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Fascinating Facts, Stats & Studies About the Workplace

Presentations that influence for decision-making are often filled with relevant facts and statistics that help build your argument. In this article, we've compiled a broad and fascinating list of facts, stats and studies that you may find interesting (and useful) about the workplace.

Nov 22, 2016

Topics: Employee Engagement- General Business

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Trump: The Guide to Cognitive Bias (INFOGRAPHIC)


The topic of cognitive bias is one of my favourite things. The Wikipedia page lists around 200 biases—way too many to absorb easily or quickly. What's more, the descriptions are often more academic and abstract than illustrative.

Oct 31, 2016

Topics: General Business

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The Mega Trends Changing Every Business

The whiz kids of Silicon Valley are the new oil barons. Riding the breaking wave of the digital revolution, these tech geniuses are driving market growth and the buzz around many of the hottest business topics. In this series, I’ll be exploring business mega trends. This is part 1. 

Oct 11, 2016

Topics: General Business

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United Airlines Fiasco: What You May Not Know


Unless you’re a cave dweller, you will be aware of the viral video showing a United Airlines (UA) passenger, Dr. David Dao, being hauled from his seat, bloodied on an armrest, and quite literally dragged off a plane while other passengers are visibly and volubly shocked.

Apr 25, 2016

Topics: General Business

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6 Scientific Terms All Business People Should Know


Many people think that science is only for scientists — those quaint folk dressed in white lab coats who work with chemical formulas and don't see much sunshine. 

Oct 6, 2015

Topics: Learning & Development- General Business

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In a Nutshell: The Peter Principle


The Peter Principle is named after Laurence J. Peter, a psychologist and professor of education, who co-authored the 1969 book entitled “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong,” with Raymond Hull.

Aug 1, 2015

Topics: Human Resources- General Business- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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50 Life-Changing Lessons for Consultants (Part 5)


Inspired by an article called 45 Valuable Life Lessons For People Of Any Age, we took some time out to reflect on the most valuable business lessons we have collected from 40+ years of experience in the talent management industry. This is part 5 of 5 in the series. 

Mar 4, 2015

Topics: General Business

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50 Life-Changing Lessons for Consultants (Part 4)


Inspired by an article called 45 Valuable Life Lessons For People Of Any Age, we took some time out to reflect on the most valuable business lessons we have collected from 40+ years of experience in the talent management industry. This is part 4 of 5 in the series.

Feb 10, 2015

Topics: General Business

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