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A Guide to Writing Employee Warning Letters For Any Scenario | Inc.com

If your subtle hints aren't cutting it and your verbal warnings continually get discounted, it may be time to consider a warning letter. This is the part of being a manager that's not fun. However, going through the process of formally confirming and addressing employee performance issues or …

Our brains have an urgency bias. Here’s how to not get tricked

Every day at work, we are faced with decisions that make or break how our days will go. Do we pick the administrative task that was due yesterday or …

How to Master Meetings (Infographic)

Steps to solving conference call woes and make the most of your meetings.<p>There are between 36 and 56 million meetings every day in the U.S, but rampant inefficiency costs the economy over $1 billion each year. Luckily, there are many ways to eradicate the most common meeting malfunctions, allowing …

Americans work less than ever before but still feel like there's no free time — and there's a simple explanation

How come?<p>The psychologist Adam Alter offered one reason in his 2017 TED talk "Why our screens make us less happy." He says that screen-based devices eat up what precious free time we have left.<p>But that may only be part of the story when it comes to the lack of leisure time. Here's why it feels like …

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A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant

No, they don't come from the latest celebrity entrepreneur, but these lessons are inspiring and timeless.<p>In our current culture of celebrity worship, we often look to well-known names and faces to teach us things. You'll find enough lessons inadvertently taught by the likes of Elon Musk and the …

Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead

Horizontal connections are what's important<p>Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors …

Why LinkedIn's Founder Says You Need to Be a Boring Manager to Build a Successful Business

The secret to producing exciting new ideas? Be boring.<p>If you want to run an innovative company, you need to be an innovative boss, right?<p>Not according to LinkedIn's billionaire co-founder Reid Hoffman.<p>In a recent episode of his Masters of Scale podcast, Hoffman and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt …

Arianna Huffington deletes every email her employees receive while they’re on vacation

Email makes it hard to relax when you’re on vacation. Even if you turn off notifications and refuse to check your inbox, it’s easy to spend your precious leisure time dreading the avalanche of messages that await you upon your return.<p>Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of the wellness company …

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else

The science is out of UPenn and Stanford; the wisdom is timeless.<p>When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students "succeed" (learn the material and perform well), while others didn't? …

Google Estimated To Pay Apple $3B To Remain Default Search Engine In 2017

It's estimated that Google will pay Apple $3 billion in 2017 to remain the default search engine on iOS devices.<p>A.M. (Toni) Sacconaghi Jr., a Wall …

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Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

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25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work

After you've have worked four 25 minute periods your body needs a 15-30 minute break.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because …

7 Things You Should Promise to Never Do as a Leader

Making these seven promises to your team will make you a more effective leader.<p>Promises are essentially verbal contracts we make with each other or with ourselves. If you've broken a promise, you've broken one of these contracts (and even though that may not stand up in the court of law, it will …

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters.<p>I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess …

Opinion: This experiment shows the danger in black-box investment algorithms

Computers do many things faster and more accurately than humans — calculate the square root of 70, look up the day of the week George Washington was …

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

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How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I …

How To Go From Successful To Very Successful (And Why Most People Can’t Do It)

Many people want success more than anything else. And they’ll sacrifice everything to have it — which is often the cost of admission.<p>But there’s a …

5 things you should remember if you're a young boss with older employees

You are likely to be in charge of people who have a range of different skills, different personalities, and different ages.<p>At some point, you'll probably have to manage someone who is older than you. This can get a little awkward to say the least.<p>According to Juliet Hailstone, senior product …

The Secrets To Lose-Lose Negotiation

The best negotiators don't look for win-win behaviors, they try to find a lose-lose compromise that everyone can accept.<p>When it comes to negotiating a deal, we have all been taught to try and find a so-called "win-win" solution. But when you watch the best negotiators in action, they actually use a …

3 Habits of Exceptionally Productive Leaders

How to lead without being a boss and how to be productive without getting everything done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity isn't about getting <i>more</i> done, but about getting <i>what matters most</i> done. With this in mind, here are three habits productive leaders do …

The Future Of The Sun: Massive Black Holes Dwarf The Entire Solar System

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matthew Clifford.</i><p>This is a comparison of the Sun’s diameter versus the diameter of Earth.<p>The …

Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

This is how to schedule your workday to get the most done.<p>A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done.<p>So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

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How To Sell On Instagram

Emerging Instagram trends and tools for every business owner. Learn to master the skills of social selling.<p>Instagram isn't the first platform you …

The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

For you to find success, find something that best suits you and turn it into a habit.<p>To be successful, we need to cultivate successful habits. Take it from some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs around.<p>For Elon Musk, that’s scheduling his entire day in five-minute blocks -- that way, he’ll get …

Science Explains Why Early Birds Have Better Mental Health Than Night Owls

I have been writing something about myself or my everyday for almost 5 years now. It has been one of the greatest and most freeing experiences in my …

4 Takeaways From the Rise and Fall of Nasty Gal

If you just want to get in, make a quick million or two, and get out, entrepreneurship is not for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Once described as the “Cinderella of tech,” Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso parlayed an eBay used clothing store into a fast-growing …