Here are five reads that have me thinking…
Rich Bellis. Fast Company
Key Quote: “There’s still time yet–so don’t give up on whatever big goal you might’ve set for yourself. Hearing the clock ticking down might even give you the extra motivation you’ve been missing, just as long as you clear away whatever’s been distracting you in the meantime.” Read the rest here.
Kare Anderson. Huffington Post
Key Quote: “When it comes to networking, most people focus on the sexy part – meeting new people. But for true mutuality and interconnectedness, it is vital to stay in touch and keep your relationships alive and growing once you’ve made that initial connection.” Read the rest here.
Allison M. EllisSushil S. NifadkarTalya N. BauerBerrin Erdogan. Harvard Business Review
Key Quote: “The first three to six months — when new hires are particularly susceptible to turnover — are most critical. On average, companies lose 17% of their new hires during the first three months, one study found.” Read the rest here.
Naraj Chokshi. The New York Times
Key Quote: “People who spent money to buy themselves time, such as by outsourcing disliked tasks, reported greater overall life satisfaction,” said Ashley Whillans, an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and lead author of the study, which was based on a series of surveys from several countries.” Read the rest here.
Shonna Waters. HR Magazine
Key Quote: “Historically, most training programs have taught general skills, such as how to influence people and devise strategies, that are far removed from an organization’s distinct culture. While this type of preparation is often well-received and can even improve behavior for a short time, it has little long-term impact because it’s not tailored to the needs of the organization.” Read the rest here.