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10 of the worst examples of management-speak

Among the most spirit-sapping indignities of office life is the relentless battering of workers' ears by the strangled vocabulary of …

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Advice for Managers: Listen to Your Best People

Most managers spend too much time telling and too little time listening. Here are some advice for managers on how to improve your team's morale.

To celebrate entrepreneurship and its contributions, here is a list of five truly incredible entrepreneurs and lessons we can learn from them:

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

Ask The Entrepreneurs: How to Battle Your Inbox While on Vacation

In this installment of Ask The Entrepreneurs, we ask how the battle their email inbox while on vacation.


35 Quick and Simple Tips for Better Productivity

Looking to boost your productivity? Lifehack's Mike Vardy presents a list of 35 quick and simple tips for better productivity.

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Deliver Memorable Presentations

Here are three simple tips on how to improve your communication abilities so you can deliver more memorable presentations.

Innovation is About Behavior, Not Products

True innovators get people to do new things, not just buy new stuff.<p>Innovation is not invention. An invention is generally a product or a process and something you can see. Innovation is different. To innovate, we must ask ‘why’ someone does something rather than asking ‘what’ he or she does. We …


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5 Tips to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

Whatever the context, difficult conversations are… well, difficult. Very few of us relish the thought of having challenging or anxiety-provoking …


Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised That Managers Don't Embrace Complexity

Back in the 15th Century, Leonardo da Vinci, the great genius of the Middle Ages, said that, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Most modern managers would agree. Every good operation works hard to streamline its processes down to the barest essentials.<p>However, the world is a complex place …

Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success

In an increasingly competitive, cautious and accelerated world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards.<p>When I first left my parents’ small farm at eighteen to move to “the city” for …

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25 Tricks To Set Your Mindset For Success

Want to reach your goals more quickly? Set your mindset for success with these 25 tricks.<p>We all want a successful happy life. You are probably like …