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Five Ways To Create Rockstar Employee Engagement

I don’t know if it’s true, but someone once told me that CEOs of major companies were asked, “If you could be something other than a CEO of a major corporation, what would you be?” The most popular answer was, “I would be a rock star!”<p>Who wouldn’t want to be a rock star? I’m sure there are a few …

Employee Engagement

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

4 Ways to Help Different Generations Share Wisdom at Work

<i>“The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape…That’s what this degree of yours is — a blunt instrument. So, go forth and build something with it.”</i> — Bono, singer for U2, 2004 University of Pennsylvania commencement<p>Right now, commencement speeches are …

Leadership

How to Manage an Insecure Employee

When employees lack self-confidence, it can be hard to get them to perform at their best. So how can you help them excel at their job? What kind of coaching should you provide? What’s the best way to boost their self-esteem? And how do you deal with your own frustration around their insecure …

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these 2 skills.<p>Everyone has a great boss story. Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a midsize hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his servant-leadership …

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

How to Establish Values on a Small Team

When Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, was asked what he’d do differently if he could restart his company from scratch, he responded with this: “If I could go back and do Zappos all over again I would actually come up with our values from day one.”<p>Developing your corporate values early in your …

Management

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Tutorial for building a Web Application with Amazon S3, Lambda, DynamoDB and API Gateway

I recently attended Serverless Day at the AWS Loft in downtown San Francisco. During the workshop section we built a serverless web application for …

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 …

24 favorite books of executives, founders, and CEOs that everyone should read

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.

CEOs

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …

How to Answer the Questions You Always Get Asked When Meeting Someone | The Art of Manliness

Almost every time you meet someone new, there are three questions you will probably have to answer during your conversation:<p><b>What’s your name?</b>• <b><br>What do</b> …

The Weekend Agenda

Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.

8 Books That’ll Help You Earn Your First Million

What would you do if you were obscenely wealthy? And before you start the whole, “Money doesn’t matter” trip, just humor us here. How would you spend …

Peter Thiel

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes About Life And Love That Will Turn Your Day Around Immediately

By Becca Martin,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1soWNN8<p><b>1.</b> “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”<p>…

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Home Improvement

The 20 Best Music Documentaries

Musicians tend to be pretty complex people. And, unless you’re family or a close friend, the only windows you have into their lives and psyche are …

GQ Fitness: Eat Healthy All Week For $60

Unless you’re the kind of home cook who’s into pork belly and foie gras, it’s almost always cheaper and easier to eat healthy if you’re preparing your own food. But at lunchtime—when you’re miles away from your kitchen, starving at your desk—pretty much everyone feels the gravitational pull of the …

Cooking

19 Genius Ways To Organize Your Garage

http://diply.com/article/genius-diy-ways-to-organize-your-garage<p>article<p>Hello organized garage!<p>Diply

Frank Underwood Quotes

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …