Google Says the Best Bosses in the World Do These 10 Things: If your company can train and promote m

A company could spend all the money it wants recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best people around. But if the boss is a jerk, those people will leave the first chance they get. In contrast, if you have great managers and team leads, not only will you get the best out of your people--they'll be more likely to stick around. For over 10 years, Google has conducted research under the code name "Project Oxygen." Their goal? Figuring out what makes the perfect manager, so they could train their leaders to develop those behaviors. The research has paid off, as over the years Google has seen marked improvement in employee turnover, satisfaction, and performance. Interestingly, technical skill

The Third Commandment Of Family Business Succession: Understand The Family's Rights

I once saw a great line that said something to the effect that, "Your family has the right to your inheritance but not necessarily to run your business." This topic can be the cause of major misunderstandings and disagreements in family businesses. Often, both parents and children have a misconception that a child automatically has the right to be employed by the business and eventually take over the business. There are two parts to understanding this situation. 1. Ownership Versus Management Or Leadership While you may want or be happy to have your kids own all or most of the shares of the business, you might not want them to actually manage the business — especially, as I mentioned in my f

Scientists Have Developed 32 Questions to Change Your Life

When The New York Times' viral sensation "36 Questions That Lead to Love" did the rounds a few years back, entrepreneur Spencer Greenberg did the same thing as lots of other folks: He grabbed his girlfriend and went through the list."I had a really meaningful experience when we tried them together," he told me. But as a mathematician and the founder of ClearerThinking.org, a site dedicated to helping people put psychological research to work in their lives, he had another, more unusual reaction, too. He wondered what other questions could produce deep, meaningful change in people's lives. His curiosity launched a scientific project that eventually led to a new list of 32 questions. A tool bu

16 Types explained

ISTJ Quiet, serious, earn success by thoroughness and dependability. Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, and responsible. Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless of distractions. Take pleasure in making everything orderly and organized - their work, their home, their life. Value traditions and loyalty. ISFJ Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Committed and steady in meeting their obligations. Thorough, painstaking, and accurate. Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home. INFJ Seek meaning

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude). Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study shows that your attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ. Dweck found that people’s core attitudes fall into one of two categories: a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change. This creates problems when you’re challenged because anything that appears to be more than you can handle is b

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