Leadership: The Keys to Instilling Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose In Your Team
Monday, 27 February, 2017
Leadership

Leadership: The Keys to Instilling Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose In Your Team

In 2012, a Georgetown University computer science assistant professor named Cal Newport published his third book, entitled So Good They Can't Ignore You, which offered a unique perspective regarding career advice. Newport argued that "follow your passion" is the worst career advice you can ever subscribe to. And yet, it's probably one of the most pervasive nuggets of job wisdom around. Even Steve Jobs was a believer: pic.twitter.com/7UcgOjOO6I— Shayan Feroz (@Shayanf110) Febr...
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Contrasting Characters: A Guide to Managing Different Personality Types on your Team
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Leadership

Contrasting Characters: A Guide to Managing Different Personality Types on your Team

You're managing a large project team full of diverse working habits, communication styles, and preferences. From night owls and early birds to planners and procrastinators, you feel like your team is one big melting pot of a dozen different approaches. On one hand, you're grateful for the varying perspectives and fresh ideas this diversity brings to the table. But on the other hand? Well, you often find yourself presented with dynamics that are pretty tricky to manage: One team mem...
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Do 'Work Martyrs' Actually Get More Done? The Hunger for a Healthy Work-Life Balance
Monday, 13 February, 2017
Leadership

Do 'Work Martyrs' Actually Get More Done? The Hunger for a Healthy Work-Life Balance

  The average US workweek is 41 hours, however, more than 30% of American workers work 45 or more hours a week, compared with Germany (18%) and France (4%). The fact is, many Americans wear this as a badge of honor, which has led to a new term for the common office workaholic:  "work martyrs”.   . You know, the ones who can't eat a meal without scrolling through their email and humblebrag about how many hours they worked last night or over the weekend. Even though we all intuitivel...
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Long Distance Leadership: Successfully Scaling a Remote Team to 50+ Employees
Monday, 6 February, 2017
Leadership

Long Distance Leadership: Successfully Scaling a Remote Team to 50+ Employees

Nic Bryson is the Senior Director of Customer Support at Wrike. Since joining the company in 2009, he’s grown Customer Support from just one person to a remote team of 50+ members, spread across the globe. In the past 10 years, remote work has grown by 103% in the US alone. Fueled by increased worker satisfaction, greater productivity, and an average cost savings of over $11,000 per worker each year, the growing trend of remote work shows no signs of slowing. The ability to effe...
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How Will the Internet of Things Shape the Future of Your Business? (Infographic)
Thursday, 19 January, 2017
Leadership

How Will the Internet of Things Shape the Future of Your Business? (Infographic)

By 2019, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry will be more than double the size of the smartphone, PC, tablet, connected car, and wearable markets—combined. It’s predicted to become the largest device market in the world, adding $1.7 trillion in value to the global economy in the next two years. But what does this up-and-coming industry mean for your organization's future?  Internet of Things technologies will lead to a slew of innovations that will have a significant effect on businesses...
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If You're Not Using OKRs for Quarterly Planning, Stop and Read This
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Leadership

If You're Not Using OKRs for Quarterly Planning, Stop and Read This

It’s that time of the year: you're capping off a successful 2017 and reflecting on everything you've accomplished in the past twelve months. But it’s not only a time to look back; it’s a time to look ahead. What do you want to accomplish in the coming year, and what’s the best way to go about it?  Many leading companies tout OKRs for successful annual and quarterly planning; in fact Google credits the process with fueling their exponential growth and success. Even if you’ve heard of OKR...
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The 10 Best Job Perks That People Really Want
Tuesday, 20 December, 2016
Leadership

The 10 Best Job Perks That People Really Want

As the year end approaches and your employees take vacation days to hie off to exotic locales, it might be the perfect time to look at the various workplace incentives you offer your workers. Job perks differ from company to company. And especially with startups, these perks often spell the difference between attracting the best talent or having them scooped up by the latest venture-backed unicorn with unlimited PTO. Which begs the question: what incentives do employees really value? Wh...
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Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
Leadership

Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck

A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful — not to mention happier and more fun to work with! But team building at work can be tricky, especially when typical team building activities tend to induce more eye rolls among teammates than high-fives. Whether you were hired to put together some team building initiatives or you think your team just needs to get together and do something fun, workplace team building activities are the way to go. A...
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