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11 Expert Tips To Help You Be More Productive In 2014

Who doesn’t want to figure out how to get more done? Or get things done more efficiently? We asked some of the most productive people we know how you can tackle the New Year’s work.<p>Last year I used a kitchen timer to force myself to focus; I blocked the Internet and email so I couldn’t get …

Time Management

How To Create Organization Habits That You’ll Actually Stick To

Overflowing inbox? Pieces of paper and important information everywhere? Everything has its place–here are the essential habits of organization to survive a chaotic world.<p>A trusted organization system that you actually use regularly can turn your day from one of chaos to one of focus, …

Bob Sutton

Phyllis Korkki of the <i>New York Times</i> wrote a piece this Sunday for her Workstation column called Invasion of the Annual Reviews. It emphasizes the …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

7 Ways To Give Presentations That People Actually Care About

No one will be looking at their phones–unless they’re tweeting about how awesome your talk is. Really.<p>When NYU leadership lecturer Helio Fred Garcia wants to gather an audience’s attention, he enlists the most fearsome of allies: The Black Eyed Peas.<p>“At precisely 9 a.m. I touch a button on my …

How to Make Team Meetings Less Painful Than a Root Canal

If you manage 2 or more employees, it’s a good idea to have regular team meetings. Team meetings encourage collaboration, a sense of belonging and …

Don’t forget the “thinking” part of strategy – Aspire-CS

There are very few great things that come quickly in life and leadership. Great leadership requires strategy, and that must be cultivated with good …

Meet the Press on Flipboard

By NBC News | If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press<p>Republicans won in Arizona last night. But the margin should scare them.<p>First Read is your briefing …

8 Signs You’re About To Hire The Wrong Person

Turnover costs are steep. Just ask John Bishop, founder of employee assessment company Accent on Success. Bishop says that one of his clients, a St. …

10 Conversations to Retain Millennial Sales Talent | SBI

As reported recently in <i>AARP The Magazine</i>, Baby Boomers are now outnumbered by Millennials. (The group now in their mid-teens to early 30’s.) Also …

Presentation Techniques: 6 Secrets To Giving Amazing Presentations

Presentations can be unbearable.<p><b>Which presentation techniques can help you improve your delivery and convince your audience?</b><p>1) To Inspire, Start With …

The Key to Healthy Conflict

A Facebook follower says, “I’d love to see a Leadership Freak blog post that addresses what healthy conflict looks like.”<p>Organizations pivot on …

One Surprising Reason You Never Have Enough Time

New data suggests we’re biased against ever knowing how much time we really have.<p>Craig Jarrow is a time management ninja and he knows that we say stupid little white lies about time, all the time: <i>I’ll be right there. Just a minute. I’ll get back to you today. Just a second. It’ll be done in a few.</i> …

45 Productivity Tips for Extremely Busy People

Build your schedule based on your best times for getting things done. Know that you’re on-point in the mornings? Set this time aside for focused …

7 Unusual Things Great Bosses Do

By Jeff Haden | Small Business

How To Be A Great Follower - Let's Grow Leaders

If your house is on fire, you want to know there’s someone calling the shots. More importantly, you pray for a team of strong, skilled, and …

July WTI oil down $1.06, or 1.6%, to settle at $64.75/bbl

Jun 4, 2018<br>2:55 PM<p>Nine of out ten new jobs created in the last year have gone to those with a college degree, a finding showing the American economy’s growing reliance on a trained workforce as well as the changing demographics of the country.<p>Jun 4, 2018<br>2:53 PM<p>Apple Inc. said during WWDC Monday …