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Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley
Problem Solving

Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley

A CEO decries a venture-capital focus on companies that provide quick fixes to symptoms rather than long-term prevention.
David Hassell
The Secret Behind a Company That Gets Wildly High Internal Message Open Rates
Managing Employees

The Secret Behind a Company That Gets Wildly High Internal Message Open Rates

What would your company's messaging analytics say about your communications to employees?
Eric Siu
5 Big-Picture Practices for Streamlining Your Communications
Email

5 Big-Picture Practices for Streamlining Your Communications

Email can become a huge time suck. Adopt these practices so you can focus on real work.
Ioannis Verdelis
Be Memorable By Creating Your Own Personal Connection Story
Communication Strategies

Be Memorable By Creating Your Own Personal Connection Story

Personal connection stories are a great way to make a good first impression and create a solid foundation for a new relationship.
John Corcoran
Attention Millennials: How to Excel at the Dying Art of Phone Conversations (Infographic)
Infographics

Attention Millennials: How to Excel at the Dying Art of Phone Conversations (Infographic)

Yes, people still talk on the phone. Here's a handy reminder of how to influence people when you do.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Retrain Your Brain to Feel Confident About Public Speaking
Public Speaking

Retrain Your Brain to Feel Confident About Public Speaking

You're very unlikely to go blank, pass out and wet yourself on stage. Instead, focus on the good things.
Jeff Shore
How to Bridge the Communications Gender Gap -- From Both Sides
Communications

How to Bridge the Communications Gender Gap -- From Both Sides

When differences crop up between newbies and workplace vets, this can lead to a disconnect in the office. Here's how to gracefully resolve them.
Karen Lachtanski
9 Habits of High-Performing Business Leaders
Leadership Qualities

9 Habits of High-Performing Business Leaders

These successful professionals share a similar approach to life and work. Here's a concise list of their secrets.
Jacqueline Whitmore
5 Times You Should Show, Not Tell at Work
Visualization

5 Times You Should Show, Not Tell at Work

Just as email, texting, and the cloud have changed the way teams communicate, visualization is the next wave to transform business communication.
Karl Sun
How Technology Demands a Different Approach to Your Job
Productivity

How Technology Demands a Different Approach to Your Job

Being more productive can be a double-edged sword. How to use technology in a way to help, not hurt, your career.
Lindsay Broder
4 Tips to Optimize Your Time as an Entrepreneur
Time Management

4 Tips to Optimize Your Time as an Entrepreneur

The secret lies not in juggling opposing priorities but in planning ahead to have the minutes and hours to spend how you wish.
Jeff Margolis
7 Uses of Internal Company Videos That Can Boost Productivity and Collaboration
Productivity

7 Uses of Internal Company Videos That Can Boost Productivity and Collaboration

More and more people say they feel that video will play an important role in different business functions in the immediate future.
Ron Yekutiel
10 Actions That Highlight You as a Leader
Leadership Qualities

10 Actions That Highlight You as a Leader

It's time to take a hard look in the mirror to see how many of these already show in your persona, and which need a bit more of your focus and learning.
Martin Zwilling
7 Must-Dos Before the End of the Year
Goals

7 Must-Dos Before the End of the Year

Finish the quarter not just profitably but thoughtfully. Review results, reset your agenda and reach for the right goals in 2015.
Miles Jennings