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How To Create An Employee Handbook People Will Actually Want To Read

A handbook doesn’t have to read like an instruction manual. Here’s how to get employees hooked from page one.<p>Ask someone to describe a typical employee handbook and you’ll probably hear words like “dry,” “stiff,” and “boring.” Let’s face it, most handbooks aren’t exactly page-turners. They’re …

The Five Characteristics Of An 'A' Player

For many startups, hiring the best and the brightest is not an option — it’s an absolute necessity. You’ve probably heard this sage, albeit generic advice before: “Only hire ‘A’ players.” Of course! Who doesn’t want “A” players? Who doesn’t want people who have the talent, skills and drive to make …

Be the Hero Your Employees Need (Captain America Style)

He may be a comic book character, but the Star-Spangled Avenger is a superlative role model for bosses everywhere.<p>If you've seen <i>The Avengers</i> or either of the <i>Captain America</i> movies, you probably noticed that Captain America immediately and effortlessly establishes himself as the leader of every …

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …

7 Great Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Told You

The best advice for those looking to achieve great things is often the least often repeated.<p>Career advice is in no short supply. In fact, you could probably spend the duration of your working life simply reading through the tips and advice already online. But as in all areas of life, the more …

Every Company Needs a Growth Manager

Growing revenue and profits is a core objective of most companies, and it is the responsibility of every function to contribute to the pursuit of this goal. Yet, in recent years technology startups have embraced a new role, Growth Manager — alternatively Growth Hacker, Growth PM, or Head of Growth …

The Perils of Overmonitoring Your Behavior and Goals

Some people are pretty oblivious to time. They work crazy late, but they can’t remember what they did, they forget to eat, and they go through life in a bit of a haze. For people in this category, the current trend of self-monitoring, whether through time trackers like Toggl or fitness trackers …

Here's the productivity formula one Wharton professor uses to outwork almost everyone in his field

In 2009, 27-year-old behavioral scientist Adam Grant became an associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.<p>Within two years, he became the youngest professor to receive tenure at the school; within five years, he became the school's youngest full professor with …

Time Management

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

TED Talks

A Harvard psychologist says this surprising trait can make you more successful

Perhaps the most striking observation she collected was this: "I don't mind if they're a little bit nervous; they're doing something big, something that matters to them, so it makes sense they'd be a little bit nervous."<p>In the book, Cuddy outlines two key reasons why <b>a moderate amount of nervousness</b> …

Facebook's HR chief recommends this business book to all new managers

When Facebook's VP of People was starting out as a manager for a startup in 1999, she picked up a copy of the newly released guide to management, "First, Break All the Rules."<p>It didn't take long for the book, by Gallup analysts Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, to become a bestseller, but as …

Buckingham

A productivity expert says there's one huge myth about how to get more stuff done during the day

For example, you might start setting your alarm for 4:30 a.m., a la Michelle Obama, who uses the wee hours to work out.<p>Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that your new morning routine will help you become the FLOTUS, the POTUS, or any more successful than you are right now.<p>That's according to …

Time Management

Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …