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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 …

Management

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

The big idea: Meetings, the ultimate time-suck, and how to fix them

When great minds meet, everybody benefits. So, when meetings are good, they’re great. But if they’re bad (as most office meetings are, be honest with …

Warren Buffett's 10 Best Pieces of Advice Ever

Warren Buffett is arguably the best-known, most respected investor of all time. Buffett is also known for his folksy charm, and his memorable quotes …

What are the best tips and hacks for speaking with eloquence and sophistication?

<i>Answer by Nicolas Cole on Quora.</i><p>I’ve been very fortunate to have been given various opportunities at the very young age of 25 to learn beside some …

12 pieces of advice for giving talks that have impact

Courtney E. Martin hosts a session called “The 19th Minute,” and shared valuable insight on how to give a talk that has real impact. Photo: Marla …

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

10 Intelligent Questions to Ask on an Informational Interview

There’s nothing worse than asking someone to grant you an informational interview and having nothing to say. This person is sacrificing part of her …

The 10 Commandments of Salary Negotiation

Thou shalt be paid more! Tech recruiter Elizabeth Morgan takes to the mount to offer wisdom on squeezing money from a stone.<p><i>This is the first in a</i> …

Finding a Great Mentor – 10 Things to Look for

Every young person needs a mentor. If they don't find one in parents, coaches or teachers, they’ll emulate movie stars, athletes or rock musicians.<p>As …

My top 10 quotes on leadership

10. A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.<p>– Zig Ziglar<p>9. Innovation distinguishes …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways 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 …

27 Pre-Written Templates for Your Toughest Work Emails

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by …

How to Motivate Your Team Without Carrots or Sticks

One of two things is going to happen when a newcomer joins your team. They’re going to see right away how to plug into their own power source on the job and feel great about coming to work, or they’re not.<p>When you make it easy for a person to learn, to succeed and to grow a little bit every day on …

The Hardest Job Interview Question—And How to Answer It

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Like the dreaded “Tell me about yourself,” the …

42 Ways to Make People Like and Respect You

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>We all want to be liked, yes. But—perhaps more …

10 Job Skills You'll Need in 2020

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>The world of work—and the world in general—is …

Debunking Myths About Worker Passion

“Your dream employee: She searches for new, better, solutions to challenging problems, takes meaningful risks to improve performance, performs at a higher level of performance with each passing year, works the hours needed to get the job done, is well connected to others internally and externally …

Why is my WiFi slow? Why does my WiFi keep dropping out?

Complaints about poor WiFi performance are one of the biggest issues facing the average internet user right now. With most people now relying on …

Wi-Fi

Eight Ways For Introverts To Shine At Work

Introverts are everywhere. They make up one-third to one-half of the American population and include a host of celebrities, leaders, and CEOs. Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Marissa Mayer are introverts. Yet despite the many examples of thoughtful leaders and quiet CEOs, introverts …

9 tips to land your dream job

Ah, the dream job. Just as work has been reshaped by technology and globalization, so too have our professional fantasies. While jobs atop the …

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Where Art Meets Gif: The Hypnotic Animated Gifs of David Szakaly | Colossal

<p>Since 2008 Hungarian/German graphic designer David Szakaly has been churning out some of the most dizzying, hypnotic and wholly original gifs on the …

The IT Project That Brought a Bank to Its Knees

Sir Christopher Kelly, a former British senior civil servant, recently produced a damning report, which reviewed the events that led to the £1.5 billion capital shortfall announced by the U.K.’s Co-operative Bank in June 2013. This shortfall resulted in its parent, Co-operative Group, ceding …

10 Tech Trends That Will Transform Your Industry

I have bad news for companies that are struggling to improve their customer engagement—it’s only going to get more difficult. Social-savvy, smartphone-carrying consumers will switch allegiances faster than you can say “customer relationship management.”<p>“Customers are going to get harder to deal …

The Most Common (And Harmful) Ways People Sabotage Their Own Success

Working with mid- to high-level career women who’ve achieved great things in their lives, I’ve watched professionals build and sustain tremendous success over time, and also witnessed behaviors that crush success, leaving dreams and goals shattered in pieces on the ground.<p>The behaviors that …

Don't Want Your Laptop Tampered With? Just Add Glitter Nail Polish

HAMBURG – If you're traveling overseas, across borders or anywhere you're afraid your laptop or other equipment might be tampered with or examined, …

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …