TURNING TALENTS INTO STRENGTHS

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Ten Tips for Managing Millennials — Combining Inspiration and Empowerment

<i>by Tiffany Saulnier, MBA</i><p>Millennials are not constrained by the expectations that are set for them. We think big, dream and view the world as a sphere …

Millennials

How to Increase Creativity and Find Your Creative Flow

June 8, 2017<p><i>That moment when you sit down to write your novel and the ideas just keep surfacing one after the other.</i><p><i>That moment when you start</i> …

Creativity

Your Brain Treats a Blink Like a Tiny Nap

You probably don’t realize it, but you spend a good chunk of time each day walking around with your eyes closed. Scientists estimate that the average …

The Brain

Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations

Ronald Coase nailed it back in 1937 when he identified scalable efficiency as the key driver of the growth of large institutions. It’s far easier and cheaper to coordinate the activities of a large number of people if they’re within one institution rather than spread out across many independent …

Harvard Business Review

The Ingenious Email System That Helped Tim Ferriss Reach Maximum Productivity

Feeling overwhelmed by email? Try this helpful system inspired by Tim Ferriss to regain control of your inbox.

Productivity

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Harvard Business Review

The World's Broken Workplace

What the whole world wants is a good job, and we are failing to deliver it.

How Metacognition, Thinking About Thinking, Can Help Your Life

<b>Metacognition</b>, thinking about how you think, has been shown to help students improve their grades. Stanford University researchers published a new …

The Brain

Make two lists

On one list identify the grievances, disrespects and bad breaks:<p>People who don't like you.<br>• Deals that went wrong.<br>• Unfair expectations.<br>• Bad …

Time Management

7 Excellent Reasons to Focus on Employee Engagement

Better staff retention? Higher profits? Increased productivity? What's not to like?<p>How many companies, or CEOS, do you know that talk about how <i>their employees are their most important or valuable resource?</i> I hear this almost every single day when I consult with businesses. In fact, if I had a …

Employee Engagement

A Former Navy SEAL On The Hidden Influencers In Every Team

To spot who they are, have every new hire follow this rule for 90 days.<p>In 2010, I was an executive officer in the Navy, splitting my time between U.S. headquarters and being deployed to an international location. This arrangement proved tricky as my responsibilities at headquarters grew, so I was …

Leadership

40 Simple Daily Rituals for Getting Ahead in Business and Life

The most successful people consistently do the right little things day in and out.<p>The most successful people you know didn't get where they are by doing things like everyone else. One thing they likely have in common: Consistently doing the right things day in and out. Here's what dozens of high …

Productivity

Mental Models

Mental Models: What Are They? How Are They Used?<p>The concept of a “mental model” is not the easiest to grasp. Everyone seems to have a different idea …

Machine Learning

Trying to Win the French Open with a Stringless Racquet -...

Not understanding the link between employee engagement and performance outcomes is like trying to win the French Open with a stringless tennis …

Summer makes you more productive

It might seem like when the warm weather and long days of summer arrive, people start ignoring their work responsibilities. In part, that’s true. But managers need not fear: because it’s easier to come by fun in the summer, people are actually better at getting things done.<p>Summer lightens the mood …

Work-life Balance

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

Texas A&M

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What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

Wellness

Why You Should See Challenges as a Motivator and Conflict as a Blessing

A challenge is not a curse. A conflict is no cause for depression. See these setbacks as a springboard to help you achieve even more in the job...and in life.<p>Life is hard and getting harder.<p>There are so many challenges ahead.<p>Never-mind what you think about political issues or the environment. …

Leadership

You Might Not Feel Tired, But Your Brain Needs More Sleep

You might not feel tired, but your sleep deficit is probably holding back your cognitive functioning.<p>Are you getting enough sleep? Before you answer, try this: Sometime during your workday, sit down (at your desk is fine) and close your eyes. For the next few minutes, just focus on your breathing, …

Sleep

How to Get Past Negativity Bias in Order to Hardwire Positive Experiences

It’s helpful to know that the brain is plastic and can adapt to challenges. And when it comes to learning new things, we can build up mental …

Mindfulness

The Founder of Bumble Reveals How the 'Question of Nine' Can Help You Stay Focused

Only pay attention to things that will matter in the long term.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Wall St. CEO: Here are 20 things every intern should know

More<p>School is out, and that means a new crop of interns will be starting their 10-week summer programs on trading floors, investment banking …

Self-improvement

Barking Up The Wrong Tree: An Interview With Eric Barker

You might not be familiar with the name Eric Barker, but you’ve definitely seen Eric’s writing. His incredibly viral pieces—on how to think, on how …

Self-help

Strava data reveals running in a group motivates you to run further and faster

Strava, the social network for athletes, has revealed that running as part of a group inspires runners to run faster and for longer distances. The …

Triathlons

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. We might look up the meanings of common terms and access maps of key attractions.<p>Similarly, when you first become a manager, it’s helpful to …

Management

The Art and Science of Getting into the Flow

Years ago, leading up to the holiday rush, I used to gift-wrap presents at the independent bookshop in my hometown.<p>I’d put on holiday music and get …

7 books you can finish in a long weekend that will make you a more well-rounded person

The first day back at work after a long weekend is a great time to brag to colleagues about all the awesome things you did.<p>Here's one idea: "I read an entire book and learned these super cool facts ..."<p>You won't be fibbing, either.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up seven books you can get …

Monica Lewinsky

How to Navigate a Career Change

Do you like your job? We all go through times when we feel restless in our careers. Many people fantasize about going back to school, living off the …

Wedding Planning