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Crash Piles Pressure on Lufthansa CEO Spohr. Is Money a Motivator? Yes, No and Maybe! This week we are pleased to welcome Ted Szianiawski as our guest writer.

Is Money a Motivator? Yes, No and Maybe!

Ted is a founding principal of HRGroup, LLC. The question “Is Money a Motivator?” Pound erases most of April gains amid worries of Brexit a week ahead of election. The pound has erased most of its April gains in the last week as investors weighed risks of a hung parliament and the UK leaving the European Union ahead of the election.

Pound erases most of April gains amid worries of Brexit a week ahead of election

Last Wednesday (27 April), the sterling touched a two-month high of 1.5499 against the US dollar where the pair was up 2% from the previous week's close. However, the GBP/USD dropped to 1.5133 as of Friday's (1 May) close, translating to a 0.36% loss on the week. Role of Perception in Consumer Behavior. What Naming a Puppy Says About Decision-Making.

Avoid Being Misunderstood In Conversations by Altering Your Perception. Personality Types - Discovering Personalities. Riots in Baltimore are the result of poor political decision-making - The Breeze: Opinion. This man has $220 million and a plan to take down Amazon. Marc Lore does not remain still.

This man has $220 million and a plan to take down Amazon

During a recent lunch he fidgeted in his chair, stood up, stretched, then took a seat, and resumed eating. "We have an open office. I stand all day, I never sit," he explains. Riots in Baltimore are the result of poor political decision-making - The Breeze: Opinion. Microsoft aims for 1 billion devices running Windows 10. Microsoft has a plan for Windows 10 to get onto all sorts of devices -- a billion of them, before too long.

Microsoft aims for 1 billion devices running Windows 10

"Within two to three years of Windows 10's release, there will be 1 billion devices running Windows 10," Terry Myerson, Microsoft's vice president of operating systems, said Wednesday during the keynote presentation at the company's annual Build developer conference in San Francisco. For now, the starting point for that timetable remains "this summer," a broad target that Microsoft revealed in March, though the chief executive of chipmaker AMD, a longtime Microsoft partner, earlier this month spoke of a release date in late July.

At Build on Wednesday, Microsoft's parade of executives failed to address the matter. Windows 10 has the potential to solve some of Microsoft's most pressing problems. That is, Microsoft is making a promise to developers and consumers that Windows 10 will be a single platform on which to run all their apps across all their devices. Glogin?mobile=1&URI=

Understanding Perception Is Key To Communication. New Tesla Battery Could End Electricity Bills. Tesla Motors may be close to eliminating the electric bill, at least for some consumers.

New Tesla Battery Could End Electricity Bills

Company CEO Elon Musk is expected on Thursday to unveil batteries capable of powering a home or a business, giving consumers with solar panels a chance to generate and store their own energy, and to potentially cut the cord with traditional power providers. 18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People. How personality plays a role in effective leadership. Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux | June 01 2013 | 4:57 PM When executives identify admirable leaders, they often underestimate their struggle with certain elements of their personality.

How personality plays a role in effective leadership

Organizational Behavior Perceptions & Attributes. People’s perceptions and attributions influence how they behave in their organization.

Organizational Behavior Perceptions & Attributes

Perception describes the way people filter, organize and interpret sensory information. Attribution explains how people act, determining how people react to the actions of others as well. Accurate perception allows employees to interpret what they see and hear in the workplace effectively to make decisions, complete tasks and act in ethical manner.

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure. LinkedIn Influencer, Dr.

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure.

Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn. Are You a Type A or B Personality? What Makes A Life Worth Living? Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode Maslow's Human Needs About Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's TED Talk.

What Makes A Life Worth Living?

Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine. Big Five Personality Traits: Take The Test To Know Yourself And Your Future Health. Personality is the reason you like some people but not others.

Big Five Personality Traits: Take The Test To Know Yourself And Your Future Health

It is why you prefer noisy parties to translated novels. It is a predictor, some people believe, of your relationship satisfaction and even your waistline. Personality, as defined by the American Psychological Association, refers to “individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving.” Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence?  Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves define Emotional Intelligence (EI) as the "ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. " How has technology impacted EI, especially among digital natives? Daniel Goleman, author of several books on the subject, says that the expanding hours spent alone with gadgets and digital tools could lower EI due to shrinkages in the time young people spend in face-to-face interactions. Quite rightly, as technologies divert our attention away from a realistic present, there exists the danger of disconnect that decreases EI.

But can the effect be quantified, or at least qualified? Or is it hokum? If self-awareness is defined as the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals, the digital age does indeed have a sizable impact on self-awareness. Celtics. Thinking and Feeling in the Classroom  Your personality can affect your productivity—and salary. 4 Personality Traits That Make You an Effective Leader. What makes a good leader? Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught In School. Emotional Intelligence Doesn’t Translate Across Borders.

Do you have emotional intelligence? It's crucial for great leadership - Phila... "Leaders with high emotional intelligence routinely check their behavior," writes Philadelphia leadership coach Kelly A. Meerbott. Which of these 5 dysfunctional personality types are you? Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs : NPR Ed. Effective Hiring Can Help Police Departments Build Community Trust. Don’t Force Decisions; Just Back Off and Adjust. Or Go for a Walk. Photo. Former factory floor worker helps lead £26m management buyout of Jablite. The combined companies employ almost 150 staff at five UK locations in Aberdeen, Kent, Lancashire, East Yorkshire and West Sussex. Today’s Personality Tests Raise the Bar for Job Seekers. The Delaware North Cos., a hospitality company whose customer-service representatives help people plan vacations at national parks, sometimes struggles these days to keep 80 or so seats filled at its call center in Fresno, Calif.

—a city tied for the 9th-highest unemployment rate in the U.S. ESPN sues Verizon over new stripped-down 'Custom TV' plan. A professor fails his entire class and his university intervenes. No School Monday Morning, Heald and Everest Colleges Closing. Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network. Uk.businessinsider. Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory. This Myers-Briggs Personality Type Makes the Most Money, Study Finds. Your personality can affect your productivity—and salary. Maslow's Human Needs : TED Radio Hour. ESPN fighting Verizon FIOS choices for customers - Apr. 20, 2015. Can You Learn to Lead? The Effects of Twitter in an Online Learning Environment. Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school.

Remind Yourself that Emotions Don't Matter to Muster Motivation. Albertsons, Safeway Confirm Agreements to Sell 168 Stores in Eight States to Four Buyers. Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000. Aaron Hernandez verdict: Guilty of murder. Top 10 Qualities of Extremely Successful People. Netflix signs up new members like crazy in record-breaking quarter. NASA probe beams back its first color image of Pluto. Zappos to employees: Get behind our ‘no bosses’ approach, or leave with severance. Can You Learn to Lead? The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis. Without Strategic Leadership, Knowledge Management Is Doomed to Fail. Troy Carson: Rolling Stones being sued for article.

Social Media: Changing the rules of business ethics. Zappos will operate with no bosses, titles or hierarchy; Would you? Uk.businessinsider. Why No One Uses the Corporate Social Network. Formulas that drive Google, Klout, Facebook help researchers understand organized cybercrime. Why is the NFL a nonprofit? More than 15% of NFL players go bankrupt within 12 years of retiring. Amazon, Google and More Are Drawn to Home Services Market.

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Nokia explores sale of map business, source says. Yahoo earnings soar on Alibaba windfall. Is ad blocking theft? Obama makes push for stronger cyber security laws. Realtime chart of "the button" game on Reddit. YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 Great Free iPad Apps for Profe... Building a Winning Team. Network Archaeologists Discover Two Types of Social Network Growth in Historical Facebook Data.

"But the network growth shows a clear two-phase pattern. Initially, these networks grow by the addition of new members who form nodes in the network with a relatively small number of connections between them. “For early Facebook, each time a new college joined, or a new class arrived on campus, this phase started anew within that population and proceeded as the adoption rate rose from zero,” say Jacobs and co." "But there is another phase where the mechanism of growth is different. This begins once a network has expanded to include a large fraction of the available population. Then, the main form of growth involves people increasing their numbers of contacts among existing users. This has the effect of increasing the density of the network." – daxjacobson

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