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If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?

“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing. You are in a kind of mental system where you are under increasing demands, and you say to yourself that it …

Leadership

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Nonprofits

This Homemade Pizza Dough Just Calls for 2 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that you can make the most amazing pizza dough with just two ingredients? Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but after you try this fun food hack, you’ll forget all about delivery and want to make these every time you’re craving a slice. Plus you can top it with anything you’d like, …

Recipes

The Art of Strategy is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …

Product Management

The best time to do everything if you want to get great results, according to research

We love to say "timing is everything" but often we sure as heck don't act like it (bookstores have an entire "how to" section but not a "when to" section).<p>As we're going to find out, timing really can be everything. And often we've got it all wrong. Luckily, bestselling author Dan Pink has come to …

Time Management

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the Senior Vice President of Retail Strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to …

Angela Ahrendts

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

This Simple Trick Will Help You Get More Done Every Day

Looking at a calendar can actually change the way you think about a goal.<p>If you really want to achieve your goals in 2018, put down the to do list. …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

Do Your Financial Habits Reflect Your Core Values?

In the business world, core values are important to shaping a company’s culture and vision. They will also dictate <i>how</i> the company will bring that …

Leadership

21 Ways To Be A Little More OK In 2018

We’ll get through it...right?<p>I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m dragging myself into 2018 only by the sheer force of will. To help you brace for yet another year probably a lot like this one, we rounded up some of the best mental health tips we reported this year, both from experts and …

Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic

I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.<p>As the …

9 Smart Things You Can Do With an Old iPhone

If your aging iPhone is too old or damaged to trade in for whatever you think it’s worth, here’s some good news: As long as it can still connect to a …

8 changes experts made to vastly improve the real résumé of a mid-level job hunter

As an experienced talent acquisition professional, Lewis (not his real name) knew his résumé would be held to a higher caliber.<p>Despite his years of experience in the recruitment field, he says even he needed help pulling the right information together for his résumé so he could better highlight his …

Employment

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Cooking

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Skillet

Heat oven to 400°.<p>In a medium oven-safe (preferably cast iron) skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tsp oil. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, …

Recipes

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Employee Engagement

21 High-Protein Grain Bowls You Can Pack for Lunch

I'm not always great about packing my lunch. I love salads, but sometimes I want something a little bit heartier in the middle of the day. Plus, some …

Healthy Eating

12 Non-Boring Ways to Cook With Ground Turkey

Lately, I've become kind of obsessed with ground turkey. It's more flavorful than ground chicken, less overpowering than ground beef, and just as …

Cooking

10 Weekend Breakfast Recipes With 5 Ingredients or Fewer

Making breakfast is one of my favorite weekend morning activities—OK, <i>eating</i> breakfast is one of my favorite weekend morning activities. I've got more …

Breakfast

17 High-Protein Lunches You Don't Need to Reheat at Work or School

While meal-prepped chicken and rice or last night's healthy pasta dish <i>sound</i> like great packed lunches in theory, they're considerably less appealing …

Healthy Eating

5 Acts of Appreciation That Drive Employee Engagement, According to Science

Expressing appreciation is one of the easiest ways to keep employees happy. Here are 5 ways to boost loyalty and productivity.<p>Employee attrition is at an all-time high. There are many obvious reasons why employees are leaving their jobs in droves, including, a poor cultural fit, unclear …

Employee Engagement

What Millennial Job Seekers Need To Know About Their Online Presence

The popularity of Facebook among millennials was largely due to the ability to “creep” on the profile of people one searches for. It’s reasonable then to expect people to be searching for our online profiles on social media and to run a Google search to find information about us, especially when we …

Employment

3 Workplace Habits of Happy and Engaged Employees, According to Research

This book, soon to be released by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals the secret to happiness at work.<p>An increasing body of evidence from positive psychology experts the likes of Richard Davidson, Shawn Achor, Barbara Frederickson and others confirm a simple fact: Happy people are better …

Employee Engagement

8 Ways Machine Learning Is Improving Companies’ Work Processes

Today’s leading organizations are using machine learning–based tools to automate decision processes, and they’re starting to experiment with more-advanced uses of artificial intelligence (AI) for digital transformation. Corporate investment in artificial intelligence is predicted to triple in 2017, …

Need to satisfy a chocolate craving? These recipes will help.

We’re feeling the need for chocolate in a rich, fudge form. From the Recipe Finder, here are a few chocolate sauces for topping ice cream, plus baked goods and a (nearly) foolproof recipe for ultra creamy fudge.<p><i>[For emergency cookie cravings, stock your freezer with homemade dough]</i><p>Fastest Dark …

Dessert

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. We might look up the meanings of common terms and access maps of key attractions.<p>Similarly, when you first become a manager, it’s helpful to …

Want Your Ideal Job to Find You? You Need to Become an Expert at This One Thing

There's more to job hunting than just interviewing. Here's what you need to know.<p>According to a recent Gallup report, 67% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged. People feel stuck, sometimes even trapped, by a constant feeling that there could be more. They know they're not in the …

Employment