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There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Management

How to Save a Meeting That’s Gotten Tense

On March 30, 2017, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams stood in front of crowd of over 1,000 angry citizens. McAdams had recently floated the idea of situating a new homeless resource center in Draper, a city 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. What began as an orderly public meeting soon …

Inventions

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Time Management

Become a Blockchain Developer and Get Rich

Blockchain engineers are in demand.<p>An article published on the 14th of February by TechCrunch states there is a huge shortage of blockchain …

Blockchain

Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

Employment

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

This is Why People Leave Your Company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the General Manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, …

How Not to Suck as a Manager Comes Down to Displaying These 3 Rare Behaviors

We can learn a lot from the practice of servant leadership.<p>U.S. companies will literally spend billions of dollars annually on leadership development programs to strengthen its high-potential talent. Fact is, there's a drastic leadership shortage in the pipeline across industries, and executives …

Leadership

How to Let Go at the End of the Workday

Chris, a senior manager at a New York design studio can’t sleep. His mind is churning, thinking about the mountain of tasks facing him back at the office. Katrina, the production manager at a well-known publishing house is distracted by a work email at the dinner table. Her partner complains that …

Work-life Balance

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

The Physics Of Productivity: Newton’s Laws Of Getting Sh*t Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of …

Physics

10 everyday habits that are terrible for your health — and how you can fix them

Wellness

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Self-improvement

New Google Research: The Highest Performing Teams All Have Managers With These 2 Skills

Google has just updated its 'Project Oxygen' research, adding two more skills to its list of manager must haves.<p>Some people view great leadership as an art or a natural gift. Not Google. Ten years ago the famously data-obsessed company decided to apply the full force of its considerable number …

Google

It's so Simple: How to be the Most Liked Person in the Room

If you want to get ahead in business and life, just make sure you don't behave this way.<p>If you want to get ahead in business and life, inquisitiveness is an essential character trait.<p>Think about the last time someone asked you good questions about your life to get to know you better. Chances are, …

Leadership

9 Things You Do in the Morning That Can Hurt Your Productivity

The first few minutes of your workday are critical to your productivity for the next eight hours.<p>If you show up late to the office or get sucked into …

Time Management

This 1 Thing Can Make or Break Your First Week In a New Job

81 percent of people surveyed say this one thing is the biggest thing new leaders fail to do.<p>A few weeks ago, I was called in by the president of a mid-cap company to do some executive coaching with one of his most promising leaders -- someone who had just been promoted to a big-dog position and …

Leadership

Good Mentors Help You Work Through Strong Emotions

When I was 25, during my annual review my (male) boss confirmed lots of positive things, such as how I exceeded my $26 million goal in sales. But he ended the meeting with his one big negative: “You need to smile more.” I was stunned. He explained that all the senior executives perceived my lack of …

Leadership

The New Rules of Talent Management

Working in small, cross-functional units, squads can resolve issues quickly.<p>Agile isn’t just for tech anymore. It’s been working its way into other areas and functions, from product development to manufacturing to marketing—and now it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their …

Project Management

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Customers

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

Leadership

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

Six Common Misperceptions about Teamwork

Teamwork and collaboration are critical to mission achievement in any organization that has to respond quickly to changing circumstances. My research …

Management

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Framing

Yale's Most Popular Class Ever Teaches How to Live a Happier Life (Here's What Students Learn)

The fact the class is so wildly popular speaks to the state of mental health on campuses today--and in your workplace. Audit the course by reading on.<p>News flash--adult life is filled with unhappiness traps and the search for keys to happiness (or even a good happiness hack to help us get by).<p>It …

Will Power

Try This Exercise to Be a Better Speaker, and Have More Fun in a Room Full of People

This nugget of mental jiu jitsu has turned many nervous executives into great speakers.<p>Public Speaking makes people very nervous. Jerry Seinfeld famously joked that most people would rather be in the casket than speaking at their own funeral. And, it makes sense. Public speaking is dangerous! Look …

Public Speaking

These 3 Persuasion Tricks Have Been Used for Over 2,000 Years

Having trouble closing deals? Use the oldest trick in the book.<p>Over 2,000 years ago Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political and rational topics.<p>Aristotle often dealt with the …

Public Speaking

This Is the No. 1 Reason Why People Fail at Switching Jobs (and What to Do About It)

There's a reason changing careers is so hard, but it's not impossible.<p>In my last 15+ years as a career coach, I've worked with many professionals who feel "rusted out" in their current career. They want to make a shift. They talk dreamily about how much greater their personal and professional lives …

Employment

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …