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Ready for a re-do? 5 tips to reinvent your career at any stage of life

I recently made the choice to quit my corporate job. After putting up with the same negativity and toxic work environment for years, I decided it was …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

12 unusual morning routines successful people swear by

The idea that how our morning unfolds impacts the quality of the rest of the day is a common one. Oversleeping, for example, will leave many feeling stressed, having had to rush through the morning's activities to get to work or school on time.<p>But what is the best way to spend our mornings if we …

Success

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Asking These 9 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Employees Think of Their Boss

Do you take an active interest in your employees as people, and make everyone feel included?<p>Nobody likes to lose good employees. So leaders everywhere have been trying to crack the code on the best methods of motivating and retaining their employees.<p>Let me share a little secret with you about human …

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Kanban

What You're Willing To Tolerate Sets The Tone For Your Company Culture

I’m obsessing lately about a presentation Harvey Goldberg gave on leadership. He asked a simple question: “What do you <i>expect</i> from your people?” Then he asked, “Now, what do you <i>tolerate</i> from them?” He then drew the two squares above and said, “What you tolerate is what you will get, and that becomes …

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 to Quit Their Job--Here's Why They Do It

The question is--would you take the money?<p>Would you take money to quit your job? That's the question Amazon is asking. Full-time workers at Amazon fulfillment services can earn up to $5,000 by quitting.<p>Each year, the company asks its employees if they want to take 'The Offer'. They can take the …

Too Busy To Be Promoted? Save Your Career

CEOs of midsized companies are sick and tired of leaders who are too busy. Too busy to step up on special projects. Too busy to step up and participate in strategy. Too busy to think long term. Those CEOs need to find ways to delegate critical work, and we advise them how. But if you’re not the …

CEOs

Why You Should Throw Out Your Career Plans and Do This Instead

It's time to change your perspective<p>Gone are the days when anyone has a clue what the world will look like 10...or even 5 years from now. And gone are the days where you could map out a detailed career plan and actually think to achieve it. These days in a matter of years, new jobs will emerge and …

10 Tactful Ways to Ask Tough Questions at Work

Asking "why" is essential for any business that wants to grow<p>Being asked "why?" puts people on the defensive. Because if they've never thought about the answer or don't have a good one, they're forced to justify their decisions and actions--or open up to the idea of changing their mind.<p>For this …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Why you should stop telling people you're so busy

These days everyone wants to tell you how busy they are. And for good reason: Americans work on average 44 hours per week and, in some industries, …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Brené Brown and the rest are featured in this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

• <b>Showing curiosity in someone is the fastest way to establish a connection with them while conversing.</b>• <b><br>To skip past the small talk and have a meaningful interaction, asking pointed, unique questions.</b>• <b><br>"What excites you right now?" and "What's the most important thing I should know about you?" are two</b> …

Small Business

Performance Reviews Are Dead. Here's What You Should Do Instead

The dreaded annual performance review is a relic of the industrial age. To manage people in times of fast change you need to do this.<p>Anyone who has had the privilege to lead has also had the responsibility of the dreaded annual performance review.<p>We've all been through them, but I've yet to meet …

water discovery in Gulf of Mexico

“Deep water is an important growth priority as we reshape Shell into a world-class investment case,” said Andy Brown, Upstream Director for Royal …

The Innovation Spark provides access to community information about Integrated PM theory and practice.

The degree of value stream mapping (especially in an Integrated PM environment) success is highly dependent on the amount of up-front planning that …

Several of my favorite procrastination tools.

A listicle a la Oliver “Get to the Point, Shiny” Blakemore<p>In spite of what I want to believe about myself, I sometimes need to admit that I can’t …

Procrastination

Why Do People Fail at Work-Life Balance? This Study Says It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity

A two-word answer that all successful people get.<p>We're all searching for that sweet work life balance in our careers.<p>But let me tell you something: most people miss the point about work-life balance. Just Google and you will see all these articles about work life balance tips....Don't eat your …

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

If You're Spending Time on Any of These 6 Tasks, You're Killing Your Productivity

If you're not working on your high-value activities, you're likely wasting time. Here are six areas where many executives spend time but shouldn't.<p>Every founder, CEO, and executive I coach complains that they don't have enough time. And I get it. Time is the one resource we can never get more of: …

‘No one realises the struggle that’s still going on behind the scenes’: How it feels to be partly recovered from depression

opinion<p>Writer and mother, passionately outspoken about living with mental illness.<p><b>Colds, flu, broken limbs: there are few ailments from which you</b> …

3 Conversations Bosses Should Have With Their Best People Now to Inspire and Motivate Them in 2018

The key for effectiveness in these conversations is not in the speaking.<p>If you're looking to get off to a fast start leading your troops heading into 2018, three crucial conversations must take place. But first, some context.<p>Good listening skills in any conversation is the foundation for superb …

11 Interesting Work Habits That Might Mean You Have ADHD

While everyone occasionally feels bored at work, or falls behind on a project, there are a few symptoms of ADHD that you might notice throughout the …

Answering Work Emails After Hours Has This Potential Side Effect, In Case You Needed Another Reason Not To Do It

I always have my phone on me, so it seems natural to respond to emails and messages whenever they come in. I try to only work when I'm on the clock, …