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How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

The Step-By-Step Guide To Quitting Your Job

Years ago a young person would get a job and stay with the same company for twenty or thirty years.<p>That’s very unusual now. Most of us will change jobs ten or even twenty times over the course of our careers.<p>We have to get good at new activities like job-hunting while we’re working full-time. We …

Employment

July Is Here: Time To Update Your Resume (Here's How)

The first half of 2017 is behind us. That’s a milestone to stop and notice!<p>There is still plenty of time in 2017 to accomplish what you want to accomplish, but there is no time to waste!<p>I recommend that you pull out your resume this weekend and update it, whether you’re job-hunting or not.<p>Updating …

Employment

Social Media Use by Generation [Infographic]

There will be 2.67 billion social media users worldwide by 2018, according to estimated cited in an infographic by Personal Money Service.<p>If more …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Self-improvement

How Starbucks’s Culture Brings Its Strategy to Life

In most organizations, culture and strategy tend to be discussed in separate conversations. Executives know that culture is important and that a negative culture can hurt company performance, but they often don’t know what to do about it. Or they attempt to improve the situation by launching a …

Employee Engagement

How 4 Retailers Became “Best Places to Work”

HEB, Costco, Trader Joe’s, and QuikTrip all made Glassdoor’s 2017 “Best Places to Work: Employees’ Choice” list, released in early December. These retailers pay better than many others and that counts for a lot in a low-wage industry like retail. But they also score higher on culture. What is it …

Employee Engagement

The 7 Attributes of the Most Effective Sales Leaders

Every salesperson knows the quality of their sales manager will have a profound impact on their own success. A recent study I conducted proves this point. Sixty-nine percent of salespeople who exceeded their annual quota rated their sales manager as being excellent or above average. In addition, …

Management

6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and …

Human Resources

Inside BCG's Smart Simplicity Approach

Today’s leaders are poorly served by conventional management theories and practices. Instead of helping executives manage the growing complexity of business, the supposed solutions only seem to make things worse. A new book from BCG outlines a better approach to managing complexity. The approach is …

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Management

To Stay Focused, Manage Your Emotions

A leader’s most precious resource is not their time. It’s their <i>focused attention</i>. Time merely passes, while focused attention makes things happen. When we’re able to gather and direct our attention toward a particular task or interaction, we can have a significant impact in a minimal amount of …

Time Management

What Resilience Means, and Why It Matters

A small but intriguing new survey by a pair of British consultants confirms the importance of resilience to business success. Resilience was defined by most as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity. But when Sarah Bond and Gillian …

Leadership

How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family

Matthew Beason is a well-respected executive at a non-profit with a multi-billion dollar endowment. On top of continual domestic travel, countless dinners with donors, and constant planning meetings, Matthew is also a married father of four children. While his work schedule sometimes leaves him …

Forget the Resolutions: Set Your New Year's Intentions!

Rather than create New Year's resolutions, which often come from a place of lack and frustration, try setting New Year's intentions. It's simple, easy and refreshing! Here's how...<p>An intention is a choice.<p>Take a few minutes and sit in a quiet, calm place to access clarity. Let your thoughts go, …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

6 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance

<i>This article is part of a series on work-life balance. Check out the companion pieces here:</i> <b>The 20 Best Work-Life Balance Jobs</b> <i>and</i> <b>5 Signs You Might Be a Workaholic.</b><p>These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss …

15 Sales Trends for 2015

As we head into the fourth quarter of 2014, the best sales managers and VPs are pushing to finish the year strong – but they’re also already looking ahead to 2015. Technology, along with an endless supply of information, is changing the way customers buy. Customers are raising their expectations on …

Marketing

Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective

I've observed time and time again that so many new (and some not so new) managers struggle with delegating. They've never been taught that it means more than giving your subordinates "stuff off your to do list."<p>I hope you'll read and take action on the tips here, because if you're in management and …

The Best Leaders “Talk the Walk”

One of the most ubiquitous aphorisms in business is that the best leaders understand the need to “walk the talk” — that is, their behavior and day-to-day actions have to match the aspirations they have for their colleagues and organization. But the more time I spend with game-changing innovators …

5 Ways To Inspire Innovation (And Plan For Disruption)

The <b>Ford</b> production line was the result of a visit to a Chicago slaughterhouse. Butchers—each skilled at taking one specific cut of meat—would do their work on one carcass after another, brought to them on a line of moving hooks. Literally food for thought.<p>The seed of the idea for <b>Netflix</b> came from a …

10 Motivational Workout Quotes to Inspire You to Build Muscle

"I don’t believe in bodybuilders using steroids. If a man doesn’t have enough male hormones in his system to create, a nice hard, muscular body, he should take up ping pong.” - Steve Reeves<p>For more Workout Motivational Quotes Visit - http://www.softechnogeek.com/<p>bodybuilding, fitness, inspiration, …

The Trouble with Leadership Theories

Several years ago a client of mine, Rob, fell in love with Jim Collins’s book <i>Good to Great</i>. Within a month he had given copies to everyone on his team. Soon after, language from the book made its way into Rob’s everyday speech.<p>One idea he especially loved was Level-5 leadership. “If we want to be …

How to Hire More Top Performers

How much is your top salesperson worth? Your star engineer? Your best marketer? Everyone knows that some people get better results than others. But the best aren’t just a little better than the rest — they’re typically <i>a lot</i> better. Bain & Company’s research, discussed here, suggests that top …

Here Are The World's 21 Mega-Regions

Cities are the future of the world. Over half the world's population lives in cities, and by the middle of the century more than seven in 10 people will live in cities, according to the United Nations. Almost all this urban growth will take place in emerging economies.<p>This map from Citi Research …

Now, It's The Big Time Consultants That Are Getting Disrupted

In the late 1960’s, minimills like Nucor started using a new process that could produce low grades of steel more efficiently than the integrated steel makers. These, however, were the lowest margin products in the industry and didn’t seem much of a threat to the big guys.<p>In <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma</i>, …

How Google’s Redesigned Search Results Augur A More Beautiful Web

Google’s revamped search results page ditches underlined links. It’s a small tweak that means a lot to the web.<p>If you’ve searched anything on Google in the last day–and chances are you have–you might have noticed something different. The company’s newly designed search results page has ditched the …

Google Search

The story behind Nintendo's detective

Professor Layton sips tea from fine china and has a keen interest in archaeology. He enjoys fencing, displays a natural talent for puzzle solving, …

Culture