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Mobile Marketing for Small Business - Ideas, How To's, Software & More!

All Mobile Marketing Articles<p>Are you starting a mobile marketing campaign, or do you plan to increase your budget? If yes, we have the stats to show …

Small Business

17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day

Great leaders know that their words have a powerful effect on their employees. You can go from good to great by using these phrases regularly.<p>Successful leaders get that way because they have a positive attitude, and they know how to build strong and enduring relationships with their employees. …

Leadership

7 Ways to Be the Boss Everyone Loves to Work For

It may be the hardest job in business. See if these ideas make it a bit easier.<p>Fittingly, the subject of bosses came up during our end of summer Labor Day barbeque, and what struck those of us gathered was how few good leaders we had worked for, back in the days when we were employed by someone …

Don Rickles

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

Don’t Like Your Job? Change It (Without Quitting)

Sometimes you know your job just isn’t right for you. Maybe you’re in the wrong field, don’t enjoy the work, feel surrounded by untrustworthy coworkers, or have an incompetent boss. Most people would tell you to find something that’s a better fit. But that may not be possible. There are many …

The Best Way to Defuse Your Stress

I knew that I probably shouldn’t send the email I had just written. I wrote it in anger and frustration, and we all know that sending an email written in anger and frustration is, well, dumb.<p>Still, I <i>really wanted</i> to send it. So I forwarded it to a friend, who knew the situation, with the subject …

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Why Checking In With Yourself Is So Important | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Checking Your Facebook Timeline More Often Than You Check In On Yourself?</b><p>How truly connected do you feel to yourself and those around you? If, like …

Productivity

5 Radically Simple Ideas to Instantly Change Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is simple.<p>It is.<p>If you want something, go get it.<p>If you don’t like something, stop whatever it is you’re doing and change course.<p>Each of us are …

Staying Happy in your Place of Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

One cannot argue how important happy employers are at work. The happier the employees, the more productive the business. Maybe your employer is not …

Happiness

3 Ways to Fight Stress in the Workplace | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Modern workplaces are filled with hard working, motivated people who all have one thing in common: they’re incredibly stressed out. I live in Silicon …

One Big Thing That Will Save You From Regret | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you are in the final minute of this crazy game of life, right before the buzzer goes off what will flash through your mind?<p>Your life might seem …

50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …

6 Things You Should Quit Doing To Be More Successful

If you haven’t seen it, I’ll describe it for you. In a now viral video, writer Marina Shifrin turns the camera on herself at the office around 4:30 a.m. She then proceeds to dance herself out of a job. Throughout the video, words splash across the screen explaining her reasons, then at the end we …

8 Ways to Make Sex More Fun

Get ready to have the time—and the orgasm—of your life<p>If your bedroom action could use a boost, you’re not alone. A whopping 59 percent of men and women say they want to make their sex lives more playful and fun, according to a new survey released today by International Communications Research and …

Can I download video clips from YouTube?

Rick Maybury explains how you can - though it's a legal grey area.<p><i>I am preparing a talk for a small club that I belong to, and it would be greatly enhanced if I could get suitable video clips to add to my still picture slideshow. Is there a way that I can download video clips from YouTube for such</i> …

Internet

The Surprising Reason You’re Exhausted

Your work could be zapping your energy… but not in the way you think<p>You know those “Do Not Disturb” signs you can put outside your hotel room? You might want to get one for your desk: Interruptions in the office can make you feel exhausted all the time, according to a new study published in the</i> …

Dealing with Team Members Who Derail Meetings

What does your team do when someone takes a meeting off-track? If your team is like most, the leader says something like, “Lee, that’s not what we’re talking about now” or “Let’s get back on track” or the team simply ignores Lee’s comment and tries to bring the conversation back to the original …

5 Tips to Help 40-Somethings Save for a Rainy Day

If you're in your 40s, your main financial goals might be paying your children's college bills and funding your retirement accounts. There's another …

Go Ahead: Ask Your Employees If They’re Happy

When was the last time you made the effort to see, <i>really</i> see, what the people you work with are thinking and how they’re feeling about their jobs? With Gallup’s latest State of the American Workplace survey showing that 70% of U.S. employees are not engaged at work, it seems that the majority of …

The Most Important Negotiation in Your Life

Life is a series of negotiations.<p>You negotiate all day, every day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep.<p>Contract terms and conditions. Hiring, managing performance, and firing. Defining deadlines, scope, and deliverables. Collecting fees. Seeking alignment about business strategy. …

You’re Probably Wrong About Millennials

Managers routinely complain about their Gen Y employees as entitled, disloyal, and lazy — and as a result, conflicts arise. In a study in partnership with American Express for my new book, we found that while managers have a negative view of Gen Y, employees from this generation generally have a …

Don’t Let Them Underestimate You

We all hope our resume and experiences will speak for themselves. But a friend of mine — a 40 year-old former special agent and combat veteran — recently emailed me about a persistent problem. “When I contact leaders in my industry, they almost always agree to talk,” he told me. “But some have been …

What Stops Leaders from Showing Compassion

Most good people want to act compassionately at work. And recent research suggests that compassion also creates positive outcomes in organizations: People who experience compassion feel more committed to the organization and feel more positive emotions at work; when people receive bad news that is …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Four Steps To Resolving Conflict | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Conflicts arise and can escalate quickly. They often occur in the midst of our day- to – day lives and we blow up at someone due to the stress of the …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness