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Recently, the Wall Street Journal released its top 250 management rankings.  The Management Top 250 ranking, developed by the Drucker Institute, measures corporate effectiveness by examining performance in five areas: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility, and financial strength. The ranking is based on an analysis of 37 data inputs provided by 15 third-party sources.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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Is It Hours Or Deliverables That Define Productivity?

I recently read an article written by Benjamin Cardullo, a Campus Editor Contributor at Linked In, entitled Business: A Modern Health Crisis. Benjamin talks about the fact that we live in a world in which our importance is defined by how busy our day is, and it is often a badge of honor to say that we never have a moment to ourselves. And yet, he makes the case that with modern technology, we could accomplish the things that used to take a full 40-hour workweek in 29 hours. I found the article intriguing because he also ties this phenomenon to the condition of our health and the productivity of our workforce. You can read the entire article by clicking on this link:

Posted by Rick DeMarco at 11:00am

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Why Are Organizations Not Investing Sufficiently To Create High Employee Engagement?

Over the past decade or so, more and more organizations are talking about the importance of creating a culture of high engagement with their employees, so they will create exceptional customer experiences. However, although employee engagement shows up as a top challenge for CHRO’s, CMO’s, and CEO’s around the globe, the needle has not moved much for high engagement from levels of 30% in the U.S and 16% globally over the past 15 years. As we talk to existing and new clients, we hear and observe that one of the primary drivers for this lack of movement is an insufficient level of people and money resources dedicated to the effort.

Posted by Rick DeMarco at 11:00am

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Take a vacation! YOU DESERVE IT! If you don’t your company performance will suffer

Not taking vacation time is a bad idea, as it harms productivity and the economy. Those are the key findings of a study entitled “An Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S.” commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, a trade group, and completed by Oxford Economics in 2014.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 2:00pm

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I’m a CEO (but I never learned how to type)

Nearly 10 years ago a client of mine suggested I look at a software program that enables people to dictate into their computer instead of typing or pecking away at the keyboard. I was skeptical, I must admit. Would it be accurate? Would it recognize my voice? Would I spend more time programming and fixing the narrative than actually pecking away? Despite all these questions I was still intrigued.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 1:45am

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Four Apps to Gamify Your Life

As gamification continues to be a prominent topic of discussion in the workplace, it is simultaneously growing in the social world. With smart phones becoming a necessity in our lives, apps have become a useful tool to keep us organized, entertained and up to date in our fluctuating world. There are now apps that are designed to help you live the lifestyle you desire, and will reward you for every step towards that direction. Here are some notable apps that can help gamify your personal life. 

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 9:00am

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