Future Friday: There is Nothing Bright about a Humanless Management Future

Today’s post is a guest post written by Nate Vickery, a business technology expert and a futurist mostly engaged in finding and implementation of the latest technology trends into SMB and startups management and marketing processes. Nate is also the editor-in-chief at business oriented blog- Bizzmarkblog.com. He has written this very interesting post about business automation.  …

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Future Friday: Virtual workers are not invisible workers

In a recent article in The Sydney Morning Herald Dr. Yvette Blount, from the Macquarie University faculty of business and economics, was quoted as saying “The question is how do we manage performance and productivity. How do we address that when the employee is invisible and they are not front of mind?” To me this …

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Future Friday: A Lesson in the Value of Social Media Connections

On a futuristic TV program called Almost Human a recent episode called “Disrupt” featured a story about a boy who was killed in an accident involving a “smart house.” His mother was distraught and told the police that she knew of no one that would want to kill him. He was a “loner” and had …

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Art for Work’s Sake – Adaptability

Today’s guest blogger is Doug Shaw. He is the Founder and CEO of What Goes Around. He advises a wide range of businesses and business leaders on how to improve employee and customer experiences through smarter work practices. He speaks at conferences all over the world on collaboration, communication and creativity, and he writes about …

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4 Things the Best Managers Do

  Today’s guest post is from Sharlyn Lauby, The HR Bartender. Sharlyn is one of the most respected HR Bloggers there is and is frequently found on those lists that say “you should follow.” She can be found at The HR Bartender. She is also a well-respected consultant, speaker and advisor. I’ve seen a lot …

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How to Improve Your Job, Your Business, Your Life

Mackay’s Moral: A Person without knowledge is like a house without a foundation. Harvey Mackay is a favorite of mine. I have read several of his books and I read his weekly column all the time. I find him a continual source of knowledge, wisdom and common sense. The column which is the inspiration for this post is …

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Five Great Reads In HR and Management

Here are five great blog posts in Human Resources and Management to read to end your week. They are five that I feel we can all learn from. First up is on from Wally Bock. I read Wally’s posts because Tom Peters reads Wally’s posts. His post on Drive Out Fear gives a lesson that …

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Jump Start Your Brain: Great Reading for a Monday

Last Wednesday on March 31st the HR Carnival was published at the Precept Employee Benefits Blog. What great reading. A feast of knowledge to jump start your brain on a Monday following a holiday weekend. Blog posts include: Succession managment Getting a delegated task back on track Employee engagement is not the end goal How to …

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Firing Idiots: A Commentary on Management

I was looking around for a topic and ran across a blog entitled Phil for Humanity. Written by a guy named Phil B. he covers a number different topics. His post called Firing Idiots struck a note with me because, as an employee, Phil points out some of the failings of management as well as, …

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Is Lack of Training Going to Cost Your Company?

The Wall Street Journal Online today had a report on the Buffalo crash of the Colgan commuter plane that killed 50 people. The article, “Captain’s Training Faulted In Air Crash That Killed 50” , indicated the pilot had been poorly trained, had failed many tests, yet the company put him back in the air. A …

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