Movember Prep – Weekly Article Dump

Movember Preparation You might think we're a bit early on this one, but at Magnet Forensics we're going to take Movember to a whole new level this year. If you're not familiar with Movember, you may want to head over here and get a rundown of the history of it. Movember started in Australia between a group of people who wanted to (somewhat jokingly) bring the moustache back into style. The next year they started getting people to grow mo's for causes. Now people participate in Movember to raise awareness for men's health, and it's bigger than ever. Our team members of MoMagnets have started discussing the various styles of mo's that they'll grow this year. It looks like there's going to be some intra-team competition to grow the best mo. The top contenders? It's looking like: Matthew Chang Cameron…

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Recognition – Weekly Article Dump

Recognition - Weekly Article Dump Not all of the articles this week touch on recognition, and to be honest, I didn't pick it as a theme for the articles either. Recognition is more a topic of discussion that's come up over the last week at Magnet Forensics, where I work. Being a team lead and part of the management team at Magnet, I'm often part of conversations about motivation. Providing recognition is an excellent way to motivate your staff and shows that you truly appreciate them. We've been trying to get better at recognizing staff for doing an awesome job--especially because we have so many awesome people working with us. It's pretty obvious with our Profit Hot 50 placement that we've got some kick-ass people. Recognition, whether it's one-on-one or in a public setting, has a huge impact. I don't…

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Failure – Weekly Article Dump

Failure: Should You Fear It? Thanks for checking out this weekly article dump, and sorry it didn't make it out on Friday. I was out visiting family in Alberta and I didn't have enough time to get this post all set up. Better late than never! The theme for this past week seemed to be articles about failure. Not all of them, of course, but a lot of authors are writing about what it means to fail and why that's not always such a bad thing. Do we need to avoid all failures in order to be successful? Articles Stepping Away, So Others Can Step Up: In this article, Jonathan Bush¬†discusses something that's often hard for leaders to do... Step away. It's difficult for many people to disconnect and have trust in their team to get things done. Trust should…

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Weekly Article Dump

Weekend Leadership Reading! Here's the collection of articles I've shared on social media outlets over the past week. There's a whole bunch on leadership topics, so I hope you enjoy! How Not to Mint More Engineers: Another spin on the whole engineering-tuition-should-cost more debate. 12 Ways to Spot a High Achiever: High achievers are often very passionate about what they do and make great employees. Here are some tips for spotting them! 7 Qualities Of A Truly Loyal Employee: It's difficult to disagree with any of these. They're all spot on! Being a loyal employee is not about satisfying only one person or satisfying only yourself... It's about voicing your opinion and trying to ensure the company is heading in the right direction. The Best Career Advice You Won't Want To Hear: Some interesting perspectives on what can help create…

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Weekly Article Dump

Quick Reading Update! Here's a collection of things I shared over the past week. It's a short list this time around, but a quick reading update right before the weekend might provide you with a couple topics to look into in your downtime: A Secret Of Long-Term Business (And Career) Success: Your career and what you do in life should have purpose. The 6 Rules Of Life: Specifically, rule 6 is something you should be thinking of. Getting Colleagues to Carry Their Weight:¬†Put an end to slackers... Especially for those that may not even realize they're slacking! 6 Habits of Extraordinary Bosses: A handful of great points for being a good leader. Why Business Meetings Kill Productivity: We've all been to meetings that seem to drag on for far too long. Do what's in your power to make meetings efficient!…

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