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Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Design

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2018

What your customers want, how your customers think, and how your customers interact with each other are all changing—constantly. Each year in the digital age, we see the rise and fall of social media platforms, lightning-in-a-bottle trends and memes, and overarching changes to customer preferences …

Marketing

Employees Say This 1 Thing Would Make Them Work Harder (And 6 Reasons Why Managers Won't Do It) | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, fear isn't the strongest motivator.<p>81 percent of respondents to Glassdoor's <i>Employee Appreciation Survey</i> said they're motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. In contrast, only 38 percent said they work harder when their boss is …

Employment

16 Essential Leadership Skills For The Workplace Of Tomorrow

Some people believe that leaders are born, not made. Others, however, think leadership skills can be developed and honed, just like any other ability.<p>Members of Forbes Coaches Council tend to agree with the latter theory, as many of them work closely with up-and-coming professionals to help them …

Leadership

11 leadership books to read in 2018

Following a year of dizzying news cycles, Twitter flame wars and increasingly deep political divisions, getting engrossed in a meaty book on leadership lessons, in-depth career advice or ideas for improving the way we work may sound pretty tempting.<p>So we've pored through 2018 book lists from …

Books

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Mindfulness

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success) | Inc.com

Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of mindset. On paper, she was perfect.<p>She quickly passed the …

Customers

If You Want to Get Promoted, Say So

Jason, a general manager at a Fortune 100 company, worked hard. His businesses were thriving and his team liked working for him. Given his successes …

Why Communicating Vision is the Single Most Important Thing You Can Do

As the CEO of a 45 person company, communicating my vision has been at times difficult for me. I can see clearly where I want to take the business, but communicating this with everyone on my team is more difficult, especially since we are spread across several offices. In 10+ years, my startup has …

Living Rooms

Sheryl Sandberg Shares Facebook's Secret to Creating a Workplace Employees Love | Inc.com

Glassdoor's annual Best Places To Work list has been released and Facebook has landed the No. 1 title yet again.<p>They have claimed the top spot for the third time, but have ranked on the list for eight years straight. Not only are they one of the most influential companies in this decade, but …

Sheryl Sandberg

Macy's Big Magic Trick: How The World's Largest Store Keeps Its Customers Coming Back

Macy’s is practically a household name, at least in the United States. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, televised from New York City, symbolizes the start of the holiday season. Macy’s claims to be “The World’s Largest Store,” and that point is hard to argue as its 2.5 million-square-foot flagship …

Customer Experience
eCommerce
Apple Watch

Top Shopping Trends Of 2018: Retail Experts Share What To Watch For Next Year

If 2017 was the year of the retail apocalypse, then 2018 could be the year of a retail renaissance. The signs are promising. Retailers have come through a time of trial, and many of the ones that have survived have made the necessary adjustments to align with evolving consumer needs and desires. …

eCommerce

7 Social Media Trends That Will Dominate 2018

How do you plan on socializing next year? How do you plan on reaching your target audience, who will be socializing with each other, next year? By default, we underestimate how our lives will change in the future.<p>We tend to think of next year as ending more or less the same as this year (with the …

Public Relations

How to Google-Proof Your Website

We all want the Google Juice. We’ve been told it’s the silver bullet to inbound marketing success. But we’re wrong. The only way to truly Google …

Marketing

How I Use Weekends And Mondays To Stay Productive (And Sane) All Week

One entrepreneur shares three habits that help him de-stress and stay focused.<p>In 2014, I was constantly anxious. My business was doing well, but I couldn’t say the same about my mental health. Had you asked my business partners, friends, or peers three years ago, every single one of them would’ve …

Work-life Balance

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Time Management

3 ways to turn your best customers into your best salespeople

It’s never been easier to launch an e-commerce business than it is today. There are more tools, blog posts, and resources available to aspiring e-commerce entrepreneurs and business owners looking to connect with online customers than ever before.<p>But because the e-commerce playing field has …

Top 5 Fashion E-commerce Websites That Change The Way You Shop

The times have changed – fashion brands are appearing in the market so quickly, that sometimes it is pretty easy to miss something. Browsing each one of those websites are time consuming – choose same size, same style, same pattern, etc… That is why e-commerce aggregators are becoming so popular. …

eCommerce

22 Tantalizing Content Marketing Stats and Facts

With the near-universal embrace of content marketing—93% of B2B marketers are using content marketing, and B2C marketers are close behind—the amount …

Marketing

65 Facts About How We Shop Online

A new infographic from coupon and deals site BargainFox reveals 65 statistics about ecommerce psychology in 20 key categories that most affect …

How to get started with Google Analytics

Google Analytics (GA) is a free online service designed to help marketers and webmasters better understand their sites' visitors — where they come …

17 Ecommerce Tools that Will Drive Sales and Generate Revenue

Online sales accounted for more than half of total retail sales growth in 2015, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Ecommerce sales remained …

Project Management

The Hot New Thing That Consumers Are Buying

There’s a new hot item that retailers should plan on keeping fully stocked for consumers in 2016, and it’s not even a product at all—it’s experiences. Consumers, especially millennials, are interested in purchasing things that help them define who they are. And brands and retailers need to know how …

eCommerce

How to Increase Sales By Using Mobile Coupons for Marketing | Inc.com

It's been over a decade since the first smartphones hit the market, and mobile devices continue to transform the way people shop and do business. A recent report found that mobile devices account for three fifths (60 percent) of all time spent on digital media.<p>Business owners and marketers have put …

Mobile

Tom Dixon’s Creativity Secret? Perpetual Dissatisfaction

The prolific British designer talks about American nostalgia, why showrooms are dead, and why unhappiness is a key trait for designers.<p>Tom Dixon is one of the most prolific and exciting designers working today. Consider some of his recent work: The self-taught British designer has created scent …

Time I

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Entrepreneurship

Why Giving Employees A Sense Of Purpose Is Not Enough To Drive Engagement

There’s no doubt that employees who have a sense of purpose at work will be more engaged and productive. We all want to feel like we are contributing to something and that our jobs have meaning. While purpose is indeed a critical factor when thinking about designing employee experiences, it cannot …

Employee Engagement