Millennials need feedback, not praise.

Says Tony Wagner: One of my most important research findings is the central importance of play, passion, and purpose in the development of innovators from a very early age. The best parents, teachers, and mentors encouraged these intrinsic motivations throughout the lives of the young innovators whom I interviewed. A central challenge for many companies,…

Downside to Digital, v. Employment Screening

The screening process (and the criteria set by employers) for online job applicants is part of the reason employers can’t find “good help these days”: A Philadelphia-area human-resources executive told Mr. Cappelli that he applied anonymously for a job in his own company as an experiment. He didn’t make it through the screening process. See…

Entrepreneur + Employee

From FastCompany: From my experience in professional development and management consulting, I can tell you that the number one complaint organizations have about their employees is their inability to act tactically but think strategically–or, as above, to act like an employee but think like an entrepreneur. This requires being a follower and a leader simultaneously,…

Sustainable Revenue?

A post on the Overhead Bin on MSNBC states that US airlines have seen declines in revenue from baggage fees.  I should hope they didn’t see these fees as a source of sustainable revenue?  Especially since the fees are essentially a tax on flight and something that fliers do their best to circumvent.

You can’t get to Win-Win if you won’t even try…

A post on the LinkedIn blog highlighted research surveyed from 2000 professionals across 8 countries, finding that 35% of the respondents felt anxious or frightened with negotiating, with differing results dependent on gender and nationality: Professionals in eight countries were surveyed. Globally, 35 percent of people report feeling anxious or frightened about negotiating. Thirty-four percent…