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26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

Startups

Can You Really Make Money on eBay?

Think you can't really make money on eBay? Think again! Guest author and successful entrepreneur Ken Myers has 6 rules to transform eBay into your …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

The data shows a clear path.<p>When it comes to selecting a job or career, the usual advice is to love what you do. In fact, given all the talk about …

Done is dead – welcome to outcome-driven development

We’ve all been groomed to measure our work by output. That means defining success as shipping a product, feature or bug fix to customers. To ship …

Lipstick Agile — 13 Signs You Probably Need a New Job

TL; DR: Lipstick Agile — Happiness in the Trenches?Have you noticed how many people in the agile field are unhappy with their work situation — caught …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success

What matters isn't so much who's on your team, but rather how the team works together.<p>The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out …

Emotional Intelligence

Agile and Mindfulness with Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins joins hosts Andrew Leff, Chris Murman, and Andy Cleff for a wonderful discussion about agile and mindfulness. We explore how the …

Agile Development

How to trick your brain into keeping a New Year’s resolution

Apply the power of habit to your annual goals.<p>Breaking New Year’s resolutions is so time-honored a tradition that companies can actually stake their business model on it. Gyms like Planet Fitness depend on thousands joining up at the beginning of the year, only to fail on the follow-through. They …

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

As Juan Manuel Fangio exited the chicane before the blind Tabac corner in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, he stomped on the brake. It was a …

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Salt Lake City

Flow and the Psychology of Peak Performance | Heleo

“If your company policy is you have to respond to any email in 15 minutes, you’re out of your mind.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The unusual location where</i> …

Albert Einstein

Planning Your Prototype With a Customer Journey Map

“A prototype is worth a thousand mock-ups,” as the saying goes. By definition a prototype is interactive. At the start of a project, it can be …

Dual Track Agile: Focusing on Customer Value

When managing software products and agile development teams that create them, two common problems nearly always seem to emerge:<p>The development team …

Remote versus Co-located Work

In the software industry we hear a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of remote work, and a recent outbreak of that finally got me to write my …

Remote Working

Take A Break -- How To Leverage Mental Excursions To Spark New Ideas

I’m on my way to HATCH and then the CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention. This is one of the most mentally stimulating weeks of the year for me. The HATCH experience in Montana is a gathering of “100 of the most provocative innovators, inventors, and cultural catalysts” coming together to “HATCH a …

How Do Colors Influence Website User Engagement?

422737 / Pixabay<p>Besides defining your brand, color grabs attention, conveys the right emotions, and also helps illustrate the hierarchy of page …

The Golden Age Of UX Won’t Last. Here’s How To Prepare For What’s Next

Great UX abounds. How will UX designers continue to prove their value?<p>When I started the digital design agency AJ&Smart in 2011, UX design was still so misunderstood that I spent the next three years just explaining to my clients what it actually was and why it was valuable (while also defining it …

UX Design

Web Design Trends Being Followed in 2017

This column is authored by Jorja Sturdee, Marketing Manager at CloudzonThe post Web Design Trends Being Followed in 2017 appeared first on iamwire.

Web Design

Google made a site that shows how millions of people draw the same object

Back in November, Google released artificial intelligence experiment that asks you to draw a random object and see if the neural network can identify your doodle. Quick, Draw! was eventually turned into a tool that transformed drawings into clip art based on the best results it got, helping people …

How “Brainwriting” Can Get Better Ideas Out of Your Team

<b>By Leigh Thompson, J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University</b>Read more from Kellogg Executive Education:• What to Do When You Have a Dysfunctional Team Member<br>• The Essential To-Do List for New Leaders<br>All too often, your …

Overcome Resistance to Change with Two Conversations

Across industries and sectors, the track record for organizational change is bleak. Research finds that anywhere from 50%–75% of change efforts fail. And for those that do succeed, many don’t achieve the goals of the original vision. Why is change so hard?<p>Usually, figuring out the right answer is …

Management

The Beauty of Simplified Navigation

Interactive. Consistent. Minimal. Those are all words commonly heard when talking about website navigation. But there is another word that should be …

The best new graphic design tools of 2017 so far

Whether it’s new versions of well-known software, or totally new apps from startup companies, new tools for graphic designers are coming out all the …

Looking forward to @uxstrat in June, if you've got doubts about the stuff you'll learn, here's my #sketchnotes from last yrs conf. CONTENT. https://t.co/l4pi7I4rON

Why Your HR Department Should Embrace Design Thinking

How can HR create great employee experiences that empower creativity, collaboration and innovation? Design Thinking is an approach that works.<p>Design has a tremendous power to influence human behavior and thus effect change. Richard Farson PhD, psychologist, educator and author of <i>The Power of …

Design

How to Run Meetings that Don’t Suck

In the UK last year a survey of office workers found that 40% of meetings were a waste of time. Factors such as the wrong attendees, a lack of …

Interaction Design and UI/UX: Caseture Display

Let's take a look at this interaction design project that is quite interesting that involves UI/UX as well. It's a concept display named: <b>Caseture</b> …