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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier at Work

Most people I meet assume that if anyone on the planet is happy at work, I am. Their assumption is easy to understand: I co-founded and run a company …

Happiness

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28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Productivity

Give Your Employees the Gift of Feedback

Feedback is a powerful and valuable coaching tool that managers should use for improved employee performance.

How to scale up your team to greatness

The best teams are small, have many women, and know how to have a good fight.<p>FORTUNE — My Stanford University colleague, Huggy Rao, spent seven years …

Meditation Is Great For Business

You don’t need a personal guru or a trip to India to bring you inner peace. Perhaps you simply need to learn from Mirabai Bush, co-founder of the …

Mindfulness

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company?<p>What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of …

Management

8 Tips For Collaborative Leadership

Today’s corporation exists in an increasingly complex and ever-shifting ocean of change. As a result, leaders need to rely more than ever on the intelligence and resourcefulness of their staff. Collaboration is not a “nice to have” organizational philosophy. It is an essential ingredient for …

LinkedIn Launches Insights Tool to Help Brands Become Better Publishers

For going on a year, LinkedIn has been repositioning its ad business around content marketing. Now it's launching new tools to let advertisers see …

Marketing

The Art of Following Up (Without Being Annoying)

How many times should you follow up after a pitch goes unanswered? Chances are, more than you do now. Here's how to redouble your efforts--tactfully.<p>I once sent a pitch to a former client. I hadn't worked for this client in several months, but she paid well and I was eager to get another piece of …

sales

5 Terrible Excuses for Not Delegating More of Your Work

Having a hard time letting go? Trying to do everything yourself is not a viable option, so it's time to face your delegating fears.<p>Do you have trouble delegating? Regular readers of this column know that I do. It turns out, that's a good sign. "Really talented people who have lots of ideas and are …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both.<p>In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the …

Public Speaking

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.<p>Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. Sure, they care …

Employment

10 LinkedIn Blunders That Make You Look Like An Amateur

In working with clients on their LinkedIn strategy over the past few years, I have identified some all-too-common faux pas that will create a negative impression rather than build your brand. I share ten of the most egregious gaffes here in two categories – Content and Contacts.<p><b>CONTENT</b> The content …

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Print's Not Dead: Print Marketing Will Thrive in 2014 and Beyond

As technology continues to develop—and change the way we do business—many have considered print a dead medium and online marketing the wave of the …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

How To Tell A Story–Right Now–From A Master Of Improv

Upright Citizen Brigade founding member Matt Besser is one of the world’s leading improvers. Here, the off-the-cuff expert offers wisdom on how to free associate your way to solid spontaneous storytelling.<p>What we say matters a great deal, but so does what we don’t say. There are times when you just …

Hung Up

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions

Try 'zig-zagging' into these conversations to generate ideas and extend your influence.<p>The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of …

Creativity

What The Best Entrepreneurs Have In Common--In 12 Words

Here is what is going happen at some point between now and the end of the year at the Brown-Davis house, as my wife stages our annual holiday party.<p>One of our guests–and my wife seems to try to set a record each year for the number of people she can invite–is going to turn to me and say, “so, Paul, …

How to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile With Professional Portfolio

Do you want to enhance the appearance of your LinkedIn profile?<p>Are you looking for ways to get noticed and attract more business opportunities on …

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