Bob Ryan

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6 cringeworthy management mistakes that are killing your employees’ motivation

According to behavioral economist Dan Ariely, there’s a reason some people work harder than others. It’s not because they <i>have</i> to. It’s because they <i>want</i> to.<p>As simple as that sounds, creating a workplace where people <i>want</i> to put in the extra mile, as many business owners will tell you, is rather …

The Workplace

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

Intelligence

Warren Buffett Says This Is The 1 Simple Habit That Separates Successful People from Everyone Else

The 87-year old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Lets revisit it again.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is now 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second …

Warren Buffett

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

We are now in the era of “do-it-yourself” career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training – a trend that has been on the decline for years. This may be because employees change jobs so frequently (job tenure now averages about four years) that firms don’t see the value in …

Careers

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

Basic Income

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

The Brain

Good Leadership: Nature Versus Nurture

Do you believe you are destined to be a great leader? Science says looking at these factors is a great way to determine your leadership potential.<p>For a company to evolve and grow, entrepreneurs must develop into good leaders.<p>But what are the factors that determine good leadership? Do good leaders …

Leadership

The Top 16 Apps That Will Guarantee You More Success In 2018

<b>Productivity And Organization</b><p>Evernote (free)<p>Evernote is perfect for any kind of note or memo taker. Evernote can not only take notes but also voice memos. The unique feature of this app is its ability to organize notes into what they call “notebooks” for better sorting and finding. The app can also …

Apps

How Do You Hire Better Talent? The CEO of Absolut Says You Should Look For These 3 Things

You should hire more "diagonal thinkers."<p>Hiring the right talent for your organization is not an easy task.<p>It's a challenge every founder and CEO struggles with--because finding the right people takes more than just reading through a handful of resumes and cover letters. This is a topic I speak on …

Leadership

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

• <b>We often use genius to imply someone was born great.</b>• <b><br>Natural talent exists, but most people we consider geniuses still worked daily and put in considerable effort.</b>• <b><br>Reflecting for 10 minutes, reading for 20, and focusing for 30 minutes a day can help you get smarter at anything — even if you weren't</b> …

Creativity

36 Ideas for Finding More Creativity & Meaning in Your Daily Work • Jocelyn K. Glei

Illustration by Yeaaah! Studio<p>Over the past 12 months, I’ve shared over 400 articles on how to find more meaning and creativity in your daily work …

The CEO of Chevron Just Gave Some Brilliant Leadership Advice. Here It Is in a Few Words

John Watson, who is retiring next month, reflects back on his 37-year journey at Chevron.<p>After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his …

Leadership

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home

More than 400 people shared their top work-from-home tips. Here are some of the best.<p>We've heard this advice over and over again--from everyone from Richard Branson, to a Stanford professor, to--well, everyone. If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked …

Productivity

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Peter Diamandis

6 Sure Ways to Tell if You Work for a Toxic Company

If you're coming home complaining to your spouse about your miserable work, it may be for these unfortunate reasons.<p>Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if …

How Great Leaders Motivate Their Teams to Take Action

Use This Powerful Technique to Boost Employees' Energy<p>You've met with your team about an important initiative, explaining why it matters and what you need team members to do. So you expect everyone to spring into action and work hard to achieve what needs to be done.<p>But days (or even weeks) later, …

Leadership

1 Simple Habit Practiced by Tim Ferriss That Can Transform Your Career in 2018

A lifelong habit practiced by luminaries from Leonardo Da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey can help you transform your career<p>For over 16 years, I wrote a journal in first, second and third person, taking on the roles of colleagues, clients, and even friends to help me better understand their perspectives. I …

Success

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career

"A moment of patience in a moment of doubt can save you a million moments of regret."<p>During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone …

Self-improvement

The Problem with Most Meetings Is That There’s Not Enough Debate

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate.<p>To improve the …

Management

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques

Mastering a skill takes serious time. Here's how to make the most out of the hours you put in towards mastering you craft.<p>10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing …

Want to Be Much Happier Starting Tomorrow? Practice This 1 Habit Rarely Found at Work

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

Happiness

9 small habits that can help you get more done

Do you want to manage your time better in the new year? Small habits can make a big difference. Try a few of these very doable strategies to make 2018 your most productive year yet.<p><b>2. Reflect in the shower.</b><p><b>4. Give yourself a bedtime.</b><p><b>6. Have afternoon tea.</b><p><b>8. Choose two nights per week not to turn on</b> …

Productivity

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

Creativity

3 Simple Methods To Make 2018 Your Most Creative Year Yet

These resolutions probably aren't like the other ones you made.<p>Along with your goals to be more productive, focused, or healthy in the new year, you might also be thinking about ways in which you might increase your creativity. While there are many tangible ways you can improve your creative …

Creativity

5 Simple Steps to Start the Year Off with a Bang

Here are five simple steps to create a powerful company plan to focus your year and accelerate your company's growth.<p>Are you ready to start 2018 off strong with your company? Here is a simple five step process to <b>create a powerful plan to grow your company</b>.<p><b>Step One: Review your victories and key</b> …

Management

Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work

When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking our project, the people she chose to involve, and the pace at which she thought we should do our …

Leadership

6 Reasons Coffee Shops Are Going to Kill the Modern Office

As the gig economy grows, there are both social and scientific reasons why workers are going to trade the cubicle for Starbucks and Caribou.<p>Businesses of all sizes have been trying to figure out how to design the perfect office, but it turns out, fewer workers might end up using those spaces, …

Gig Economy

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day

Elon Musk shows that the biggest risk you can take in life and business is not taking a risk.<p>Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) …

Elon Musk

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

Careers

15 Things Your Company Can Start Doing Today to Build an Exceptional Remote Team Culture

These specific remote workforce management tactics will improve culture, efficiency and morale.<p>We manage an engineering team of 30 people, and 100 percent of them work remotely.<p>While a completely remote engineering team is atypical for a SaaS business, it's a strategy that has worked brilliantly …

Leadership