How many times a day do you use the word "sorry"? Statistics on Americans are hard to find, but the BBC reports that British people say it at least eight times a day, and some say it as often as 20 times
In a recent survey of 100 productivity hacks, timeboxing — migrating to-do lists into calendars — was ranked the most useful. Timeboxing can give you a much greater sense of control over your workday.
Have you noticed your organization becoming so focused on building a happy, engaged workforce that your leaders are becoming profoundly conflict-avoidant? I see examples of this all the time. One clue
Stress levels at work are higher than ever. According to a study of 2,000 professionals by Korn Ferry, almost two-thirds report that their stress levels now are higher than they were five years ago. Worse
Although listening is the first language skill that human beings develop--and it's how we spend 40% of our time communicating--many of us are not great listeners. In fact, we achieve only 25% of our listening
A question I frequently get asked by managers is about getting people more engaged and motivated in their work. It's a legitimate question pondered from a business angle because, after all, that's what
A few months ago, a former client — let’s call her Kacie— called me to check in. I had supported her through her transition when she had joined a prestigious global financial services firm several months
Whether it's asking what you'll eat for lunch or how you'll win back a high-profile client, making decisions is something we have to do every day. Making those decisions -- and facing adversity head-on
This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let of
Small businesses make up 99.9% of U.S. employer firms, according to the Small Business Administration. And as new jobs are created and employees get hired, it has become increasingly important to consider
At a recent management retreat we discussed high-potential employees and motivation. Some people believe the two go hand-in-hand. For an employee to be a high potential, they have to be highly motivated.
I read with interest about a recent study from the Center for Creative Leadership which found that managers who show empathy are seen by their own bosses as better performers. Why? Because empathy actually
What is some good career advice for people who want to change careers in their 30s and beyond? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others
Communication breakdowns are the main reason for workplace conflict. How someone communicates is connected closely with their behavioral style. If you think back on a time when you were unable to see with
Have you ever wondered why some employees always accomplish their goals? How about those who do so way ahead of schedule? And then there are team members who not only beat the clock on those deadlines;
From time to time, every leader has to deliver news that is hard for employees to hear. Even when businesses are doing well, organizational and structural change is to be expected, and acquisitions, reorganizations,
Recently, Google reported the updated results of its Project Oxygen. Begun in 2008, the project sought to list the qualities of the company’s best managers. The updated list provides an opportunity for
People who believe they thrive in chaos typically have to work alone. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A big part of being successful at time management is being organized.
When my client – let’s call him John – hired a new president to run his company he expected his stress level to go down. He thought he’d be free to focus on strategic issues and long-range planning. He
Do you ever feel like you don't have enough time in the day? This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes Do you ever feel like you don't have enough time in the day? I know I do. To make our dreams reality,
For most of us, time management and staying productive is a daily struggle. Sometimes that's not the end of the world. But, if you don't address this sooner then later, the things you were supposed to