Doug Burroughs

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Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Design

Clever design plants off-grid sustainability in the big city

But this wasn't the case for a young couple who wanted to harness a more environmentally friendly way of life by reworking a four-bedroom terrace in …

Timeless Note-Taking Systems for Students

<i>It’s time to head back to school, and to celebrate, eligible college students can now</i> <i>get 50 percent off Evernote Premium</i><i>. How best to use it? Read</i> …

Productivity

Why Culture Doesn't Just Beat Strategy, It Must Be the Strategy | Inc.com

Culture - and its application to strategy and results - is now a core focus of great organizations that "get it." Volumes of research from global consulting firms coupled with my own experiences as a business owner and consultant point to the fundamental belief that there is a distinct correlation …

Employment

How to Use Evernote to Stay Productive on the Road

Advertisement<p>Staying productive on the road is never easy. Being away from your regular workplace introduces a whole new set of distractions to …

End Millennial Entitlement with These 5 Strategies | Inc.com

If entitlement is a disease, Dr. John Townsend, best-selling author of <i>The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way</i>, says that the antidote is "the habit of doing what is best rather than doing what is comfortable to achieve a worthwhile outcome." Those who wait for life …

Leadership

How to Take Notes with the Cornell Note System

01<p>of 04<p>The Cornell Note System<p>Perhaps you are interested in getting a little bit more out of your lecture. Or perhaps you are just interested in …

A Navy SEAL's 15 Pillars of Resilient Teams | Inc.com

One of our SEAL brothers was shot 27 times before proceeding to dispose of the four attackers surrounding him. He then walked himself to the medevac helicopter. Resilient teams are made up of resilient people. It doesn't get more resilient than that<p>As the Navy SEAL Ethos says, "<i>We train for war and</i> …

Leadership

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by Geoffrey Moore<p>"When I read [this book] for the first …

Leadership

How to Build a Video Content Strategy for Your Event

When the concept of recording and streaming sessions from conferences and meetings first developed several years ago, the focus was on the …

Why Do So Many Bosses Fail or Quit? Here's the Whole Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Increasingly over the years, I have witnessed more companies racking their collective HR brains trying to figure out how to best engage their employees to perform at a high level.<p>Well, put the foosball tables, climbing walls, and nap pods away. Culture is king in shaping employee engagement, and it …

Logging

Defense of Little Round Top

<i>James R. Brann</i><p>Late in the afternoon of July 2, 1863, on a boulder-strewn hillside in southern Pennsylvania, Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain …

Greatest Charges of the Civil War

<i>The manner in which Civil War soldiers fought seems foolish today. Advancing in large, tight formations toward well-fortified positions appears</i> …

How Much Does Air Conditioning Cost? Plus: How to Save Money Running Your AC

How much does air conditioning cost? You might very well be wondering that right about now, given that the steamy weather all but demands you crank …

2 Great Leadership Insights From a Retired 2-Star General | Inc.com

In my line of work, I work with all kinds of leaders. As someone who has been in multiple leadership roles before I started my own consulting practice, I always have been, and continue to be intrigued by how many different ways there are to lead but how often great leadership simply comes down to …

Leadership

This 1 Hour is the Only Time You Should Schedule a Team Meeting | Inc.com

If you Google how many meetings an employee attends each year, you'll soon see that nearly 11 million meetings occur every day in the United States.<p>Keep scrolling through the search results and you'll also see how much employees hate meetings, and how worthless they think they are.<p>(Let's be honest: …

Employment

Middle America Is More Innovative Than A Lot Of America Thinks

Just because you don’t hear about them as much doesn’t mean there aren’t startups in places other than coastal cities–and they might be the companies best equipped to curb the excesses of startup culture.<p>In his book, <i>The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future</i>, AOL co-founder Steve Case …

What Will Make You an Exceptional Leader, Exactly? It Comes Down to 1 Word | Inc.com

Poor leadership is everywhere, costing businesses millions of dollars. One of the factors behind it -- a true blind spot for most people in management roles -- is their inability to display this one strength of the most exceptional leaders:<p><i>Vulnerability.</i><p>As counter-intuitive as the rest of this …

Leadership

When Your Company Grows, Your Leadership Style Will Need to Change. Here's How | Inc.com

Not too long ago, you had a small, cohesive team that was aligned on everything. Now, you have different departments with different agendas. Everything is a battle.<p>This is what success buys you. Congrats on your growth--obviously, you're doing something right to be expanding--but now you need to …

Team Building

6 things to do in the first month of your internship

An internship isn't just about getting coffee and making copies—even if it's tasks like those that make up most of your responsibilities. Being an …

Employment

Changing America, part V: The coming millennial boom

In the weeks before residents of Tulsa, Okla., went to the polls last spring, coasters started showing up in the city’s bars advertising a party …

How to Help Millennials Overcome Failure | Inc.com

According to a Babson College survey, 41 percent of 25-34-year-old Millennials cited "fear of failure" as their biggest roadblock to starting a business, up from 24 percent in 2001. It would seem that Millennials are searching for safer paths towards success.<p>Millennials are interested in …

Why Task Delegation Is Pivotal for a Successful Project

This guest column is authored by David Miller, Senior ResearcherThe post Why Task Delegation Is Pivotal for a Successful Project appeared first on …

How to point your patio's paving

Here in the UK our patios don’t get much use during the cold winter months. A combination of the freezing temperatures and wet weather can leave even …

Using Evernote: Key Features - Ginger & Co.

Using Evernote is back! Today’s post has a lot of information, so it’s okay if not all of this works for you and your system of Evernote. One of the …

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Podcast: Getting Organized with Joshua Zerkel

If you’ve followed Evernote (or this blog) for any length of time, you’ve probably encountered Joshua Zerkel’s name more than once. As Evernote’s …

Leaders: Here's How You Can Make Your Workplace Joyful

Does your team feel pure joy when they come into work?<p>As a leader you not only need to maintain a vision of your goals, but you also set the tone for the workplace. Without clear expectations or proper feedback, your office can quickly devolve into a confused and toxic environment. So what steps do …

USDOT

Secrets of Painting like a Pro Unveiled | Times Square Chronicles

Secrets of Painting like a Pro Unveiled<p>Painting your home can be a very satisfying job because it is one way of imbibing your personality into your …