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Why it's important to put your best foot forward

We all know that beauty is more than skin deep and that a person’s clothing doesn’t necessarily reveal their true character. Nevertheless, people form strong impressions about us based on how we look. 679 more words

Chapter 06: Strengthening Your Personal Skills


I once asked a senior manager colleague what she considered the “core competency” of a good manager. “the art of Effective Nudging, she replied. 689 more words

Advice For Managers


When your subordinates disagree, that doesn’t mean that you leadership credibility has gone down. When your subordinates disagree sometimes it simply means that they have much better ideas to share with. 91 more words


Why small wins generate motivation

From The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile:

This pattern is what we call the progress principle: of all the positive events that influence inner work life, the single most powerful is progress in meaningful work; of all the negative events, the single most powerful is the opposite of progress—setbacks in the work.

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Philosophy on Salary

A really wise HR business partner helped me understand the value of having a clear philosophy on salary. So here’s mine…

I believe salary should ensure that staff are compensated competitively so that other compensation factors (e.g., rewarding work, personal growth) can retain the employee. 401 more words

Should you pay your employees to quit?

From Jeff Bezos’ 2014 Amazon shareholder letter:

The second program is called Pay to Quit. It was invented by the clever people at Zappos, and the Amazon fulfillment centers have been iterating on it.

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