10 Myths Managers Believe | Intuit Quickbase Blog

Managers have a surprisingly large number of deeply held beliefs that are sometimes just plain wrong. Here are 10 of the most common. (These are all pretty spot-on. I think my favorite, though, is Myth #3 – yeah, after putting in a ridiculous amount of overtime on a project, this is EXACTLY what everyone wants …

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On the Importance of Mentors | NYTimes.com

An interview with Ilene Gordon, C.E.O. of Ingredion, a company that turns raw materials into ingredients for the food, beverage and other industries, that was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. “I’m not just hiring the person sitting there; I’m hiring the four people who mentored him. I don’t think there’s anybody who’s successful in …

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Leading Through The Power Of Persuasion | Fast Company

Sweeping people up into an idea is a wonderful experience, and the best leaders use six tools to do that effectively. Charlotte Beers, former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, reveals compelling ways to get people on board and enthused about your ideas–even if the odds are stacked against you. Continue reading at: Leading Through The Power …

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The Energy Audit | The Energy Project

“Are you working at peak performance? Find out how effectively you’re currently managing your four sources of energy: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.” This quick, 20-question, assessment will show you which behaviors can improve your performance, effectiveness, and satisfaction. Be sure to check out the “tips” section, afterwards – it’s got all sorts of great ideas …

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The Case for Taking a REAL Lunch Break | Fortune Management

Eight out of ten employees now gulp a quick lunch at their desks, says a new survey. But not taking a breather during the day, even for just a few minutes, is a recipe for burnout. “When demand in our lives intensifies, we tend to hunker down and push harder. The trouble is that, without …

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