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Building the Team Is the Main Thing Every Time

There are no exceptions For most people, there is one “main thing” — that if done regularly, repeatedly, and consistently — will lead to disproportionate successful results. But what is that elusive “main thing”? And how do we figure it out? For me, it all comes down to food. Permit

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

How to Turn Your Boredom Into an Asset

Sometimes those monotonous tasks are the most productive things on your to-do list 43% of employees are bored. Millennials are nearly twice as likely to be bored at work than baby boomers. Meanwhile, we’re busy trying to figure out which we hate more: stress or boredom. We have this idea that boredom is one

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

How to Help Hopeless People

Do what you are supposed to do One day a young man, desperate for a job, took a job cleaning out trailer parks. He worked for a temp agency that was staffing a liquidation company. As part of his cleaning duties, he found a CD in the trash. The CD

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How to Make Your Team Happier and More Productive

Hint: skip the trust falls and team-building exercises. Common sense tells us that happy, collaborative teams are productive teams. Research backs it up, too. But when leaders or managers utter the words “team-building,” most people want to run for the nearest exit. Visions of cheesy bonding exercises and trust-building games can induce a

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How the Myth of Sacrifice Is Hurting Your Team and Your Bottom Line

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. If you’re not first, you’re last. It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up. There’s no traffic on the extra mile. I’ve noticed lately that the narrative around tech is becoming more and more similar to the

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14 Key Questions to Test Co-Founder Fit

Starting a company together is like getting married. Too many startups get into serious trouble because of issues between the founders. Whether it is conflicting visions for the company, overlapping roles or fundamentally different values and priorities — not talking through the following essentials can really hurt your business in

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What’s The Best Way To Guarantee a Productive Work Environment? Work With People Who Do This:

Do you ever notice how quickly work gets done with people you enjoy being around? And on the flip-side, do you ever notice how painfully grueling the exact same work can seem when you are around people you just can’t seem to vibe with? There is absolutely something to be

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

Addicted to distractions? How to reclaim your focus and shut out the noise

“Everything is designed to make us hooked and stay a little longer, or worse, distracted a little bit more.” We don’t always have what it takes to shut out the noises in the background. It is easy to think that being distracted is just the inability to focus, when in fact,

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11 Ways to Work Poorly with Creative Professionals

Being a creative person inherently means you enjoy living life according to your own rules. The problem is that then when fellow creatives come together, either brilliant collaboration is born — or violent arguments ensue, both sides fighting in the name of “creative freedom.” Us creative types can be quite

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How resting more can boost your and your team’s productivity

Create a work culture that prioritizes restorative downtime I’m going to tell you something about productivity that most top-ranking Medium authors and famous startup gurus won’t. It isn’t a hack that you’ll read in the latest Lifehacker headline or see among the top #lifehacks Tweets. Instead, it’s a technique that,

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