Archive | September, 2015

Employee Engagement? A Dry Hole? Who Knows?

As part of a series on why employee engagement efforts are failing badly, this article focuses on the difficulty, or even impossibility of accurately measuring employee engagement return on investment, and how companies are continuing to fail at engagement efforts. At the bottom of the article you will find a number of other articles that […]

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The Michael Scott Syndrome

The incompetent rarely know it. Dunning and Kruger have the evidence. This morning I was having coffee with a number of coffee cronies and one asked me about the kid from Texas who was handcuffed for taking a clock he made to school, and got rewarded with a trip to the White House to meet […]

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Getting The Most From Training (Free to Distribute)

Going To Training? Some Hints by Robert Bacal Editor’s Note: In this article Robert Bacal provides some practical hints, tips and steps that learners and training participants can take before, during and after training seminars to get the most from attending training and training seminars. This article is free to distribute to your staff, or […]

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Four Reasons Why Managing Data Scientists Is Different. . . Even Unique

Managing smart professionals can be difficult, but managing data science professionals can be even more difficult. Cultural differences–understanding how a culture thinks–are rarely clear to most business people, other than when they surface in difficulties. So understanding these differences early on limits the potential for friction and conflict. MIT’s Roger Stein lays out a number […]

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