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2 Stocks to Avoid (and 1 to Buy)

When you're looking at energy stocks, not all companies are positioned for long-term profitability.<p>There's a lot of upheaval taking place in the …

Investing

When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To

Rare is the business executive who doubts the importance of responsiveness: to be acutely alert to business opportunities and threats, and to be capable of grabbing the opportunity or fending off the threat fast and effectively. Hence, when (re-)designing the organization structure, they tend to …

Management

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Neuroscience

Want your child to learn STEM skills? Check out these robot kits for kids

You say you’re a parent or teacher investigating robot kits for children? And you don’t want a simple solution with a single purpose: you want the …

Lego

A business leader’s guide to agile

Agile promises rapidly evolving software and substantial business benefits, but it requires new habits from everyone: from IT and from business …

Project Management

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

Employment

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

Crowd Funding

10 Hacks to Make The Most Of Your Netflix Experience

Sometimes all you want to do is curl up, relax, and dive into a great Netflix binge. However, there are ways to make Netflix’s already great and …

Rotten Tomatoes

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

Mindfulness

[Hari] Prints an Awesome Spider Robot

Although we have strong suspicions that the model’s designer failed entomology, this spider robot is very cool. [Hari Wiguna] made one, and is …

Managing Oneself: The Key to Success

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 21, 2017</b><p>Peter Drucker is widely regarded as the father of modern management, offering penetrating insights into business that still resonate today. But Drucker also offers deep wisdom on how to manage our personal lives and how to become more effective leaders. In …

Peter Drucker

The Best Apps And Products To Break Your Procrastination Habit

A number of things jockey for your attention at any given time: A new email, a text message or even the news. It’s all a distraction: Suddenly the hours pass and none of the work is done. And if you procrastinate as well, you’re getting even fewer things accomplished.<p>The human tendency to …

Time Management

The New Science of Team Chemistry

Organizations aren’t getting the performance they need from their teams. That’s the message we hear from many of our clients, who wrestle with complex challenges ranging from strategic planning to change management. But often, the fault doesn’t lie with the team members, our research suggests. …

Leadership

Stream Practically Anything to an Apple TV With These 5 Apps

You’ve got your shiny new Apple TV hooked up to a big display... so how do you get all the videos you own up there on screen? Easy enough for your …

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

Employee Engagement

20 of the best family campsites in Europe

With great restaurants, beautiful locations and lots of activities and entertainment, these sites offer all the fun but none of the hassle of traditional camping<p>Scroll to the end for booking guidance<p><i>All prices are for seven nights, for two adults and two kids in a mobile home or chalet for the week</i> …

Swimming Pools

The 3 Company Crises Boards Should Watch For

When an organization fails because of executive malfeasance, it generates a lot of attention. But such situations are actually relatively rare. It’s much more common, though less talked about, for organizations to fail because of <i>ungoverned incompetence</i>. That is, someone does the wrong thing while …

Management

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Photography by Joe Munroe<p>Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of …

Management

Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>Not all collaboration is smart. Make sure you do it right. Professional service firms face a serious challenge. Their clients increasingly need them to solve complex problems--everything from regulatory compliance to cybersecurity, the kinds of problems that only …

Management

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

1 Crucial Ingredient That's Essential to Long-Lasting Happiness at Work | Inc.com

Think back to a job you grew to hate and ultimately left. What would have kept you there? More money? More responsibility? More pizza?<p>Based on his research in workplace engagement, culture and productivity, Paul J. Zak says it all comes down to trust. "Building a culture of trust is what makes a …

Employee Engagement

3 Popular Goal-Setting Techniques Managers Should Avoid

In 2002, professors Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham, two of the best known academic researchers on goal-setting, wrote an article in <i>American Psychologist</i> summarizing their 35 years of research. Among their findings:<p>Setting specific, difficult goals consistently leads to higher performance than …

Management

ReOrg: How to Get It Right

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>November 15, 2016</b><p>A Practical Guide in Five Steps. Most executives will lead or be a part of a reorganization effort (a reorg) at some point in their careers. And with good reason--reorgs are one of the best ways for companies to unlock latent value, especially in a …

Management

3 Productivity Tricks to Save You From Procrastination

You can start by first recognizing that you actually are procrastinating.<p>Procrastination. We've all suffered from it in one form or another. It basically happens when we put off things that we should be focusing on at the moment in favor of doing something else we're more comfortable, or would …

Procrastination

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

Edtech is the next fintech

David Bainbridge Contributor<p>David Bainbridge is CEO and founder of Knowledgemotion.<p>Fintech is a factor of the fourth industrial revolution that has completely taken the world by storm and forever revolutionized how we bank. But many believe it is still in its infancy, with figures suggesting the …

Education Technology

Tools That Will Make You Feel Like You Have a Personal Assistant

Use these apps and tools to achieve the perks of a personal assistant, without putting one on the payroll<p>One of the perks of achieving a high level of success in the corporate world (or of being a celebrity, I suppose) is being paired with a capable assistant who helps manage the most pressing, …

Apps

DIY Alert: 6 Tools for Wannabe Makers

Get hands-on with you electronics!<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms …

Raspberry Pi

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation

Books to Read This Spring That Will Make You More Productive

<b>How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life,</b> by Caroline Webb<p>The title <i>How to Have a Good Day</i> might …

Pulitzer Prize