The Mistakes Being Made When Chasing Diversity

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The topic of diversity seems to be never ending. The state of California just passed a law that all public companies in California must have at least one woman on the board of directors (although it remains to be seen if the law will pass a court challenge). The idea behind the law is to […] The post The Mistakes Being Made When Chasing Diversity appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Problem With Academic Business Research

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Business schools have released research papers about business trends since they opened their doors. Once upon time, when business classes were taught by business people, they may have been useful and relevant. Unfortunately those days are long gone. Why? It comes down to an old saying, “In theory, theory and practice are the same. In […] The post The Problem With Academic Business Research appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Stop Trying to Hide Your Failures

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Despite the movement to consider failure a learning experience, it’s still considered taboo in many workplaces. But the truth is that we need to experience failure in order to learn and grow. So how do we leverage a setback to succeed next time? First, we have to speak openly and honestly about our failures, so […] The post Stop Trying to Hide Your Failures appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Optimize Your Office Space for Better Productivity

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More companies are using workspace to encourage innovation and collaboration. To design your offices to improve organizational culture, workflows, and employee satisfaction, think more directly about how to meet people’s needs. Start by: Going straight to the source. Use your company’s intranet or another internal communication tool as a way for all employees to ask […] The post Optimize Your Office Space for Better Productivity appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Learn the Skills Your Industry Will Need in the Future

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You know it’s important to your career to keep learning new skills, but how do you know which ones to focus on? Start by looking at recent job postings from the top companies in your industry. Notice which qualifications keep popping up; the most common skills are probably the most essential. Next, reach out to […] The post Learn the Skills Your Industry Will Need in the Future appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Three Things You’re Doing That Kill Your Productivity

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There’s always more work to do. To handle it all, it is important that we maximize our productivity. Some of the things that we think are helping are actually holding us back. Here are three things to stop doing: Trying to be perfect: You’re not perfect. No one is. So stop trying to pretend otherwise […] The post Three Things You’re Doing That Kill Your Productivity appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Changing Face Of Work

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People fear change. This is a universal constant. Change requires that people move into the unknown, which makes people uncomfortable. However, when change is happening, you have to adapt or be left behind. That is what is happening with the economy and the workplace. To thrive in the new economy you have to accept that […] The post The Changing Face Of Work appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Zen And The Art Of Cab Driving

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In an episode of the classic sitcom “Taxi” titled “Zen and the Art of Cab Driving,” Reverend Jim transforms himself from the worst to the best cab driver in New York by practicing the “dynamic perfectionism” methods he overheard.  Jim, typically in a hilarious fog, clearly imagined how to provide perfect cab rides, and acted […] The post Zen And The Art Of Cab Driving appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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What Causes Poor Decision Making

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What causes well-meaning people to make poor decisions? To find out, researchers looked at 360-feedback data from more than 50,000 leaders to find the most common paths that lead to bad decisions. They include: Waiting too long for others’ input. Failing to get the right input at the right time. Failing to understand input because […] The post What Causes Poor Decision Making appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Make Time for Strategic Thinking Every Day

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If you believe that only senior executives need to think strategically, think again. No matter what level you’re at, strategic thinking is a critical skill — one that can always be improved. To hone your capacity to see the big picture, start by making sure you have a solid understanding of the industry context and […] The post Make Time for Strategic Thinking Every Day appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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