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How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

We’re all drunks looking under the lamppost.”<br>—Aviv Nevo, professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual gathering of leading economists in Sintra, Portugal.<p>Today’s <i>New York Times</i> tells us that wages should be rising, since we live in a world in …

Economics

Are You Capable of Leading Leaders?

It's one thing to lead a team. But leading a team of leaders presents all sorts of unique challenges. See if you are capable of exponential leadership with this assessment.<p>Some of the most difficult people to lead are leaders themselves. Leaders are strong-willed, passionate, and opinionated, and …

A Little Advice From The Most Prominent UX Research Firm In The U.S.

Wise words from Neilsen Norman Group: you don’t always need to follow the latest design trends–but there’s an easy way to tell when you should.<p>In a new video, Neilsen Norman Group‘s UX specialist Katie Sherwin points to three questions any team should ask itself before following a new trend. First, …

6 biggest design movements of this millennium so far

Trends: whether you embrace them or avoid them like the plague, it pays to know what they are and why they're relevant. After all, they've become …

Innovation

Why Do Google, Airbnb, And Pinterest All Have Such Similar Logos?

Branding experts weigh in.<p>Why do so many tech companies’ logos look the same? From Google and Airbnb to Spotify and Pinterest, these companies have gradually shifted their branding from idiosyncratic typefaces to remarkably similar sans-serif fonts. This month, a viral tweet from the type studio Oh …

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Leadership

11 Brilliant Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Books<p>by The Debrief | 01 01 2018<p>Forget the strain of 2017, we're starting the new year with a fresh, positive state of mind<p>The start of the …

Take it from the insiders: Silicon Valley is eating your soul | John Harris

Former Google and Facebook executives are sounding the alarm about the pervasive power of tech. Will we listen?<p>One source of angst came close to being 2017’s signature subject: how the internet and the tiny handful of companies that dominate it are affecting both individual minds and the present …

Silicon Valley

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

4 Dumb Things Managers Do That Make Their Best People Want to Quit

The dumbest of all? In one recent workplace study, it's been found that 61 percent of bullies are bosses.<p>Ever heard the expression <i>for every finger you point, there's three pointing back at you?</i> It certainly applies to management. When team morale is low, resignation letters are flying in, and …

Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important

The most important type of intelligence, Robert J. Sternberg says, has to do with setting and accomplishing your goals.<p>It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

How Corporate Culture Can Make (Or Break) Your Organization

As the entrepreneurial bug bites more people and money floods into technology startups, the buzz about company culture continues to get louder. Whether it’s nap pods, private chefs, indoor tree houses or over-the-top parties, tech companies are pulling out all of the stops in hopes of creating the …

Uber CEO tries to rewrite corporate culture amid backlash

Uber has been trying to recover from a long line of missteps and outright problems, with reports of sexual harassment, various lawsuits and investigations, reports of passenger tracking and a former CEO with plenty of issues of his own. The ride-sharing company's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, took to …

To Resist Blockchain's Allure, Steer Clear Of The Hype

Let’s face it, things don’t always work out as expected. Take the internet, which was originally held up as a shining beacon of enlightenment fostering an open exchange of ideas. Research today finds social media sites like Facebook are circumscribing our lives within ever-narrowing circles as we …

Blockchain

Want to Be a Great Leader? Follow Satya Nadella's 3 Rules for Extraordinary Success

The best leaders know that they must start the new game before the old game has finished.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is one of the most transformative leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. Rather, you must think long-term, plant seeds for the future and start …

Your Answer to This 1 Question Shows How Open-Minded You Are (Or Aren't)

Self-made billionaire Ray Dalio says if you do this, it's like thinking in multiple dimensions.<p>You believe you're open to processing new information, and that's natural. Most people do. Fact is--and you know this from experience, too--lots of people are <i>not</i> that open to new information. They say …

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

Women are better in tech than men, says a report

Think men's brains are better suited for tech jobs? Think again.<p>A report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution measured men's and women's digital scores, and found that women had stronger skills than men do.<p>The Brookings report, called "Digitalization and the American …

Glassdoor Survey Says Employees Are More Likely to Quit If Leadership Skills Aren't Developed at Work. Here's How to Fix That

Developing leaders in the workplace is easier than you think. Plus, the payoffs are well worth it.<p>They say hiring is the hardest part of running a business. The numbers, you can learn. The permits, you can figure out. But the people? They are unpredictable.<p>I still remember hiring my very first …

Employment

The 1 Company Culture Rule 99% of People Are Afraid to Follow but Should

Company culture is created by following this simple rule.<p>I believe we are experiencing a massive shift in how companies think about company culture.<p>Go back a few years, and it was all about novelties to draw top talent: big screen televisions, open work spaces, Ping-pong tables and baristas on …

How I Built an $18 Million Company With No VC Funding – and How You Can Too

Taking on money can mean your mistakes are bigger. Growing organically can save you from yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everywhere you turn, there's talk about startups making it big. Airbnb may be the next tech unicorn. Brave raised $35 million in under 30 …

Entrepreneurship

4 Tips to Building High-Performing Teams (Because Traditional Methods Just Don't Work)

To have a team that thrives in the midst of change, you've got to be open to finding new ways to lead them, so you can reach your goals.<p>Following best-practices is a smart way to get predictable results. That is until those best-practices are no longer relevant. Then continuing to use those …

What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements

Last week, I found myself in a lively conversation with some colleagues about the true meaning of Agile management and how to communicate it. How do you determine whether a team, a unit or an organization is—or is not—Agile? An ability to answer the question simply, clearly, and consistently can be …

Project Management

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

10 beliefs that are holding you back from success

But are they holding you back from success? Chances are, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.<p>But what beliefs are holding you back and how does the world actually work?<p>I've been fortunate enough to speak to some professionals who have made significant progress in their careers. They …

Career Development

Why Leadership Development Programs Don't Work (And What Does)

Leadership development should be approached like a fitness routine.<p>Companies in the United States spend more than $14 billion each year on leadership development. The market need is obviously there. But is any of this working? In some cases, yes absolutely, but more often than not, I see a lot of …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words

No wonder Amazon's Jeff Bezos tried to poach him.<p>Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But …