How To Be An Excellent Leader: The Best of the Internet

Hugging PandasCatch up with the best of what we’ve shared on the interwebs this week! 

The rise of the culture hacker.

The antidote to burnout is progress.

Check in with people. Don’t check up on them.

Want to be an excellent leader? Read these 10 books.

Teach why startups fail.

imageDundee’s Tip of the Week:  Have you checked out your word cloud to see your language of getting stuff done? Just sign into iDoneThis, click on “Visuals”, and then click on “Word Cloud”. Which words are most prominent?

Shut Up and Listen! The Best of the Internet

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3 Reasons to Shut up and Listen Well.

Self-control depletes itself and your motivation. How to refuel from within.

5 hard questions to ask yourself during a conflict.

Why your phone is snuffing your creativity (and is like an endless supply of Cheetos).

The perks at Buffer? Daily improvement and free books.

Dundee’s Tip of the Week:  Hey IDT teams! Do you only want to see certain team members show up in your email digest? Log into iDoneThis, and under the calendar, click on “unfollow” or “follow” to choose whose dones you want to see in your digest.

The World’s Least Powerful CEO? The Best of the Internet

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The world’s least powerful CEO leads at a company that makes $2.5 million a day.

Don’t be the reason people quit. Be the reason people stay.

Excellent leaders convert ambiguity to behavior.

You’re not good at multitasking.

11 books every leader should read.

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Schedule Nothing: The Best of the Internet

Happy Friday! Catch up with the best of what we’ve shared on the interwebs this week! 

We make a lot of mistakes at work. This is how you stop repeating them.

Schedule nothing.

Don’t confuse busyness with business.

Manage your energy instead of your time.

Don’t buy dissatisfaction created by someone else’s criteria.

imageDundee’s Tip of the Week:  Did you know you could use an Alfred app extension to record your dones? Now you can update dones throughout the day with this shortcut!

The Procrastination Workshop: The Best of the Internet

Happy Friday! Catch up with the best of what we’ve shared on the interwebs this week!

Marc Andreessen’s surprising procrastination antidote to super-productive superpowers.

Don’t waste productivity superpower on getting just any old stuff done. Get the right stuff done …

By saying no to spending time thinking unhelpful thoughts …

And by taking time for yourself. Pick your battles and recharge your human batteries —

So that you can face the question with that strong heart of yours, of what would you do if you weren’t afraid?

And stay open to face fear, for “being vulnerable, especially in our work, is fucking terrifying” and that vulnerability is where empathy begins.

imageDundee’s Tip of the Week:  Display entries for multiple days at once  by clicking and dragging over the days you want show on your iDoneThis web calendar.  Your path o’ progress will show up in the right!

Productivity Secrets: The Best of the Internet

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Dare to say “YES, AND”!

Having the audacity to ask (or say “Yes, and”) opens doors. Waiting for permission leaves you hanging.

Harness the Productivity Power of Automation.

Create with an open heart. Edit with a critical eye.

Productivity secrets for startups.

What will our digital etiquette be in the age of Data Darwinism?

imageDundee’s Tip of the Week:   Try using Zapier or IFTTT to automate iDoneThis updates from lots of apps, including Evernote and Github! Set triggers and zaps to send to today@today.idonethis.com (personal users) and yourteamname@team.idonethis.com (teams). You can find the exact address in the “from” field of your reminder emails.

Top Strategies of Super Achievers: The Best of the Internet

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Busyness is not a virtue. How to escape the cult of busy.

How to keep calm and carry on when you feel ignored.

Make progress, not deadlines.

Consumers can fight the tide of the fast web.

What’s the cadence behind your work?

3 strategies of superachievers to help unlock your superpowers.

imageDundee’s Tip of the Week:  Check out how companies like Ravelry, Wistia, Crashlytics, TravelPod, and Reddit use iDoneThis!

How To Get Ahead At Work: The Best of the Internet

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What Goldilocks can teach you about work engagement.

Learn about career paths and the world of work from our Q&A with writer Jessica Stillman, a non-pod person who’s on the beat.

Why is the end of “Results Only” at Best Buy bad news?

Feeling power is a key ingredient to intrinsic motivation.

Are you doing these 5 things to get ahead at work?

How to negotiate a salary that you deserve.

Dundee’s Tip of the Week:  Did you know that you can reply to our reminder email as many times as you like? Every reply will add dones to the bottom of your list for that day. Stack ‘em up!

Steve Jobs and Customers: The Best of the Internet

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How leaders & employees can power up happiness at work.

Luc Levesque, of TravelPod & TripAdvisor, on how to lead your team to excellence and how he uses iDoneThis.

The science of shower creativity.

Why Steve Jobs never listened to his customers.

5 ways to standout performance.

When leaders don’t have time to lead and fear accountability.

imageDundee’s Tip of the Week:  Hey iDT team users, have you noticed that links are now clickable? Include links in your dones to show ALL the things!

Collaboration and Communication: The Best of the Internet

Happy Friday! Catch up with the best of what we’ve shared on the interwebs this week!

We shared our 7 favorite collaboration and communication tools — perfect for adding to any company toolbox, whether your workers are remote or office-assembled.

Find out how C2I Intel uses iDoneThis with distributed and overseas teams to deliver business intelligence.

When you work like ants and get the right amount of communication, at the right time, there are fewer meetings, more productivity, and higher efficiency!

How Daniel Pink gets stuff — including regular writing — done!

How temperature and lighting affects your productivity. Unless you’re a vampire.

Help others in order to find your purpose and motivation.

imageDundee’s Tip of the Week:  Hey iDT team users, hope you’ve noticed by now that you can add comments and likes to individual dones. Find out why we think the new feature will help cultivate happier performance and more progress at work.