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Innovative Ideas for Leading a More Productive Team

Last year we brought you The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods, jam-packed with the most popular and effective ways to get more …

Project Management

7 Habits of Happy Employees | Inc.com

Staying happy in the working world can be challenging, especially if you feel that your job is unfulfilling or more stressful than it's worth. But your attitude can determine your destiny; a bad attitude can make a great job seem terrible, while a positive mentality can turn even a bad day into a …

Happiness

5 Warning Signs Your Employees Have Stopped Caring--and How to Rekindle Their Passion | Inc.com

How can you tell when you've lost the confidence, commitment, and engagement of your employees? The signs aren't always overt, warn Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, co-founders of Barefoot Wine (now part of E&J Gallo), and co-authors of the new book <i>The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways to Engage</i> …

Employment

Coaching, Leader Engagement Are Key to Improved Performance Management

Performance management (PM) has been a business practice for more than 50 years. The business imperative for performance management is undeniable, …

Setting Up The Secret Weapon | thesecretweapon.org

Mac Version:<p>Windows Version:<p>For both PC and Mac<p>Next, install Evernote onto your mobile phone. Like the rest of Evernote, it’s free.<p>Create a new user …

The Ron Swanson Guide to Content Marketing

“You had me at Meat Tornado.”The top brands in content marketing follow a core set of principles.We’ve discussed the core content marketing …

Marketing

What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World

Courtesy of NASA GSFC<p>As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, …

Demographics

How to Manage an Underperforming Employee | Inc.com

Dealing with underperformers is one of the more challenging aspects of being a manager. Approaching an employee to discuss their shortfalls and coming up with a plan of action is often something we dread and even the most well-intentioned manager may avoid doing this part of their job. But letting …

Management

How to Hack Your Calendar and Create More Time in Your Day | Inc.com

Walk down the personal improvement aisle at your local bookstore and you'll find dozens and dozens of books on the subject of time management--shelf after shelf of them.<p>The authors of those books really do mean well. They're trying to help you get your time organized and tame your commitments into …

Time Management

6 Workplace Time-Sinks You Need To Eliminate Immediately

Whether you’re working a dream job, or even a “meh, it’s fine” job, rocking your career feels great. How good does it feel to strut into a meeting, knowing you are fully prepared? Or stand in your boss’ office for a performance review, and hear him or her shower you with praise? Answer: It feels …

10 Silent Productivity Killers You Should Stop Immediately

Creating and sticking to a work routine allows us to manage it much better. We feel stable doing the same things every day, but we often don’t …

The 8 Instinctive Habits of Remarkable Leaders

Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out -- even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She hasn't just learned to be …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Signs Your Company Suffers From a Toxic Culture

I once asked an executive to share the essence of his company’s culture with the members of a business school class I was teaching. His response was …

A Simple Way to Inspire Your Team | Inc.com

If you're like most leaders, you consume a lot of information in your quest to be smarter, better and more successful.<p>But you may be missing an opportunity to share what you're learning with your team members, as a way to:<p>Articulate what matters to you<br>• Illustrate what inspires you<br>• Demonstrate what …

Wall Street

9 Quotes to Inspire Great Team Productivity | Inc.com

From making a day go by quicker to helping you stand out as an all-star employee or manager, productivity is going to play a big part in the workplace. Productivity literally can make or break an organization, and a work place that is staffed with sub-par workers will have the potential to fail …

Time Management

3 Free Ways To Motivate Your Team | Inc.com

Data suggests that there are more important factors than money for having a happy workforce. While this is true for any department, I would argue this is even more so for sales forces. Reason being, sellers feed off of energy like nobody else. Go into most sales offices, and you'll be overwhelmed …

Wall Street

10 Public Speaking Habits To Avoid At All Costs

"For instance, in golf, no player <i>intentionally</i> raises up on the backswing, as you're sure to top the ball and make a poor shot in doing so. However, it's among the most common errors on the course," she says.<p>Similarly, as a speaker, you would never <i>consciously</i> clench your hands, pace the floor, and …

Public Speaking

Write this down: Taking notes is your most underrated work skill

"Write this down — it's going to be on the final exam," said no boss ever.<p>Note-taking is an unsung challenge of moving from school to the workplace — …

Why Your Business MUST Be A Great Place To Work

For more than ten years, we’ve has been recognized as one of the top places to work. For the past three years we’ve been recognized as one of the three best multinational places to work—by Fortune Magazine and the <i>Great Place To Work</i> organization.<p>I previously wrote about how we achieved this …

Productivity Is Changing: An Interview with Evernote CEO Phil Libin

Phil Libin never works on airplanes, is blending Japanese business culture with Silicon Valley startup culture, and thinks skeuomorphism holds back …

How to Better Remember and Make Use of What You Read

Have you ever read a book passage that you're certain could one day be applicable to your life? But, between your shopping list, work to-dos, and …

Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

<i>This story is part of the</i> New Boom <i>series on millennials in America.</i><p>We've all heard that automated voice mail lady, telling us what to do after the beep. But fewer people than ever are leaving messages. And the millennials, they won't even listen to them — they'd much rather receive a text or …

Why Mike Rowe Doesn’t Think You Should Follow Your Passion

<b>Hi, Mike. Let me begin by saying that I love what you and your foundation are attempting to do. However, I'm confused by your directive to NOT</b> …

5 Easy Theses

There’s so much talk about innovation these days that it’s become a buzzword, drained of clear meaning. So when writing a book about the Digital Revolution, I decided to focus on some specific examples of how innovation actually happened in the real world. How did the most imaginative innovators of …

Why Employee Goals Suck

by Seth Brown<p><i>“The Master’s power is like this. He lets all things come and go effortlessly, without desire. He never expects results; thus he is</i> …

11 Key Performance Indicators to Help Improve Your Marketing

Looking to improve your marketing? Here are 11 metrics that you should be measuring to gauge your performance.

Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success

This week's tip for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager

The exemplary manager is often shown delivering a rousing speech that inspires her troops to achieve ever greater heights. But the truth is a lot …