6 min read This Nonprofit Acts Like a Tech Startup. Why Don’t More Nonprofits Do the Same?

When it comes to using technology to solve humanity’s problems, so much more can be done. That’s how Chase Adam feels about it anyway. “It’s crazy that there are huge engineering teams figuring out how we can add a different filter to our photos, but there are so few people using the Internet and technology to bring education or health… Continue reading

High-performing staff receive twice average pay rise

Pay differentiation – the varying of pay rewards for staff – was found in 93 percent of firms responding to recent research. According to the survey of 124 UK firms by professional services company Towers Watson, staff singled out for higher salary hikes and bigger bonuses were identified as ‘high-performing,’ receiving average base pay rises 67 percent larger than their… Continue reading

I’m a leader, not a manager!

  One of Kent’s friends — we’ll call him Roy — is a master craftsman who owns a small business that makes custom wood furniture. After making some cutbacks in 2009, his little company still employs three fine woodworkers, an office supervisor/customer service rep, and an apprentice. What makes Roy unusual is that when he founded his firm a dozen… Continue reading

You Have to Treat People in Different Ways : Carlos Brito

Anheuser-Busch CEO says a people-friendly company is a successful company. Carlos Brito is the man who engineered the surprise 2008 buyout of Anheuser-Busch and its iconic American brands and brought them under the umbrella of Brazil’s InBev. A Stanford MBA, the Brazilian-born Brito worked for Shell Oil and Daimler-Benz before joining Brahma, a beer and soft drinks company. Over the… Continue reading

Retain stars with ‘stay interviews’

Many organizations conduct exit interviews with outgoing employees. But exit interviews are overrated. Most people who quit their job are angry, disgruntled or ambitious. If they’re angry, they may speak irrationally. Disgruntled staffers tend to lose perspective. And ambitious people may hesitate to speak frankly because they don’t want to burn bridges and ruin their chances for rehire later. Instead… Continue reading