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HOW TO CHANGE THINGS WHEN CHANGE IS REALLY HARD.

I read an awesome book by Chip and Dan Heath called Switch – How To Change Things When Change is Hard. I really enjoyed their previous book Made to Stick. What I like about Chip and Dan’s books are that they are founded on real research and have some depth to them. Although I love reading business books, I am ...

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THE GLOBES'S TOP 20 INNOVATORS REVEALED

The globe’s top innovators revealed FastCompany has placed the globe’s brightest companies under the microscope to develop its 2010 list of the world’s most innovative firms. While some usual suspects like Apple and Google made the list, a number of small companies that have made a big impact in the innovation stakes are also included. Here’s the top 20: Facebook ...

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10 people i hate at my office

People come across different friends at work place. These 10 people are  moving around the work place. Have you ever come acorss such people? 10. Stop Sign I want to slap him every time he dumps on my great new ideas. 9. FlimFlam How does he keep tricking me into doing his work? Damn you, Flimflam! 8. Bulldozer If only ...

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10 THINGS SCIENCE SAYS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY

In the last few years, psychologists and researchers have been digging up hard data on a question previously left to philosophers: What makes us happy? Researchers like the father-son team Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener, Stanford psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, and ethicist Stephen Post have studied people all over the world to find out how things like money, attitude, culture, memory, ...

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Lead people through the crisis with courage:

Leaders are living in an uncertain world. At a same time leaders do not want to live in comfort zone. They sincerely try to put the organization from where it goes to when it should reach. Do not expect that everything need to be smooth in the life and corporate world. Remember, the master lesson of life is the road ...

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TRANSFORMING LEADERSHIP IS EVERYTHING.

The activity of leading; the position of office of a leader; an act or instance of leading, guidance, direction; ability to lead; the function of a leader. Before you assume that this information does not apply to you because you think you are not a leader, let me suggest that everyone is a leader at some level. From CEO of ...

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HOW TO HELP YOUR TO GIVE YOU PROMOTION.

During my last review I asked my manager, who is a senior vice president, about a promotion. He indicated that he would begin to think about what a promotion for me would look like and discuss it with HR. At the end of our conversation he stated that due to a possible acquisition, I might expect a promotion in the ...

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10 MOST POPULAR HR PRACTICES OF TOP COMPANIES.

Manini Dubey, a software engineer at one of the top Indian IT firms, feels it is high time she starts looking for a new job. Having worked in her current firm for nearly three years, she wants to move over to a new firm, just for the change. But, here is what holds employees like Manini from moving to a ...

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TATA GROUP GESTURE ON 26/11 .YOU MUST READ.

Tata Group have shown gesture for the 26/11 accident . YES! IT IS WORTH READING FOR HR GUYS. All category of employees including those who had completed even 1 day as casuals were treated on duty during the time the hotel was closed Ø   Relief and assistance to all those who were injured and killed Ø   The relief and assistance ...

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ORIGINALITY VERSUS CTRL" C" & "V"

Franklin P. Jones “Originality is the art of concealing your source.” Originality is a source gifted to mankind by infinite inteligence. Of course, Bill Gates says,” creating perfection at the first attempt is a stupidity.”First preference of genius is originality not perfection. Yes! I do agree, Thomas Alva Edison was able to invent electronic bulb after 1000 efforts. Originality is ...

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SHOULD LEADER RELY ON INTUITION FOR DECISION MAKING?

WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY FOR DECISION MAKING? A recent Harvard Working Knowledge blog post ( What is the right mix between intuition and analysis? Several clear themes characterized responses to this month’s column. Dominant among these was that the best way to reach a decision depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the decision, the nature ...

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NEW 12 RULES FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS BY BILL GATES

If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about re-engineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity. About how quickly business itself will be transacted. About how information access will alter the lifestyle of consumers and their expectations of business. Quality improvements and business-process improvements will occur far faster. When the increase in velocity is great enough, the ...

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8 RULES FOR HIRING TALENT -SKILL

Attitude is defined as ones’ feelings or mood – Positive or negative – toward things, circumstances or people. No matter how you may choose to define attitude, it is one of your “most priceless” or disabling possessions. You, and only you, are in charge of your attitude! You must realize that your attitude is your choice to make, and that ...

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WHEN TIGER WOOD WILL BOUNCE BACK. HE NEEDS" Auletta."

We all have our opinions of Tiger Woods’ reading his typed, 14-minute apology. I know I do, but I wanted to hear what a professional crisis manager had to say. So, here goes, both an earful and an education in what not to do if you ever feel compelled to face the media for sexual indiscretions. “First of all, he ...

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WOMEN HAPPIER THAN MEN – BY 15 MINUTE A DAY

When it comes to how much pleasure we get out of life, it’s the women who talk away smiling. But the difference between women’s happiness and men’s happiness is only 15 minutes a day, reprots the courier mail. Accroding to social policy research Centre fellow Roger Pattulny , from the university of New South Wales, both men and women enjoying ...

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IIM : THE TRUE STORY OF PLACEMENT

As 2010 placement session of all the seven IIMs draws to close, it is being witnessed that the role offered to these graduates are more or less traditional and the salary packages are different than the packages which were making the buzz, reports Economic Times. Following the placement session getting over, the debate started across the corner that which institute ...

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ART GURU MAVEN MICHAEL SAY " SORRY"

Arts management maven Michael Kaiser has used his ample résumé and his nine-year perch as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to promote his ideas about how to keep the nonprofit arts solvent. A year ago, he launched the Kennedy Center’s “Arts in Crisis” initiative, offering himself and his brain trust at the Washington, D.C., ...

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Single Mother Wins $200,000 in Job Bias Case

she’d need in order to attain an increase in her sales commission. Then, on June 2, 2006, Lockwood’s 4-year-daughter Lily woke up with pinkeye. She called a manager to request rescheduling a meeting since she wouldn’t be able to come to work. A half hour later, the manager called back with words that chilled Lockwood: Unless she resigned, she would ...

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CAN WE LEARN FROM INDIAN CEO?

As the Indian economy is all set to grow by 7.5 percent this year, experts are saying that it could be the best time for Western CEOs to learn some lessons from their Indian counterparts, reports CNN. While Western economies continue to stutter, a report forecasts that India will soon return to the high-growth trajectory it enjoyed before the crisis. ...

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HOW THE BODY SHOP BECOME A SUCCESS.

“If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just,” says Roddick – a phrase that could very well be her company motto. She has taken her $6,500 loan and turned it into a successful multi-million dollar corporation that continues to not only make popular cosmetic products but also push the boundaries of corporate ...

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