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Safelite AutoGlass: Optimas Award Winner for Competitive Advantage

November 1, 2012
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For its creative People First initiative designed to engage employees and drive business growth, Safelite AutoGlass is the winner of the 2012 Optimas Award for Competitive Advantage.
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How Do We Measure Innovation, Loyalty and Other Abstract Concepts?

October 31, 2012
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How do we make abstract ideas concrete, such as commitment, ability, innovation, loyalty and so on? Is it a matter of building better job competencies? Better job descriptions? We know our employees work hard, care about the company and strive to do well, but measuring these concepts in a concrete way is a challenge for us. —In Search of Answers, construction/industrial, Parsippany, New Jersey
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Kinder and Gentler: The New Path to Reducing Employee Turnover

October 24, 2012
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Auto dealers are moving toward a more flexible, more enjoyable, less rule-restricted workplace—in hopes of keeping staffs content and motivated enough to stay on the job.
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The Love Connection

October 17, 2012
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In lifting the San Francisco Giants to victory, pitcher Sergio Romo reminded us all about the power of plugging away for something bigger than ourselves.
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How Do I Coach for Engagement?

October 17, 2012
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I have been reading everything I can about employee engagement and feedback. How do I use the knowledge, in a practical way, to improve my leadership/coaching? —Too Much Information, operations supervisor, transportation, San Diego
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Report Confirms: Bottom Line for Firms Aiming to Prosper Is to Be the Tops at People Management

October 15, 2012
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A technology firm and a supermarket chain are among companies that validate a recent report that found that proper management techniques push companies from good to great.
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Happy Holiday: More Executives Are Taking Vacation

October 9, 2012
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Completely unplugging from the office is still a challenge, although about 50 percent of CFOs in a recent survey said they didn't check in while checked out.
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We Will Not Go Quietly

September 28, 2012
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A riot in China and new feedback software show dignity is on the march. And it is shaping workplaces around the globe.
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The 47 Percent and You

September 18, 2012
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Romney's recent remarks reflect a version of the deal that is outdated and doomed.
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Slow and Steady Slays the Antelope and Wins the Rat Race

September 17, 2012
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There's a strong case to be made for remembering our inner marathoner, our latent persistent hunter.
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