October Top 10

If Your Company Culture Could Talk, What Would It Say?
Would you apply for a job at your business? Think about it for a moment. With where you are in your life—with your unique talents and dreams—is it the kind of place that would support you in getting closer to the life you want? Do you think you have any employees who aren’t evaluating their jobs, right this very minute, on that criteria?

How To Communicate Your Difference
There is a place where many entrepreneurs, (maybe you) and even global corporations who look like they have got it all together, (maybe yours), get stuck when trying to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. They hit a wall when they begin to articulate what’s unique about what they do and why it should matter to their customers. The reason they get stuck is because they’re starting in the wrong place—by trying to find the words before they work on the understanding.

How to Tell a Great Story
We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade?

9 Different Definitions On The Meaning Of Work-Life Balance
What does "balance" mean, and can we ever have it? Entrepreneurs who've made their work their lives weigh in.

4 Tiny Tweaks To Make Meetings Vastly More Productive
The woman who spends her whole day observing other companies' meetings shares how you can make your meetings worth attending.

What to Do If Your Team Is in a Rut
Another brainstorming session, another slew of tired ideas. Your team is in a rut, but what can you do about it? How can you push everyone to be more creative? Where should you seek inspiration? What’s the best way to bring in new perspectives? And finally: how do you prevent the group from getting stuck again?

How To Find Solitude In An Era Of Constant Connection
Have we lost the ability to sit quietly, alone with our thoughts? Here's why we need to get that quietness back.

The Misleading Advantage
They had a chance to leverage the loyalty of regulars who they mistakenly treated like tourists who would never be back. So the people who were loyal to them for three years have switched—just like that. It turns out that when we have an option we will always choose how something feels, before we choose how it tastes, looks or works.

Efficiency, Quality, Value And Soul
A new public hospital is opening in Perth this week and along with cutting edge medical facilities patients can expect state-of-the-art “free-roaming food delivery robots.”  The theory being that quality will be improved if the time between cooking and delivery is reduced.  The system is efficient and if the temperature of the meal when it reaches the patient is the measure of quality then this high tech solution wins—but do absolute improvements in quality always increase value?

Do It Now: Change the Toilet Paper Roll and 19 Other Things to Boost Your Productivity
We are really good at putting things off until later. Some things, like changing the toilet paper roll, are better done now. Leaders who Do It Now at work and at home have more focus and greater productivity.