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How to Ask Purposeful Questions to Engage Your Team | Inc.com

Plenty of books are filled with lists of questions, but asking questions without a clear objective is like playing the question lotto. Very occasionally you might get lucky and win, but most of the time you will come up empty-handed. That's a loss for you and for your team member. There is rarely a …

Leadership

How to Get Shorter Answers From a Long-Winded Employee | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p>I have an employee who is extremely detailed in every way. This can be …

High Level

7 Things Employees Wish You'd Change About Communication Right Now | Inc.com

If one of your objectives for 2017 is to improve internal communication at your organization, then start by committing to significant change. Small tweaks aren't going to increase employees' waning interest in communication; what's needed is a gut renovation.<p><b>Here are 7 things to change right</b> …

Employment

4 Things That Are Scientifically Proven to Motivate Your Employees More Than Money | Inc.com

As the year comes to an end, you might be in search of ways to celebrate your employees' hard work and get them excited about the year ahead. Maybe you're thinking about a company party, a gift, or even a year-end bonus. But according to behavioral economics research, money and gifts are not …

Employee Engagement

If You Want to Work Well With Others, Learn These Four Things About Yourself Now

Now more than ever, teamwork is becoming the currency for great work<p>Working well with your colleagues, manager, boss or CEO is essential to succeed in today's collaborative work environment. Now more than ever, teamwork is becoming the currency for great work.<p>The problem, however, is that more …

Leadership

How Your Own Words Turn You Into a Commodity

What sounds like good marketing could be ruining your chance for success.<p>I have the great privilege to work with talented leaders of professional services firms when I am invited to speak with their teams around the world. I take note when they introduce themselves. For many businesses, their own …

IT

Becoming A Data Driven Organization

Making data based decisions makes instinctive sense, and evidence is mounting that it makes strong commercial sense too. For instance, the McKinsey Global Institute indicate that data driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain those customers, …

Big Data

Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change with Them

When it comes to organizational change, failure continues to be more common than success. In a survey of nearly 3,000 executives about the success of their enterprise transformation efforts, McKinsey discovered the failure rate to be higher than 60%, while Harvard Business Review conducted a study …

Leadership

7 Ways to Communicate So Team Members Really Understand What to Do

Slow down and start a conversation<p>You've got a big project coming up and you want to make sure your team members know why it's so critical and what they need to do to support it. So you create a detailed PowerPoint, call a meeting and take a full hour to explain everything.<p>That's why you're so …

Public Speaking
Business Strategy

Creating Soft Portrait Lighting with On Camera Flash | Minute Photography

Welcome to our new series, <b>Minute Photography</b>, where we explain photography and lighting tips & tricks, myths, and techniques all within 60 seconds!<p>In …

Photography