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Upbeat Music Can Make Employees More Cooperative

According to Kevin Kniffin, Ph.D, a professor and researcher at Cornell:

“To increase cooperation, teams could regularly play happy music during meetings or brainstorming sessions, a simpler and cost-effective alternative to traditional team-building exercises and off-site retreats. Although there’s more research to be done, music represents a potentially valuable and inexpensive channel for improving performance in environments where cooperation is prized.”

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How the Most Emotionally Intelligent CEOs Handle Their Power

True professional growth without personal growth is impossible. In order to truly learn to be a better leader, and to be better able to deal with power dynamics, you’ve got to figure yourself out. To start, ask yourself a few the questions contained in this article.

Millennials Don’t Want Fun; They Want You To Lead Better

After more than a decade of effort, American businesses still have not figured out how to successfully motivate, inspire – and keep – millennial workers.

According to a new and comprehensive Gallup study, employees 20 to 36 years old are the least engaged generation in the workplace by far. On top of that, 21 percent quit their jobs last year, and 60 percent say they’re floating their resumés right now!