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Sleep Calculator - What's The Perfect Time To Go to Bed?

What time should I go to bed?<p>Getting a good night's sleep is about more than simply going to bed early – it's about waking up at the right time too. …

Sleep

There Are 4 Personality Types. Here Is How Each Will Lead to Great Success (or Massive Failure)

Ever wonder why the guy in accounting holds things up? Or why your boss is so demanding?<p>It never fails. Whenever I'm asked to do a client intervention to help diffuse a conflict of some sort, the first thing I do is have the parties involved take a personality inventory.<p>I'm doing this because 90 …

Leadership

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks

Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more refined searches with Google’s built-in tools, advanced operators, and …

Google Translate

7 Ways to Communicate So Team Members Really Understand What to Do

Slow down and start a conversation<p>You've got a big project coming up and you want to make sure your team members know why it's so critical and what they need to do to support it. So you create a detailed PowerPoint, call a meeting and take a full hour to explain everything.<p>That's why you're so …

Facebook's go-to management manual says you can identify a great boss by who they spend their time with

You're a manager who oversees seven employees: two are underperforming, one is your star, and the rest deliver what they're supposed to but not much more.<p>How much time do you spend with each? Common sense would suggest you spend most of your time with the struggling employees to get them back on …

Leadership

5 Tips for Managing a Negative Employee

Understanding how to manage negative employees will help make the experience as painless as possible,<p>For those in management and leadership positions, it's not a matter of if, but a matter of when you will come across a negative employee that requires your attention. Understanding how to manage …

Self-help

Using Covey’s Matrix to tame your Time Management Woes

Good time management is something that often sounds easy in theory but in practice can often prove elusive. For managers, the difficulty comes from …

Time Management

Performance Management: A New Perspective

The secret is out. Many organizations used to think of performance management as a backward-looking assessment program owned by HR. No longer. …

How Running Your Meetings Differently Can Transform Your Culture

Meetings. Some are dreaded, others are valuable. Make sure your meetings are productive and a good use of time. Your culture will thank you for it.<p><i>By Bob Pothier, director for Partners in Leadership and a former GE exec who works with leaders to create greater accountability across the work force</i> …

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

4 Questions That Can Help You Become A Better Leader

Are you a weak leader? I know that’s a tough question to answer. I don’t think there is a single leader that will proclaim,<i>“Yes! I am a weak leader!”</i> …

Leadership
Human Resources

4 Things You Should Do Every Day Before You Start Work

We’ve all had this experience: You get to work an hour early to gain the upper hand on your overflowing inbox. You pour a cup of coffee to fuel your early morning productivity and start sorting through email, only to look up at the clock hours later to realize it’s already noon and you haven’t …

Time Management

16 Tips for Running More Effective Meetings

On average we spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings, and 71 percent of those meetings aren't very productive.<p>Chances are, you've noticed that many meetings are a tremendous waste of time. A few years ago, Microsoft did some research into this problem and found that people spend on average 5.6 hours …

Time Management

Take a Moment and Assess Your Workspace for Productivity

Your workspace should be a comfortable combination of personality and productivity; a space that you enjoy working in, but also one that helps you …

It's not me, it's you: 6 signs you're a bad manager

Having someone on your team not pull his or her weight is not only incredibly frustrating, but it also makes it harder to hit goals — which, as you've surely stressed about, reflects badly on you.<p>But rather than set up yet another meeting, have you asked yourself how you contributed to the …

Martin Shkreli

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Excellent Excel Shortcuts That Very Few People Know

It seems like every office job needs at least passable spreadsheet skills. And, in an increasingly competitive job market, passing isn’t enough …

Microsoft Excel

Here's an Alternative to The Dreaded Annual Performance Review

<b>Dear Annie:</b> Once again it’s almost time to do year-end performance appraisals for the 28 people who report to me, and I’m envying managers at …

Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries

Association for Library Service to Children<br>a division of the American Library Association<p><i>Created by the ALSC Education Committee, 1989. Revised by</i> …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Let technology radically enhance your leadership.<p>It's not enough for twenty-first-century leaders to focus on getting things done. They must also connect with employees to inspire performance. Digging deeper, top management today needs to marry purpose and meaning to each employee's contribution. …

Apps

How You Can Manage Email Like a Millionaire (5 Simple Rules)

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to "inbox zero" every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

Time Management

This Tiny Retro Camper Has Everything You Need

Seriously, just wait until you see what's under the hood.<p>If you long for a life on the road, but prefer to travel light, you'll definitely want to meet the Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper. Though diminuative, it houses literally everything you need when you're not at home.<p>The tiny camper is truly …

This City Offered Free Public Transportation to Anyone Reading a Book on the Bus

This summer, the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca unveiled a new initiative designed to both promote literacy, and encourage residents to take advantage …

Books

How To Manage A Disgruntled Employee

We’ve all seen disgruntled employees. They’re unmotivated, decline to join in on team activities, and don’t seem to respect the company much. Perhaps …

How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon

Visit the Central branch of New York City’s Queens Library at 12:55 pm on a Tuesday, and you’ll see about 100 people outside, waiting for the doors to open. At 1 pm they file in: Some settle in the comfy saucer chairs, while others rest in armchairs facing four TVs and open a newspaper. Splashes of …

Makerspaces