Bob Ryan

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The Sacrifice Every Leader Should Make for Employee Morale

Humans are far more motivated when we feel strong ownership and responsibility for something.<p><i>By Andrew McConnell, co-founder and CEO of Rented.com.</i><p>It is well-proven that each person in the average couple overestimates his or her individual contribution to things like household responsibilities. If …

Leadership

Gri Creative Offices – Istanbul

Firm<p>Client Gri Creative,<p>size 6,458 sqft<p>Year 2017<p>Location Istanbul, Turkey,<p>Pelin Guley Interior Design has designed the new offices of digital ad …

Creative

Stop the Meeting Madness

Poking fun at meetings is the stuff of Dilbert cartoons—we can all joke about how soul-sucking and painful they are. But that pain has real consequences for teams and organizations. In our interviews with hundreds of executives, in fields ranging from high tech and retail to pharmaceuticals and …

Management

We waste 17 hours every week on pointless work email

The working world runs on emails. A study found that workers sent and received 112.5 billion business emails a day around the world. Even the rise of …

Productivity

Wordpress Proves That Open Plan Offices Aren't Necessary

Automattic just shut down their San Francisco office because working-from-home was more productive.<p>Every time I write about the growing scientific evidence against Open Plan offices, I receive comments and tweets explaining why these studies are wrong:<p>"The author has been passed by in life. The …

WordPress

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

Over and over again, organizations are unable to appoint the right leaders. According to academic estimates, the baseline for effective corporate leadership is merely 30%, while in politics, approval ratings oscillate between 25% and 40%. In America, 75% of employees report that their direct line …

Leadership

Try This Technique 11,000 Leaders Use to Understand Themselves Better

As Socrates says, "Know thyself." Here's the technique that will show you how.<p>Of all the advice I've ever given to aspiring entrepreneurs, my favorite is this one quote about owning a business: <i>Entrepreneurship is 10% about business, 100% about people and 1,000% about yourself.</i><p>No, I wasn't a math …

Leadership

Is Trump Inc. the President’s Greatest Vulnerability?

This spring, as President Trump fired FBI director James Comey; as his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, came under scrutiny for his secret conversations …

Donald Trump

An IBM VP shares the 4 things you need to convey if you want hiring managers to fight over you

What's a surefire way of impressing hiring managers?<p>Simple. Be competent, qualified, and smooth in job interviews.<p>However, according to Obed Louissant, the VP of HR for IBM Watson, there are a few other, less obvious characteristics that can make a candidate irresistible to hiring managers.<p>If …

IBM Watson

Kanban board: the way to organize your work even outside the agile project.

This post was originally published here.<p>My company uses IBM DOORS connector for JIRA to simplify requirements tracking process. However, the way …

Project Management

6 books successful entrepreneurs and CEOs think everyone should read

With summer approaching, you’re probably going to need something to read.<p>Business Insider Netherlands asked successful entrepreneurs and CEOs for book recommendations.<p>Which book inspired them the most? What should we read to improve our lives or to become more successful?<p>Here are the titles to keep …

Startups

I Hate My Corporate Job -- But What's The Alternative?

Dear Liz,<p>My thirtieth birthday is next month. I’m concerned about my career path. I hate my corporate job but I don’t know any other way to earn enough money to live on.<p>I live in the city and rent is expensive. Even with a good-paying corporate job I can’t put much cash aside after I pay bills. If …

The Workplace

How Great Leaders Transform A Broken Culture

It all starts with inspiring a shift in mindset, and moving away from the sentiment of “that’s just how things are around here” to “this is how we are going to think and act from now on.” And that starts at the top. When leaders embrace a new way of thinking and match words and actions with …

Leadership

Improving This One Skill Will Boost Your Influence And Impact

The better your empathy, the more successful you will be at overcoming resistance and creating engagement<p>With over 25 years experience of driving complex change programs, one of the key things I learned was the power of empathy. It's often said that people fear change, that they resist it and that …

Leadership

Lack of sleep is killing your productivity. Here's how to fix it

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. …

5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

Negative thinking only compounds your challenges. Lay the groundwork for success with these positive and practical tips.<p>Do you remember playing with building blocks as a kid? It was fun to place one upon the other until, ultimately, they all came crashing to the ground, leading to fits of laughter. …

Self-improvement

Successful Leaders Cultivate Accountable Employees

Fostering ownership in the workplace leads to greater employee engagement. The first step to achieving this goal? Cultivate a culture of accountability.<p><i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development</i><p>Employee engagement is fostered, not forced, and it …

Leadership

The Faster Your Brain Moves The More Time Off You Need

Science shows us that your brain can only focus for 90 to 120 minutes at a time.<p>If you just started working out you may be tempted to push your body to the limits. The problem isn't how hard your training. It's that you're still partaking in unhealthy habits, like poor diet and not getting enough …

Productivity

22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life

If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance.<p>If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance. Here are top picks from nearly two …

Success

7 Workspace Strategies for Remote Workers

One of the key benefits of working remotely is the ability to establish more than one office setup while working on different activities.<p><i>What are some tips for constructing your environment as a remote employee to help eliminate distractions? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and</i> …

The Workplace

White House Messaging Problem Is the Messenger-in-Chief

President Trump strolled out to the Rose Garden Thursday to announce his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord but began instead by …

Donald Trump

Fox News actually acknowledged that climate change is real

A funny thing happened just before Trump’s climate speech yesterday.<p>For the past decade, Fox News has been a haven for climate change denialism, shielding viewers from the evidence that humans are causing global temperatures to rise. Perhaps no other news outlet has done as much to harden the view, …

Climate

Chinese media says ‘selfish and irresponsible’ Trump has crippled U.S. leadership

BEIJING — Japan’s environment minister is angry, Indians are outraged but China’s nationalist state media isn’t sure whether to laugh or cry.<p>President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord was a “huge setback” in the global battle against climate change, Chinese state news agency …

Climate

The world took Trump as a comedy – but he’s turned into a horror show

The president’s White House seemed pure TV drama, but his move out of the Paris climate change agreement gives it a sickening twist<p>Until now, at least for those watching from afar, the Trump show has been a spectacle. It has shocked and appalled, but with the compulsive appeal of something like …

Emmanuel Macron

Animation: 100 years of global warming in less than a minute

Nasa has released a powerful animation mapping global warming trends between 1880 and 2015.<p>It shows the changing temparatures over the last 100 or so years using a rolling five-year average.<p>The blue colours represent temperatures cooler than average, while hues of orange signify temperatures warmer …

Climate Change

What to Do When You Inherit a Team That Isn’t Working Hard Enough

Paula is a new manager. That’s the good news.<p>The bad news is that she was handed a leaky bag. The branch she will now manage has some long-standing norms she sees as unproductive and possibly unethical. Staff members routinely spend working hours on personal projects. Employees neglect customers to …

Management

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time

A framework will help you avoid these common (and sometimes fatal) errors.<p>As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire …

Leadership

Donald Trump 'caught pretending to listen' at G7 summit - after crucial mistake 'gives him away'

It hasn't taken long for Donald Trump to go viral at the G7 summit in Italy - and everyone's laughing at one particular video.<p>In the clip, the camera …

Donald Trump

Trump confirms Europe’s worst fears

BRATISLAVA — If “hope dies last,” as a favorite German aphorism goes, Europe needs to find a Plan B for dealing with Donald Trump.<p>For months, …

Donald Tusk

Trump's big trip began well – but in Europe his flaws were painfully exposed

Once he reached Brussels, Trump seemed to abandon Obama’s foreign policy rule of ‘don’t do stupid shit’, and his inability to work by consensus was stark<p>Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken<p>Over the past nine days, as the Trump White House went on the road around the Middle East and …

Donald Trump