Dharmesh Shah

You can’t add simplicity in. You must take complexity out.

For CEOs, It’s About Time

How CEOs spend their time has an outsized influence on performance, engagement, and company culture.

50+ Free Guides To Startup HR, Recruiting, Leadership

Homebrew is a VC firm that believes building a great team and culture starts with your first hire. Toward that end, they have created guides on talent and HR topics that are essential to building and retaining great teams and have open sourced them to help founders without a supportive ecosystem.

Sam Corcos

The problem with to-do lists is they lead to unrealistic optimism about how much you can accomplish because items on a to-do list are untethered from the constraint of reality: time.

Sam Corcos

The most substantial improvement in my ability to manage my time came from using my calendar as my to-do list (and subsequently killing my to-do list).

I used to have the habit of overcommitting myself, which became a major source of anxiety in my life because I was dropping balls left and right, and it led me to disappoint a lot of people when deadlines would … [ Read more ]

Make Numbers Count: How to Translate Data for Your Audience

In this interview with podcast host Matt Abrahams, Chip Heath talks about ways that data and statistics can be used to illuminate — or obscure — our message.

How to Improve Your Time Management Skills

If one of your goals is to improve your time management skills, then Wharton management professor Michael Parke can help. He’s the co-author of a study that looks at two specific types of daily planning for employees. It turns out there’s no perfect solution — the best type depends on your work environment and the kind of day that you’re having.

An Exact Breakdown of How One CEO Spent His First Two Years of Company-Building

People often wonder how startup CEOs spend their time. Sam Corcos, the co-founder and CEO of Levels, shares a little about how he spent his time for the first two years, backed up with data. The goal? For folks out there with hopes to become a startup CEO, you can get a behind-the-scenes deep dive into how you might actually spend your time on the … [ Read more ]

Tony Robbins

The biggest illusion people share with me is “I started a business so I can have more free time.” That’s like saying you had a child so you could have more free time. That is dumb, right? It’s another reason people fail. My view is that if your business is your mission, if it’s truly something you love and live for, it’s an extension of you, it’s … [ Read more ]

A Tactical Guide to Managing Up: 30 Tips from the Smartest People We Know

Like any relationship, that of the manager and their report is a two-way street. Whether you’re taking on your first direct report or you’re a seasoned leader looking to sharpen your skills, there’s plenty of advice to go around when it comes to managers. But when the focus shifts to those who are being managed, many of those concrete tactics and strategies get decidedly less … [ Read more ]

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can’t get it all done? The problem might be in your head.

Karen Rhorer

Unstructured meetings are a waste of time. Remember, time is your most precious resource as a manager — and wasted time harms yourself and your team.

Six Problem-Solving Mindsets for Very Uncertain Times

The mindsets of great problem solvers are just as important as the methods they employ. A mindset that encourages curiosity, embraces imperfection, rewards a dragonfly-eye view of the problem, creates new data from experiments and collective intelligence, and drives action through compelling show-and-tell storytelling creates radical new possibilities under high levels of unpredictability.

Seven Tools for Turning Your Ideas Into Reality

From finding the right analogy to tapping into FOMO, learn how to sell your ideas to potential supporters.

John C. Maxwell

If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.

Better Communication Through Neuroscience

Real-world, face-to-face communication — complete with eye contact, body language, and other important sources of information — is a rarity in business today, and the potential for failing to convey an intended message or giving the wrong impression has grown. Neuroscience research has uncovered specific ways that you can fine-tune your message — whether it’s giving performance feedback, persuading your team to embrace a change … [ Read more ]

Five Common Communication Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

Learn how to be more effective at your next meeting or presentation.

How to Master the Seven-Step Problem-Solving Process

Structured problem solving can be used to address almost any complex challenge in business or public policy.