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HBR Embraces Agile At Scale: Rethinking How We Live And Work

In 2010, when I began writing about Agile, I said that it represented a breakthrough in management thinking. It solved a long-standing management conundrum: how to get continuous innovation with disciplined execution. My writing met with two different kinds of reactions. In the software world, …

Project Management

9 small habits that can help you get more done

Do you want to manage your time better in the new year? Small habits can make a big difference. Try a few of these very doable strategies to make 2018 your most productive year yet.

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

Everything You Need to Build a Beautiful Cheese Board Presentation

All the supplies you need, from boards and spreaders to knives and ramekins, to make this dinner party essential come to life.<p>As the holiday season …

THE GROW COACHING MODEL

The GROW acronym suggests that a coach using the GROW model is likely to start by asking the client to set goals, both for what they want to get out …

Management

7 Networking Tips for Introverts

How even shy people can master the art of schmoozing.<p>It’s hard out there for an introvert—especially when it comes to working a room. For the less …

Use the RASCI Matrix to Manage Responsibility On a Project

Running a project is complicated. If you have a large group of people with poorly defined roles, work can quickly grind to a standstill. Instead, …

How Mindfulness Improves Executive Coaching

The benefits of mindfulness meditation for business leaders are increasingly appreciated and confirmed by empirical research. Executives and high performing professionals increasingly use meditation to manage stress, maintain strategic focus, enhance cognitive performance, promote emotional …

6 Tips to Conduct Highly Effective Business Meetings

We’ve all been through those business meetings where we sat fiddling with our mobile phones or drifting off in our minds to wonder about last night’s …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

3 Stages Of Successful Change Management

Change is hard. Whether you’re facing a big change like reinventing a business model or something simple like the day paychecks come out, change is difficult. One study found that 70% of change efforts fail. Big or small, change efforts seem to run into the same brick walls over and over again. By …

Leadership

This Is the 1 Email You Must Send Every Week

How a single email can help cure your inbox bloat.<p>There are few bigger time wasters at work than email. However, before you read any more of this article, it must be said, in the spirit of full disclosure, that surfing the internet is one of the few activities observed to hurt productivity more …

The Right Way to Cut People Off in Meetings

You’ve spent hours preparing for the meeting. The objectives are clear. The agenda is tight. Relevant material was distributed to attendees in advance. Smartphones are put away, and your team seems focused and ready to work.<p>The conversation begins, but after 10 minutes of good discussion on the …

How a Lack of Emotional Intelligence Kills Your Personal Brand

It's about learning to see yourself the way others see you.<p>In business, perception is reality.<p>That's why building your brand is so vital--and that's the truth whether you represent a large multinational corporation or you're a solopreneur trying to provide for your family.<p>So how can emotional …

What is Continuous Improvement?

Continuous Improvement Defined<p><b>Continuous improvement, or Kaizen,</b> is a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste. …

Project Management

Don’t End a Meeting Without Doing These 3 Things

When a sports team finishes a game, they usually don’t gather up their gear and immediately leave the court, rink, field or locker room. The players and coaches take a few minutes for a post-game meeting – a ritual that’s just as important as the pre-game warm-up.<p>In our view, participants in …

The most common questions hiring managers ask during job interviews

That's especially true when it comes to interviewing for jobs.<p>The <i>very</i> best thing you can do is prepare. And the best way to prepare is to think about and rehearse — but not memorize! — responses to the questions you'll most likely be asked.<p>Not sure what those will be?<p>The online jobs and career …

Overcome Resistance to Change by Enlisting the Right People

Change initiatives fail when senior leaders don’t see that their organizations are social systems. Organizations are defined by bundles of local relationships, social expectations, and unwritten rules that exist between thousands of people. These people create tribes — collections of like-minded …

How to Have a Positive Powerful Presence

What impact do you have when you enter a room? What do people feel when you leave?<p><b>Being powerful means that people experience something, positive or</b> …

To Get Promoted, Get Feedback from Your Critics

Individuals often struggle to know where they need to grow in order to move up to the next level. One of the best strategies for aspiring leaders to rise through the ranks in organizations is to create a personal board of directors. The board is a group of six to eight people you select to help …

YOUR NEXT ROLE

A powerful approach is to visualise and research the requirements to reach the next desired level in your career .<p>For example you may be a senior IT …

Leading Change: 6 Reasons Change Management Strategies Fail

There are hundreds if not thousands of books about change management. There are courses managers can take an oodles of “expert” consultants companies can higher. So why do so many organizations get it wrong. In a 2013 Strategy&/Katzenbach Center survey of global senior leaders on culture and change …

Management

Managing a Team That’s Been Asked to Do Too Much

Recent cases highlighted in the media suggest that executives, in a desperate quest to quench the market’s unquenchable thirst for growth, are ignoring reason and dictating growth targets so insurmountable that their employees are turning to unethical and perhaps illegal means to achieve their …

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

Leadership

7 Simple Phrases That Make People Really Trust You | Inc.com

No matter how honest we may be in our interactions with others, there's always the possibility that people may misconstrue our words to mean otherwise. Certain key phrases that we say, sometimes even without us knowing, result in others perceiving us a certain way--whether rightly or wrongly.<p>Check …

Credibility

EQ Is Massively More Important Than IQ for Leaders. Here's Why | Inc.com

When making their mark on the business world, many leaders reveal their secret: a high IQ burnished with a great education. What these folks may not appreciate or fully understand is that most successful professionals thrive in their respective fields due to their EQ -- not IQ.<p>EQ (or emotional …

Leadership

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 …

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …