Peter Kemna

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Why Your Business Shouldn't Have a Master Plan | Inc.com

The concept of having a "master plan" is considered conventional wisdom by many business owners. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to have a business plan that maps out every detail of their future vision, with the promise that direction, motivation, and success for their company will soon follow. You …

Business Strategy

Stop Using Your Inbox as a To-Do List

Do you leave emails in your inbox so that you remember to read or tackle them? If so, you’re using your email to manage your tasks—and those are actually two very different things. Using a separate task manager, one that ties in closely with your email, can help you spend less time sifting through …

How to Give the Speech of a Lifetime in 18 Minutes or Less | Inc.com

Eighteen minutes or less. That's the length of a riveting bedtime story; John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech; and the ultimate TED talk.<p>At 18 minutes, your pitch or presentation can deliver the impact, critical message, and enough information to influence your audience and leave a lasting …

Public Speaking

The Only 2 Things You Should Be Discussing in Meetings | Inc.com

"Of the hundreds of companies I've worked with over the past 30 years, I repeatedly see only five types of communication," writes expert coach and consultant Christine Comaford in Forbes. "And only two of them drive results."<p>Those two are:<p><b>Requests</b>--When you need something from another person at the …

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6 Reasons Leaders Make Bad Decisions

Employees are growing noticeably more frustrated with their leaders. Employees want their leaders to have their backs and listen to their concerns; to provide clarity of purpose and performance expectations; and to chart a roadmap for the future. They expect leadership from their leaders – but …

What Bosses Should Never Ask Employees to Do

They're bosses. They're in charge. They have the power.<p>But while some tasks are obviously out of bounds, others are less so -- which is why bosses …

Motivation Killers: 9 Things You Should Never Ask Employees | Inc.com

You’re the boss. You have the power.<p>Awesome. Just don’t use your power to do things like this:<p><b>Pressure employees to attend “social” events</b>. Any time your employees are with people they work with, it’s like they’re at work. Worst case, whatever happens there doesn’t stay there; it comes back to work.<p>…

Employment

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

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14 Inspirational Quotes for 2014 | Inc.com

I used to hate inspirational quotes, maybe because my wrestling coach used to say, "If you're not puking or passing out... you're not trying hard enough." (Go ahead: bask in the warm glow of that little gem.)<p>Now I think inspirational quotes can indeed be inspirational--but only if we actually apply …

Motivation

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.<p>People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh<p>The end of procrastination is the art of …

Procrastination

Carmine Gallo: Talk Like TED

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

Designing Effective Knowledge Networks

References<p><b>1.</b> A. Jacobson and L. Prusak, “Unlocking the $2.6 Trillion Challenge: Measuring Knowledge Transactions,” unpublished ms.<p><b>2.</b> R.H. Coase, “The …

Does Google Need Managers?

37,000 employees. 5,000 managers. What are they good for? And how can they do good?<p>As you may expect from a prestigious-yet-rebellious company like Google–where recruits from top 10 colleges provide tech support –the question of management is tough for people on either side of the hierarchy.<p>Back in …

What Do Employees Want for Holiday Gifts? We Asked Them | Inc.com

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, managers start thinking about what gifts to get their employees. (And for the record, presents only flow downward, not upward. Your employees should not be expected to purchase you a gift and you should put a stop to it if one of your people is trying to …

Employment

Are You Worthy of Leadership? | Inc.com

Occupying a leadership role does not make someone a leader.<p>Many of us know people in lofty positions with long titles who appear completely ill-suited to the requirements and sacrifices of leadership, even as they are “leaders of the organization.” To offset this widespread defect, it is important …

Leadership

5 Ways to Kill Employee Motivation | Inc.com

I discovered my first lesson in how not to motivate people at the bottom of a kitchen sink.<p>In 1986, when I was 16 years old, my friend and I worked as dishwashers at the local Friendly's restaurant in the King of Prussia Mall. One day our manager told us that if we worked hard over the course of …

Employment

10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they're being paid. If they're treated right, employees will not only work for less, they'll be happier and more productive as they do so.<p>Based upon hundreds of conversations I've had about bosses and jobs, here's …

Employment