You've never seen a distracting or ugly slide on the TED stage. This coach is part of the reason why. Think about your favorite TED talk of all time. What do you remember about it? Maybe your answer is
Don't you wish you were better at saying "no" to all those extraneous requests for a bit of help at work? Every business owner and professional I know is struggling with their own workload, yet they let
I don't quote fortune cookies any more than I would a horoscope prediction. Do I read them? Sure. They're fun and I'm always impressed how they manage to cover a personal problem with such astounding problem
That was how my neighbor introduced himself when we first moved into our new office. He was correct, of course, as the evening before, we had mistakenly left a water valve on overnight, and not surprisingly,
Only 12 Percent of Employees Believe Their Companies Do a Great Job with Onboarding. Here Are 3 Ways to Make Your Process
Your team's onboarding process is critical to the success of your employees. Without effective onboarding, it will take longer for employees to get up to speed and drive profitability for your business.
Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor. I had
Deloitte's Surprising New Survey of More Than 16,000 People Reveals How Employees Really Want to Be Recognized at Work
Most business leaders know the power of recognizing and rewarding employees for a job well done. Surprisingly, however, relatively few take the time to actually do it. According to one survey, 45 percent
Business isn't always warm and fuzzy. Products fail. People get fired. Those things happen to every team; what distinguishes strong ones is how they respond. Empathetic teams understand each other's feelings
Consider this to be a great way tot raise your own leadership bar. In my line of work coaching and training leaders, I'm neck-deep in the research to find all the reasons for good leadership and high engagement.
Even Brené Brown Gets Nervous at Public Speaking Engagements. Here Are Her 3 Tricks for Calming Nerves
Brené Brown is quite possibly the best public speaker I've ever seen. I was fortunate enough to see her live last year, at a lecture series at USC. The host was thoughtful and had a series of interesting
Google Spent Years On Its Secret Plan to Dominate This $140 Billion Industry, and It's Totally Brilliant
The plan is brilliant. The execution, of course, remains to be seen. Well, this was inevitable: Google wants to take over the video game market, a $140 billion industry that also happens to be one of few
Starting a business from scratch comes with its fair share of challenges. Mistakes are bound to be made along the way. In fact, this never really ends. Entrepreneurship is a journey, not a destination.
Your team works hard every day; acknowledge their efforts sincerely and often. One of a leader's greatest responsibilities is keeping their team motivated and on track to meet their goals. Regularly acknowledging
Research consistently shows that the top reason people leave their jobs isn’t related to compensation, benefits, or even opportunities for career growth: It is that they don’t feel appreciated. Recently,
I mean, come on! How dare they? I'm always right. My ideas are so profound and original that it must be pure defiance on their part to take a different viewpoint. In case you're wondering, I'm being sarcastic.
Some of these numbers may be familiar to you, like the estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., and the 9 million people they employ, and the $1.7 trillion in revenue that they generate
We all know that Warren Buffett is a quote machine for his simple and yet profound wisdom. Naturally, much of it has to do with investment but as he approaches 90, Buffett is uniquely qualified to impart
Autonomy at work is a beautiful thing which makes people feel in control of their own time and level of success. The opposite -- when someone is constantly telling you what to do, and how to do it -- demotivating,
Of all the rankings on all the Internet, this is probably the one you don't want your state to rank last on. But somebody has to. Let's start the week off with a very serious question: Did you have fun
Want to Be Happy and Healthy? Science Says Do This 1 Pleasurable Thing (For About 17 Minutes Per Day)
So it's good news when you find a science-backed suggestion that makes it more likely you'll achieve your health goals. It's even more gratifying when you the habit or change you need to make in your is
When I left my company last year and they held a little going-away celebration, the whole thing turned into a bit of a roast. And our chief operating officer shared a story I wasn't sure he remembered.
I once quit a new job after one day. As crazy as that was, I've always thought: At least I can say I've never been fired. Only it turns out, maybe getting fired isn't so terrible. I realized this recently
American Airlines and United Failed To Hit Their Targets. There Was 1 Stunning Difference That'll Surprise Passengers
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. It's a reflection of a job well done. Or, perhaps, of an extreme ability to tolerate management
With 11 Short Words, Elon Musk Just Showed a Tiny Glimpse of Self-Awareness and Humility. (This Needs to Stop Right Now)
The jury is still out on Elon Musk, as it is for all of us. But it's likely he will one day be remembered as the greatest creative innovator and entrepreneur of our time -- unless, that is, he manages
With 1 Brilliant Move, Delta Air Lines Just Showed the Secret to Turning Good Deeds Into Great Business
This is a story about kindness, good deeds, and great outcomes. It starts with Rodney Smith Jr., who mows lawns for a living -- and who just got a free first-class trip to Alaska and Hawaii courtesy of