In search of: Productive meetings

Make your meetings more meaningful. Patrick Lencioni’s "Death by Meeting: A leadership fable about solving the most painful problem in business" addresses just how uninspiring meetings can be:...
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GE’s Vice Chair on the value of workplace creativity

"Having worked in marketing for most of my career, I’ve learned the priceless strategic value of having a steady supply of good ideas," writes Beth Comstock, GE's vice chair. "I’ve also come...
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Stop sending the non-essential after-hours email … and watch office productivity go up

That after-hours email you send because you think it gives you a head start on the next day could have a detrimental impact on the receiver. The cumulative effect of after-hours emails can be...
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24 CEOs share their secrets to business success

We're used to reading about high-achievers who rise before the sun's up, make it to the gym before they read The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and then are at the office by 7:30 a.m....
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Making the most of meetings

Meetings are necessary, but they don't have to be a necessary evil. Here's some sound advice on how to make meetings matter. This advice comes from LinkedIn via Ben Baran, Ph.D., SPHR. Baran says, "...
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Here’s to the innovators!

Have you seen this Fast Company list? We're not surprised to see Facebook, Uber, Netflix and Amazon in the Top 10 of "The Most Innovative Companies of 2016." But Taco Bell? Check out why they deserve...
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The surprising benefits of slacking off one hour a day

Ben Franklin -- Founding Father, inventor, statesman, diplomat -- knew the value of taking a break each day. Adding slack to our day allows us to: 1. Plan your learning. Think carefully about what...
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Creative ways to keep it quiet (and boost productivity)

We love these creative ways to minimize noise in the office (and boost productivity). One way is to permit employees a choice of spaces depending on what work they're doing at any given time....
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Guts + resilience + initiative + tenacity = Grit (And it’s a key ingredient for success)

Robin Koval, co- author of the new book “Grit to Great,” says resilience is one of their four ingredients (along with guts, initiative and tenacity) that make up grit — and lead to...
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