Jeroen Stoffels

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Stop Calling People Out

Pretend that you occasionally lose your temper in meetings, and my aim is to get you to change. The next time I see you lose your cool, I say one of two things:<p><i>Hey, timeout. You just did it again — you lost your temper with Mario. This is the third time I’ve seen you do this in the last two days.</i> …

15 Clever Little Hacks That Teachers Can Use

Teaching is a hard job. After four weeks of it, I now believe that teachers do have special talents. In these four weeks, I delivered interactive …

15 Hair-Raising Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

Bartosz Czekala<p>Read full profile<p>We live in a time when sleep is just a substitute of coffee for people who have too much free time on their hands. We …

Immune System

Mentors 101: Finding, Maintaining, and Outmatching Your Mentor

Caravaggio studied under Titian, Donald Trump learned from his dad, and Audrey Hepburn had Marie Rambert. Budding talents, whether they’re artisans …

The (Not So Difficult) Trick To Get Your Emails Read

To stand out in a flooded inbox, you need to begin with the end.<p>We spend hours sorting through the 150 billion or so emails that ricochet around the Internet every day. So which ones get the click?<p>Popular email clients like Gmail show the first 50 or so characters of the body copy in the inbox …

Productivity

How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family

Matthew Beason is a well-respected executive at a non-profit with a multi-billion dollar endowment. On top of continual domestic travel, countless dinners with donors, and constant planning meetings, Matthew is also a married father of four children. While his work schedule sometimes leaves him …

The Best Leaders Ask for More Feedback

It's not enough to just ask for feedback once. Research shows that the most effective leaders also follow one rule: Get lots of feedback.<p>The value of feedback has been written about time and again. But new data from leadership consultancy Zenger/Folkman really drives home the value not just of</i> …

Top 10

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

7 Simple Steps to Mindful Eating

If you want to enjoy your food more and eat healthier, try these seven simple steps to mindful eating.

Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable: 5 Tips

Think of it as your mantra for the New Year: You'll never achieve more without moving a little further outside your comfort zone.<p>"As entrepreneurs we like to think that the world bends at our whim, but it doesn't work that way," says Amos Winbush III. He should know. He started out as a recording …

Business Strategy

Overcoming Feedback Phobia: Take the First Step

<b>Situation 1: Asking for it</b><p>You’re sitting at your desk when an e-mail pops up from your boss that cryptically states, “Please come to my office; we need to talk.” What’s the first thing you think?<p>For most people it’s, “Oh no – what did I do now!” or “Good gosh, what went wrong!” Of course it <i>is</i> …

40 Christmas Decorating Ideas That Will Bring Joy To Your Home

Christmas is right around the corner and with it come trees and ribbons and ornaments and lights and … oh goodness, <i>what</i> are you supposed to do with …

How To Make A Stunning LinkedIn Profile

Having a LinkedIn profile is so important these days, so put in the effort now! Here's how to make a stunning LinkedIn profile in five easy-to-follow …

Email Marketing: How to Write Subject Lines That Get Clicks

If you don't grab customers with your subject line, you've lost them. Check out these pointers for crafting one that makes people click.<p>Think you know email marketing backwards and forwards? Able to dash off a contact email or sales pitch without a second thought? Check that impulse, because you …

Marketing

40 Ways To Let Go And Feel Relieved

Whether you’re angry with something a co-worker said yesterday or you’re harboring deep resentment from your childhood, learning how to let go of …

Self-help

7 Great Services for Taking Back Control of Your Inbox

Ever felt like you’re a slave to your inbox? Just when you think you’ve got everything under control, a slew of new messages just come flooding in, leaving you feeling helpless, disorganized, and frustrated.<p>Thankfully, you’re not alone. In fact, there are several services dedicated to help you …

15 Greatest Marketing Innovations of All Time | Inc.com

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Innovation

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Animation

8 Things Really Efficient People Do

Everyone wants more time. Efficiency is one way of adding minutes or hours to your day. Here are eight tips effectively used by the most efficient.<p>Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don't enjoy and more on the things that …

Time Management

7 Ways to Unleash Unlimited Employee Energy

Your employees are an unlimited source of energy that can take your business to even higher levels of success. Here's how to encourage them.<p>The best employees are masters of making things happen. They create far more energy than they consume, and, instead of taking energy from an organization, they …

Employment

The One Interview Question You Have to Ask

The best way to find out if a job candidate is a good fit for your company? Ask this one revealing question.<p>I’ve been told my interview style is “different.” But after interviewing dozens of candidates a week for years, I’ve learned a few things I hope will help other entrepreneurs trying to hire …

Employment

20 Critical Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn Networking

LinkedIn is constantly changing. Here is a current list of 20 proper ways to build your network without offending or embarrassing yourself.<p>More and more LinkedIn looks like the winning social media tool for business networking. Whether you are trying to grow your reach, find content, explore …

Networking

Walking Meetings: So Much More Productive Than You Think

Whether you're in San Francisco or New York or a small town, get out of the office and use your city's sidewalks as a meeting space. You'd be surprised how productive it is.<p>For the past 3 years, I’ve been conducting walk-n-talks with every employee in AnswerLab. As my CEO role brought me further …

San Francisco

11 Ways To Get More Energy In The Morning

The sounds of your alarm clock goes off. It’s Monday morning. You were up late Sunday night and you have to be at work in two hours. You don’t feel …

How To Exercise When You Would Rather Do Anything Else

The Most Deadly Killing Machines that Has Been Invented

Never forget your car keys will change your car from one tonne of inert metal into one of the most deadly killing machines that has been …

10 Ways to Raise Your Prices Without Losing Customers

Ten successful entrepreneurs from YEC explain how they go about breaking the news of price increases to their most loyal customers.<p><i>While the need to raise prices is usually good news for your growing business, it's not always music to your customer's ears--especially those critical early adopters</i> …

Business Strategy

The Five Rules Every New CEO Should Follow

Last week, an executive who was on the verge of being promoted to head his large global publicly traded company asked for my advice on how to be effective as a brand new CEO. I gave him a list and he was so appreciative that I was motivated to write a blog about it. There were five recommendations …

The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don’t Know It Yet

Ask your employees this: “How would you like to be rewarded for your efforts and performance, in addition to your fixed salary?” They will likely respond by asking for a cash reward in the form of a raise or bonus, which they can then spend on themselves. They might even convince you that spending …

4 Ways to Keep People From Derailing Meetings

It's high time you make your team huddles more productive affairs. Here's how to do it.<p>When is the last time you were in a fantastic meeting? I'd venture to say the majority of internal meetings are painful and expensive time-sucks, especially if you consider the collective wages and time your …

United Nations