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New Data Shows Millennials Are More Humble, And Less Narcissistic, Than Many People Think

MillennialsAllegations of narcissism are one of the most frequent charges I hear non-millennial managers hurl at their Millennial employees. I get it. I’m in the over-40 category myself, and I know how different it is to work with younger generation employees. I even wrote a book about it.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 August, 2016 Forbes, Millennials, , no_cat, no_recent, Research, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

Here's What Scares Remote Employees

What Scares Remote EmployeesIf your boss doesn’t see you on a regular basis, it’s only natural to wonder if they’re actively thinking about you. After all, you might think, they could see lots of employees every day and have all sorts of great lunches and water cooler conversations. And if you were the boss, and had to choose someone for your next wickedly cool assignment with terrific growth opportunities, mightn’t you be more likely to choose the person with whom you share a daily coffee?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 03 August, 2016 Forbes, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3, Telecommuting | 0 comments | Read more →

Employee Engagement Surveys: Don't Ask Employees If They're 'Satisfied'

Engagement SurveySatisfaction, a concept often measured by questions like “Overall, I am satisfied with company ABC” or “I am satisfied with my job” is a significantly weaker concept. In fact, it’s too weak to help you improve employee engagement.
Let’s imagine you score a perfect 7 out of 7 on this “satisfied” question. What does that really tell you?

Beware Of Hiring Candidates Who Say 'Always' And 'Never' In Job Interviews

InterviewIf the job candidate you’re interviewing says “always” and “never” a lot, it may be a signal that you’re talking to a low performer. How do we know this? MyHiring for Attitude research team asked about 1,400 professionals a series of open-ended job interview questions such as, ” Could you tell me about a time you got tough feedback from the boss?”

How Smart CEOs Use Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee Engagement Surveys

CEOs don’t get many chances to hear the unfiltered voices of their employees. So when you’re conducting your next employee engagement survey, don’t let that opportunity slip by.
Some employee engagement surveys limit themselves to questions about whether employees have a friend at work or like their job.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 July, 2016 Employee Engagement, Forbes, Leadership Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Stop Being Stressed On Sunday Night With This Simple Time Management Trick

Whether we call it the Sunday night blues or Sunday evening dread, we’ve all experienced the anticipatory anxiety and depression that occurs as we mentally end our weekend and prepare for the stress of another Monday morning. Fortunately, there’s a simple trick to quell this anxiety and give yourself another full evening of weekend time.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 July, 2016 Forbes, Research, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

Don't Let Fear Of Failure Ruin Your 2016 Goals

GoalsNew Year’s resolutions are practically an institution. Maybe your big goal for 2016 is to lose weight, quit smoking, work out, advance your career, start a business, double sales revenue, run a marathon, go back to school, save more money, etc. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 06 July, 2016 Forbes, Goal Setting, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

Don't Conduct A Job Search, Conduct A Company Search

Job SearchThis is probably going to sound like pretty weird career advice, but if you’re looking for a new job, don’t conduct a job search. Instead, conduct a company search. Let me explain.
The best companies out there, the kinds of organizations you really want to work for, hire people that are great fits for their culture. 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 04 July, 2016 Forbes, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

What Having Hernia Surgery Taught Me About Time Management

Time ManagementFor years I’ve effectively taught leaders that there are four kinds of activities that consume our work time: Green Light work, Yellow Light work, Orange Light work and Red Light work.
Green Light work is good. It’s the stuff you were hired to do. It’s essential to your job and your work goals, and without it, you might as well not even be there.
    Posted by Mark Murphy on 01 July, 2016 Forbes, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

    Email Can Hurt Your Career: Develop Better Communication Skills With These 5 Other Tools

    EmailWhen we think about all the ways we have to communicate with each other, and there are a bunch of them in the workplace setting, most communication modalities offer some possibility of messaging beyond the words we say.
    Face-to-face communication, which has the biggest communication bandwidth, for example, lets us stuff a whole lot more information than just words into our message.

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