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I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

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The Best Feeding Schedule for Your Baby

You snapped the pics of your messy-mouthed munchkin starting solids and shared the first meal milestone, and now you're wondering where to go from …

22 Learning Activities And Games For 7 Month Old Baby

Image: Shutterstock<p>Come seven months and your baby is ready to move onto his next developmental milestone. Your bundle of joy is no longer …

How to Teach Your Child to Have a Growth Mindset

Did you know that intelligence isn't set in stone? You may have been brought up to believe that some people were just good at challenging subjects, …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Work from Home

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

4 Ways to Get Employees to Really Speak Their Mind

Research shows employees only bring up their concerns and questions during performance reviews.<p>As a leader, you rely on information. Data and feedback help you make better decisions about your company. And one of the most valuable sources of information is your employees. Unfortunately, they don't …

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7 Baking Tips for Making Better Scones

If you're watching the royal wedding this weekend and want to perfect your scone game, the Food & Wine Test Kitchen's got you covered.<p>The royal …

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos's annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years, Amazon's revenue has soared from $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Jeff Bezos

Amplify Story Time! 9 Tips + Fun Resources & Apps

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.”—Dr. SeussStory time should be part of every child’s day. Not only …

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Leadership

Should Parents Keep Sex Hush-Hush?

<i>The day that we skip resisting our instincts, we will have learned how to live.</i> —Federico Garcia Lorca<p>Parents frequently think that talking about sex …

Talking to kids about money: An age-appropriate guide

<b>Question from Globe reader Bryan</b><b>:</b> Can you suggest any resources for teaching children about money?<p>Ms. Simmons works with young people to help them navigate the new economic climate with personal finance, ethical investing and small business advice.<p><i>Shannon Lee Simmons is a financial planner, author</i> …

4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Emotional Intelligence

Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Here’s one thing we know is true: Leaders are readers.<p>Our research takes us inside the c-suite offices of executives across the country. Those offices almost always contain a full bookshelf. We find that top leaders are often eager learners, devouring the latest books to find new insights that will …

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The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

7 Myths That Discourage Independent Play

The value of child-directed play is universally recognized and one of the few aspects of child-rearing that experts and thought leaders agree on. …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

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7 CEOs share the books that transformed their lives

Reading requires focus. It requires time. And, let's be real, it requires a lot of discipline — because at the end of the day, you're probably more likely to reach for your phone than your Kindle.<p>Of course, you know that you should be reading more (and binging less). After all, it's what so many …

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4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employee Engagement

I got my son a STEM toy that teaches kids the basics of robotics and programming — and he loved it

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Steven John<p>Have you got an iPad, smartphone, or a computer? Good. Do you have a kid age six or older who has shown an interest in the way …

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

How To Gain Respect As A Young Leader Without Having Years Of Management Experience

Motivating and managing people toward a common goal is rarely easy, regardless of whether it’s leading a group of employees, coaching players on a sports team or leading troops on a battlefield.<p>People inherently want to be led by someone they trust, who has a strong vision of where the organization …

Leadership

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work For

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Profit

Being a great boss comes down to knowing when to use two distinct skills

Leadership and management are fundamentally different things.<p>Which one you should practice depends not on you, but on your business.<p>Businesses go through phases in their lives, just as people do. What you need to grow today is different from what you needed to grow this time last year. Some days …

New Research Says You Will Need This 1 Rare Management Skill to Be Successful

As the new poster boy for "Managing Compassionately," LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has just raised the bar for leaders everywhere.<p>Conventional management thinking demands that standard work traits that drive results -- things like persistence, sacrifice, grit, resilience -- are what most bottom-line …

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 …