Boleyn Ng

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How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match

Why do people who consider themselves good communicators often fail to actually hear each other? Often it’s due to a mismatch of styles: To someone who prefers to vent, someone who prefers to explain seems patronizing; explainers experience venters as volatile.<p>This is why so many of us see our …

Be As Smart As You Can

Wisdom has a close relationship with sight-related words: foresight, insight, hindsight, reflection, enlightenment, visionary, etc. The wise person …

Hacking

11 Habits that Will Make Your Life Simpler

This is Why Productive People Always Wake Up So Early

Successful people are very often early risers. From Franklin to Obama, from Branson to Darwin, all were known to rise with the morning sun. Whatever …

Time Management

How Strategy Really Works - Manage By Walking Around

By onSeptember 15, 2013 in books, Leadership, strategy<p>0 0 0<p>The 1993 HBR article ‘Customer Intimacy and Other Value Disciplines’ argued that every …

Personal Branding for Introverts

I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they’d work,” he told me. “But most of them aren’t for me — I’m an introvert. Is there anything I can do?” What he didn’t realize is that (like …

Welcome to the 72-Hour Work Week

How many hours do you think the average American professional works each week? If you think 40, 50 or even 60, think again. For many, 72 hours is the new norm.<p>In a recent survey of 483 executives, managers, and professionals (EMPs), we found that 60% of those who carry smartphones for work are …

Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the <i>Worst Case Scenario Handbook</i>, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how …

The Most Important Negotiation in Your Life

Life is a series of negotiations.<p>You negotiate all day, every day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep.<p>Contract terms and conditions. Hiring, managing performance, and firing. Defining deadlines, scope, and deliverables. Collecting fees. Seeking alignment about business strategy. …

Make Your Knowledge Workers More Productive

With scarcely any help from management, knowledge workers can increase their productivity by 20%. When we interviewed 45 such people across 39 companies in 8 industries in the United States and Europe, we found that by identifying low-value tasks to either drop completely, delegate to someone else …

Don’t Let Your Career “Just Happen”

We all know The Statistic: Only 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. But the gender split in mid-level management is now nearly even. While women have made progress in being recognized as managers, why aren’t they making it to the top?<p>In many cases, they’ve climbed to the last rung of a …

Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

School is back amid growing controversy and cynicism. The quality, validity and economic value of college degrees and MBAs have rarely been under such sustained assault. Employability of graduates has never been so dismal. Machines are clearly getting smarter at many of the things people …

The More Things Change, the More Our Objections to Change Stay the Same

One of the very first articles in the very first issue of <i>Fast Company</i>, a magazine I started 20 years ago with Alan Webber, is a smart and entertaining list compiled by E.F. Borisch, product manager at a long-established outfit called Milwaukee Gear Company. Borisch’s article was titled, “50 Reasons …

Case Study: Bet on One Big Idea or Diversify?

The latest clinical trial of the experimental therapy L-39, conducted in India, was finally complete — and the results were thoroughly underwhelming.<p>Hilde Dach, the former chief scientist at drug-development start-up Genbac and now a team leader at German pharmaceuticals maker Caliska, which had …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Relocation Packages: How to Negotiate Them and More

<i>Image: Courtesy of Moveline</i><p>Relocating for that big job? Has the company thrown a big lump sum at you? Maybe they haven't, or maybe you need more. We spoke with Kelly Eidson of Moveline — a cutting-edge company that created software to take care of the hassles of the "big move", bringing you …

Employment

Make Time for the Work That Matters

More hours in the day. It’s one thing everyone wants, and yet it’s impossible to attain. But what if you could free up significant time—maybe as much as 20% of your workday—to focus on the responsibilities that really matter?<p>We’ve spent the past three years studying how knowledge workers can become …