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How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter, including …

Management

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Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy<p>Thomas H. Davenport, Barry Libert, Megan Beck<p>Does a robot manage your money? For many of …

The Culture Deck

How people work is as important as what they do.<p><b>David Siegel</b><p>NOTE: Please link to this essay via <b>www.theculturedeck.com</b><b>,</b> thank you.<p>“Out of control!” …

Let Teams Figure It Out

Continuous improvement, picking Ways, and what really matters<p>In this post, I’m going to describe a team kicking off its continuous improvement …

Project Management

Performance Appraisal in agile Environments

Superior Emotional Intelligence Comes From This 1 Practice (That Nobody Wants to Do) | Inc.com

No matter which successful person I have the honor of learning from, they all mention the same thing--emotional intelligence.<p>Everyone knows that emotional intelligence is important. Thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris both acknowledge the importance of being self-aware, but few …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Lighten Your Mental Load | Inc.com

<i>What 10 things can I do now to have a better life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Lanie Bakeberg, Science Teacher, on Quora:</b><p><b>1. Make Lists</b> - Be it a 'To Do' list, 'To Buy' list, or …

Diets

Performance management: Why keeping score is so important, and so hard

The elements of a good performance-management system are simple, but integrating them into a business’s fundamental operating system is more …

5 Brain Hacks That Will Help You Think Smarter | Inc.com

When I bought my first computer years ago, I hired a tutor to teach me how to use it, but before she had finished giving me instructions my fingers were all over the keyboard pushing buttons. "What do these do?" I wanted to know. She was a little horrified because I could have frozen my computer, …

Hacking

The Top 5 Skills Every College Student Needs To Acquire Before Graduation | Inc.com

A college education is expensive, a huge investment of time and effort, and sometimes, not the right path. In fact, one Harvard expert has reported that for every 100 young people who start college, only 25 get degrees and good jobs. About 45 drop out, and 30 graduate but end up under- or …

Artificial Intelligence

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

Scaling Customer Service as Your Startup Grows

As your startup grows, what your customers expect from you will change and the volume of their requests will change. You’ll shift from the reactive mode of supporting requests as they happen to the proactive mode of fixing issues before they ever become a problem.<p>I’ve spent the last seven years …

Product Management

The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It's About to Be Disrupted | Inc.com

Management consulting is a $250 billion industry. It's big. It's growing. It's highly profitable. And it's about to be disrupted.<p>Whether the focus is strategy, operations, tax, finance, HR, or IT, business consultants are a staple of corporate life. Today, over 700,000 consulting firms provide …

Innovation

How Can You Tell Someone Has Horrible Leadership Skills? This New Study Just Revealed the Top 10 'Bad Boss' Behaviors | Inc.com

So what's your bad bosshorror story? You <i>know</i> you have one. Bad boss behaviors that lead to horrific employee disengagement and turnover are rampant, and study upon study has confirmed this epidemic. The most recent example is via an employee survey conducted by BambooHR.<p>They asked more than 1,000 …

Top 10
Leadership

How to Build a High-Performance Team

These seven components that make up a standard for excellence of performance for a world-class team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two things required to build a high-performing team.<p>Getting the basics in place right from the outset<br>• Having and using an easy …

Management

Want to Be Happier? Answer These 34 Essential Life Audit Questions | Inc.com

Audits are standard in both personal and business finance, but in many ways, life audits are much more crucial. That's because life audits evaluate well-being not just in one area but in basically everything. They can mean massive changes to relationships, work, activities, and even what you put on …

Self-improvement

Peter Drucker on Strategic Planning | Sun Tzu's Art of War Strategy

It is remarkable how the same lessons need to be rediscovered again and again. Sun Tzu dealt with the confusion between a warrior's adaptive strategy …

The 5 Essential Elements to Improve Employee Engagement

It is quite simple to make an immediate impact on engagement – don’t over think it or break the bank. Here is some good advice and quick …

Employee Engagement

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Self-improvement

These Exceptional Leaders All Agree On This Cardinal Rule of Hiring | Inc.com

I was listening to Sheryl Sandberg on the podcast Master's of Scale, when I heard her say, "You do want to hire people who are better than you are." When someone I perceive as an awesome smart woman says this, it gives you pause for thought. I paused the podcast and wondered why so many great …

Self-improvement

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

If software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world. While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with …

Project Management

3 Top Traits of Effective Agile Leaders | Inc.com

Even if you don't come from a software background, you've likely heard of "Agile." It's been around for decades, but was made popular in 2001 with the introduction of the "Agile Manifesto" and it has since spread to teams and organizations of all sizes and industries.<p>This, however, is not an …

Leadership
Employee Engagement

The company behind WordPress is closing its gorgeous San Francisco office because its employees never show up

Automattic, the technology company that owns WordPress.com, has a beautiful office in a converted San Francisco warehouse, with soaring ceilings, a library, and a custom-made barn door. If you like the space, you’re free to move in.<p>The office at 140 Hawthorne went on the market after CEO Matt …

San Francisco

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Information overload is everywhere, from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain—<i>your</i> brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating …

The Brain

The Top 6 Priorities for Building High-Performance Organizations of Tomorrow | Inc.com

As a former Navy SEAL, we were always operating in VUCA (volatile-uncertain-complex-ambiguous) environments. That acronym is now widely used in the global business environment, and it's no surprise that today's organizations are facing the need for change at a faster pace than ever before. This is …

Employee Engagement

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Demographics

10 New Age HR Software Solutions for 2017

Remember Toby the H.R. guy on "The Office"? He wouldn't recognize today's human resources landscape.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The comic stereotypes promoted by "Toby from HR" (the HR guy on <i>The Office</i>, in case you've forgotten) have actually become irrelevant given …

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