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From The Leadership Editor

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Most people wouldn’t think to ask a New York City bike messenger for advice on how to manage the chaos of office life. Few expect to hear a CEO with knuckle tattoos spout knowledge like a seasoned business school professor. But we aren’t most people. And neither are you.Ours is not the leadership of

How To Make Working From Home More Productive

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As a freelance writer, I spend the majority of my working time in my home office. While zero commuting hours, the ability to work in my pajamas, and flexibility over my schedule sound like a dream; working from home also has its challenges.Topping the list are distractions of home life and limited s

5 Ways To Hack Your Weekly Schedule To Get More Done

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Many productivity experts advise doing a weekly reviewing and planning session.It’s a good time for figuring out where you’ve been and where you’re going. If you’re trying to get a grip on your time and your life, setting aside time each week to ask these questions is one of the best strategies you

The Proven Ideal Length Of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, And Headline Online

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Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to stand out on social media, but I want to do it in the

Are You Ready For An Intern This Summer?

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This summer, thousands of students and young professionals will be on the lookout for a coveted summer internship. In today’s cutthroat job market, internships are the new way to land a job and secure an entry-level position before the competition.While you may be part of the 97% of employers who pl

A Millennial's Version of "The American Dream"

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The next generation of consumers isn't buying what you're selling. We're just not that into cars. And we're just not that into houses, either. We're really not into a lot of new stuff in general.So what's a 21st century company to do?For much of the 20th century, B-to-C businesses sold the American

4 Ways To Avoid Getting Blindsided By An Unhappy Employee

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You've started building your product and have raised a seed round of funding. You feel great about your progress and are ready to take on the world. You start hiring and add three employees to your team. Now your business is really growing and the future looks bright!And then, bam!--your lead engine

5 Ways To Save Your Middle Managers From Burnout

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If you want a recipe for disaster, just follow in the footsteps of many businesses today: As organizations are getting flatter and pushing responsibility down the ladder onto middle managers, those middle managers are not receiving the leadership development training they need to handle these respon

How Do I Stop People From Interrupting at Meetings?

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"I can't wait for this meeting!" said no one ever.But while no one likes meetings, they are a necessary part of working life and thankfully there are ways to make them less painful. But even if you do everything to make the meeting efficient and engaging, you can still get derailed by unexpected and

How Curalate Turned A Dud Into A Dynamo

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Apu Gupta was watching Airbnb flourish, becoming more convinced that the “sharing economy”--renting out or collecting a fee for someone else to use your stuff or space--offered rich opportunities in a number of sectors.In May 2011, he and a partner decided to dive in. The idea was Storably, a websit