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INSTANT MBA: ‘I Want To Be The Dumbest, Poorest, Least Successful Guy In The Room’

[credit provider=”FAU College of Business via Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/college-of-business/6108617995/in/photostream/”] Today’s advice comes from John Duffy CEO of 3C Interactive via The NYT:“One thing that is critical for me, and critical for the people in our business to be successful, is being coachable…that has to do with having the attitude that […]
INSTANT MBA: ‘I Want To Be The Dumbest, Poorest, Least Successful Guy In The Room’
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Here’s The Most Efficient Way To Work With A Virtual Team

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Wikigiraffes” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Video-call.jpg”] This post originally appeared at Open Forum. The expanding global and digital marketplace has made it possible for professionals to virtually work together no matter where they are in the world.
Here’s The Most Efficient Way To Work With A Virtual Team
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This Is Wall Street’s Newest, Most Bizarre Team Bonding Scheme Yet

[credit provider=”Casey And Sonja/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/married_in_toronto/5787414611/sizes/m/”] Forget those awkward executive retreats. Ditch intern happy hour.  The new way corporate America is practicing off-hour camaraderie is through group juice cleansings.According to an article in The New York Times by Courtney Rubin, juice cleansing is a rigorous form of fasting and detoxification in which participants […]
This Is Wall Street’s Newest, Most Bizarre Team Bonding Scheme Yet
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INSTANT MBA: Stop Doing Other People’s Jobs

[credit provider=”Photo by Isabelle Mills-Tannenbaum”] Today’s advice comes from our interview with Helen Mills, owner of Helen Mills Event Space and theatre:“When I have led successfully it’s because I’ve enabled my team to do their job.”
INSTANT MBA: Stop Doing Other People’s Jobs
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Mark Peter Davis: I Never Hire Jerks

When I left my last job and set out to build Kohort, I laid out a few personal goals. One of them was simply to always work with people that I like and that I hoped would like each other.
Mark Peter Davis: I Never Hire Jerks
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INSTANT MBA: 5 Ways to Boost Team Creativity

[credit provider=”jacklannom” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPc7F7Y_XwE”] Today’s advice comes from Mark Miller, author of the book “The Secret of Teams” and vice president of training and development for Chick-fil-A, via BusinessLeadershipAdvice.com:“[C]reating new, value-added ideas is what teams do best. However, creativity in a team environment is not automatic. There are some things that […]
INSTANT MBA: 5 Ways to Boost Team Creativity
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INSTANT MBA: ‘Reply-All’ Emails Won’t Get The Job Done

[credit provider=”Capture Your Flag/ YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTQ69kjOpkQ”] Today’s advice comes from IndieGoGo co-founder Slava Rubin at Inc.:”Once your company is made up of more than 10 people, it is both harder and more important to have everyone on the team ‘singing the same song.’ ”
INSTANT MBA: ‘Reply-All’ Emails Won’t Get The Job Done
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Why You Should Be Overconfident At Work Today

You should be moderately overconfident at work today. Being slightly delusional is a good thing here. You’ll choose more challenging tasks and this study shows it’s an advantageous attitude to have. But don’t be extremely overconfident:
Why You Should Be Overconfident At Work Today
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Five Cheap Ways To Spoil Your Employees

[credit provider=”fromkey via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fromky/2529405796/”] With employers tightening their belts on raises and hefty pay hikes, companies around the country are implementing perks and non-traditional office-wide benefits as an alternative means to satisfy the troops.And according to a December 2010 report by Robert Half International, half of surveyed human resource […]
Five Cheap Ways To Spoil Your Employees
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Five Warning Signs Your Startup Team Is Going To Kill Each Other

Every investor I know can tell you at least one story about a great startup team that failed, even though it was well-funded and staffed with qualified and smart people. The reason almost always given is that the team didn’t work well together (dysfunctional). What does that really mean?
Five Warning Signs Your Startup Team Is Going To Kill Each Other