Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – May 26, 2014

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May 26, 2014

team-managersBusiness News Daily's Nicole Fallon recently shared some advice specifically for first-time managers, but we think that it's applicable to owners and executives as well. They speak to a few of the mistakes that even the most dedicated and driven leaders sometimes make. In fact, many of her 5 tips for first-time managers align perfectly with our own company values as well as the findings from our 2013 Employee Engagement Survey! Check out all of her advice, including our personal favorite: "Transparency is key."

William-McRavenWhat can you learn about business from a Navy SEAL? As the 2014 class of the University of Texas recently learned, quite a bit! He shares advice about productivity ("Start the day by making your bed,") cultivating the right team ("Find the right people to help you,") and overcoming seemingly insurmountable difficulties ("Don't back down from the sharks.") You'll be glad you checked out all of his "10 Things to Learn From This Year's Best Graduation Speech" by author Bill Murphy, Jr.

happy-danish-workersWhich is the world's happiest country? According to many studies, Denmark is not only home to the happiest citizens, but the world's happiest workforce as well! What makes them so much happier than their international counterparts? Business author and Fast Co. contributor Alexander Kjerulf shares a few of the answers in his recent piece, "5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans." An interesting comparison, regardless of your team's nationality!

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