Andrea Napper

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21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

5 Easy Ways to Become More Productive | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Pedram Keyani, Engineering Director of Growth at Uber, on Quora</i><p>If you think of your time and attention as the most scarce resource, then your calendar is the most important tool in your arsenal. You must make sure you control your calendar and that it doesn't control you.<p><b>Alignment</b><br>This may …

Productivity

Seven Ways To Instantly Become Influential In Your Business And Fuel More Success And Happiness

When I was in my corporate life years ago, I could see very clearly how bad news and rampant negativity could crush an organization and everyone in it. I didn’t understand until I became a therapist and career coach, however, exactly what to do about it – in other words, how to realistically …

Happiness

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict | Inc.com

Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of conflict has a massive impact on your success.<p>How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Stop Living on Autopilot: 5 Ways to Live an Amazing Life

<b>“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”</b> ~ <b>Stephen Covey</b><p>I used to be a zombie.<p>I don’t mean that I died and was …

How To Work Faster And Smarter

Do you want to work faster and smarter? This useful list covers 10 personalized tips to help you work faster and smarter, instead of harder.

5 Timeless Leadership Roles To Help Navigate Change

If there’s one thing that’s constant today (and everyday, for that matter), it’s change. Whether it’s people or organizations, change is the one thing both can rely on that will emerge when it’s least expected—or desired.<p>While the business landscape is in a perpetual state of flux—and always will …

Leadership

Why Remote Work Thrives in Some Companies and Fails in Others

Photo by Dietmar Becker<p>Since people began telecommuting decades ago, companies have been excited about the prospects to increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain access to a much larger talent pool.<p>But has remote work lived up to the hype? In some organizations, yes. Automattic (the creator of …

Your Customer's At The Center Of Your Customer's Universe (So Put Them At The Center Of Yours)

<b>The customer’s at the center of the customer’s universe</b><p>A customer wants to feel that they’re at the center of your (the service provider’s) world. Customers are, after all, already at the center of <i>their own</i> world, their own reality. All that matters to the customer <i>is</i> the customer and the people …

Customer Experience

The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday | Inc.com

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.<p>Below is a list of 10 things the most successful individuals do within the initial 10 minutes of the workday:<p>1. They reflect.<p>Accomplishing your top goals …

Time Management

Goals Suck: Why Building Habits and Systems Makes Sense

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Even if New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing, a new year is always a good time to reflect and evaluate your progress in the past 12 months.<p>But when it comes to making big changes in your life, don’t set goals.<p>Goals are for losers. — Scott …

17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day | Inc.com

Successful leaders get that way because they have a positive attitude, and they know how to build strong and enduring relationships with their employees. Instead of becoming adversaries, they become partners with their employees--earning their respect, their trust, and their loyalty.<p>They don't do …

Employment

11 Tough Truths About Leadership That No One Talks About

The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves, but they've also mastered reputation management and the way they're perceived.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public speaker Deirdre …

The One Thing Every Leader Needs to Learn: How to Scale Change

<b>Adam Pisoni</b> <i>recently joined</i> <i>Responsive.org</i><i>, a new movement dedicated to helping companies become more agile, adaptive and empowering. Previously, he</i> …

The Danger of Exhausted Employees

JENNIFER DEAL: One important and often unacknowledged challenge CEOs are facing is fatigue. Not just their own fatigue, the fatigue of their staff.

Dow Jones

How To Spot Future Leaders

If you’re looking for the next generation of leaders, seek out these seven types.<p>One of the most difficult things a leader has to do is identify and develop other leaders in their midst.<p>Too often, organizations promote people based on competency, not on leadership potential–the so-called Peter …

5 Unconventional Ways To Keep Your Most Talented Employees From Leaving

Keep talented people engaged and loyal to your company with these somewhat counterintuitive tips.<p>Losing your best employees is a quick and expensive way to slow expansion at a high-growth company. And earning a reputation as an organization that doesn’t value and care for its best people can grind …

How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary | Inc.com

Other than business plans, executive summaries are probably the most crucial of all business documents. It's fair to say that almost every big decision inside any company of any size involved an executive summary during the decision-making process.<p>Unfortunately, many people wrongly believe that an …

Management

Alan Mulally Or Jack Welch: What Type Of Leader Do You Want To Be?

Last April, Maggie Lake was interviewing me at CNN’s studio in New York about Alan Mulally, who was about to announce that he was retiring as CEO of Ford Motor Co.<p>Lake has interviewed a lot of big-name executives. She’s seen them up close. And after the cameras stopped rolling, she told me that …

Leadership

The 4 Roles Every Leader Must Be Able to Play | Inc.com

As a leader, you're forced to play multiple roles within your teams and your organization as whole. No matter the size of a business, the services it provides, or the growth it's experiencing, the drive behind it comes from leadership. And because of the nature of how businesses are most …

Leadership

Stop Setting Hard Deadlines & Enjoy Your Way To Your Goals

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>Stress and my own expectations were killing me. I was taking …

The Difference Between Successful and Very Successful People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Greg McKeown, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>I recently met with a capable and driven executive and asked him, “How are you?” He gave me a rapid-fire answer of all of the things he was doing: travelling, …

4 Things Your Employees Want More Than a Raise (and That Won't Cost You a Cent) | Inc.com

Do the people who work for you love their jobs? If so, it may not be for the reason you think. For years, some management experts have argued that employees care more about the nonmonetary aspects of their jobs than they do about compensation. A new survey by Korn Ferry demonstrates just how true …

The Workplace

Here's Proof You Don't Have To Sacrifice Sleep To Succeed

It's rare to get a company-wide email from your boss reminding you to sleep. But that’s exactly what happened last week to the employees at Lightspan Digital, a Chicago-based digital marketing agency.<p>Mana Ionescu, the president of the company, is a big fan of shut-eye and a devotee of celebrity …

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …