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Principles of Human-Centered Design (Don Norman)

<b>Summary:</b> Human-Centered Design (HCD) is not about following processes. It’s about being mindful of HCD principles. Keep focus on people and the …

Design

A new study shows how managers can double employee satisfaction

Meditation retreats and free trail mix are nice, but what employees <i>really</i> want is less trendy, and less materialistic, than that.<p>According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, the top determinant of employee satisfaction and trust in their employer is the timeless concept of …

Research

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

Time for a Personal Rebrand? Here's What You Need to Know.

Follow these three steps, and you'll be ready to take your brand to the next level.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>It’s no secret to any reader of this blog that an intentional, carefully-managed personal brand is critical to take control of your career in today’s …

Public Relations

4 Leadership Lessons That Leaders Say They Wish They Had Learned Sooner

As a leadership coach, I often see the same leadership challenges arise across industries. There’s the challenge of time (there’s never enough of it), decision making, navigating organizational politics (which is really a trust issue), creating a shared purpose, communicating across silos and, of …

Leadership

7 ways to build trust with others

FBI agents spend a great deal of time learning how to build trust with others. For that reason an agent’s most useful investigative tool is the …

Northern California

The Art of Eye Contact: 4 Best Approaches for Any Interaction

Impressions are formed in seconds based on how you use your eyes.<p>As a communication specialist, I can tell you how to craft compelling presentations, share powerful stories, and build brand messages. All that work is worthless if you violate one cardinal rule of body language: making eye contact. …

Public Speaking

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Thinking of starting a business? Here's the best step by step template for writing the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some …

Small Business

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

Elon Musk on Tesla: 'We Were Huge Idiots' | Inc.com

Elon Musk is done patting himself on the back, for now.<p>Having declared Tesla "real car company" and congratulating his employees mightily for hitting Tesla's Model 3 production target of 5,000 cars by the end of June, Musk finally admitted he has only himself to blame for the nightmarish final …

5 Expert Tips for Giving the Speech of Your Life

TEDx talk coming up? Something pivotal to your organization's survival? Crucial communications moments require giving more than just a 'speech.' Here's how to do that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s that invitation that involves public speaking that you want to …

Public Speaking

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

Framing

This Is the Single Most Important Habit That Leads to Success, According to Tim Ferriss

An incredibly high percentage of world-class performers I've interviewed practice it every day.<p><i>What's the most beneficial habit you've been made aware of during your interviews with high achievers? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

9 Words Elon Musk Just Used to Motivate Employees. You Should Steal 7 of Them

Tesla hit their production goals. One statement Elon Musk made about this serves as a good lesson in word choice, especially when you send an email.<p>The words you use are incredibly important. When you send emails, speak in front of a large group, or address employees in a meeting, trimming what you …

What Every CEO Needs to Know About Design

CEOs who are design thinkers now need to add 'design doing' to their toolkit.<p>"To personalize an experience in the context of the moment--to understand what makes a customer human--Reinventors don't just plumb lots of data, though they do that well. They're design thinkers. They approach problems …

Innovation Is Making Lithium-Ion Batteries Harder To Recycle

As manufacturers make lithium-ion batteries as cheap as they can, they’re removing valuable elements that make them worthwhile to recycle, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.<p>EPRI assesses the end-of-life cost of batteries in a report it published at the end of last year. Last week, …

Batteries

Easy (and Last Minute!) Labor Day Getaway Ideas

Waiting until the start of summer to make plans for Labor Day Weekend isn't exactly ideal, but it's also not the end of the world. Many of the …

Cheap Vacation Ideas So You Can Holiday Without Breaking the Bank

Here’s where to get the biggest bang for your buck!<p>Everyone wants to take a vacation, but traveling can really add up, especially if you're with …

Savemoney

Found: The Beach Getaway You've So Desperately Needed

It's a cave house with the most breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.<p>Pack your bags, because once you see this Santorini Airbnb, you won't be able to think of anything other than escaping to it <i>immediately</i>. Located in the Oia Village, the Hector Cave House is a hidden oasis literally carved into the …

10 Train Trips That Cost $100 (or Less!) You Need to Take Your Family On

See the beauty of America like never before.<p>If you've traveled around the United States by car or plane your entire life, you've been missing out on some seriously stunning countryside — but it's not too late. All of these trips are affordable and will leave you stunned by the beauty in the U.S.

5 Stylish and Sustainable Hotels That ELLE Editors Love

ELLE editors share their recommendations for unforgettable vacation spots that promote sustainability without sacrificing style.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of ELLE.</i><p>GET THE LATEST ISSUE OF ELLE

28 Stunning Off-the-Grid Destinations You Should Escape to ASAP

Those stress management apps you downloaded? They've got nothing on the revitalizing power of these backcountry retreats.<p>A totally disconnected …

The 13 Best Beaches In America

Time to start planning your summer vacation.<p>From the volcanic black sands of Hawaii to the powder soft beaches of Florida, you're going to add all of …

Beaches

Book Your Flight, This Malibu Beachfront Airstream is the Perfect Summer Getaway

*"Malibu" by Miley Cyrus plays softly in the background.*<p>If you're looking to plan a relaxing escape from everything, consider it done. One look at this Malibu Dream Airstream on Airbnb will have you clicking "request to book."<p>Just a 7-minute drive from the beach, it hosts up to three people and …

A Spontaneous Road Trip With My Husband Changed My Life

Our drive from California to New York taught me to embrace the unpredictable.<p>On a gray morning one spring a text message from my husband, Joe, …

4 Wellness Retreats Worth Stockpiling Your Vacation Days

The Retreatment by Taryn Toomey<p><b>Martha's Vineyard: July 8-14</b><p>Fashion alum–turned–wellness guru Taryn Toomey’s signature invention, The Class—a hybrid of cardio, yoga, and cathartic screaming—has such an avid following that she’s added extra retreat weeks to accommodate the demand. This summer’s …

The World's Most Untapped Destinations

From remote islands to unexplored deserts and jungles teeming with wildlife...<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's up-and-coming, remote</i> …

Yes, You Can Now Rent The Villa From Under The Tuscan Sun

It's even more breathtaking than you'd imagine.<p>If you've ever watched the Diane Lane classic, <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i>, it's probably safe to say you've dreamed of moving to Tuscany or, at the very least, booking an extended vacay there.<p>Listen to me: It is time to make your dreams a reality. It's <i>not</i> too …

This East Coast Getaway Is the Perfect Alternative to The Hamptons

Nestled along the Chesapeake Bay, the town of St. Michaels is nothing short of enchanting.<p>While it's customary for many New York City dwellers to trek to the scenic town of East Hampton or the shores of Montauk for summer weekends, the dream of a refreshing alternative to The Hamptons madness …