Carlos Rojas

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Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

Team Building

How to Help Anyone Understand How to Do Anything

Instructions made easy.<p>In my last post, I wrote about the power of "how to" to get your audience's attention. After all, people are drawn to helpful hints that make their lives easier.<p>But what happens when you need to go beyond straightforward advice--like "3 ways to save money on groceries"--and …

Tax Preparation

A Beginner-Friendly Guide to Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

<b>The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is essential for getting a project off the ground. Creating a WBS, however, can be a daunting task. This</b> …

Teach the World to Respect Your Time

If you don't believe your time is valuable, why should anyone else?<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite its third-quarter dip last year, Uber has “rocketed to become the highest-valued private startup company in the world." Why? Uber doesn’t sell rides. …

Time Management

Your Outdoor Pursuits Make You Better at Your Job

At the top of the journal <i>Ophthalmology</i>’s most-read list is a commentary about something called the “Temin effect” by two non-ophthalmologists: David Epstein, author of <i>The Sports Gene</i>, and Malcolm Gladwell, the bestselling author and podcaster. The two men, who famously tussled over the …

How to Integrate Data and Analytics into Every Part of Your Organization

Many conversations about data and analytics (D&A) start by focusing on technology. Having the right tools is critically important, but too often executives overlook or underestimate the significance of the people and organizational components required to build a successful D&A function.<p>When that …

Management

Why evidence-based HR is critical to success and how to get started

I am huge fan of HR Data & Analytics and I have had the privilege of working with it for many years now. However, it is important to remember one …

3 Things You Need to Know to Master Self-Service BI Apps

While much ado was made about self-service business intelligence (BI) apps and democratizing data during the Big Data heyday, one doesn't hear much about any of that now. It's as if all of these things are so routine and so deeply ingrained in the daily work grind that further discussion is no …

Introducing InVision Studio: the World’s most powerful screen design tool

On a very quiet Wednesday, the awesome folks from InVision took the whole design community by the storm by announcing their latest game-changing …

Prototyping

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of

If more people chose this communication practice when things go south, we'd see way less conflict.<p>Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something …

Self-help

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

6 ways to stop blocking your own success

Even the most excellent leaders sometimes find that one day, suddenly, what once worked so well to propel their rise stops working. And the very same …

Leadership

To Be a Great Boss, Show These 4 Traits to Your Employees Every Day (Most Never Do)

You will find the founders and CEOs of some of the best companies in the world, including The Container Store, Nordstrom, and Zappos, displaying these unconventional traits.<p>I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years. What I've found is that all great …

Leadership

12 Free Tools for Remote Developers and Designers

If you’re among the one in five people worldwide who frequently work remotely, then you know how important it is to have the right online tools and …

Want a Winning Culture? Follow These 8 Rules

It's never too late to build a winning culture, but you might want to know these rules first.<p>Whether you are launching a new startup or the captain of a century-old business, culture matters. A positive culture can be a magnet for top performers, while a toxic culture will send the best workers …

Employee Engagement

Great Managers Lead Meetings For 3 Different Outcomes

What makes for a successful meeting?<p>For some companies, the idea of holding consistently effective meetings is a pipe dream. Employees view most meetings as a necessary evil, a complete waste of time at best, a torturous exercise in endurance at worst.<p>But what if the problem centers on what you’re …

greatmanagers

Proofreading: Your 14-Point Email Copy Checklist

Raise your hand if you enjoy proofreading.<p>Anyone?<p>Yeah, proofreading isn’t much fun; however, doing it carefully is critical to finalizing accurate …

Why Employees At Apple And Google Are More Productive

It’s a mix of organization, priorities, trust, and leadership.<p>Companies like Apple, Netflix, Google, and Dell are 40% more productive than the average company, according to research from the leadership consulting firm Bain & Company. You might think that it’s because these companies attract …

Employee Engagement

Think Backwards When Proofreading Your Writing for Spelling Errors

Our brains are actually pretty great at filling in gaps, but that’s a bad thing when you’re scanning for spelling errors. If you want to focus more …

Creative Writing

19 cosas difíciles que nadie hará por ti • Forbes México

El camino al éxito es sinuoso, largo y en buena parte es cuesta arriba. Dan Waldschmidt conoce una cosa o dos sobre desafíos, es un empresario …

40 Awesome Ways to Be an (Even) Better Leader

There is no better time than right now to question your current standards of leadership and set new, extraordinary ones for yourself.<p>You're a good leader. You run a good organization. You have a good product and a good brand. You have good customer service. Your sales are good. You have good people …

Michelle Obama

Develop talent, connect and shape the future of work: A call for responsible leaders

If 2017 is anything like 2016, “disruption” is set to become the word of the year. In politics, business and society, recent events have highlighted …

Innovation

How to Navigate a Toxic Work Environment to Save Your Creativity

When your workplace seems intolerable, these helpful tips can help you get through.<p>From President-elect Donald Trump to Roger Ailes of Fox News, there's been lots of reporting on harassment in the workplace. While some conduct falls well outside the bounds of what is legally or socially acceptable, …

Self-help

Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad Boss

Sure, you want everyone to get along. But trying to make everyone happy can ruin your reputation.<p>Over a decade ago, business performance consultant Ryan Estis transitioned from being a salesperson out in the field to being a manager. He moved from an environment where it was his job to make …

Selling

What You Really Need to Do to Make Your Employees Happy (No, It's Not More Money)

Deep down, every human being wants to find meaning in his or her work.<p>Want to inspire your employees to perform at levels you've never imagined?<p>In <i>Give and Take</i>, Adam Grant says that when people find purpose in their work it will not only improve that person's happiness, it will boost …

Fundraising

This Scientist Is Studying Mental Illness As An Electrical Issue

At TEDMED, Kafui Dzirasa explained why bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions are more than just chemical imbalances.<p>Why is electric shock therapy, originally invented in the late 1930s, still considered an effective treatment for alleviating the symptoms of mental illness? Why do some …

Mental Disorders

If You Love Your Idea, Here's Why You Need to Kill It

The most important thing you can do with your brilliant idea is to try to kill it.<p><i>This series of articles explores the connections between entrepreneurship and the history of philosophy and literature. Each article traces the influence of a specific thinker or school of thought upon the development</i> …

mindfully

The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Your Employees

As leaders, we are always looking for the right questions to ask our people. When our employees are faced with a challenge it's tempting to give them advice or to tell them what they need to do, but by doing so you impede their growth and cheat yourself from getting some potentially fresh and …