HR section: Care Is the X Factor at Work

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Care cures a host of ills. It’s no surprise that the most powerful influence on people’s engagement at work is the experience of feeling genuinely cared for by their direct supervisor. Feeling valued is critical to our well-being from infancy. What’s less obvious is how satisfying it can be to care for others — and how that can invest even routine jobs with meaning and nobility.

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HR Section: How to be successful as a manager- Removing Obstacles

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If we asked experts what the first job of an effective leader is, the conflicting answers would be plentiful: Some would say it’s to set a vision and goals. To others it would be to motivate the group being led. A few would even venture to single out something more clever like surrounding oneself with smarter people who fill in the leader’s gaps as the most important.

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HR Section: Next to Agility, Speed Rules

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How the world is changing and how we, as individuals, have to change along with it.  And of course, no conversation about change is complete without a discussion about the speed of change.  It’s not good enough to just change…you have to change fast enough.

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Digital Section: Six technological changes marketers need to know about

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The first week of the new year brings CES. Our annual glimpse into the future, the same future we saw last year, the year before and that seems as far away and far fetched as ever. I’ll save you from another story about drones, 3D printing and wearables. Instead, I’ll focus on what’s actually different this year and what this means for marketers.

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HR Section: 10 Workplace Trends For 2015

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The highest level trends are the skills gap, workers dropping out of the corporate system, the use of automation and outsourcing and the pressure for companies to get more lean. All of these factors have created a system where everyone is always under pressure to stay relevant, choose degrees that turn into jobs and constantly reinvent themselves.

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HR Section: Three Proven Qualities of Great Leaders: #1 Trust

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It may sound like a paradox, but a great leader isn’t someone who leads. It’s someone other people want to follow. This isn’t a matter of personal charisma, star power, luck, or ambition. If you expect to lead any group, whether a small team at work or a nation, you will do it best by acquiring real-life skills and applying them.

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HR Section: Dan Pink, on persuading people to change their behavior

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Recently, Dan Pink spray-painted lines on a busy sidewalk and hired actors to divide people into lines of cellphone users and nonusers. People resented and resisted direct orders but fell into compliance when Pink instead had the actors quietly model the desired behavior. “It’s all about social norms. The way to get people to change their behavior wasn’t to direct them like originally thought, but simply to get other people doing it,” he explains.

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