Category: Insight

Disengaged Employees: How To Fix The Problem

Every manager dreams of being able to bring the best out in their employees. Yet, achieving true engagement, productivity, and efficiency from top-tier talent can be easier said than done. Managers are almost constantly dealing with chronic problems of under-performance in their business, caused by an unacceptably high number of staff feeling underwhelmed and disengaged at work. If hires feel uninterested and emotionally disconnected from the companies they work for, then they’re less likely to give business efforts their all. The good news is that there are ways for management to bring employees out of their shell and encourage them to accomplish more on the job. Leading by example and pushing for greater dedication from workers is a step-by-step process…

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Brit Music ’Zine NME Goes Digital-Only  

New Musical Express broke ground in the entertainment media business for decades. Now, for the first time in 66 years, NME will no longer have a print publication. Everything is being pushed online, according to reports in CNN and other outlets. NME has been a stalwart in the entertainment media game for generations, but the publications ownership group, Time Inc., says the media industry is too tough to continue the print edition of the publication. There’s just not enough bang for their print advertising buck. Lower incomes and rising print costs finally reached a tipping point. This shift is quite a change from just three years ago, when NME was a free weekly music magazine with a newly-minted web presence.…

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Domino’s Is Winning the Pizza Market: But Why?

Pizza chain Domino’s has moved ahead of the competition, and it continues to gain. Besting Pizza Hut for the first time ever, Domino’s hopes to hold that position as the country’s favorite pizza joint. The secret, market watchers say, is in easy delivery. More and more, when American consumers want pizza, they are ordering out, rather than eating in. That puts brands like Pizza Hut, which still depend on restaurants for much of their income, at a disadvantage. They have a larger footprint, higher payroll, and a different image in the eyes of consumers.

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5 Ways to Inspire Others and Change Lives

Has anyone ever inspired you to transform your life in a way that made you happier, more fulfilled, or more successful? If so, there’s a good chance you understand the value that a great leader can bring to the world. Inspiration is a powerful thing, but it’s not something that’s easy to achieve. Whether you’re the leader at the head of a business, or someone running a non-profit organisation, learning how to tap into inspiration could be the key to success for your future. Here are just a few ways that people can genuinely inspire their teams, coworkers, friends, and family, and change lives for good.

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Netflix trying to woo Arabic viewers

Even as Netflix tries to expand its original programming, anticipating moves by Disney in the coming months, the leader in streaming media is trying to make inroads across the globe. Expansion into new territory is a big part of Netflix’s plans in the last two years of this decade, and the company has its sights on the Middle East. Netflix just announced plans to launch its first original series in Arabic next year. The show, called “Jinn,” is a six-episode supernatural thriller that tells the story of a group of teens who discover a genie in the ancient city of Petra, in modern-day Jordan.

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5 Things To Do and NOT Do At Your Desk

5 Things To Do At Your Desk If you routinely work at a desk, there are a few things you should be doing all the time, if you aren’t doing them already, or if it has been a while since you last did them, consider these things.

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McDonald’s missing from the Olympics — Why?

Last summer, McDonald’s announced it would be ending its advertising partnership with the International Olympic Committee. The deal was supposed to run through 2020, but if you look around for McDonald’s connection with this year’s Winter Olympics, you won’t see it.

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President Trump and his Desk

The desk used by President Trump in the Oval Office is called the Resolute Desk and has been used by many of our presidents. It was first used by Rutherford B. Hayes after it was received as a gift from Queen Victoria in 1880. The desk is oversized, made of oak from the ship used during Britain’s arctic mission – the HMS Resolute. Most of the presidents since the desk was received have used it with notable exceptions including Nixon, Johnson, Ford, and George H. W. Bush. President Johnson allowed the desk to leave the White House so it could go on a traveling exhibition by the Smithsonian. It was not returned to the White House until President Jimmy Carter…

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What’s on the Desk of 4 Successful CEOS?

Are you wondering how your desk would measure up with some of the great ones? Here are some that we found interesting …

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ESPN announces streaming details… Fans yawn

ESPN, which bills its media brand as the worldwide leader in sports, soon hopes to be the worldwide trendsetter in live, streaming sports. The network, which is owned by Disney, announced plans to unveil its new streaming app to consumers this spring. The new streaming app, which will be called ESPN Plus, will be a subscription service that will cost consumers about $4.99 a month. This pay service will debut alongside an updated ESPN app. Disney CEO Bob Iger touted the app, saying it would let consumers “see ESPN just about any way imaginable…”

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