Lowe’s has a good answer when people don’t think employee engagement is tied to revenue

I’ve written a lot about employee engagement on this blog — such as here and here — because it seems like a major topic of the next few years. Millennials will become the… Continue reading

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Kristy Kelly and Joelle Lockwood must be somewhat linked, right?

You’ve probably heard a little bit about this case, but two Indiana-based mothers disappeared within about five weeks of each other this summer. Joelle Lockwood was first — that was back on July… Continue reading

People really love to deify the internal culture of tech companies

Check this out: Glassdoor released a full report this week on “The Top Companies For Culture And Values,” and 11 of the top 25 spots went to tech-type companies. Twitter was No. 1. Google was… Continue reading

Nordstrom: full-line store sales down 1.2%, but Nordstrom.com up 22%. A new trend?

Cool article on Forbes about Nordstrom’s evolving strategy in retail; consider this paragraph especially: It is very important to understand the customer’s need to find time to shop.  Nordstrom gets this.  Consumers, especially young working… Continue reading

Want influence? The six factors are reciprocity, scarcity, authority, consistency, likability and consensus.

If you look at the business world of 2014, the idea of being an influencer is pretty important. After all, social media has played a role in adjusting the conventional marketing funnel — and the… Continue reading

This 430 million days of unused paid vacation a year is so sad for Americans

You may have seen some of these stats — they’ve been on morning shows and evening news for a couple of days now. Basically, Americans don’t take as much vacation as they should;… Continue reading

So, the Seattle Seahawks could become a dynasty, right?

The Super Bowl was terrible last year — phrased another way, the Seahawks are really good. The last time any NFL team won back-to-back Super Bowls was 2003-2004 (the Patriots). Begs the question, obviously: can… Continue reading

Humans and Neanderthals may have overlapped in Europe for 5,400 years

The previous timeline of “modern humans arriving in Europe” was about 40,000 years ago (they left the African area about 60,000 years ago). Now, based on work from the journal Nature, that timeline seems… Continue reading