Steven Teleki

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Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

General Stanley McChrystal: We should all lead like gardeners

<i>In 2003, as head of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in charge of incapacitating Al-Qaeda in Iraq, General Stanley McChrystal faced a</i> …

Want a 2x Productivity Boost? End Each Day Doing This | Inc.com

There's something about the thought process we go through at the end of the day. We get a little tired and worn out, a bit reflective-and a bit overwhelmed. It's also the perfect time to evaluate what you accomplished during the day and make a plan for tomorrow.<p>When I wrote about how you should …

Your Cell Phone Is Killing Your Productivity, but Not for the Reason You Think

But not for the reason you think<p>OK, so you know not to use your phone while you drive, but your phone distracts you way more than you realize, and …

This Is How The Schedules Of Successful People Look Like

This Is What The Schedules Of Successful People Look Like<p>Amy Johnson<p>Freelance writer, editor and social media manager. Read full profile<p>Do you want …

Productivity

Dropbox's Secret for Saving Time in Meetings | Inc.com

Sometimes the best way to make a companywide change is to come down hard, fast, and with an attention-grabbing sense of drama. That's what Dropbox--the fast-growing cloud storage company--did when it battled the productivity and morale-sapping scourge of recurring meetings. The results were …

Employment

Productivity expert David Allen on getting things done in a digital world

David Allen can sound something like a guru. The author of the productivity bible <i>Getting Things Done</i> likes to talk about "mismanaged inputs," the things that "pull on your psyche" and the nirvana people experience when they fully empty their email inbox.<p>"Have you ever tasted what it was like to …

What We Learned Building A Remote Culture

<i>Nick Francis is a co-founder at Help Scout. This post first appeared on Help Scout.</i><p>One of the best decisions we’ve made at Help Scout is to build a remote culture. The twenty people on our team hail from eleven states and four countries (including the US). While the benefits of a remote culture are …

Why Multitasking Is Bad For Our Brains

<i>Ben Slater is Sales & Marketing Director at Seed, a platform that applies marketing automation and data science to hiring. Follow @BenJHSlater. This post first appeared on the Seed Jobs blog.</i><p>How many browser tabs do you have open right now?<p>I’m guessing it’s over 10, maybe 20. Some may be for …

The Interview Question New Employees Wish They Had Asked

A job interview process and the subsequent job-offer negotiation is a delicate tango. The job-seeker wants the job, or s/he wouldn’t have remained in the process. The employer wants the job-seeker to take the job, but doesn’t want to pay a fortune or deviate too far from the organization’s standard …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

Why More Women-Run Businesses Aren’t Making Millions

There are more women-run businesses than ever, but they’re still not making as much as their male-run competition. Here’s how to change that.<p>Much has been said about the gender wage gap, but when it comes to how much male- and female-run businesses make, there is an even bigger disparity.<p>Male-run …

How to Get Respect: 5 Points Backed by Science

<b>We all want to know how to get respect.</b><p>Research shows respect is key to both your love life and your career.<p>But it’s difficult. Others size you up …

Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

You’ve heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep.<p>But if you need a more scientific justification to turn in early (or give that night-owl neighbor a piece of your mind), AsapSCIENCE has you covered. The popular YouTube channel has a new video that explains the effects …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Why We Get Jet Lag (And How to Avoid It)

It's four in the morning and you're stuck in your hotel room, bored out of your skull but wide awake. Thanks jet lag! That's the price you pay for …

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

Bob Sutton

<i>I also posted this piece over at LinkedIn this morning. It offers a simple lesson, but one that is often disregarded, and in turn undermines the team</i> …