Val Agnew

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25 Productivity Apps to Explore in 2018

The Official Yearly Toolkit to Get Organized<p>As we start 2018, there’s a lot of focus on New Year’s Resolutions and accomplishing your yearly goals …

Project Management

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David Allen on Managing Your Time

More Videos From This Event<p>LeeAnne Walters on Holding Leaders Accountable<p>Oliver Jeffers' Live Paint Dipping Experience<p>Sparking Change in Chicago’s …

David Allen

New Research Study: 7 Stats from 100,000 Crowdfunding Campaigns

We looked at 100,000 crowdfunding campaigns to see what works and what doesn't. This new research study reveals 7 stats every campaigner needs to …

Designing Your Best Life

More Videos From This Event<p>Sebastian Junger: Why Soldiers Returning From War Have Trouble Adapting<p>Designing Your Best Life<p>Defining What it Means to …

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Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works | MATTHEW E. MAY & ASSOCIATES

Business strategy is something that eludes most people. But having the right strategy is often the difference between failure and success. Given the …

4 Signs Your Boss Is Bad For Your Health

The “bad boss” has become a comedic part of work culture, permeating movies and television, but when you actually work for a bad boss, there’s …

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Do You Have Grit?

There are a ton of qualities that can help you succeed, and the more carefully a quality has been studied, the more you know it’s worth your time and …

The 9 Best TED Talks to Help You Kick Ass at Work (and in Life)

If you look in the right corners, the Internet can be an all-you-can-eat buffet of motivational quotes. But when it comes to making real changes, …

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5 Habits Of People Who Always Get Promoted

Some employees just seem to be ahead of the curve and reap the rewards. Here’s how to be that person.<p>Most of us have had that coworker that seemed to be a perfect fit for the company or team. She always had the right answers. He seemed to know what needed to be done before the company leaders even …

Travel

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Six Signs Your Job No Longer Deserves You

People talk about being in a rut, but here’s what we forget: the rut is mental. It’s a belief. “Oh, it’s hard to get another job!” We talk ourselves out of making changes or even contemplating changes, because of our aversion to change.<p>Your job may have been amazing learning experience at one time, …

The Workplace

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

What keeps you up at night as a manager? Are you worried about hitting your numbers? How to boost the results of lower performers? What about how to keep top performers motivated?<p>We often believe that the most effective way to respond to these concerns is to directly tell our employees what to do. …

Leadership

How The Wrong People Get Promoted And How To Change It

Research reveals that companies consistently choose the wrong people for management roles. Here’s what you can do to avoid the same mistake.<p>Have you ever quit a job just to get away from a bad boss? If you have, it turns out you’re in sizable company. According to a April 2015 Gallup study, one in …

Employee Engagement

How to keep your best staff

8 Deadly Ways to Kill Employee Motivation

There are events and circumstances that make us feel happy and appreciated. But unfortunately there are also many that kill our motivation.<p>If you want to make sure you're providing your employees with an environment in which they can thrive, check your workplace for these motivation killers.<p>1. …

Employment

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

Innovation and the federal government are not words that we often hear together, but Bryan Sivak, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government, is changing that. The bureaucracy and red tape that comes to mind when we …

Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Be Nice

It only took me about three seconds to decide what to wear on the first day in my new gig as strategy director at Genuine Interactive, a digital marketing agency (jeans and a wrinkled linen shirt, duh). Deciding what books to take was a bit trickier.<p>In the end, I decided to bring only one: <i>The Power</i> …

Self-improvement

A simple 2-step exercise for figuring out what you're really good at

1. I don't know what my skills are.<p>2. I don't have (m)any.<p>The first answer might be born from the simple fact that you haven't thought about that question often.<p>The second answer, is probably because you're human. We humans have a difficult job seeing our own skills as skills. We don't consider …

Seven Signs Your Boss Is A Weak Manager

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of yours and a student of human behavior, like you! I am interested in your opinion on the question ‘What makes a strong leader?’ At my job, I see managers who are very on top of things and have everything under control, and others who seem to be flying by the seat of their …

Framing

The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

Everybody loves self-improvement. We want to get smarter, network better, be connected, balance our lives, and so on. That’s why we’re such avid consumers of “top 10” lists of things to do to be a more effective, productive, promotable, mindful — you name it — leader. We read all the lists, but we …

This High School Bake Sale Charged Women Less To Make A Point

Women got to pay less money than men for baked goods to raise awareness of the U.S. wage gap.<p>"I thought it was a creative way that we could catch people's eyes," the 16-year-old junior told BuzzFeed News.<p>"We gained some members for this," Schott said. "On the opposing side, people were telling us …

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Management

37 of the Most Powerful Quotes I Know

A good quote motivates and inspires. These are the quotes I find exceptionally powerful.<p>1. "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." -Mother Teresa<p>2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but …

Motivation

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the …

Emotional Intelligence

Female company president: 'I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with'

I still am embarrassed by this memory<b>.</b> Five years ago I walked into an office on the twenty-fifth floor of the Manhattan headquarters of Time Inc …