Natanya Pitts Anderson

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Forget SMART Goals -- Try CLEAR Goals Instead | Inc.com

I have a friend by the name of Adam Kreek. Adam is an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and a guy who just happens to know a lot about setting goals. Not only did he win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with his Canadian rowing team, but he and three other rowers came within a few …

Olympics

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

Debugging

Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a …

Trends That Will Revolutionize The Retail Industry

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Babs Ryan is a global strategic product innovation consultant using Agile. In her role as principal at ThoughtWorks, she oversees creating differentiating value propositions and products for brands, using lean enterprise continuous delivery for in-market releases in weeks.</i><p>In retail, …

The Crossroads of Should and Must

This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a …

The Best Advice For Working Smarter From Creative And Daring Minds

At <i>Fast Company</i> we love eccentric, exciting characters and helping you work smarter.<p>So why not combine the two?<p>Over the past 12 months we’ve been to some exciting places. We’ve taken you into the world of a professional kayaker who successfully mastered the wild rapids of the Congo River, and the …

The Most-Read Leadership Stories Of 2013

While 2012 seemed to be the year of figuring out how you could squeeze the most into each day, the most popular stories of 2013 reveal that you are ready to dive deeper into the mysteries of your subconscious, and the strange ways that habit, personality, and creativity work together to make …

Be Very Afraid. For a While.

in Entrepreneurship, The Personal Story<p>Fear of change, fear of stagnancy, fear of failure, fear of speaking up, fear of not being listened to, fear …

Emotional Agility

Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful (<i>I’ve worked hard and I can ace this presentation; This issue</i> …

What Your Boss Really Wants from You

It’s 1958, and Patricia Bays Haroski, a State Farm Insurance Company employee, wants people to formally recognize their boss on October 16th. Her goal? Improve the relationship between bosses and their direct reports. That date? She apparently picked it because it was her father’s birthday, and she …

If You Aren't Telling Stories, You Aren't Getting Through | Inc.com

<i>For years, social media-obsessed companies have manically sprayed the digital space with short bursts of information. But Tweets and Facebook posts--no matter how copious--can’t do a brand justice. In his upcoming book, Your Brand: The Next Media Company, Michael Brito, urges marketers to create</i> …

Public Relations

Work-Life Balance: 4 Ways to Have a Life Outside Your Business | Inc.com

Are your weekends your own?<p>Think about it. What did you do on Saturday and Sunday? Catch up on emails? Put out a few business fires? Or finally slog through those household errands you didn't have time to get to during the week?<p>If you returned to work Monday feeling more ragged than refreshed, you …

Work-life Balance

David Bowie’s Formative Reading List of 75 Favorite Books

—<br>Published October 3, 2013<br>—<br>https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/10/03/david-bowie-reading-list/<br>—<p>www.brainpickings.org<p>View Full Site<p><i>Brain Pickings</i> participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by …

Here's What The Marketing Organization Of The Future Should Look Like

2020 isn’t the future; the future is now. Every day, the look and feel and function of marketing is transforming radically—and so the means to keep up must be transforming too. Marketing organizations that aren’t restructuring to meet the demands of 2020—of today, for that matter—will be left by …

How The Busiest People On Earth Find Time To Relax

One has to wonder how the most successful, busy people get it all done. The beloved Oprah, for one, has acted in and produced dozens of award-winning films, launched several lucrative talk shows and published one of the most-recognized magazines of all time -- all while overcoming a sincerely …

How To Be A Great Manager That Employees Want To Work With

I recently spoke to Jill Geisler, who is the author of <i>Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know</i>. Her companion “Great Bosses” podcasts on iTunesU have been downloaded 8 million times – and counting. Jill heads the leadership and management faculty of the Poynter Institute. She teaches, writes and consults …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In therace for relevance to future customers, the greater a company’s innovation capacity, the greater its …

Two iPhones Diverged…

What I’m about to say may be considered blasphemy amongst a certain group of my peers: I think I like the iPhone 5c more than the iPhone 5s.<p>This unexpected revelation came about as I’ve been testing both devices this past week. Like others, I figured I wouldn’t pay much mind to the iPhone 5c since …

Creatively Drained? 8 Tips to Recharge | Inc.com

Trying to be more creative can be exhausting. In fact, sometimes it can seem like more work than your actual job.<p>I should know--I just went through this at my new start-up, an online greeting card company called Open Me. While developing our logo we hit a serious creative rut. Finally, after …

Creativity

15 Things Inspiring Leaders Do Differently | Inc.com

Over the past fourteen years, I have worked, coached, trained and studied well over 20,000 leaders. In that time, there are some common practices that I've observed from inspiring leaders at any level in any size of organization. Think of this as a to-do list if you aspire to inspire.<p><b>Inspiring</b> …

Leadership

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

The Ultimate Sign Of Success: An Open Calendar

Everyone has a million things to do. True success is having a million things to do but only doing a few of them.<p>“Busy” is the modern equivalent of “fine.”<p>Ask people how they’re doing and they’re highly likely to tell you they’re “keeping busy” or “we had a busy summer” or “you know, busy as usual!” …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

Practicing Safe BYOD: Is Your Data at Risk?

Image copyright Pixsooz<p>Over the next few years, we’re going to see the ad hoc use of personal devices in the workplace transform into a cohesive, …

BYOD

Closing the Chasm Between Strategy and Execution

Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart paths forward. Done at arm’s length in an academic fashion, tight logic is the only glue needed to hold ideas together. The output is a smooth narrative …

To Simplify, First Clear the Underbrush

<i>This post was coauthored by Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Many people envision the upper rungs of the corporate ladder as an inspired, innovative place where leaders spend their time on stimulating projects that shape the organization’s future. But this vision is not always a reality. In many companies today, even …