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Three Reasons Why Productivity Fluctuates

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The May, 2004 edition of Harvard Business Review featured an article on how it is risky to hire top performers from other companies. They advised that we are better off growing our own stars rather than headhunting  our competitors. Why would that be? There are of course several reasons, but what is the recurring theme?  […]

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Emotional Intelligence: The power of the sliver

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Many of us loved the movie The Matrix as there were so many analogies and metaphors that resonated with how we experience life. One of my favorite lines came from Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne), the brilliant leader who searched his whole life for Neo, the messiah-like hero who was chosen to save the world […]

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Do You Remember Milli Vanilli?

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Do you remember Milli Vanilli? I know, blast from the past. They were a pop-artist group from the late 80’s and early 90’s with popular songs like “Blame it on the Rain” and “Girl, You Know it’s True”. They were not only made famous by those songs, but by a much more powerful fact: they […]

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The Role of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

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Plato once said, “All learning has an emotional base”, yet many of us wish people’s emotions would just evaporate from the workplace. On the other hand, if that were to take place, we’d be missing out on valuable productivity drivers like passion, vision, mission, and even the drive to improve. Emotions in the workplace are […]

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