2018

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How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

Liquid Planner Productivity

All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still. Knowing how to prioritize work affects the success of your project, the engagement of your team, and your role as a leader.

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Innovation Management ? Definition, Processes, Frameworks and More

Viima

Innovation, innovation, innovation! There’s hardly a business event or conversation you can have without hearing the term.

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Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

There I was, sitting in a packed movie theatre. I waited two years for this sequel and I’ve got enough popcorn and diet soda to last me a full three hours. Fifteen minutes into the movie, the hero and villain are facing off for the first time when a lady bursts into the theater. Trying […]. The post Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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How startups die from their addiction to paid marketing

Andrew Chen

[Originally tweetstormed at @andrewchen , Follow me for more!]. Many of the biggest implosions in recent history – especially ecommerce – have been due to startups getting addicted to paid marketing while fooling themselves on Customer Acqusition Costs. As spend scales, it always gets more expensive and harder to track – never less.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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How to Foster Belonging and Inclusion in the Workplace

BetterUp

Robin Ely and Fern Mandelbaum recently spoke in a fireside chat moderated by Ellen Levy at BetterUp Shift 2018. The event brought together the most innovative leaders and thinkers in HR and people development to discuss how to infuse greater meaning into the employee experience. Ely and Mandelbaum discussed some of the most effective practices for creating diverse and inclusive work environments, and recruiting diverse teams.

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7 Key Advantages of Diversity in the Workplace and Why it Matters

Vantage Circle

If you are not living under a rock or have cut yourself out of this social world, then you must know the importance of diversity in the workplace. Bringing diversity in the workplace is not a trend to follow nor a quota a company needs to meet. It is also not only a social responsibility to practice diversity in the workplace. We intuitively know that it’s a pathway where every corporate need to walk along.

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Why Company Leaders Should Focus On Boosting Workplace Happiness

15Five

Humankind has long struggled to find the secret to living a happy life, but what about workplace happiness? Have you ever wondered how your employees feel at work ? Perhaps you’ve tried to create a fun and satisfying environment, with activities like foosball and ping pong or by offering free lunches and snacks. But if you haven’t found success, it may be because those perks focus more on downtime, rather than creating a productive work environment.

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An Alternative Approach to Dealing with the Inevitable Team Conflict

Liquid Planner Leadership

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”—Babe Ruth ??. Among the many critical project success factors—detailed plans, accurate estimates, and clear communication—a strong, unified team is arguably one of the most important.

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How to Infuse Heart into Soul-Sucking Organizations

Leadership Freak

Heartless leaders build soul-sucking organizations. Leaders learn how to think with their heads in school. But, leaders who think with their hearts build vibrant organizations. Results.

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Exhaustion is Not a Status Symbol

Agile42

In her book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are , Brene Brown shares her 10 Guideposts of Wholehearted Living. Number 7 on that list is “ Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth ”. This resonates strongly with the 8th agile principle about sustainable pace.

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Cultivating Engagement: Strategies and Actionable Plans for Success

Speaker: Alberta Johnson

Once upon a time, in the bustling world of corporate landscapes, HR professionals like you were the unsung heroes. Your mission: to unlock the secrets of employee engagement and transform workplaces into thriving communities. 🦸 🏢 Join us in our upcoming webinar to uncover why engagement is the magic ingredient for organizational success.

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The Key to Successful Projects: Resource Leveling in LiquidPlanner

Liquid Planner Productivity

There are lots of project management tools that make it easy for managers to overbook their teams, in addition to taking on project work that they don’t realistically have the resources to handle. Not only will teams burn out, but they probably won’t make their finish dates, either. As long as everyone on your team has entered their correct availability in LiquidPlanner, you won’t ever have to worry about overextending anyone (finish date included)!

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Every Day is New Year’s Eve

Kevin Eikenberry

Most everyone has things they do on or around New Year’s Eve. For most people, that includes some reflection on the past year and planning for the new year. All of which is fine, as far as it goes. Today, I share two ideas with you. First, if you are going to do that exercise, […]. The post Every Day is New Year’s Eve appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Social Media has the “Exact Same Negative Effect on Depression” as Eating Potatoes

Nir Eyal

It feels impossible to tell if the technology our kids use should be celebrated or feared. A few years ago I wrote a book, Hooked, about how technology can be used to change our habits. I intended the book to teach startups how to build healthy habits, but now I’m not so sure. With headlines […]. The post Social Media has the “Exact Same Negative Effect on Depression” as Eating Potatoes appeared first on Nir and Far.

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DAU/MAU is an important metric, but here’s where it fails

Andrew Chen

How DAU/MAU got popular. DAU/MAU has been a popular metric because of Facebook, which popularized the metric. As a result, as they began to talk about it, other consumer apps came to often be judged by the same KPIs. I first encountered DAU/MAU as a ratio during the Facebook Platform days, when it was used to evaluate apps on their platform. This metric was always impressive for Facebook because it’s always been high.

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Change Management 101: A Practical 3 Part Guide

Implementing new tools or business processes in your organization? Lemon Learning put together a practical 3 part guide to prevent the pitfalls of change management. Drive a successful change management project from diagnosis through to measurement.

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BetterUp and Workday Partner to Enhance Worker, Workplace Well-Being

BetterUp

Today marks another milestone in our company journey to help workers at all levels flourish in the workplace via the use of coaching, technology and evidence-based research. To better support our customers in this endeavor, we have deepened our strategic and business partnership with one of the most driven and forward-thinking companies in finance and HR today, Workday.

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9 Tips To Build a Healthy Work Relationship With Your Employees

Vantage Circle

A healthy work relationship with your employees not only creates a positive work environment but also helps in the growth of an organization. Not much is talked about Boss-Employee Relationship. Like any other relationship it also has many wavelengths and needs a proper flow to sustain and grow. ‘A Harvard Business Review survey reveals 58 percent of people say that they trust strangers more than their boss’.[ Source- Forbes ].

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Cort Dial | A Leader's Story On How To Truly Care For Your Employees

Tanveer Nasser

What would you do if your role as a leader lead to the accidental death of one of your employees? It's a scenario that, thankfully, most of us might never have to consider. And yet, for one leader, this was exactly a situation they faced in their career, and what might have been a career-ending moment turned into one that helped this leader to learn how we can achieve extraordinary outcomes simply by caring for those we lead.

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Kim Cameron On Mastering Your 1-on-1 Meetings

15Five

What separates high performing organizations from all the rest? Research shows that quality 1-on-1 meetings — those indispensable conversations between managers and employees — are a huge factor! One-on-ones can range from dreaded, “check-the-box” status updates to energizing, even life-changing conversations. As we’ll see below, science shows the best conversations have several things in common.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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Don't Let Your North Star Metric Deceive You

Brian Balfour

We’ve all heard the rallying cry of the “One Metric That Matters”. Choose your north star and focus. Grow 7% week over week. If you grow daily active users (DAUs), the rest will follow. But blindly buying into the concept of the one metric that matters (OMTM) is a fatal oversimplification. In a recent essay , Casey Winters, formerly Growth at Pinterest, says: “The search for one key metric for a complex ecosystem like Pinterest over-simplifies how the ecosystem works and prevents anyone from foc

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Choose Your Focus Because Your Eyes Control Your Tongue

Leadership Freak

Teams and organizations move in the direction of the words they use. The most important thing I can say about your tongue is it’s a rudder. 7 powers of words: Words determine direction.

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Meet the Coach: Giuseppe De Simone

Agile42

Following the announcement of the public launch of agile42 in Sweden , we bring our series "Meet the Coach" to Stockholm to meet Giuseppe De Simone. Born in Italy, Giuseppe is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Team Coach and his relationship with agile42 goes way back. We exchanged a few words while he plans for busy weeks ahead. How did you start as an Agile coach and how many times did you cross path with agile42?

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How Bad is Tech Use for Kids, Really?

Nir Eyal

It feels impossible to tell if the technology our kids use should be celebrated or feared. A few years ago I wrote a book, Hooked, about how technology can be used to change our habits. I intended the book to teach startups how to build healthy habits, but now I’m not so sure. With headlines […] The post How Bad is Tech Use for Kids, Really? appeared first on Nir and Far.

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From Awareness to Action: An HR Guide to Making Accessibility Accessible

Speaker: Danielle Johnson - Director of HR, Compliance & DEI in AI tech at Impact Observatory

Making accessibility accessible for organizations of all sizes may seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Prepare to broaden your understanding of Disability, Cultural Competency, and Inclusion with this insightful webinar. We’ll explore disability as a vibrant culture, understand the nuances of reasonable accommodations under the ADA, and navigate the complexities of undue hardship while challenging the status quo of accessibility practices.

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Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

There I was, looking at an enormous wall of television screens. Each one flashed the exact same scene? —? a beautiful flower slowly blooming to reveal each petal, pistil, and stamen in exquisite super high definition detail. It was downright sexy. But now it was time to make my choice. Would I buy the $400 […]. The post Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Why Do Google and Apple Want You to Use Your Phone Less?

Nir Eyal

This week Apple follows Google by announcing features to help people cut back on their tech use. Why would the companies that make your phone want you to use it less? If tech is “hijacking your brain” with their “irresistible” products, as some tech critics claim, why are these companies now acting against their own […]. The post Why Do Google and Apple Want You to Use Your Phone Less?

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How Netflix’s Customer Obsession Created a Customer Obsession

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Gibson Biddle, former VP at Netflix and CPO at Chegg. Gibson is speaking at the Habit Summit in San Francisco on April 11th. In 2005, as I joined Netflix as VP of Product, I asked Reed Hastings, the CEO, what he hoped his legacy would be. His answer: “Consumer science.” […]. The post How Netflix’s Customer Obsession Created a Customer Obsession appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Peak-end rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

It’s New Year’s Eve. There I am on the dance floor – it’s teeming with people and there’s hardly space to breathe. Loud thumping music pierces my eardrums and I have no idea where my friends are. Then, the guy next to me takes a misstep, spills an entire cup of beer down my shoulder. […]. The post Peak-end rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This post part of a series on cognitive bias co-authored with and illustrated by Lakshmi Mani. Discover other reasons you make terrible life choices like confirmation bias, hyperbolic discounting and distinction bias. It’s New Year’s Eve. There I am on the dance floor – it’s teeming with people and there’s hardly space to […] The post Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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The Truth About Kids and Technology: Jean Twenge (iGen) and Nir Eyal (Hooked) Discuss Tech’s Effect on Children’s Mental Health

Nir Eyal

Recently, I was invited to discuss how technology might impact children’s mental health at the Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado. I shared the stage with Dr. Jean Twenge, author of the book iGen and an article in The Atlantic that got a lot of attention titled, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” Dr. Twenge and I […].

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Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the ‘Regret Test’ First

Nir Eyal

What are the ethical responsibilities of companies that are able to manipulate human behavior on a massive scale? It’s a question one hopes technologists and designers ask themselves when building world-changing products — but one that hasn’t been asked often enough. Operant conditioning, intermittent reinforcement, the search for self-actualization — the techniques used by product […].

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Here’s How Fortnite ‘Hooked’ Millions

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Patricio O’Gorman, technology consultant and professor at Universidad de Palermo. If you have kids, you’ve likely heard about Fortnite. The wildly popular online battle game has amassed over 125 million players and hosts more than 3 million concurrent players. The game “has brought in more revenue in a […]. The post Here’s How Fortnite ‘Hooked’ Millions appeared first on Nir and Far.

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DEIB Reimagined: Navigating Change and Shaping the Future

Speaker: Lachandra B. Baker, MBA, CTA, CDP - Founder/Principal Consultant at LBB Edutainment, Keynote Speaker, and Author

Join us for an insightful session where we delve into the evolving landscape of DEIB. Discover the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities that have emerged over the past year and explore what lies ahead. This webinar will equip you with actionable strategies, best practices, and reflection tools to effectively lead and inspire change in your organization.