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How Changing the Way You Work Can Change Your Life

Troy Stoneking | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Troy Stoneking

If you are like most people you spend a large amount of time engaged in your work. But do you enjoy what you do? According to the 2014 Job Satisfaction Survey conducted by the non-profit research firm the Conference Board, less than 50% of American workers are satisfied at their jobs. But why are people dissatisfied?

How Google Is Embracing Team Work And Workplace Wellness

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google coddles its employees with free food, massages and other lavish perks, yet some of its best engineers still grou...

Leadership Lessons From a Badass Leader

Bill Treasurer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

Havlik isn't some well-manicured leadership author. He's a rough-and-tumble guy who has actually led... often in do-or-die situations. He's got a bullet hole in his right forearm. Like I said, badass.

Why You Should Give the Gift of Encouragement

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregory Ciotti

Just as important as the work you do is the person you bring to work. Your mood, outlook, and actions echo out to those around you. One of the best w...

How to Encourage Loyalty in Your Team

Ellevate | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women

Few things are as stressful and frustrating as having disloyal direct reports. You're never confident whether they're giving you the right information, alerting you when there are problems, giving you the benefit of their expertise -- or really, doing their job at all.

High Performing Teams

Todd Lapidus | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Todd Lapidus

It's unusually simple:  High performing leadership teams have a deeper sense of responsibility and commitment than average teams.

Agile: Are You Doing it Right?

Bob Gower | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Bob Gower

Two of the most common questions I hear when working with customers, and that couldn't be more frustrating. Simply put, they are the wrong damn questions.

These 11 Secret Pregame Rituals Of Student Athletes Will Help You Win At Everyday Life

Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living

There’s nothing quite like a college campus on game day. From the parking lot tailgate to the roar of the crowd during buzzer beater plays, the e...

3 Essential Questions for Leaders About Colocation

Bob Gower | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Bob Gower

It's clear that where we work can have a powerful influence on how much we enjoy our time on the job and how productive we are. Space is intrinsic to culture, and culture is intrinsic to performance.

How to Be a Leader When You Are Not the Leader

Alex Budak | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

The story of leadership is often told through the lens of a single leader and a singular act -- Martin Luther King rallying crowds at the Lincoln Memorial; Eleanor Roosevelt leading the creation of the declaration on human rights; Henry Kissinger setting foot in Beijing.

Teamwork or Die!

Advertising Week | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Helayne Spivak, Director, VCU Brandcenter  There once was a magical place, in a land far, far away, where copywriters and art directors ruled th...

The Importance of Real-time Collaboration

Danny Wong | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Of the 8.7 hours average Americans spend at work each day, less than half of their time (45 percent) is used performing the primary duties of their job, according to a 2014 report conducted by Harris Poll.

The 7 Reasons People Don't Say What They Really Think at Work

Jon Wortmann | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Jon Wortmann

Whether you have control of a group or are a participant leading from the middle, if you're worried people aren't really saying what they think, make time for them. Ask them for their ideas and opinions. Then listen.

How to Create a Convivial Team of Teams

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Sadly, "In 1985 about half of Americans said they had a close friend at work; by 2004, this was true for only 39 percent," according to Wharton professor, Adam Grant.

How to Improve Interdepartmental Collaboration

Danny Wong | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Let's be frank: accounts, engineering, marketing, and sales all often have a hard time understanding one another, even if they "get along" just fine.

The Power of Your Employees' Audience

Linda Coles | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Linda Coles

Many companies have now figured out that the audiences reached by its employees far outstretches that of their company's reach.

Why Two Kids Is More Than Twice As Hard As One

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 08.30.2015 | Parents
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

No work experience -- not even a grueling medical internship -- prepares you for this. Hubris quickly becomes the enemy.

How Being More Average Can Increase Productivity

Cameron Conaway | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Cameron Conaway

The first couple hours of the day are the most productive in terms of sheer activity. People check in, catch up, and knock off some simple tasks. At this point, it's all about maintenance and making sure there aren't any fires to put out.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

The Day I Became an Average Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Managing product is not an easy job. Everyone is constantly vying for your attention. Your CEO is telling you about their next big idea. Sales teams are requesting features to help them win the next big client. Oh, and engineering still needs your insight on that upcoming feature.

Want to Lead a Good Meeting? Begin With Facilitative Presence!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Presence, I have come to realize, is the doorway to all things meaningful -- the bridge between what is and what can be.

The Greatest Marketing Executive You'll Probably Never Meet

Damian Bazadona | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

I traveled far and wide and low and high to find the greatest marketing executive to ever walk the earth. No, I won't tell you the person's name.

How Exceptional Leaders Push Star Performers Out the Door

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I once managed a guy named Tim (name changed). His work was strong and I considered him a key player on our team. But I noticed shortly after his two-year review that he was losing steam. His work was barely making it in on time, he was less collaborative in meetings, and folks were starting to wonder whether he was on his way out.

20 Things Software Developers Should Stop Saying

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

If you know an engineer, it's time to help him stop. Intervene because the phrases are often so annoying that they are "counter-productive" or worse a "red herring" and distract from what really needs to be said (and done).

The One-on-One Meeting: An Essential Tool for All Startup Founders

Adam Greenwald | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Adam Greenwald

If your one-on-one meetings end on a sour note, you and your direct reports will be leaving your meeting room with negative vibes that will infect everyone else before the day ends.