Shiyi Shen

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How to Work with Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player

Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s …

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2016

There’s no question that the start of a new year brings to mind notions of new beginnings and a chance for a fresh start. Of course, as much as we …

7 Ways to Ask Questions like a Coach

Leaders should be more coach-like. I’m probably not the first person who has penned those words in a blog post. My guess is that you’ve heard that …

The Real Reason People Won’t Change

Every manager is familiar with the employee who just won’t change. Sometimes it’s easy to see why—the employee fears a shift in power, the need to learn new skills, the stress of having to join a new team. In other cases, such resistance is far more puzzling. An employee has the skills and smarts …

15 Simple Things You Can Say That Will Make You a Better Leader

Great leaders inspire their teams. Here are 15 things you can say to inspire yours.<p>Great leadership is about creating great relationships with your teams and inspiring them to go above and beyond. Here are 15 things that great leaders say to create highly engaged and motivated teams.<p>I'd love your …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

12 Habits Of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

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When Two of Your Coworkers Are Fighting

People disagree at work. That’s a given. But what if there’s an all-out war between two of your coworkers? What’s the right way to respond? If the people fighting are your direct reports, you have a duty to intervene, but what if they’re your peers? Should you play the role of peacekeeper? Or …

What To Do If Your Boss Is A Micromanager

When Tina Fox was working as a regional manager in a San Diego consulting firm, she winced each morning as the dozen members of her team filtered into the office. Her boss, a vice president, kept tabs on everyone, even though they weren’t her direct reports. “Whenever someone would come in a few …

Steve Blank Failure and Redemption

“What’s gone and what’s past help<br>Should be past grief.”<p>William Shakespeare – The Winter’s Tale<p>We give abundant advice to founders about how to make …

10 productivity lessons I learned working 90-hour weeks for a month

<b>Takeaway</b>: Working long hours has been shown to make you no more productive than working 40-hour weeks in the long-term. So how do you become more …

25 Simple Lifehacks

When scheduling an interview, ask what times the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.<p>... Put a mirror behind you at the counter. This way, angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you, and the chances of them behaving irrationally lowers …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

15 Essential Life Truths You Need to Live By

There’s almost no end to popular sayings and advice to live by. Often the most profound life truths are summed up in what most would consider mundane …

The 7 Biggest Creativity Killers

By 8 minute Read<p>A crime scene investigation is underway to investigate a death. This is not an average death, this is the death of creative thinking. …

How To Be An Effective Leader

Strange, but true: If you want be a better leader, you need to give up control<p>Invariably, people who start companies assign themselves the position of CEO. That's understandable, of course. It's their idea.<p>But, there are many different ways of being a CEO and unfortunately a majority of people …

9 Beach Reads For Ambitious People

Instead of bringing a trashy romance novel to the beach this summer, stuff your beach bag with the following productivity books to reenergize before your return to the office.<p>Yes, you go to the beach to get away from work. But a bit of distance from normal life could be just what you need to think …

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36 Life Changing Poems Everyone Should Read

"Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it."<p><b>1. "MCMXIV" by Philip Larkin</b><p>"That poem by Larkin (and some others) taught me how direct and economical you can be with language, and about how modernity isn't so great."<p>—Ben Smith<p><b>2. "If" by Rudyard Kipling</b><p>"When I was growing up, my dad had a …

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