Writing Clearly and Concisely

In my judgment, most books should be booklets, most booklets essays, most essays articles, most articles paragraphs, and most paragraphs should be statements. It is far more important to write well than most folks...

The $500,000 Solution to a $12 Problem

John was the CEO of ACME Toothpaste and he was always looking for ways to make his factory more efficient. One of the areas he was looking into was the problems caused when...

Ideas to Use When Delegating

The American industrialist Alfred P. Sloan once declared, “The most important thing I ever learned about management is that the work must be done by other men.” A manager’s principal task is to...

How to Organize Your Inbox & Reduce Email Stress

The recipe for staying on top of your email is to be ruthless about what you send and receive, and to focus on how you process your inbox. Here are thirteen practices that...

How to Survive CES: Reflections From a First-Timer

Heading into CES, I expected an overwhelming experience: long security lines at entrances, huge crowds clogging aisles of booths and expo floors so expansive that it’d take an entire day to cover just...

No Boss Likes a Surprise—Good or Bad

Never surprise the boss, particularly on potentially volatile issues that could affect your project’s timeline, budget, or performance. Even good surprises can backfire. Many an example exists of employees bringing the boss what they...

Power Corrupts, and Power Attracts the Corruptible

The recent sexual misconduct allegations of influential men abusing their towering positions for contemptuous behaviors provide yet another reminder that power corrupts. As the British politician and historian Lord John Dalberg-Acton famously...

12 Ways to Automate Your Business and Boost Efficiency

Too often, repetition, waste, and unnecessary bureaucracy slow down business. Members of The Oracles share their systems to streamline your business to run like a Swiss watch.Patrick ByrneImage credit: The Oracles1. Implement AI...

I Tried Sheryl Sandberg's 'Spiral-Notebook' Productivity Hack for 30 Days. Here Are My 5...

I am an organized person. I’ve been known to get emotional when I see a well-organized calendar or a good-looking to-do list. However, sometimes I need to up my game. Typically, I keep...

Seven Easy Ways to Motivate Employees and Increase Productivity

If you’re a manager, you can become a motivator by inspiring your employees to high performance—and produce beyond the ordinary. Purpose. Even the mundane can become meaningful in a larger context. Howard Schultz, the...

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