Learning the distribution of a desired variable in a random sample using M&Mís, hmmmÖ.. seems to be a really interesting and colorful way to understand statistics. But itís uncanny that how sometimes very simple experiences can lead to quite meaningful insights. The aim of the exercise shown in the cover photo is to see how many M&Mís of a certain color, say blues, do you find in a random pack. I...
by Lydia Dishman
You may have resolved to lose weight or exercise more this year, but what about resolving to become a better employee? Your efforts could make you indispensable (and could even get you promoted).
No matter what industry you work in, here is some practical advice on how to be your best self at work every day of 2017.
1. Strengthen Your Soft Skills
2. Show Gratitude
by John Antonakis, Marika Fenley, and Sue Liechti
To persuade others, you must use powerful and reasoned rhetoric, establish personal and moral credibility, and then rouse followersí emotions and passions. If a leader can do those three things well, he or she can then tap into the hopes and ideals of followers, give them a sense of purpose, and inspire them to achieve great things.
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2. Is salary enough?
3. Other financial incentives
4. Non-financial intangible incentives
5. Tangible incentives not related to salary
6. My top list of motivations
8. Recommended books
11 years ago I learnt about Carl Sewell, one of the most famous car dealers in the United States, and read his book Custo...
By Rachel Gillett
It really doesn't take all that much to be a good employer to the women in your company.
Treat them with the same respect you show your male employees, show them that they're a valued resource by paying them and promoting them on par with their male counterparts, nix the boys club vibe and foster a more inclusive culture, and you'll be well on your way to gaining their loy...
By Bill George
From the moment you wake up, youíre bombarded with distractions. Emails clog your inbox, requests pile up, and notifications flicker in the background. Within moments your attention is scattered. Given the realities of todayís 24/7 world, how do great leaders slow down and focus in order to make thoughtful decisions?
Mindfulness is the practice of self-observa...
By Dr. Travis Bradberry
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of successóIQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critic...
After two successful online events we have hosted for BP, we conducted an interview with BP HR representatives to address the most relevant topics about Future Leaders Programme that could interest future candidates.
1. Is there an age limit to join the programme?
There is no age limit (upper or lower). We look for people who have somewhere in the region of 5 to 7 years of work experience, al...
Ready4, a Boston-based company that creates test prep app, recently released its annual list of the most desired business schools around the world. It surveyed over 250'000 prospective MBA students from 195 countries and asked them to name the top 10 schools they'd like to attend.
"Finance still dominates the field for all schools, but there has been a shift toward technology in recent years. ...
Part of the "2016 Ranking of MBA Development Programs", this report identifies the Top 10 Development Programs in Europe.
Mars Graduate Leadership Development Program, British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme and Siemens Graduate Program were the top programs in Europe.
Noteworthy is that the top Development Programs are often customized in order to satisfy the MBA candidateís qualificat...