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How Can You Instantly Tell You Work for a Toxic Boss? Look for Any of These 7 Signs | Inc.com

A typical scenario for so many companies is hiring managers who appear to be competent and showing all the signs you'd expect for managerial success. Naturally, they'll get hired.<p>Then it happens. A few weeks in, a Jekyll and Hyde act takes place; you see a totally different person than the one you …

Business

Does Multi-Tasking Slow You Down? Ask Yourself These Questions To Find Out

Answer these two simple questions to determine if you allow irrelevant information to derail your productivity:<p>Question No. 1: When an email notification pops up on your screen, do you pause what you’re doing to read those first few words the new email?<p>Question No. 2: Do you keep your phone face up …

The Knowledge-Creating Company

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This 1991 article helped popularize the notion of “tacit” knowledge—the valuable and highly subjective insights and intuitions that are difficult to capture and share because people carry them in their heads. Years later, the piece can still startle a reader with its views of …

Beyond Kubernetes - 5 Promising Cloud-Native Technologies To Watch

Kubernetes, the open source container management platform has become the anchor for cloud-native technologies. Since the time it was handed over to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the project has received unprecedented interest from the industry. There is not a single public cloud …

Kubernetes

Apple, IBM, and Google don’t care anymore if you went to college

Recently, the job review site Glassdoor compiled a list of 15 different companies that don’t require job applicants to have college degrees. The list includes high-paying tech outlets like Apple, Google, and IBM, in addition to service-oriented companies like Costco, Starbucks, and …

Employment

Ditch Those Ping-Pong Tables and Embrace the Real Workplace of the Future

We're finally figuring out the best ways to modernize the workplace. New tech promises to reduce operating costs and increase productivity for businesses of all types and sizes.<p>Crowded, cubicle-ridden work environments reminiscent of "Office Space" have proven to be wasteful, unproductive, and …

The Workplace

This Is the Most Amazing Photo Ever Taken From a Commercial Airplane. Now, a Southwest Passenger Explains How He Did It

Remember the Great American Eclipse of 2017? For a few minutes, it seemed the entire country was relaxed and focused on the same thing.<p>Jon Carmichael was focused all right. But he wasn't exactly relaxed. Instead, he was in Seat 1A on a Southwest Airlines flight, taking more than 1,200 photographs …

Southwest Airlines

Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn.

Are you successful at coaching your employees? In our years studying and working with companies on this topic, we’ve observed that when many executives say “yes,” they’re ill-equipped to answer the question. Why? For one thing, managers tend to <i>think</i> they’re coaching when they’re actually just …

Learning

How To Build A Positive Company Culture

Company culture is an integral part of business. It affects nearly every aspect of a company. From recruiting top talent to improving employee satisfaction, it’s the backbone of a happy workforce. Without a positive corporate culture, many employees will struggle to find the real value in their …

Fast Casual

The Risks and Rewards of Agile Transformation | Inc.com

Agile transformation is no longer a state of nirvana sought only by tech companies. As we move deeper into the Digital Age, every business needs to become more agile to avoid disruption and better serve customers.<p>In fact, agile work solutions are becoming more prevalent in companies around the …

7 Productivity Habits That Will Make You A More Helpful Person

As a young professional, I thought one of the keys to success was to just hustle and work harder than everybody else. In a way, I was right, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen that those who work smarter and are helpful to the people around them are thriving the most.<p>A lot of people confuse being …

How Jeff Bezos Hires Great People

Amazon’s hiring practices recently had a spotlight moment after a partner at the startup incubator, Y Combinator, tweeted about it. Its guiding principles for hiring are pulled from Amazon’s 1998 shareholder letter, in which Bezos argues that “setting the bar high in our approach to hiring has …

Labor Economics

This Unconventional Way of Consuming Books Will Transform How You Read

When's the last time you listened to an album from beginning to end? Yeah, right. But of course, you read books from cover to cover. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't? Turns out, lots of folks.<p>I once believed in the sacredness of books -- each text deserved to be read in its entirety. …

BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right

BMW will in a few days start rolling out to many of its drivers support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The fact that BMW is doing this doesn’t come as a surprise, given that it has long talked about its plans to bring Alexa — and potentially other personal assistants like Cortana and the …

BMW

Hyper-Growth Done Right - Lessons From the Man Who Scaled Engineering at Dropbox and Facebook

Radical expansion must be in <b>Aditya Agarwal</b>’s genes. When he started as an engineer at <b>Facebook</b>, the company had fewer than 15 people. Within 6 years, …

The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2018

4 Conversations Every Overwhelmed Working Parent Should Have

Working parents sometimes struggle with the feeling that they are either letting down their family or not meeting their career goals. It can be hard to strike the right balance. As with most of the challenges we face at work, having an open and honest conversation is one of the first steps toward …

Bij dit bedrijf gaan collega's elkaars salaris bepalen, op basis van gevoel

Een bedrijf in Maassluis begint volgende week met een pilot: via een app bepalen collega’s elkaars salaris op basis van gevoel. ,,We denken dat dit …

Ask yourself these questions before saying “yes” or “no” to anything

Your approach should change depending on your circumstances.<p>A LinkedIn connection that you’ve never met in person asks if you’d like to meet for a coffee. Your boss invites you to a networking dinner with several executives from the office. Your former college professor asks if you would be …

Shonda Rhimes

Why AI Will Shift Decision Making from the C-Suite to the Front Line

Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of an incredible new frontier in Artificial Intelligence (AI). From fintech to edtech, what was once fantastically improbable is now a commercial reality. There is no question that big data and AI will bring about important advances in the realm of …

6 Alarming Ways HR Executives Are Putting Enterprise Growth At Risk

HR executives and their teams are not evolving fast enough and it’s disrupting enterprise growth. As the need for human capital has reached an all-time high, the human resources department is ill equipped to tackle today’s corporate transformation strategies.<p>Individuality is at the center of what …

Human Resources

6 Unexpected Signs You're a Much Better Leader Than You Think

Charisma? Drive? Passion? Not exactly.<p>Think for a moment about the most effective boss that you've ever worked with in your life. As you look back, ponder for a moment what made that individual stand out. What characteristics made him or her special?<p>Was it charisma? Drive? Enthusiasm? The ability …

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Public Speaking

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short.<p>When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, we found that 77% had experienced burnout at their …

The British Open Champion's 'Performance Coach' Just Revealed the Key to Thriving Under Pressure

Italy gets its first major champion. You get major insight for how to succeed when the stakes are highest.<p>Francesco Molinari just did what no other Italian countrymen (or woman) has done before--won a major championship in golf. Faced with critical shot after critical shot, knee-buckling putt after …

Agile Is Not Just Another Management Fad

Senior executives increasingly recognize that “Agile Is Eating The World.” In fact, surveys by both Deloitte and McKinsey show that over 90% of senior executives want to be agile, while less than 10% currently see their own firm as “highly agile.” There are now major efforts under way with “Agile …

Agile Development

Does A Remote Work Arrangement Make You A Better Parent?

Almost two-thirds of companies now have full-time employees who work remotely. And the remote workforce continues to grow. In the wake of this new phenomenon, many parents have opted for remote working arrangements, in order to have the flexibility of being “there” for their kids as necessary or …

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4 business leaders share how they cut down on meetings

It’s one of the biggest productivity killers of office life. Learn how to combat that by following one of the methods below.<p>If you’ve worked in an office, ever, you know that meetings are the black sheep of work tasks. We love to hate them and we strive to eliminate them forever, and yet we …

Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds

Not long ago, I asked 100 CEOs attending a conference how many of them were currently involved in a significant business transformation. Nearly all of them raised their hands, which was no surprise. According to a study by BCG, 85% of companies have undertaken a transformation during the past …

Management