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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. 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. Good bosses get important things done. Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. 8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday.

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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.


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. 8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday. Look Before You Leap Into That MBA. 11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader. 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 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. If you want people to act, do these four things. The VC Firm That Funded Facebook Explains How To Hire. The #1 Career Mistake Capable People Make. The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything. Ask yourself: If you could interview like Walter Cronkite, would you get more value from your meetings? Would your mentors become more valuable?

Would your chance encounters with executives in elevators and thought leaders in conferences yield action items and relationships? The answer is yes. “As someone who had little to no experience in business--outside of running my own one-man freelancing operation--all that's really saved me (so far) from madness are the skills I used as a journalist,” says Evan Ratliff, who wrote for magazines like The New Yorker before founding his startup, The Atavist. New Years Resolutions For Business. The New Year is a propitious time for businesses to re-prioritize their objectives and start afresh with renewed vigor and a clear mission.

New Years Resolutions For Business

Setting – and following through on – thoughtful and apposite resolutions is an effective way to maximize results and impact for your company. In my estimation 2013 will be a year marked by continued economic volatility (through headline risk, inflationary monetary policy, and an ambivalent unemployment rate), the emergence of the micropreneur, increased attention on ROI (return on investment) in social media, and philanthropy as a potent form of marketing.

The businesses that win in the New Year will be those that iterate incessantly to define their own innovation curve, that establish strong and unambiguous company cultures, and those that use their data points effectively to minimize wasteful spending and increase their ROIC (return on invested capital.) The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better at Absolutely Everything. Hi 1) @LoneTruth look for 1) 2) @tearsana look for 2) 3) @TheRab and @Truefire guess (did you not see ChillyPepperz reply?)

The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better at Absolutely Everything

(Ex 1: please see further below. Q: Time to stand up?) Why corporate strategy needs to change with the cloud — Cloud Computing News. Big Idea 2013: Stop Worrying About Efficiency. Big Idea 2013: A New Social Contract between Employer and Employees. 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.

Distill Your Message to as Few Words as Possible

Nothing's simple anymore. Think about it. Even your Facebook page has a million things going on. The increase in complexity has led to a decrease in focus. It's hard to know what even matters anymore. What Great Leaders Have That Good Leaders Don't. “My loyalty to Country and Team is beyond reproach.”

What Great Leaders Have That Good Leaders Don't

--Navy SEAL Creed When you think of strong leaders, you probably think of people who are decisive, bold, confident, and fearless. Intuit's Scott Cook on Failed Global Expansion. What employees really need at work. By Padmasree Warrior, contributor FORTUNE -- In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced the concept now known as "The Hierarchy of Needs" in which he outlined how people are motivated to fulfill certain basic needs (food, water, safety) before moving on to other, more advanced needs, such as creativity and self-actualization.

What employees really need at work

If we use that lens to look at our businesses, what are the needs of the modern employee? While companies are expected to fulfill employees basic "needs" to do their job -- competitive pay, a functional workspace -- modern organizations understand they need to do more to foster creativity, drive innovation and improve productivity. In many cases, topping the list is enabling choice and freedom especially as it pertains to mobility. The 5 Traits of High-Potential Employees. As your company grows too big for you to do everything--the way you do now--you're going to give over some of the leadership.

The 5 Traits of High-Potential Employees

(Relax. This is a good thing!) For reasons of staff morale, economy, and your own precious peace of mind, it’s better to find your new generation of leaders inside the company. Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask. Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me? " is almost always a waste of time. The Terrible Management Technique That Cost Microsoft Its Creativity.

Welcome to the Bossless Company. Career Advice: Keep the Boss Happy. My recent column, 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses, drew a flood of responses. But there's one thing I didn't mention: An extraordinary boss communicates his expectations clearly to his team. That way, everyone understands what it will take to make your company succeed. With that in mind: If you are the boss, you'll want to share this column with your team, because it will make your job a heck of a lot easier. And if by chance you're not the boss, memorize this column–because it contains the key to long-term success. Here are the rules for keeping your boss happy: Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses. A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following eight core beliefs. 1.

Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. 8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture. Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto. I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup. At the time, he was the ninth-richest man in the world, worth approximately $19.6 billion. 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.