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The Key Quality That Mark Zuckerberg Looks For When He Hires People (Video)

By John Hollon

Last year I read something that said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only has one rule/guideline when it comes to hiring people.

One rule? Really? That's it?

Yes.

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The $64,000 Question: Should We Be Focused on Developing Leaders or Developing Leadership?

By Carol Anderson

I am often blown away by the sheer volume of entities who provide “leadership development.”  How would a conscientious person know where to start?

Here's a thought: Decide first if you want to develop leaders, or develop leadership.

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Gallup's Survey Is Clear: When It Comes to Feedback, Millennials Expect It Every Day, All the Time

By John Hollon

Want to know the future of performance management? It's pretty simple — you'll be talking to your employees about their performance every single day.

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4 Core Characteristics For Long-Term Success at Work — and in Life

By Dr. Paul White

In my role as psychologist, I have evaluated over 4,000 individuals – usually with regards to learning difficulties they are experiencing. In my feedback sessions, I often share with parents the core characteristics that make individuals successful in life. (I define “life success” as becoming an independent functional adult, having healthy relationships, and experiencing a level of happiness and contentment in one’s life.)

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5 Ways That Employees Can Help the Boss Succeed

By Carol Anderson

"I am unhappy with my boss. … He doesn’t give me feedback. …When she gives me feedback, it’s really vague and unhelpful. ... He doesn’t do what he says he’s going to do. ...  She doesn’t tell me what is expected of me. ... He [insert your personal complaint here…]"

I have been hearing this a lot lately, even from smart and accountable people.

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Survey Finds That Smartphones Are an "Alluring Distraction" Zapping Productivity at Work

By John Hollon

Workplace productivity is one of those ongoing issues that business leaders never seem to solve, so it's not surprising that they're still struggling to find the cause of why it goes down. 

Well, here's the latest reason ... and would you believe it's texting and cell phones?

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The One Question That Great Leaders Always Seem to Ask

By John Hollon

I've worked with a lot of leaders over the years, and I could go on all day about the various qualities that separated the good from the bad and the great from the awful.

But, as a story in the Harvard Business Review recently reminded me, there is one critical question that all good leaders get around the asking, and I know this to be true because I have found myself asking it too.

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Lead the Work: How Many People Are REALLY Working For You?

By John Boudreau, Ravin Jesuthasan and David Creelman

The largest employer in the world is Walmart with 2.2 million employees. There are only three companies with more than 700,000 employees (Sinopec and Hon Hai Precision Industry round out the list), and if you only count regular full-time employees.

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How Smart Managers Can Give Weaker Performers a Path to Improvement

By Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones

For too long HR departments have been obsessed with high-potential employees (sometimes referred to in HR circles as “HiPos”), instead of adding value right across the range of the workforce.

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