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Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

This Guy Is Running 6 Full Page Ads... Just to Share His Business Ideas? | Inc.com

Jay Walker -- serial entrepreneur, Priceline.com founder, and named in over 650 U.S. patents -- recently raised $50 million to launch a new company, Upside. (Upside lets small business travelers save their companies 10 to 15% on airline and hotel prices while also earning 100 to $200 in free gift …

Business Strategy

One of Silicon Valley's oldest and most successful venture capital firms just hired its first female investing partner

Jess Lee — cofounder and CEO of ecommerce site Polyvore — has joined Sequoia as an investing partner and will start work on Nov. 7, according to Bloomberg. Lee will also be one of Sequoia's youngest partners at the firm at 33. Sequoia has been trying to get Lee to join the firm since 2012, …

Venture Capital

8 Ways to Stand Out as a Leader in your Company

There are those people who are put in charge of companies and given the title of President or CEO. In an entrepreneur world, often the President and …

Agony, Alarm and Anger for People Hurt by Theranos’s Botched Blood Tests

They led to changes in medical treatment and a scramble for answers; some patients weren’t told for months about unreliable results<p>Sheri Ackert worried she might have a new tumor. Steve Hammons stopped taking his blood-thinning medication. Kimberly Toy emptied the pasta and sweets from her …

Blood Tests

How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to …

Employment

The New York Times is shutting down its millennial app

The New York Times is shelving its millennial-centric NYT Now app at the end of the month.<p>The app debuted in 2014 and sought to appeal to younger, mobile-savvy audiences by offering content from the Times at a reduced price, in a conversational tone. But traction for the app has been tame, and most …

News Industry

10 under-the-radar national parks where you can avoid the crowds

Slide 1 of 12<p>The most famous of America’s national parks continue to get slammed with record numbers of sightseers, making it difficult for visitors …

National Parks
MIT

Gartner: Most of the companies similar to Box and Dropbox will be gone in 2 years

More than 100 vendors are competing in this space now, ranging from upstarts like Box and Dropbox to the big players like Google and Microsoft.<p>But this market, broadly known as "enterprise file synchronization and sharing," is ripe for change and could end up losing 70% of the companies over the …

Dropbox

How one of America's top sporting goods stores suddenly imploded

But on Wednesday, the company announced that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.<p>"We are taking this action so that we can continue to adapt our business to meet the changing dynamics in the retail industry," CEO Michael E. Foss said in a release.<p>It seems almost counterintuitive — in an era …

Athletic Apparel

How One Bad Employee Can Destroy Your Entire Business

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Leadership
Leadership

4 Fundamental Habits Of Authentic Leaders

One expert explains how authenticity is a composite trait, made up of four basic, interrelated elements.<p>You think of yourself as a pretty authentic person, so you reasonably assume you’re likewise a pretty authentic leader. The “good leadership” thing to do would be to test that assumption, which …

Leadership

18 Things Strong Businesses Do

Too many times CEOs and business leaders separate overarching principles of life from how they run their businesses. I don’t see it that way. The …

Leadership

Good CEOs aren't busy

We'd just raised our $20M series B for Bigcommerce in 2012 and upon hearing that, both Eddie and I thought "Ha, yeah right! I don't have time to do anything but work and that won't change!"<p>Back then our "executive team" was me, Eddie and Rob — our current CFO and COO. We were a force to be reckoned …

CEOs

6 Qualities Of Every Natural Born Leader

Are you a natural born leader? Do you have what it takes to effortlessly take control? Here is a list of things natural born leaders do automatically…does it sound like you?<p><b>They Lead:</b> Obvious…right? Leaders lead. They don’t wait for someone to ask them to take charge because without pausing to …

Time Management

“A culture of exclusion and unconscious bias”: Gender inequality is cannibalizing the sciences

Studies indicate the scientific community is more likely to reward its male members. Our sexism is holding us back<p>Last October news broke of allegations that University of California, Berkeley, astronomer Geoff Marcy had for years harassed female students. (Marcy, who denied some of the …

Résumés

Four Counterintuitive Habits Of Effective Leaders

It may be better to be liked than feared, after all.<p>People have been writing about leadership–what makes a good leader, what makes a bad one, and how come–since just about as long as there have been leaders (Marcus Aurelius, Sun Tzu, et al.). It’s only relatively recently that the study of …

Leadership

The head of 'China's World Bank' just explained how he ripped a hole in the UK-US special relationship

The bank is intended to be a massive source of investment funds for developing Asia, but it's also a Chinese attempt to take a seat at the top table of international relations — Beijing wants its own version of the US- and Europe-dominated global institutions created after World War II.<p>The New York …

China

The CEO Paying Everyone $70,000 Salaries Has Something to Hide

Inside the viral story of Gravity CEO Dan Price.<p>By Karen Weise | December 1, 2015<p>Photographs by Nathanael Turner<p>From<p>It seemed too good to be true. On …

Penguin Random House

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

National Geographic Travel

Silicon Valley tech workers take microdoses of LSD drug to improve problem-solving

An increasing trend of young twenty-something tech professionals are taking tiny amounts of the psychedelic drug LSD in order to help them think …

Examining the Effects of Mobile Phones on Kids and Teens

There's an ongoing sleep study that is of great interest to me, and I expect to many others as well: for the first time, scientists will be examining the effects of mobile phone emissions on sleep and brain activity in children and teenagers. This study, recently underway, is being conducted by …

The Brain

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Leadership

Are You a Leader or a Follower?

Leadership is the art of persuasion--the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good.<p>It has nothing to do with your title.<p>It has nothing to do with authority or seniority.<p>You're not a leader just because you have people reporting to you. And you …

Self-improvement

Fortune's 2015 Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit: Who to Watch and When

The second <i>Fortune</i> Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit is here! The event will bring together an inspiring group of female leaders for two days of …

Women in Tech

The man who made America: Reason, religion and the brilliant mind of John Locke

There will be no lack of odes to colonial America today. Let’s also remember the man whose ideas made it possible<p>After his triumphant return to London, John Locke’s theory of the mind gradually spread, as did his views on the processes of thought, consciousness, delusion, and the capacity of reason …

Marissa Mayer Was Right to Ask Executives to Commit to Staying at Yahoo

Kara Swisher reported in Re/code this week that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer asked her top executives to make explicit commitments to stay at Yahoo – that they take a “pledge.” Swisher writes: “That move seems to have backfired a bit, resulting in several major departures recently, including European …

Marissa Mayer