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Earlier this week Ozzie Guillen left his perch as manager of baseball’s Chicago White Sox and embarked on a new job as manager of the soon-to-be rebranded Miami Marlins.
Guillen’s departure from Chicago was significant for me on two fronts. Firstly because I am a baseball fan and I live in Chicago (although I [...]
Most large corporations are cautious about diving into new technological trends. They first want the return on investment (ROI) to be proven to them before they are willing to dip their toe into the water. Only in the past few years have we seen the majority of corporations embrace the fact that Web presence matters, [...]
As “Moneyball” hits theaters today, there’s more to the hype than Brad Pitt. Watching it, or reading the book on which it’s based, will help you learn something every manager should know and understand, but most don’t.
Although I have yet to see the movie, I have touted the book in most every management seminar [...]
As promised, I will follow up last week’s post on “Five ‘Landmines’ New Hires Should Try to Avoid” with its all important converse — the four mistakes bosses make during the on-boarding period.
(We’ll stick with the four “landmines” — because it’s Friday, and the prospect of an explosion is more exciting.)
In last week’s entry I was critical of the New York Times article “Happy People Work Harder.” I said its suggestions for the ways leaders can create happy workers – “make projects go more smoothly” – were tepid and unimaginative. OK, some of you wrote, what are your bright ideas? And by the way, [...]
To commemorate my first full month on the job, I decided to reach out to an on-boarding expert and find out where I might have screwed up.
Was it a good idea to wait an entire month before doing this? Potentially. But, like most new employees, things were moving so fast and furious those first [...]
Cloud computing is a hot tech field these days, particularly as consumer companies like Amazon have brought out cloud-based services and Apple is set to introduce its iCloud this fall. As our special section on HR technology noted in its section on “Data and Security”:
“Cloud computing enthusiasts tout its ability [...]
Few people outside the recruitment arena understand how difficult it is to find the right candidate (or candidates, depending upon your needs). Many factors go into determining who makes the cut. It’s not just a matter of posting your opening on the nearest and largest job board. An organization needs to brand itself and turn [...]
In a speech delivered to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama offered perhaps the most important on-boarding initiative facing our country: a plan to get millions of Americans back to work.
The plan, composed of $447 billion of spending initiatives and tax cuts to potentially boost economic growth and alleviate a weak job [...]
When the New York Times’ venerated Sunday edition published a piece titled “Happy People Work Harder,” co-authored by a Harvard professor no less, people sat up and took notice. Although researchers in psychology have known for some time that people with a positive outlook on life tend to outperform their gloomier brethren in the workplace [...]