Doug Brown

31 Flips | 3 Magazines | 7 Likes | 1 Follower | @coachdougbrown | Keep up with Doug Brown on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Doug Brown”

As Your Company Evolves, What Happens to Employees Who Don’t?

When my company was young, we worked with two contractors who played key roles in client services. As we grew and defined our core values — singling out accountability as our top priority — it became clear that these contractors did not meet our newly defined standards. They were often difficult to …

Human Resources

4 Signs That Your Focus Is Holding You Back at Work

Focus is an invaluable trait. It helps you stay on task and get work done at a rapid rate. Yet too much focus can be a problem: It drains your brain of energy, makes you care less about people, and prevents you from seeing what is happening around you. In fact, too much focus is a surprisingly …

Short-Term Memory

3 Overlooked Items Needed to Maintain Your Motivation

The world is a busy place, and we try to get it all done. Often times we forget some basic fundamental items that, if focused on, allow us to achieve …

Motivation

The Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

Organizations invest a lot of time and money in hiring the right CEO or senior executive to set a vision and make the changes in their company. Yet within the first 18 months, there’s a 50% chance the executive will leave the organization. This failure comes with enormous costs, not only in …

Management

Assessment: Do You Know How Bureaucratic Your Organization Is?

By our estimates, an excess of bureaucracy costs the U.S. economy more than $3 trillion in lost economic output per year. When you look at all 32 countries in the OECD, the cost of excess bureaucracy rises to nearly $9 trillion.<p>Yet while the incentives for dismantling bureaucracy are substantial, …

Management

Stop Mindlessly Going Through Your Work Day

How often have you looked at the clock stunned because even though you’ve been scrambling all morning, it’s now noon and you have no idea where the time went or what you’ve <i>actually</i> accomplished? There are sound reasons why it’s so hard for us to stay focused — and fortunately there’s research that …

Time Management

The reason you don't get along with all of your coworkers comes down to 4 different office personalities

But if the reason you can't stand your teammate is because she's always brusque in meetings, whereas you'd rather take an extra few minutes to make sure you understand everything, we've got some potential solutions.<p>An article in The Harvard Business Review, by Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg and Kim …

5 Reasons Why Non-Digital Time Management Is More Productive

As technological innovation marches forward in so many aspects of life, there is a movement gaining momentum to return to the past in search of something important that progress may have left behind.<p>No, you can’t beat the convenience of streaming and digitized music, but the listening experience …

Time Management

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

Leadership

How to Write Email with Military Precision

In the military, a poorly formatted email may be the difference between mission accomplished and mission failure. During my active duty service, I learned how to structure emails to maximize a mission’s chances for success. Since returning from duty, I have applied these lessons to emails that I …

Dues Structure and Rates

2018-19 MBA Membership Dues<p>Bar Admission<p>Dues<p>Law student<p>FREE<p>Admitted to the bar in 2018<p>FREE<p>Admitted to bar in 2017<p>$99<p>Admitted to bar 2014 - …

alt.legal: If We Build It, Will They Come? The Problem Of Legal Tech Adoption

What are the hurdles to tech adoption, and what does the path forward look like?

How Mindfulness Shapes Effective Strategic Leadership

Strategy provides the clarity for any organization. Even though this is true, many struggle with defining a strategy and gaining momentum around it. …

Just Because You’re Happy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Burned Out

A new survey report just published by Staples Advantage offers a paradoxical set of findings about US office workers. Overwhelmingly, they are happy. Yet the majority of them feel burned out. How could both things be true?<p>First, a look at the statistics. The good news is that 43% of respondents …

The Workplace

How to Manage a Team of B Players

In 2004, Greece surprised the world by winning the European Championship, the toughest tournament in international soccer. Despite not even being a dark horse in the competition, and with a team of mostly peripheral and unremarkable players, they overcame France and hosts Portugal (twice) to lift …

Leadership

How to Overcome the Midday Slump

Doing your best work requires focus and energy. But it’s hard to stay focused for an 8-hour stretch. So how can you find the necessary energy to get your work done? How do you choose those precious moments when you think you’ll be feeling your best to do the most challenging work? And what’s the …

Productivity

Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis

A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual suffering it and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatized and under-researched, leaving crucial …

10 Inspiring Beliefs of Phenomenally Successful People

The most successful people approach their work differently than most. See how they think -- and why it works.<p>In my article 8 Behaviors of Phenomenally Successful People, I listed some of the actions successful people consistently take that fuel their success.<p>But where does the impetus for those …

Self-improvement

It’s the Weekend! Why Are You Working?

If you are like us, you often find yourself working on weekends and are criticized by somebody (your spouse, a friend, a colleague) who thinks there is something inherently wrong in spending some time over the weekend on work-related activities. Do they have a point? We thought there might be some …

Personal Hygiene

15 Ways to Become a Better Person

Life is a journey and becoming better every day is the goal.<p>"Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you." --Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We've all made mistakes throughout our lives that haven't exactly put us in the best light--like bullying someone in school or telling what seemed like a …

Self-help

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward …

4 Things You Thought Were True About Managing Millennials

There seems to be an endless fascination with Millennials at work. There are studies, books, articles, blog posts, and white papers — all about what makes them so different from the generations that came before. And as they continue to enter and occupy the workforce, more and more is written about …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

The 7 Beautiful Things Excellent Leaders Do

I’m up here in the mountains with my loved ones post-tour. Refueling. Reviewing 2014 year-to-date results. And doing some early Spring skiing.<p>Been …

The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, my friend Bill said, "Perry I've got a million-dollar idea for you. There's just one catch: If you sell a million dollars, you have to give $10,000 to my favorite charity."<p>"OK Bill, you're on," I said. He insisted …

Procrastination

15 Classic Leadership Books That Every Business Owner Should Read

Whether you are starting a Small Business or coaching a basketball team, you need to posess great skills in leadership. Leaders can either make or …

It's the Way You Say It

• <b>Author:</b> Carol Fleming<p>NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Speak Your Mind Effectively! The best, most direct way to convey your intelligence, expertise, professionalism, and personality to other people is through talking to them. But most people have no idea what they sound like. And even if they do, …

Why Your Employees Aren't Following You

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a familiar saying that if no one is following you, you're just out taking a stroll. The question for leaders "out taking a stroll" is: Why isn't anyone behind you?<p>If you're a leader and your employees aren't following …

Leadership