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It's Time To Ditch Performance Improvement Plans. Here's Why

Performance Improvement Plans, or PIPs, are used all over the world—ostensibly to address and improve the work of underperforming or unhappy employees. Unfortunately, they are often remarkably unsuccessful at achieving that outcome.<p>In most cases, PIPs are really used just to buy time before making …

Employment

This is Simon Sinek's Guaranteed Secret to Success Most of Us Won't Do

Best-selling author and TED speaker Simon Sinek says we focus too much on dramatic actions. On the Tony Robbins podcast, he shared what to do instead<p>Independents tend to go to extremes: We get passionate about an idea, stay up all night to make it real and are more susceptible to burning out before …

Self-improvement

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

Eight Business Books That Are Actually Great Summer Beach Reads

Summer beach reads have gotten a bad rap. They’re often dismissed as trivial and unimportant—solely there to keep you entertained with salacious …

27 Chicken Meal Prep Recipes That Never Get Boring

We love the <i>idea</i> of meal prep. But eating the same soggy leftovers three days in a row? Not exactly our thing. So we’ve found 27 recipes that are so …

I Haven't Felt Bloated in 2 Months, All Because I Do These 5 Things Every Day

Bloating has been an issue for me ever since I was in college. That's 20 years of feeling uncomfortable, embarrassed and isolated, upset, and frustrated because I had no idea what was causing it.<p>I've seen doctors, gastroenterologists, naturopaths, and chiropractors and have had millions of tests …

Glute, Hip, and Thigh Exercises for Strength

Leg Extensions<p>The leg extension is a simple, classic exercise targeting the quadriceps muscles. This exercise is great for anyone who needs to …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cumin-Lime Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Chickpeas have the perfect balance of protein and high-fiber carbohydrate to keep blood sugar levels stable, which also helps keep inflammation at …

Food

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 …

Employment

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

Warren Buffett Just Came Out With 4 Great Pieces of Investment Advice (and a Rudyard Kipling Quote)

His annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (but read by everyone) published on Saturday.<p>At the beginning of every year, the legendary Warren Buffett publishes his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. By now, it's become more of an annual letter to the world, and in it, …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Gmail

40 Different Email Greetings You Can Use in Your Next Message

Looking for inspiration? Here you go.<p>Do you know what I just spent way too long doing? Scrolling through all of my sent messages.<p>I realized two very important (and slightly embarrassing) things:<p>One: I send way too many emails. I mean <i>way</i> too many.<br>Two: I start nearly every single one with "I hope …

Jokes

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, …

This 1 Quote Describes the Most Important Trait You Can Have as a Leader

These tips will help you be purpose-driven, and lead your company with true intention.<p>The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor that can be bestowed on an American citizen. In November 2016, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully received the award at a star-studded event …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much precious time and yet …

49 Weird But Genius Items Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

If you've spent any time on Facebook lately, you've probably seen those videos of strange but trendy products — stuff like adhesive bras, painful …