Cynthia Koehl

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How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make meetings more efficient and productive. And while it’s true that leading focused, deliberate conversations is critical to organizational performance, meetings aren’t <i>just</i> about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be …

Public Speaking

Define an Emotional Intention to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

Confronting someone about a problem or concern is hard from the start. If you come at it from a standpoint of venting your own emotions, though, it …

Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.

6 min read<p><i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors explain what secondary market research</i> …

Small Business

Can’t find your market research data? This startup can help

That Diet Coke in your hand didn’t invent itself. It’s the result of years of focus groups, surveys and data crunching—more commonly known as market …

Procter & Gamble

The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn't Enough

Google is so entrenched when it comes to finding information on the internet, we named the act after it. However, there are a ton of other tools and …

Windows Phone

The Ultimate List of 95 Blogpost Ideas for Creating Craveable Content to Share on Social

Having all the best blogging tools and resources, having a plan to share your amazing content on social media, having everything in place to put your …

What to Blog About? 9 Blogging Ideas from Blogs in Your Social Feeds

If you’re looking for ideas on what to blog about, how about spending a few minutes looking at the blog topics in your social feeds?<p>9 Blogging Ideas …

Social Media

17 of The Best Tools to Get Your Content Its Largest Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.<p>So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?<p>We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so …

3 Reasons Why Blogging is Good For Your Business

Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?” - MIT Technology Review

Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author:<p><i>In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston. The company was an MIT</i> …

Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

Facebook and Twitter are essential tools for social marketing, but user engagement on those networks doesn’t necessarily translate into more visitors to a site. Created by the founder of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM wants to solve that problem by making it possible to turn any site …

7 Super Productive Time Management Strategies for Bloggers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Time management is a huge problem for many bloggers.<p>But it doesn’t have to be.<p>With some simple but very effective organization strategies put in …

6 Ways An Empathy Map Can Help Craft Winning Headlines

<i>Demian Farnworth is the Chief Copywriter for Copyblogger Media. This article originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>We all have our pet formulas. The go-to sources we love for great headline ideas.<p>For some it’s a swipe file full of head-turning advertising headlines. For others it’s scanning the …

Learn the Formula to a Funny Story for Your Next Presentation

Unless you're a natural comedian, it's hard to come up with our own comedic material. This three step formula helps anyone come up with an easily …

John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

<i>“Do not feel absolutely certain of anything,”</i> philosopher Bertrand Russell instructed in the first of his ten timeless commandments of teaching and learning in 1951. And yet formal education, today as much as then, is for the most part a toxic byproduct of industrialism based on the blind …

Design Your Business Around Your Life--Not the Other Way Around

You can live the life you want by engineering your business around your life.<p>As an entrepreneur, you've probably heard it many times: "There's no such thing as work-life balance."<p>The widespread myth is that if you want to make it as an entrepreneur, you have to log 16-hour days in a windowless …

Business Strategy

These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won’t Believe What They Found

Science confirms what Buzzfeed and Upworthy already know: In the hierarchy of digital contagion, content that evokes powerful emotions floats mercilessly to the top.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>A few …

Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters as Much as Your Own

What leaders say is far less important than what they do. That’s one of the clearest conclusions we drew from a study, in collaboration with HBR, of 19,000 employees around the world, focused on how they experience their lives at work. (You can still take the survey to see how your experience …

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

How to run a team of people who never see each other

Millions of people make a living without ever setting foot in an office. Particularly in technology, companies are moving away from just outsourcing rote tasks to remote workers and toward building entirely distributed teams.<p>One leader is Elance-oDesk, the largest online marketplace for freelance …

The Workplace