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