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The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

by Maren Fox Berrett-Koehler Publishers BK Blog

There is a long list of key defining features of toxic and negative work environments. Not every organization displays all of these shortcomings, but even just a few can hold companies back. And unfortunately, there’s often a snowball effect; when one of these themes shows up, more are likely to follow.

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Forget Cash. Here Are Better Ways to Motivate Employees

by Dina Gerdeman Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

With unemployment at near historic lows in the United States, employers must shift their focus to recruiting and retaining talent. The answer for many companies is to throw money at the problem, but giving away stacks of money may not always be the best incentive, warns Ashley Whillans.

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Why every desk at your office should have a plant

by Mary Halton + Daryl Chen

Besides a paycheck and reasonable hours, what does a person need to thrive at work? Space, adequate supplies and tools? Yes. Lunch breaks, sick days? Sure. A plant? Well... by giving every employee a plant, engineer Mike Robinson created an environment where both humans and their leafy friends thrive.

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Investing In Staff Retention

August 1, 2019 by Dale Wilcox

I recently attended a Manufacturing Summit where the theme was “Fuelling Your Business with Talent”, and the focus was on recruitment, engagement and retention. At the summit, one VP of Human Resources reported that their company lost 63 people in 2017...

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