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This 4-Letter Acronym Will Revolutionize the Way You Think About Leadership | Inc.com

She walked into my office and slumped into a chair.<p>"You don't have a clue do you?" she asked in an exasperated tone, with a few extra "colorful" words thrown in for emphasis. I didn't quite follow her line of reasoning. I was managing a large team of designers, writers, and usability experts. We …

Mentoring

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

Great Leaders Always Make Sure Employees Know the Answer to These 3 Questions | Inc.com

I've been testing a very popular app called Basecamp lately.<p>You might know it if you read <i>Inc. Magazine</i> or have ever visited a startup.<p>It's a popular project manager, but it's designed with a bit more flair than most task-based tools. You can chat with people, share files, and...basically live, eat, …

Employment

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It) | Inc.com

An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in the U.S. and 36 other countries found that the average respondent works a whopping 72 hours or more a week.<p>And who do you think they blame for the …

Employment

Learn to narrow your search criteria for better searches in Outlook

Applies To: Outlook 2016 Outlook 2013 Outlook 2010 Outlook 2007 More... Less<p>You can type a number of phrases in the Search box at the top of the …

10 Tricks to Speed up Your Use of Microsoft Outlook

Although firm numbers are hard to come by, Microsoft estimated in 2014 that more than 500 million people currently use Outlook, its flagship email …

6 Tips For Communicating Content Marketing ROI To Your Executive Team

Marketing teams persuade and captivate audiences every day. They convince people to buy everything from $160 pens to coffee beans that pass through elephants. But a CMO’s toughest sell is always his own boss — especially when it comes to content marketing.<p>Executives want to know a marketing …

Marketing

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

Dot-com

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions | Inc.com

As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his Time of Your Life Rapid Planning Method. There are several themes from this work that I would like to share with you, my fellow entrepreneurs. These ideas are simple, powerful, and can increase your productivity …

Time Management

Seven deadly mistakes that destroy employee motivation

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Don is the CEO of a family-run business. His entrepreneurial …

Only You Can Produce Your Sound - Gabriel Wilson

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Leadership

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

The Innovation Game: Adobe's New Strides To Keep Employees Engaged

Imagine you show up to work one day and someone asks you if you are interested in running with an idea that you have, “sure” you say. You are then given a little red box, inside you find a pre-paid credit card for $1,000, some notebooks, and an innovation guide that walks you through a six-step …

Innovation

ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House

Australian company ArchiBlox has released its design for the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house. Representing a new movement in …

Carbon Emissions

The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

Small Business

Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …

Leadership

Free HTML/CSS/Javascript Cheat Sheets for Web Designers

Cheat sheets are a collection of notes used for quick reference. Cheat sheets contains the information about all the syntax and data properties that …

Six maxims for structuring a legally sound startup

Starting a business is challenging, especially for new entrepreneurs. But a few simple maxims can help any startup set down legally sound foundations to support future growth.<p><b>1. Know your responsibilities.</b> Before starting a new venture, entrepreneurs should ascertain their duties to current and …

Small Business

The Ikea For Entrepreneurs: 1,000+ Handpicked Apps To Help Build Your Business Overnight

This week I am writing about 5 companies that I expect to see making waves this year on the London start-up scene. Right now, London is the most popular destination in Europe for Tech founders. Favourable tax breaks, state of the art facilities, enthusiastic government support and an increasingly …

Entrepreneurship

The 15 New Books to Read in 2015

There are few better ways to start a new year than picking up some fresh perspectives to put into action. Here’s a sneak preview of 15 exciting books …

Central Library that could have been: the runner-up design

By 2018, East Village will boast this architectural marvel by Snohetta:<p>Had the library and East Village agency’s choice gone in another direction, it …

Five ways to stay focused at work

As the owner and CEO of a successful business, I'm constantly pulled in many directions. Our salespeople need information, a client calls with an issue or I'm due downtown for an industry meeting. To keep on top of it all – and stay sane – I've developed 5 daily habits that help keep me one step …

Small Business

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

How To Stop Recruiters From Poaching Your Employees

It’s a free world and if people want to change jobs, they should do it. I’m an HR person and I believe that it’s part of any leader’s job to glue people to their seats, in the sense that they wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. That’s our job in HR, too.<p>I don’t believe in shutting people off from …

7 Leadership Takeaways From The Battlefield To The Boardroom

Leadership requires a keen understanding of the operating environment, the social aptitude and emotional intelligence to communicate that awareness to the rest of the team effectively, and the operational know-how of turning strategy into execution.<p>A recent WSJ article interviewed retired Generals …