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How to Overcome the Barriers that Destroy Communication | Inc.com

Communication in today's more dynamic, volatile and uncertain global business environment is more challenging than ever before, despite the dramatic uptick in technological advancements. Structural and behavioral barriers can drastically impede strategies for communicating a vision for …

Management

This Is How Disclarity Is Killing Your Productivity

Clarity. If you’ve ever watched a lean assembly line, you’ve seen it. Or a busy short-order cafe. The lineup process of a large well-run marathon. Even a Montessori classroom where thirty pre-schoolers excitedly and respectfully pursue as many as thirty independent activities.<p>Objectives are clear …

Management

Project Management: Get 5-star certification training for $50

Our AAPicks Deal Alarm is clanging! For the next few days there’s a huge discount on the <b>Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Training Package.</b><p>Whatever your field of expertise, as you climb that greasy pole there’s always that risk that you wake up one day and <b>suddenly you’re in charge</b> …

Project Management

“Coworking” doesn’t mean what it used to

Before opening one of New York’s first coworking spaces, New Work City, in 2008, Tony Bacigalupo stumbled across weekly events called “Jellies.” They were often hosted in people’s homes, where remote workers and freelancers met up to work side-by-side. “The reason [we went to Jellies] wasn’t …

Startups

What You Should Never Do During an Office Feud

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

New Data on Impact of Office Design and Décor

We’ve known about the importance of work environments for some time now. In a 2003 survey by Management Today, 97 percent of respondents said they …

Will the Gig Economy Make the Office Obsolete?

The gig economy, where independent consultants, contractors, and freelancers create portfolios of work in lieu of one full-time job, is transforming the way we work by disconnecting work from an office. In the traditional jobs economy, employers often require employee attendance in the office five …

How to optimize your Android smartphone and get the best performance

Since the beginning, one of the core tenets of Google’s mobile operating system has been its versatility. Android offers a diverse range of features and a level of personalization that lets you truly make an Android phone your own. But despite its power, Android isn’t without its pitfalls. In fact, …

Android News

How Architects Are Fighting For Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Design could play a powerful role in the battle for equitable public restrooms, but outdated code poses a serious problem.<p>On July 8, Massachusetts passed into law a bill that protects transgender people from discrimination in public places, including sports arenas, gas stations, movie theaters, and …

Target to Spend $20 Million on Single-Stall Bathrooms

Facing a growing boycott over its recently adopted policy allowing transgender employees and customers to use the bathroom and fitting rooms in accordance with their gender identities, Target Corp. announced on Wednesday that it would spend $20 million to add single-stall bathrooms at all of its …

LGBTQI

MIT Invented A Single Sensor To Monitor The Power Used By Every Gadget In Your Home

Forget annoying smart appliances and an app for every gadget. Monitor all your home energy use in unprecedented detail.<p>Perhaps you want to monitor the gadgets and appliances in your home, but you don’t want to buy a ton of extra gadgets to do it. That’s a shame, because knowing how much electricity …

Selling

Your Coffee Beans May Be Nearly a Decade Old

If you’re next cup of coffee doesn’t taste so good, it could be because the coffee beans are really, really old.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported …

Coffee

The Demographics Behind GE's HQ Move To Boston: Young Talent Is On The Move

Are corporate suburban-to-urban relocations becoming a thing?<p>This past winter, General Electric stunned many when it announced that it would relocate its headquarters in Boston, after being in suburban Fairfield, CT, outside of New York City, since 1974. GE’s move will bring a corporate …

Teens

How Agile Working Has Impacted Our Workspace

We live in a world where technology has changed how we work as well as the physical workspace. Technology has been a huge driver of agile working which isn’t simply working remotely or part-time but involves work which focuses on performance and outcomes. “In an agile environment, ‘work’ becomes an …

The Workplace

How to Make Notifications on Your Android Phone Less Annoying

Android already gives you plenty of flexibility when it comes to managing notifications—and more features are on the way—but if you really want to …

7 Surprising Questions Great Leaders Ask

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great leaders ask great questions -- have you ever wondered why? Do great leaders intentionally develop the art of asking great questions because they know it’s an essential leadership skill or do people who learn to ask great questions …

Why Introverts Make Better Business Leaders | Inc.com

When making the case for introverts, <i>Inc.</i> contributing editor Geoffrey James puts it most eloquently: "The business world is full of loser extroverts who never get anything done because they're too busy shooting the bull."<p>Originally coined in 1921 by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, the word …

Personality

Everything we bash Donald Trump for is actually what we seek in leaders

In the spring of 2014, I turned in a book manuscript about leadership that, because of the turmoil within the publishing industry, will only be …

Taking Responsibility Is The Highest Mark Of Great Leaders

Why does one person get selected for a promotion while others with equal skills, education and experience get passed over? While there may be several valid answers to that question, I submit that a person’s demonstrated willingness to behave responsibly is one of the major reasons. Much management …

Leadership

Can Anything Motivate My Lazy Employees?

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve been in the Operations end of financial services for two decades now. I manage back-end processing operations and I have had excellent jobs at three very strong companies.<p>Three years ago I took a new job with my existing employer. I moved to a new location and became the manager for …

Employment

Why the Best Leaders Aren't Experts | Inc.com

Smart leaders hire people who are way smarter than themselves. But how do they maintain the respect of their employees?<p>Most leaders rose through the ranks because they were experts in a particular field. But once you're at the top, your expertise in a specific field is less relevant. You need to …

Leadership

Are We Close To The Next Stock Market Collapse?

Due in large part to actions by the Federal Reserve and the lack of good investment alternatives, the stock market may be in the midst of one of the greatest bull markets of all time. With interest rates on cash at record lows and much of the bond market will likely suffer losses when interest …

Stock Markets

Are You a Productive Manager or a Busy Manager?

We all know that being busy isn’t the same as being productive. Or do we? The fallacy of the busy manager is a bad business trope that many of us …

Time Management

Leaders as Decision Architects

All employees, from CEOs to frontline workers, commit preventable mistakes: We underestimate how long it will take to finish a task, overlook or ignore information that reveals a flaw in our planning, or fail to take advantage of company benefits that are in our best interests. It’s extraordinarily …

Designing A Happier Office On The Super Cheap

We’re talking Ikea cheap: it’s small tweaks, rather than dramatic transformations, that have the biggest impact on company culture.<p>When Google set up shop in New York City, the Internet was flooded with pictures of its stunning new $1.9 billion space. The world marveled at lounges with deck chairs …

Some Amazing TED Talks on How to Be A Leader

<b>1- How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek</b><p>“Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a …

Leadership

Top 5 Books to Prep for Leadership in 2020

These reads have an eye on the future of business and leadership<p>Forward-thinking leaders will be the catalysts for bringing about a future in which workplace culture drives innovation and productivity. But becoming that kind of leader doesn't happen overnight--it takes a deeper understanding, which …

Goodbye Carrot, And Goodbye Stick!

We are coming out of the age of mechanized work. We are evolving past the Industrial Age mindset that people can operate like machines, or that it would even be smart to want people to do that. People have a lot more to offer the world than computational power or the completion of rote tasks. We …

The Workplace

How to Grow a Winning Team of Employees | Inc.com

Winning leaders are those who coach good employees to become better people. These leaders equip their teams for success at work and at home.<p>Occasionally, though, leaders can get so enamored with new approaches and cutting-edge technologies that they forget to do the basics. Coaching is one such …

Leadership

Engage Your Long-Time Employees to Improve Performance

Let this be a wake-up call for business leaders: The employees with the longest tenures in your company are also the least likely to be engaged.<p>Somewhere along the way, most workers lose some of their motivation to make a difference and create value for their employers. Many grow apathetic over …