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Why All Managers Must Be Leaders

Anyone within an organization has the potential to become a leader, but managers must be leaders. In schools and in our organizations we have been taught and conditioned to believe that managers and leaders are two separate people which is quite a harmful assumption. As a result we have managers …

The Workplace

3 Ways To Be Happier At Work

There’s a common belief that you will be happy when you are successful, but the reverse is actually true.<p>Scott Crabtree spent 24 years climbing the ladder in the gaming and software industries, eventually leading his own engineering team at Intel. And after observing life at companies big and …

Happiness

5 Steps To Turn Your Organization Into A Digital Analytics Pacesetter

Are you making the most of the data you're collecting, or are you falling behind? Follow these precepts to move your business forward.

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Mankind Is Getting Ready To Turn Over Most Decisions To Robots

"In such a future —perhaps a mere fifty years from now — the planet will be completely filled with cognitive and intelligent systems, which will intervene in all aspects of biological life, and humans will be influenced every moment by the decisions these machines make automatically," Alexandre …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

How Your 'Locus Of Control' Drives Your Success (And Stress)

How you answer predicts your job satisfaction, stress levels, and how high up you're likely to climb in an organization.<p>Psychologists call it your <i>locus of control</i>. Here's Stanford psychologist Philip Zimbardo's take:<p>A locus of control orientation is a belief about whether the outcomes of our …

Psychology

7 Body-Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You

And according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without saying a word.<p>We've selected the best body-language techniques from the book and shared them below.<p>"Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. If you …

7 Ways You Can Easily Increase Your Willpower

In general, people have an overly positive vision of themselves and their abilities.<p>But <b>what’s the one thing surveys show most everyone will admit</b> …

7 Public Speaking Tips From A Toastmasters Pro

How did Rinaldi transform from someone who could barely stand in front of people to a public speaking teacher in such a quick time? Practice, he says, noting that this short learning curve isn't uncommon.<p>"People improve very quickly," Rinaldi says. The intense fear that people get before speaking …

Tim Ferriss Uses This Simple Productivity Hack To Organize His Days

But he insists that he's got plenty of bad habits, too, including continually hitting his alarm's snooze button because he's afraid of facing the day.<p>Ferriss has, however, found a better way to start your day. He explains it in a new podcast, "Productivity Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, …

Here's A Great Explanation Of The 'Big Data' Phenom In 8 Words

Pivotal offers enterprise cloud computing services. But it isn't focused on hosting their apps, like the cloud services from Amazon, IBM or Microsoft. It wants to help them write new and unique apps that could never have been written before. It has two divisions, one that sells app development …

DGiT

Hulu not working? Here are some ways to fix it<p>John Callaham8 hours ago<p>Do you find Hulu not working when you sign onto the service? If so, here are a …

This Excel Trick Lets You Easily Spot Trends In Piles Of Data

Sparklines are word-sized charts that live in individual cells. This great feature was added to Excel in 2010 but still remains massively underutilized.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

How Procrastinating Can Make You More Productive

In fact, Perry wrote a book called "The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing," where he shares his insights on how to productively waste time.<p>"I was wondering why, since I'm such a procrastinator, I had a reputation at the university for being a guy …

7 Excellent Ways To Start A Presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>If you waste those …

How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile So Recruiters Come To You

Much of this is thanks to LinkedIn Recruiter, the company's $8,200-a-year product for headhunters.<p>As Harvard Business School professor Mikolaj Piskorski explains in his new book, "A Social Strategy: How We Profit From Social Media," this is one of the things that distinguishes LinkedIn from its …

This Cognitive Tool Helped Thomas Edison Discover His Inventions

It was like a super early version of the film projector. A string of photographs would flash across a peephole, where folks could view a moving image.<p>As National Geographic notes, Edison was tipped to the idea from the British photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Muybridge made images like the below …

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p>In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic …

Creativity

An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.<p>Not everyone needs to become …

Here's how 6 top tech stars like Jeff Bezos and Tony Hsieh handle email

Email can still be a major hassle even for people who don't get all that much of it, so how do major tech founders and CEO's handle it?<p>There's a great thread on Quora where people dish about the email habits of some of tech's biggest stars. Here's how they handle email:<p>Jeff Bezos gets back to …

How YouTube's Funniest Movie Parody Series Found Its Epic Trailer Voice

Courtesy of Defy Media and Screen Junkies Honest Trailers is probably one of the funniest parody video series on the web.<p>The shorts offer witty commentary on popular movies including "Titanic," "The Avengers," and animated films like "Frozen."<p>Recently, the group put together a brilliant take on …

How to embed a YouTube video into your sales presentation

We all know that videos generally make a strong impact on an audience. The same holds true for our clients. Your sales presentations will have …

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App experts pick their favorites: Here's what's hot

SAN FRANCISCO — So what's the latest, hottest app? With 5,000 app creators in town to attend the Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference, I figured if anyone would know about amazing, need to know apps, it's this crowd.<p>Take a look at some of their picks:<p>— Breeze (free, Apple only). A fitness tracker …