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Measure what matters: OKRs: the simple idea that drives 10x growth by John E. Doerr

Overview: Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he’d just given $12.5 million, …
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European Company Survey 2013

In the midst of Europe’s greatest recession, 40% of all EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills. For innovative companies, this is even more challenging. This emerges from Eurofound’s third European Company Survey (ECS) which provides a snapshot of human resource management practices, employee participation and social dialogue at the workplace, and …
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Extreme productivity: boost your results, reduce your hours by Robert C. Pozen. (New York : HarperBusiness, 2012)

A road-tested formula for improving your performance, from one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives. Robert C. Pozen taught a full course load at Harvard Business School while serving as the full-time chairman of a global financial-services firm. He’s written six books and hundreds of articles, raised a family with his wife of more …
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Links Between Quality of Work and Performance

Eurofound has just published the report, “Links Between Quality of Work and Performance,” based on 21 case studies in four sectors (electromechanical engineering, food manufacturing, financial services and insurance activities, and wholesale and retail) across six countries: Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain and Sweden. The study investigates whether and how improvement of the …
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Fully charged: how great leaders boost their organization’s energy and ignite high performance by Heike Bruch. (Harvard Business Press, 2011)

As you’re well aware, your individual energy ebbs and flows—leading to high and low productivity cycles. Fail to manage your energy correctly, and you risk falling into traps including inertia, complacency, and frenzied, unfocused activity that only erodes the quality of your life. The same holds true for your entire organization. In Fully Charged, Heike …
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