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How Leaders Can Make their Messaging Meaningful

<i>People may not remember exactly what you did,</i><i>or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.</i> ~ Maya Angelou More than one CEO …

10 Seconds to Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

All it takes is 10 seconds to grasp these points--and take your leadership from good to great.<p>These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way. It's not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example, we too can …

Leadership

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

4 Ways to Fix the Q&A Session

As a professional public speaker on innovation, I’ve often wondered why people seem so attached to the idea of ending keynotes with a Q&A session. Most Q&A sessions are mediocre experiences at best: an instantly forgettable interlude before the coffee break. The very format, I’d argue, is a …

Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real

Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide “Talent Shortage Survey.” Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a “skills gap” as identified in this …

MINIM house | foundry architects

pull out floor bed with full mattress (no loft to crawl up, cooler in the summer, simple bed-making).<p>no walls to diminish sense of space. (210 ft2) for full 1-2 person living and entertaining: a 10′ kitchen, a 5′ closet, 8′ sofa/guest bed, dedicated office area, 4′ dining table, comfortable seating for 7, and a 7′ projection screen.<p>streamlined framing and insulation with standardized SIPs panels (shipped nationwide). Just 3 windows and 1 door to install; no window/door trim work on exterior or …

“Note And Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings

Meetings want to suck. Wrest control of them with this seven-step strategy.<p>You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck.<p>Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite …

Productivity

Quickly Open a USB Drive in Windows with a Keyboard Shortcut

If you need quick access to files on a USB flash drive regularly—or use an application located on one—you can create a keyboard shortcut to save …

Operating Systems

How to Turn Gmail Into Your Central Productivity Hub

Most of us use Gmail as our main email service, but it's so much more. Gmail can act as your to-do list, your notes board, your reminders, your list …

Apps

20 Smart Micro House Design Ideas That Maximize Space

There seems to be a trend lately in building tiny, micro houses. It’s basically all about finding a way to include as many things and functions into …

Tiny House Movement

Water Bottle + Light = Bottlelight

Here is a simple formula that helps to reduce your luggage load while camping. The Bottlelight combines portable UV water purifier with a camping …

The history of Microsoft's new Outlook for iPhone app

A powerhouse email app<p><i>Less than two months after acquiring Acompli, Microsoft is releasing an Outlook for iOS app today. Microsoft's new app is simply a rebrand of Acompli's existing app, but the company is promising new features in the future. Read our original report below on how Acompli, and</i> …

Get Your Team to Do What It Says It’s Going to Do

Artwork: Mark Dorf, //_path/untitled 32, 2013, archival pigment print<p>Say you’re in the early stages of planning your department’s budget for the next fiscal year. Your management team meets to establish short-term priorities and starts to think about longer-term resource allocation. You identify …

Super Thin Solar Panels Crown the Spectacular 'Green Zero' Modular Getaway in Italy

Green Zero by Studio di Architettura Daniele Menichini is a new interpretation of modular housing that strives to be more like a private getaway than …