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7 Qualities Of A Truly Loyal Employee. 7 Qualities Of A Truly Loyal Employee. 7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesn't Manage You. I'm always struck by the number of people who complain about the amount of email they receive and how much they despise their inbox -- not because their complaints aren't valid but because my own view couldn't be more different.

7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesn't Manage You

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees. Good bosses have strong organizational skills.

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. 8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday. Forget about your job title or profession – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive at work.

8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday

It’s time to set down your gallon-sized container of coffee, toss out your three-page to-do list, and put an end to those ridiculously long emails you’ve been sending. Experiencing a highly productive workday can feel euphoric.

Entrepreneurs and Business Growth

The Power of Simplicity. It is a key test for leaders: Can you take complex tasks – like working through countless variables for, say, your organization’s values or strategic goals – and distill them into a short list that everyone can remember? And just how short should the list be? I would suggest no more than three, at the most. The CEOs I interview each week for my Corner Office series offer regular reminders of the power of simplicity. 10 Things Really Amazing Bosses Do. Recently, I had overwhelming response to my column on 10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do.

10 Things Really Amazing Bosses Do

In it, I also gave tips for being a better boss. Better is great, but amazing bosses didn't need the tips because they already knew what to do. 10 Things To Do Every Workday.

Leadership

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare] It’s 7:54 on a frigid January morning in San Francisco.

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare]

You’re waiting outside the Moscone Center, in a queue of several thousand people, many of whom have been camping out in the cold for over 12 hours. The security detail for this event rivals the Democratic National Convention. Three deadly career traps, and how to avoid them. One minute a business leader is master of the universe, and the next no one returns his or her calls.

Three deadly career traps, and how to avoid them

How can you avoid this sort of nightmare? While there are no guarantees in life, there are classic errors that cause smart people to self-destruct. If you avoid these traps, you can protect your career and preserve your ability to be effective. 8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday. Look Before You Leap Into That MBA. My Wall Street Journal article about why I discourage students who want to become entrepreneurs from doing an MBA provoked a far stronger reaction than I expected. The vast majority of the emails and comments were in agreement — including from business-school professors. What shocked me were the angry online comments, Tweets, and emails from a few MBA students—because of their lack of professionalism. So it is clear that this issue is highly contentious and deserves further discussion. The fact is that most business schools are geared toward churning out corporate executives, investment bankers, and consultants — not entrepreneurs.

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader. Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life.

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders in my last book, Likeable Business, to determine what made them so likeable and their companies so successful. All of the concepts are simple, and yet, perhaps in the name of revenues or the bottom line, we often lose sight of the simple things - things that not only make us human, but can actually help us become more successful. Below are the eleven most important principles to integrate to become a better leader: 1. Listening "When people talk, listen completely. Listening is the foundation of any good relationship. Five Ways to Become a Better Team Player. Read What Facebook’s Sandberg Calls Maybe ‘The Most important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley’ Facebook’s No. 2 top dog, COO Sheryl Sandberg, recently said that Netflix’s company culture document “may well be the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.”

Read What Facebook’s Sandberg Calls Maybe ‘The Most important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley’

The document, a bullet-point-happy PowerPoint, has become a cultural manifesto for the Internet’s economic epicenter, amassing over 3.2 million views on Slideshare.net. More than simply a management guide, it’s a window into a philosophy that thrives on uncertainty, creativity, and trust — a blinding contrast to the hierarchical culture that dominated much of the 20th century workplace. To the extent that innovation and the Internet play a role in the modern workplace, it is a crystal ball into the future of daily life.

If you want people to act, do these four things. Cram these essentials into every marketing message.

If you want people to act, do these four things

(Photo courtesy of Big Stock). The VC Firm That Funded Facebook Explains How To Hire. Glassdoor It's no accident Facebook has such talented employees.

The VC Firm That Funded Facebook Explains How To Hire

There's a method to it. Greylock Partners has just about the best track record funding startups as anybody on the planet. The firm funded LinkedIn in 2004 and Facebook in 2006. Other hits in the portfolio include Pandora, AirBnB, and Cloudera. So yeah, those folks know what they're doing. The #1 Career Mistake Capable People Make.

The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything. New Years Resolutions For Business. The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better at Absolutely Everything. Why corporate strategy needs to change with the cloud — Cloud Computing News. Cloud computing changes everything, including corporate strategy as a practice. Big Idea 2013: Stop Worrying About Efficiency. Big Idea 2013: A New Social Contract between Employer and Employees. What will sustain the modern organization going forward in 2013? Improved financial forecasts? Big Idea 2013: Get All of Your Employees on Social Media. Distill Your Message to as Few Words as Possible. It's amazing how complex our lives have become. Nothing's simple anymore. What Great Leaders Have That Good Leaders Don't. “My loyalty to Country and Team is beyond reproach.” Intuit's Scott Cook on Failed Global Expansion. What employees really need at work.

The 5 Traits of High-Potential Employees. Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask. The Terrible Management Technique That Cost Microsoft Its Creativity. Welcome to the Bossless Company. Career Advice: Keep the Boss Happy. Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses. 8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture. Emotions Can Get the Better of You at Work. The 6 Habits of Strategic Thinkers. Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk. The 5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses. Eight Qualities of Remarkable Employees. Why Flexible Hours Inspire Performance. Why Flexible Hours Inspire Performance.

8 Things Your Employees Need Most. 8 Things Your Employees Need Most. 8 Key Elements Make Your Business Transformative. Why Being a Nicer Boss is a Smart Business Move. Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch. 9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money.