mad-men-on-the-power-of-nostalgia-2Contemplation
Mad Men on the Power of Nostalgia
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The week, AMC’s juggernaut Mad Men ends its eight-year reign over cable television. No longer will we have our window into 1960s America and the salacious
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Weekender: Hilary Swank on Avoiding Boredom
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Welcome to another edition of leadersayswhat’s the Weekender, a nibble of thought to start your weekend on the right track. Why just a nibble?
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don-t-binge-watch-your-workplace-culture-the-case-for-h-e-a-tCulture
Don’t “Binge Watch” Your Workplace Culture: The Case for H.E.A.T.
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In our new age of television where shows are rarely viewed live, there’s little need to wait for next week’s episode. While Walking Dead and Better Call
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Will Smith on Path (vs Goal) Orientation
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I am not a “stop and smell the roses” type of person. When someone throws this common cliché at me, I tend to put them in the category of “you don’t have enough to do.
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saturday-night-life-on-the-importance-of-rituals-2Comedy
Saturday Night Life on the Importance of Rituals
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This weekend, Saturday Night Life celebrates its 40th anniversary. If you’ve studied comedy, four decades of success is unprecedented. Most shows lose
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why-aren-t-you-conducting-your-own-nielsen-ratings-the-need-for-real-time-dataAssessment
Why Aren’t You Conducting Your Own Nielsen Ratings? The Need for Real-Time Data
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Why does a 30-second Super Bowl commercial cost $4 million? Why has the newsmagazine show 60 Minutes been on the air for almost fifty years?
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The Gangs of Disneyland: Five “Special” Ways to Manage a Team
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Yes, you read the title correctly; the Happiest Place on Earth has gangs. On the rough ‘n tumble streets of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, individuals
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the-grateful-dead-on-building-customer-loyalty-2Authenticity
The Grateful Dead on Building Customer Loyalty
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I was cleaning out the garage last weekend when I found a box of old mix tapes from my high school days. My Walkman was in the same box so I popped in
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Assessment
A Single Point of Culture Failure: Why the Annual Survey Has Become Woefully Insufficient and What To Do Next
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Stop me if this sounds familiar: You’ve spent the better part of the quarter selecting the best way to measure your team’s engagement. You distribute a
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Friends on the Need for Friends at Work
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As the holiday season begins, we are once again inundated with luncheons, happy hours, and a variety of other social gatherings organized by our company’s
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