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Why Facebook won a best workplace award, again

The company's been named the best place to work by jobs site Glassdoor three times. The reasons apparently go deeper than the free food.<p>What goes into being the best place to work in the US?<p>For starters, it comes down to a lot more than just offering free meals and transportation.<p>That's according …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last) | Inc.com

Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret formula to effective management.<p>After gathering and analyzing 10,000 manager observations including performance reviews, surveys, and …

Employment

The 15-minute weekly habit that eased my work anxiety—and made my boss trust me more

I once had a boss who would send me a series of two-word emails throughout the day, each one bearing the same message: “Call me.” Each time I received one of these emails, the hairs on the back of my neck would stiffen and my stomach would churn violently. This reaction made no sense—I was reliable …

Why So Many Businesses Mess Up Employee Development

Too often, businesses fail to identify their employees' strengths and toss money into training that won't take.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employers who want to invest in employee development through a talent mobility program need to know each employee’s strengths …

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

Avoid Death by PowerPoint with 3 Tips From the Top TED Talks | Inc.com

Humans are visual creatures. MIT Neuroscientists have found that the brain can recognize images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. In fact, web pages with images draw 94 percent more views than text-only sites. How can a speaker take advantage of this powerful way that the brain operates?<p>That's …

Torch Fat and Build Muscle With Jen Widerstrom’s 7-Minute Dumbbell Circuit

Widerstrom’s dumbbell circuit workout torches fat and works muscles all over your body in just seven minutes.<p>Who says you need to spend hours in the …

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life | Inc.com

Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will do what it takes to reach your goals -- and live the life <i>you</i> want to …

Five Essential Lessons I Learned In 20 Years Of Managing People

One longtime manager explains how he learned that you don’t actually need the best people.<p>Management guru Henry Mintzberg once observed, “The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It’s this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes in, and you wave it …

40 Useful Self-Management Hacks to Master Your Time | Inc.com

As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2017 can lead you to the Promised Land faster than having a …

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group? Did they lead by presenting a plan and using their authority to insist that others follow along? Or did the person instead lead by explaining why a particular course of action …

10 Fatal Flaws That Will Derail Great Leadership

<i>Leadership is a privilege, those who have the privilege to lead, have the duty to act.</i><p>Nobody’s perfect, we all have flaws, but when you are in a …

Globalization

Relationships Are What Leverages Hard Work Into Success

Building good connections with clients and employees is important for a business to grow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and</i> …

Going Above And Beyond Customer Service To Achieve True Customer Engagement

“Anyone who wants to get to the top 1% of customer satisfaction and loyalty needs to go beyond ‘service’ to the heart of creating a superior customer experience. And the way you get there is through customer engagement.”<p>These are the words of Ricard Casimiro, whom I had the opportunity to interview …

Customer Experience

Career Coach: The best way to multitask is to focus on one priority at a time

You are juggling multiple responsibilities at work, all with rapidly approaching deadlines. Meanwhile, your personal obligations are piling up. You are beginning to feel the pressure of it all. If this sounds the least bit familiar to you, just know that you are not alone. The mantra at many …

Time Management

5 Ways To Boost Employee Engagement

Besides talent attraction and retention, employee engagement has become a major challenge for businesses. It is essential for ensuring competitiveness and growth. Research reveals that employee engagement has a positive impact on performance and is key to competitive advantage.<p>Employee …

Employee Engagement

3 Powerful Acts Leaders Drastically Underestimate

No matter what kind of leader you are, there's a good chance you should be doing more of these three things.<p>In working around the globe, the one common thread I've noticed in organizations is their different values and approaches to hierarchy.<p>By that, I mean, organizations are led by those who …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …