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Hours Do Not Equal Success

Josh Sawislak | Posted 12.22.2012 | Small Business
Josh Sawislak

Results and accomplishments are what drive an organization's success, not logged hours -- so how do we enforce management and office practices that encourage better results?

America's Innovative Companies Are Going Flat

Zev Gotkin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Zev Gotkin

The top-heavy hierarchy is so ingrained in the American psyche that doing things differently means changing the way people think about work.

The Laws of Subtraction: An Interview With Matthew May

Phil Simon | Posted 12.16.2012 | Books
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Matthew E. May to talk about his latest book, The Laws of Subtraction.

Is Teamwork Wasting Half of Your Week?

Kevan Hall | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Kevan Hall

But what if teamwork is the problem not the solution? Do we really need to share all of this information? Does teamwork actually improve results? Are collective decisions better decisions?

56 Reasons Why Most Corporate Innovation Initiatives Fail

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Innovation initiatives sound good, but usually don't live up to their expectations. The reasons are many.

How Bosses Accidentally Make You Less Creative

David Rock | Posted 12.12.2012 | Science
David Rock

While it seems unlikely we can 'control' when we have an insight, it's now very clear that we can dramatically increase the likelihood that an insight emerges. The trouble is, we have to get used to letting our non-conscious brains do the work.

Manufacturing: The New Reality: A Lack of Skill but No Lack of Excuses

Karin Lindner | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Karin Lindner

How many people in our workforce today do you think possess more talent, skill, creativity and intelligence than their current job requires or even allows? Does it make sense to you that we have to do more with less, yet the majority of people are still seen as bodies instead of brains?

12 Things Journalists Can Never Ask One Direction (LISTEN)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 10.05.2012 | Teen

If you could ask your favorite member of One Direction any question in the world, what would it be? Whatever you do, just make sure it isn't on the ex...

14 Ways to Go Beyond the Email Blues

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Mitch Ditkoff

Before sending off yet another email, ask yourself if email is really the right platform to communicate your message. Maybe a phone call would be more suitable. Or a face-to-face meeting. Or skywriting.

100 Reasons Why You Don't Get Your Best Ideas at Work

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Since 1986, I've asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. Less than 2% have said "the workplace." Based on my 25 years of working with a ton of innovation-seeking organizations, here's my take on why.

New York State Takes Pro Bono to the Next Level

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

By starting their careers doing public service, new lawyers will begin their journey with a humble reminder that while they may be paid by an employer, they have a greater responsibility to the community.

5 Ways to Retain Employees and Reduce Unemployment

Morgan Norman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Morgan Norman

Managers, listen up: stop making your employees quit -- you're not doing the unemployment rate a favor, after all. Switch up your leadership style and stop watching your best employees walk away. Here's how

How the Boy Scouts Made Me a Better Business Person

Gene Marks | Posted 11.21.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The Boy Scouts of America gets nothing but bad press. And most of it is deserved. What's a shame is that these actions hide the fact that the Boy Scouts is a great organization.

Pay Secrecy: Why Bother?

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Perhaps the best way to summarize pay secrecy is to say that it has become an old-fashioned, obsolete management practice that has a much larger downside than upside. It is time for organizations to enter the world of pay transparency.

Five Steps to Getting the Truth Your Employees Will Never Tell You

Ted Harro | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Ted Harro

It's strategy season and what you most need now is the truth. Here's the bad news: No one tells you the truth.

Get Off the Hamster Wheel!

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Karen Kimsey-House

Many of us think if we do more, we'll have more, so we can be more. This is a myth.

Two Secrets to Being Perceived As Helpful Rather Than Critical

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

When you offer suggestions in the wrong way, people won't perceive you as helpful. They'll just perceive you as critical.

Let Teachers Run the School

Glen Lineberry | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

When I was in school, teachers mostly ran the school. Teachers decided what we were ready to learn, what to teach us, and how to make sure we stayed on track. Why did this change?

Your Start-Up Life With Andre Agassi: Playing Big

Rana Florida | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

I've talked with successful CEO's, authors, chefs, politicians, designers, artists, philanthropists, doctors and entrepreneurs, but I've yet to interview a sports star for advice on business. Since Agassi was my all time favorite, I was eager to hear his insights on how to achieve success.

Innovation From the Inside Out

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

You want culture change? You want a culture of innovation? Great. Then find a way to help each and every person in your organization come from the inside out.

The Surprising Career Disconnect in Today's Ultra-Connected Workplace

Sara Canaday | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Sara Canaday

Gone are the days when we would carve out time every Friday morning to meet over breakfast with a seasoned adviser. Today, we rarely have time to reach out for sound advice and candid guidance.

Who's the Point Person on Your Next Project? The Role Is More Important Than You Think

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Some call them a "liaison," a "go-between," or "point person." Whatever you call your employee that handles it, that role is critical to your success.

Business Management: A Smarter Approach to Product Strategy

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Instead of attempting to project so far out with ambitious designs, consider releasing more limited versions of your product in waves over the course of the same time period. That way, consumers can have access to the product sooner rather than later.

Failure Is a Winning Strategy

Josh Sawislak | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC
Josh Sawislak

Most days I write about management issues such as the intersection of work and technology, remote collaboration, and management by objective, not attendance. Today I want to talk about how we fail.

Management Wisdom: A Healthy Ego or Deadly Blind Spot?

Rob Asghar | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Rob Asghar

It's not easy to overcome these blind spots -- it will take many, many hours of honest self-reflection and willingness to receive feedback from friends, family and colleagues. But it will make all the difference in your legacy.