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Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP<p>Key concepts to …

Ideo redesigns the dreaded annual review

And they didn’t even make an app for that.<p>No one likes annual reviews: They’re structured, overly formal, and they make it difficult to get real feedback that you can act upon. At major law firms, which are notoriously hierarchical, reviews can be even more stilted and ineffective.<p>The multinational …

The City

These Drinks Will Help You Lose More Weight Than Apple Cider Vinegar

Save that for your salads.<p>If you like the taste of apple cider vinegar, then by all means, drink up! But if you are a normal human being who prefers not to chug pure acid, then you should know there's zero evidence that drinking the nasty stuff can actually help you drop pounds (or impart the …

Want to Keep Your Best Workers From Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, 50 percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They …

Employee Engagement

I Dress Terribly on Purpose – Member Feature Stories – Medium

I never made a conscious decision to begin wearing ugly clothes.<p>I can remember no watershed moment where I thought to myself, “Today, I will don a …

Infographic: The Evolution Of The Batman Logo, From 1940 To Today

Um, Bruce, how about some brand consistency?<p>Unlike other superheroes’ emblems, which really don’t serve much of a purpose outside of adorning their costumes, the Caped Crusader’s iconic logo has a vital function: When shining on the skies above Gotham, the silhouette alerts Batman that it’s time …

George Clooney

How to Be Friends with Someone Who Works for You

Working as a senior executive can be a lonely job. You have to deliver tough messages. You can’t always be transparent about your own challenges. And you must keep key decisions confidential until the timing is right.<p>There’s no way to escape the necessary burdens of authority. And, from time to …

15 Things You Should Never Say to an Introvert

Introverts aren't magical beings full of sagacious advice who think they're better than everyone else. They make up a pretty big part of the population — one third to half of the population identifies as introverts. Introversion simply refers to the need for time alone to recharge your batteries. …

Self-help

How to Give Employees Structure Without Stifling Them

Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. It’s been said so often that it’s a cliché. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational …

Management

Agile at Scale

By now most business leaders are familiar with agile innovation teams. These small, entrepreneurial groups are designed to stay close to customers and adapt quickly to changing conditions. When implemented correctly, they almost always result in higher team productivity and morale, faster time to …

Better, Faster, Stronger? Design Thinking Gets a New Study

<b>Proof of the value of design thinking is good news for practicing designers.</b><p>What’s the true value of design to business? This has been an unanswered …

With This Cryptocurrency, Everyone Gets Paid

Could the blockchain be used to support local communities and build a new model for basic income? Circles thinks it has an answer, starting at a tiny cafe in Berlin.<p>The rise of cryptocurrency and the underlying technology of the blockchain have given rise to wide-eyed visions. Developers dream of …

Blockchain

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

When Companies Make People Choose Between Their Career and Their Spouses’

As the head of a large manufacturing plant at a multinational conglomerate, an executive I’ll call David had proved himself a competent, trustworthy manager. So when the presidency of one of the company’s key businesses unexpectedly became vacant, the CEO sat David down to share the good news that …

Why Every Company Needs A Chief Entrepreneur

<i>Transformative innovation explores new horizons and potentially disruptive business models, and requires an entrepreneur at its helm.</i><p>Every large …

For a better marriage, partners should share these chores

When we talk about the reasons we choose to marry, we tend to focus on the lofty, big picture things: shared values, shared goals, an abiding admiration for our partner’s strength and character.<p>Yet when we talk about actually being married—the daily negotiations between oneself and the person to …

Pew Research Center

Rare photographs that changed lives

<b>Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.</b><p>American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion …

Auctions

Fontsmith releases its ambitious typeface, FS Industrie, available in 70 variants

London-based type foundry Fontsmith has released its most ambitious typeface to date, FS Industrie. Designed around five different widths and seven …

How Women See How Male Authors See Them

On Easter Sunday, the writer and podcaster Whit Reynolds ripped open a Pandora’s box of secondary sex characteristics when she challenged her Twitter followers to “describe yourself like a male author would.” The responses—of which there are now thousands—don’t so much display a unifying theme as a …

Literature

How to Increase Your Employees' Satisfaction Without Giving Them a Raise

It's not just about the money.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a common misconception that money is the main driver of employee satisfaction. It is, after all, a fairly reliable measure of how much a company values its employees. Naturally, employers would …

Employee Engagement

Early church found place for female bishops, experts claim

When the first woman bishop, the Right Reverend Libby Lane, was consecrated in 2015, it was hailed a “completely new phase” in the Church of England’s history.<p>The legislation followed decades of argument over women’s ordination and remains controversial.<p>But academics now claim that a fresco …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

This site guesses exactly who you are based on just 15 questions

Inti de Ceukelaire, the ethical hacker from ‘Oilsjt’ in Belgium, is back again. De Ceukelaire has built a tool that can pretty reliably tell who you are after answering 15 questions on his new site ‘Oilsjt Analytica,’ a cheeky reference to Cambridge Analytica’s recent Facebook scandal.<p>I would say …

Coca-Cola

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Former Google Recruiter: This Is How To Improve Your Interviews

You expect candidates to be prepared, but it’s a two-way street. Here are six ways companies can improve their interview process.<p>I worked in recruitment at Google for six years, and like all companies we wanted the best talent. We believed that we were only as good as our next hire. But we also …

Employment

Alexa’s Creepy Laughter Is A Bigger Problem Than Amazon Admits

Alexa owners report being startled by Alexa’s phantom chuckles, revealing one of the flaws of today’s voice assistants.<p>This week, Amazon Alexa users began reporting that their devices are laughing, creepily, on their own–so frequently that the phenomenon became a Twitter Moment. Sometimes, people …

Amazon Echo

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

Analytics

How Disney Works to Eliminate the Words “That’s Not My Job” from Its Organization

Photo Credit: Disney Institute<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b>There are few phrases that change the dynamics of a conversation more than <i>“</i>That’s not my job.<i>”</i> As managers, we have probably all heard this phrase before—whether from a team member whom we’ve asked for …

Why The Oscar Rarely Goes To Indie Noms For Best Animated Film

Disney and Pixar consistently sweep the Academy Awards. But if indie films are usually Oscar bait for live-action, why isn’t it the same for animation?<p>Since its inception in 2002, the Best Animated Film category at the Academy Awards has been pretty much a shoe-in for whichever movie Disney and/or …

Animation