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The 1 Question That Will Make You a Radically Better Listener

Most people think they're good listeners. Most people are wrong.<p>Ask people if they're good drivers, and an impossible 90 percent or so will tell you they're above average behind the wheel. Ask people if they're good listeners and you'll hear a similar level of unrealistic optimism.<p>But according to …

Leadership

25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work

After you've have worked four 25 minute periods your body needs a 15-30 minute break.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because …

Time Management

How to dodge an awkward question with grace

Essentially, the reason you don't want to answer a question is what gives you a strategy for responding:<p>The asker has not earned the right to have that question answered due to the level of personal relationship they have with you.<br>• The asker has not earned the right to have that question answered …

Leadership

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

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Leadership

Drinking More Coffee Is Associated With a Longer Life, New Studies Show

Load us up!<p>There's something truly magical about a cup of coffee. A steaming cup in the morning can help you face the day, a sweating glass of iced …

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

For leaders assuming the CEO title for the first time, taking time to learn and think translates into early successes. But the problem is there’s little time to do either. Information comes at them more quickly, more people than ever before demand their time, and they’re told that the myriad …

10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress)

<b>Peter Drucker</b> once said “People often overestimate what they can accomplish in one year. But they greatly underestimate what they could accomplish in …

The 15 best business books to read this summer

They're not always easy to find, but lucky you — we've found 15 of them. Below, you'll see our favorites from psychologists, data scientists, CEOs, and other business experts.<p>Don't be surprised if you devour more than one in a single vacation week, and return to the office brimming with new ideas.

Self-improvement

How to Integrate Data and Analytics into Every Part of Your Organization

Many conversations about data and analytics (D&A) start by focusing on technology. Having the right tools is critically important, but too often executives overlook or underestimate the significance of the people and organizational components required to build a successful D&A function.<p>When that …

Management

What Would the World Be Like if We All Loved Our Jobs?

Everyone around the world deserves to wake up excited to go to work, but unfortunately that doesn't always happen.<p>When you wake up in the morning, are you filled with excitement about the prospect of a new day at work, or do you dread the thought of having to make it through yet another day of …

Employee Engagement

5 Reasons Why Business Owners Are So Unproductive--Despite Working Long Hours

Stop wasting time and start controlling it.<p>It's hardly surprising that most business owners work long hours and have a lot of stress. But a survey by The Alternative Board, which helps small businesses by creating advisory boards, demonstrates the extent of the problem.<p>As you might expect, 84% of …

Time Management

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

A former colleague liked to remind leaders of their impact by telling them, “There are children you’ve never met who know your name.” The point was simple: Their followers were also moms or dads who were going home and talking about their day in front of their children. And you, their leader, had a …

Tips for Writing a Great About Me Page

Writing an ‘About Me’ page or section for your portfolio, website, or blog is never easy. But, the good news is, if you follow the formula and use …

7 avoidable mistakes leaders make all the time

Regardless of how talented or conscientious a leader you might be, it's inevitable that we all make mistakes. Yet, in a deeper analysis than what we might normally achieve, it appears that there are two kinds of mistakes.<p>The first might be what one normally thinks of as the definition of mistake: …

Slugging

Master the Art of Owning the Room (It Could Get You Promoted)

Holding power in a room requires possessing a point of view -- and it can earn you a promotion if you articulate it well.<p>Holding power in a room requires possessing a point of view. Even if you're expanding upon and ideating live, your POV is a way to create differentiation and clarity.<p>Too often, …

Leadership

How to Handle Underperformers on a Team You Inherit

Recently I was talking with a new manager about the team she had inherited. While she thought that most of the team members were doing a good job, she was concerned that one or two people were not pulling their weight. She wasn’t sure what to do about them. She was worried that if she fired these …

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

If software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world. While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with …

How to Handle Rebellion on Your Team

Have you ever been blindsided in a meeting? You adequately prepared. The objectives were clear. But then, BLAM! Someone objects to one of your …

Leadership

How AI Is Streamlining Marketing and Sales

In 1950, Alan Turing, already famous for helping to crack the German Enigma code during World War II, devised the Turing test to define intelligence in machines. Could a computer, Turing asked, fool a human into thinking he was interacting with another person, or imitate human responses so well …

Your Sales Training Is Probably Lackluster. Here’s How to Fix It

U.S. companies spend over $70 billion annually on training, and an average of $1,459 per salesperson — almost 20 percent more than they spend on workers in all other functions. Yet, when it comes to equipping sales teams with relevant knowledge and skills, the ROI of sales training is …

Innovating in a Highly Regulated Industry Like Health Care

When I was Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, I often felt that my title should have been Chief Innovation <i>Communication and Relations</i> Officer. In any firm, an innovation program cannot be effective without building bridges within the firm. But, in highly regulated industries, …

We Overcommit Because We Don’t Want to Disappoint. But Then We Disappoint Because We’re Overcommitted

We live in a culture of “yes.” We don’t want to disappoint our bosses, colleagues, families, or friends, so we say “yes” as often as we can manage. Oftentimes, we say “yes” when we should say “no.”<p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to please. In fact, we’re hardwired for it. But when we overcommit …

15 Qualities of the Perfect Employee

Candidates who have these qualities should definitely make your hiring short list.<p>In today's global business environment, hiring (and keeping) the right employee is one of the most difficult jobs a manager has. Often leaders focus on the skill sets needed to get a job done right and overlook basic …

The Workplace

3 Things Are Holding Back Your Analytics, and Technology Isn’t One of Them

During the past decade, business analytics platforms have evolved from supporting IT and finance functions to enabling business users across the enterprise. But many firms find themselves struggling to take advantage of its promise. We’ve found three main obstacles to realizing analytics’ full …

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …

Motivation

3 Moments That Transform Customer Relationships

Get to the core of your customers' concerns and beliefs by making feedback a daily habit.<p><i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development</i><p>Imagine drilling down to the Earth's core. You penetrate layers and layers before you're even halfway down. That's …

Leadership

9 Ways to Show Your Employees You Love Them

Expressing love to your employees energizes, motivates and inspires them. It'll do the same thing for you.<p>A loving workplace is a happy, productive workplace, and it all starts at the top. But it isn't enough to simply want to be loving--it requires strategy, planning and deliberate effort.<p>The idea …

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