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BIM Beats Paper

Sue Klawans remembers hand-sketching construction project updates on the backs of blueprints, and even attaching sketches to blueprints via stapler. …

Engineering

Nine Words And Phrases To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary

One word that will never help your cause is “sorry.” Here are eight others.<p>You’re 96% sure that you’re ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you’re nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you’re like me, you have …

Neuroscience Proves You Should Follow TED's 18-Minute Rule to Win Your Pitch

TED Talks are limited to 18 minutes. Neuroscience proves it's the ideal length for a new business pitch<p>"When I'm pitching a new idea, how long should my presentation be?"<p>It's a common question that I hear from entrepreneurs and professionals preparing for new business pitches. Thankfully, there's …

7 Secrets to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Most people aren't expert LinkedIn users, so learning how to use the platform effectively gives you an edge in your job search.<p><i>Has LinkedIn helped you get a job? If so, do you have any tips? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others</i> …

Silicon Valley Steps Up, Fighting Trump's Immigration Ban With Words and Dollars

Leaders across Silicon Valley--from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Box CEO Aaron Levie--have voiced firm opposition to the new administration's moves against Muslims and immigrants.<p>"Nothing about this ban makes sense." That's Box CEO Aaron Levie, talking Saturday about the harsh anti-immigration policies …

The 1 Sentence That Will Make (or Break) Your LinkedIn Profile

Here's the first step needed to create a client-attracting, lead-generating LinkedIn profile.<p>There are still so many misconceptions on how LinkedIn can be used, especially when it comes to winning new business for yourself on the platform.<p>Case in point: Did you realize that LinkedIn is actually one …

The 7 Habits That Make Leaders Truly Great

There are many ways to be a great leader, but some work better than others.<p>There are a lot of different ways to be a great leader--someone that people want to follow. And just like anything else, some approaches are better than others. Here are 7 of the most important habits of truly great</b> …

24 of the Most Powerful Life Lessons

If you are going to succeed in life, you have to learn life's most important lessons.<p>How you approach life says a lot about who you are.<p>There are some who are content to passively coast through, hoping they land where they need to be and know what to do when the time comes.<p>Then there are others, …

How To Use Dropbox With Your Chromebook

If you are newer to the Chrome OS and Chromebook experience, chances are you are coming from a Windows or Mac OS background.<p>Many users from those …

3 Simple Rules for Getting What You Want Out of Life

Life isn't complicated when you live by these three rules.<p>I'm often asked where I find inspiration for articles. Truth is, sometimes it comes out of thin air. Sometimes from things I'm experiencing; other times from what I see others experiencing. Even from words of advice that I've read somewhere …

Don’t Make These Fatal PowerPoint Errors in Your Next Presentation - Small Business Trends

We’ve all used PowerPoint at one point or another. The Microsoft presentation tool operates as the sturdy backbone of pretty much every school …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Say Goodbye to Family and Hello to the Workplace Alliance

Does the workplace family model still make sense in today's business landscape?<p>Is your organization a family or a room of free agents? Traditionally, there have only been two main ways to describe the relationship between employees and employers. But now author, investor, and consultant Chris Yeh …

Preparing Your Organization for the "Big Change"

When embarking on massive transformational change, preparation is needed to ensure success. Here are 6 steps that you can take to get the effort off to a strong start.<p>Organizational change is inevitable. Like all living things, it's vital that organizations regularly adjust in order to accommodate …

How to do the most work in the shortest time

We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an ever-growing range of tempting distractions. Which is why it is so baffling that Paris has been identified as the city with the shortest …

Taoism

5 Tips on Being an Inspiring Leader

Regardless of your confidence and drive, without a handful of traits it's hard to get people to follow you.<p>Regardless of your confidence and ambition, without a handful of traits it's hard to get people to follow you. That's according to CEO and founder of Carats & Cake, Jess Levin. At 32, she …

7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful

These bad habits can creep up on anyone. Learn how you can eliminate them and boost your success.<p>The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success--in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.<p>I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing …

23 Michael Jordan Quotes That Will Immediately Boost Your Confidence

What M.J. would say about North Carolina's loss to Villanova.<p>Last night, Villanova beat North Carolina to become NCAA National Champions. Villanova deserves respect and applause for their victory. However, what would Michael Jordan say to the team of his alma mater after such a defeat?<p>Fittingly, …

Successful Employees Never Do These 4 Things When Starting a New Job

Get onboard and productive faster while not annoying your new team<p>The search for a new job can be brutal. For some, weeks of looking, applying, and interviewing can turn into months or even longer. Once you finally land the job and have a start date on the calendar, a sense of relief, optimism, …

How to Master Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft OneNote has been one of our favorite note-taking apps for years, and it keeps getting better. The app is completely free to install on your …

9 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Get People To Respond To Your Email

We get an average of 120 emails every day. Here’s how to make your messages stand out and actually get a response.<p>Emails are so easy to send, but they’re also easy to ignore. With more than 120 messages landing in the average office worker’s inbox each day, making sure yours gets read and gets a …

It's Time to Give Your Employees More Freedom

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

No Matter What Happens to the Economy, Your Business Needs to Focus on These 5 Things

Focus on these basics and spend less time on guesswork<p>When even the optimists among us see volatility on the economic horizon, it's a good time to revisit some specific good business fundamentals. After all, no matter what part of the cycle we're currently in, good fundamentals will lead to good …

Books to Read This Spring That Will Make You More Productive

<b>How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life,</b> by Caroline Webb<p>The title <i>How to Have a Good Day</i> might …

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

7 Things to Do Each Day If You Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids

Raising happy and successful kids is hard enough. Teenagers? That's a whole different story.<p>I'm like, a <i>dozen</i> years away from being dad to a teenager, but I was drawn to Christie Halverson's piece about raising teenagers--published a couple of years ago on her blog and more recently on Upworthy. …

4 Simple Ways to Test Your Business Idea Before You Launch

Here's how to make sure that there is a market for your product or service.<p>Bringing a new idea to life can be exciting, but in the momentum many entrepreneurs fail to answer a very important question. <i>Is my idea a good one?</i> While there's no way to guarantee success, a little market research can go a …