• MOTIVATION
    The motivation for Consumer Cellular’s big move

    It took no fewer than seven months of serious hunting in the Tigard area before Consumer Cellular found the right fit for its new headquarters. But for CEO John Marick, it was more than worth the wait, not just for the company, but for the 225 or so employees who have grown used to working […]

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    Paul Baard’s Motivation Matters: Better motivation for a better company

      Paul Baard’s Motivation Matters: Better motivation for a better company By PAUL BAARD While a firm might undertake many and varied initiatives to better motivate its workers, many of these techniques appear at the managerial level, specifically what supervisors can do to meet the psychological needs of employees. On a larger scale, an organization […]

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    The connection between training and motivation

    This article is part of our monthly Human Capital column. Read more from Tom Moriarty. In the continuing series of articles on the 2015 Plant Services/Alidade MER Leadership Survey, one of the questions I wanted to answer was whether a correlation exists between leadership training frequency and leader motivation levels. The theory is that motivated […]

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    There is no fun without challenges: Pawan Munjal

    Hero MotoCorp chairman, managing director and chief executive officer Pawan Munjal says auto manufacturers should bring out environment-friendly and advanced products, and not wait for a push from courts and regulatory bodies. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: Hero MotoCorp Ltd and its chairman, managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Pawan Munjal, 61, have had […]

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    Nervous About Walking Alone at Night? Add a Virtual Companion

    I’m 25 years old and my mother still ends our conversations with “Make sure you text me when you get home.” Though I’m an adult, she still worries about my safety. And she’s not the only one. After an outing, close friends often ask that I let them know when I make it in. When […]

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    The Monk Who Inspired Steve Jobs, Influenced Apple’s Designs

    Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected. Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers are renowned, the tech icon recalled in his famous 2005 […]

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    Yahoo Snubs Activist Shareholder With 2 New Directors

    Yahoo has set up a battle for control of its board by appointing two directors likely to further agitate an activist shareholder threatening an attempt to oust CEO Marissa Mayer unless she bows to demands to sell the company’s Internet operations. The decision announced Thursday increases the likelihood that the unhappy shareholder, Starboard Value, will […]

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    Calligrapher monk Robert Palladino, who inspired Mac typography, dies at 83

    Father Palladino, a Roman Catholic priest who learned the art of calligraphy as a Trappist monk, inspired the transformative typefaces used in Apple’s first machines, and by extension the modern personal computer. Prior to Mac, computers and operating systems used fonts and typesets that boasted all the artistic appeal of an IBM punchcard. As reported […]

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    Private schools fill just 15% of 2.2 mn seats reserved for poor students

    Governments can spend as much as 20% of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for reimbursing schools for admitting students under this provision of the RTE act. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: Six years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act set aside 25% of seats in private schools for poor students, implementation of the plan […]

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    Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

    From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to […]