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How I went from working 40-plus hours a week to less than 8

You brew a pot of coffee, break out your calendar, and dive into your most important task. And then it happens. The phone rings, or a co-worker stops by to say "hey." Maybe your boss swings by to ask about those TPS reports.<p>Whatever type of interruption you face, it's annoying. And if you work in …

Va. lawmaker wants porn declared a public health hazard

By Laura Vozzella<p>Laura Vozzella<p>Local reporter covering Virginia politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>RICHMOND — A Virginia lawmaker is asking the state legislature to declare pornography a public health hazard — a move he hopes will pave the way for limits of some sort.<p>Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) …

Public Health

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group? Did they lead by presenting a plan and using their authority to insist that others follow along? Or did the person instead lead by explaining why a particular course of action …

17 Things These Successful Leaders Wish They Had Known Years Ago

Hindsight is the best teacher.<p>Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with …

Banishing The Bosses Brings Out Zappos' Hidden Entrepreneurs

Encouraging employees to come up with new ideas and ways of thinking can broaden business scope and boost performance. Taking it a stage further and allowing staff to manage themselves can uncover a wealth of latent entrepreneurial talent. Doing away with managers altogether, and letting people run …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

The Leadership Quality that Truly Separates Disney's Bob Iger From his Peers

In 2015, Bob Iger, CEO of Disney (dis), told his top 400 executives, “The riskiest thing Disney can do is maintain the status quo.” Iger knows that …

The 8 Fatal Flaws of Performance Management

Adobe did it. Gap, Netflix, and GE are doing it.<p>Microsoft played with it. Yahoo is being challenged in court for not doing it.<p>Revamping performance …

The Real Reason You Never Feel Motivated at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The 1 Key Secret to Being a Great Leader

Being an effective leader is more than about getting results. It's also about getting the most out of the people around you. Find out the secret sauce to great leadership.<p>There's a thousand different ways to become a leader but there's only a few ways to become a great leader.<p>If you ask any leader …

35 things to do for your career by 35

We're also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We've even said that there are plenty of things you don't have to have by 30 (or 40, or 50, or ever...).<p>But when it comes to your career, there are some things that we do recommend getting started on sooner rather than later.<p>Not because some …

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

This company retains 95% of its employees — here's its secret

The beginning, that is, of a now decade-long relationship that has taken him from intern to COO. He's been with the company since it was venture-backed and deep in the red through to its victorious 2014 acquisition by online security firm AVG. During years both lean and fat, he's been a part of …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Peter Thiel

7 Ways Millennial Leaders Break From Tradition

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

From Interview Gaffes To Why Stubborn Kids Succeed: January’s Top Leadership Stories

This month’s top leadership stories might boost your patience with a willful kid, help you leave work earlier, and improve your interviews.<p>This month we learned why stubborn kids succeed, how to ditch the office at 5 p.m. each day, and what not to do on a job interview.<p>Here are the stories you …

Employment

How to Boost Your Team’s Productivity

We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. As a boss, you may have already learned how to plan, prioritize, and streamline your work. But how can you help your team members do the same? Should you dictate the processes and tools they use? How do you keep people from taking on too much …

Time Management

Why Culture Is More Important Than You Think!

Your company culture is the unique collection of values that defines for your organization, what is and is not tolerated, accepted, and lauded. If corporate transformation sounds difficult, that's because it is. According to research done by The Boston Consulting Group, PwC, and my own research, …

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

5 Ways to Become a Better Leader in 2016

Leaders are not winning a popularity contest of late. Even though companies spent record amounts investing in leadership programs in the past decade, a recent poll by Harvard University found that 70 percent of people believe we are in the midst of a leadership crisis. That's sad.<p>If you are in a …

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

A former Google exec explains how he evaluates his senior leadership team

On a recent Monday morning, I was preparing for my weekly staff meeting. Item #1 on the agenda was a discussion about an upcoming review cycle, where everybody at Upstart would receive a performance score based on feedback from their peers and manager.<p>Though I had yet to begin the process of …

The Autofocus Productivity Method: Stop Maintaining To-Do Lists and Start Getting Stuff Done

<i>Looking for a personal productivity system that doesn't suffer the rigidity and unwieldiness that have thwarted your best efforts to adopt other</i> …

The Madness Of Meetings And How It Relates To Your Organization's Leadership Culture

Several moons ago, I was asked to participate in a meeting.<p>Nothing new there. After all, a report by Atlassian suggests employees attend 62 meetings per month. In the US alone that works out to roughly 11 million meetings being held every single day. Some days it feels as though I’m attending most …

11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day

Tim Ferriss

Here's an Alternative to The Dreaded Annual Performance Review

<b>Dear Annie:</b> Once again it’s almost time to do year-end performance appraisals for the 28 people who report to me, and I’m envying managers at …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

Business Model Canvas 101

This presentation is based on the top seller book "Business Model Generation" by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur. This book introduces the Business Model Canvas, the world's leading tool in creating and analyzing business models. This great tool allows you to sketch out your business model …

Quizzes

Top 10 Ways You're Probably Using Email Wrong

Email is the technology tool everyone relies on and yet perhaps also hates (it’s the cockroach of the internet!). Love it or hate it, we could …