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DiSC in the Work Environment

By Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert   The degree to which people like their jobs is largely a function of the corporate culture in which they work. People spend a significant percentage of their waking lives at work, so matching work environment with style can lead to greater job satisfaction and a more rewarding career. Although no setting likely will satisfy every want or need, there’s a lot to be said for understanding the types of environments that bring out our best.

How to Maximize Millennial Potential

By Jorge Pérez Izquierdo, Senior Vice President, Manpower North America

Is It Time for New Leadership Models?

By Stacey Harris, Vice President, Research and Advisory Services, Brandon Hall Group The global workforce is changing substantially. Millennials in the workforce have almost tripled in the last six years, according to several surveys, and are on course to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2030.

Closing the Skills Gap

By Dr. John Ebersole, President, Excelsior College President Obama frequently reminds us that the U.S. is losing the competitive edge provided by our highly educated, post-World War II workforce. In fact, he notes that if present trends continue, the next generation of American workers will be the first in the history of our country to be less educated than the one before it. According to the U.S. Department of Education, we currently have some 90 million adults in our workforce with no degree. Of these, 36 million have “some college” but no degree.

HR: Follow the Data, Not the Process

By Mike Cerniglia, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, MicroPact

A Classroom in the Cloud

By Thomas M. Koulopolous One of my favorite YouTube videos is of a toddler with a magazine on her lap, looking perplexed as she tries to operate it by touch—to her a magazine is a defective iPad.

More Than a Generation: How to Connect in the Classroom

By Tim Toterhi For the first time in history, four generations are represented in the workforce. This sociological anomaly has led management gurus to hyper-focus on intergenerational relationships and communication dynamics. In pursuit of the ever-elusive increase in organizational performance, we’ve seen a proliferation of group profiles, value summaries, and various assessments to help identify motivation triggers for each demographic. But does the generation factor warrant so much attention?

Do You Need a Book Proposal?

By Virginia McCullough, Co-Founder, The Book Catalysts On the face of it, the answer to the question, “Who needs a book proposal?” seems obvious. A book proposal package is the primary tool nonfiction book authors use to market books to literary agents or publishers. However, if you’re self-publishing, you might assume a proposal isn’t necessary. Right? Well, yes and no.

Nationwide Fosters Continuous Improvement

Edited by Margery Weinstein In February 2010, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company launched On Your Side Continuous Improvement (OYS CI) to create a unified capability of continuous improvement at all levels of the organization while enabling its mutual strategy.

Taking the Family Out of Business

By Bruce Hodes, Founder, CMI Consider this question: If you were chartering a private plane, would you rather it was flown by a competent pilot or by a member of the business owner’s family? In this scenario, who cares about family affiliations? You most likely want the best person for the job of getting you in one piece from Point A to Point B.

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