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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, …

Work-life Balance

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

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Bren Brown and the rest are featured on 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> …

Leadership

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 …

Time Management

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 …

Productivity

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

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

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 …

Management

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 …

Projects/Integrated PM: Value Stream Charter (Part 2 of 3)

"If we begin our Integrated PM journey, then we will increase project performance, but we should do some value stream mapping within our Work …

Several of my favorite procrastination tools.

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

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

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 lunch at your workdesk. Make sure you end your work …

Work-life Balance

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

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 fact they procrastinate -- especially when they put off things they actually enjoy doing or, more …

Procrastination

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

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: We can't save for later, and it's the one thing everyone always wants from us. Yet most of them spend time on tasks that they really shouldn't. …

Time Management

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

opinion<p><b>Colds, flu, broken limbs: there are few ailments from which you bounce back overnight.</b><p>After shaking off the influenza, you accept that you’re …

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

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 human communication. With technology, we are becoming less opportunistic in …

Employment

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 …

Integrated PM Improves Capacity Planning!

“If I invest significant resources to capacity planning, then I understand the production capacity needed to meet the changing demands, but I am not …

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, …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

3 Unquestionable Behaviors Separating Great Leaders From Mere Bosses | Inc.com

If you're in management, you've probably sat through a workshop or two or read plenty of books on how to lead others. For the most part, the focus is to change unwanted behaviors and the methods employed are external and flavor of the month.<p>Yet to learn lasting and effective principles of …

Leadership

Don't Overlook the Most Important Investment You Can Make

What will give you the biggest ROI? Investing in your people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people that know me well understand that I am really not great at anything in business. I am absolutely horrible with technology and accounting. I don't have a fancy MBA, …

Investing

12 Tips to a Successful Customs Brokerage Process

International trade gets regulated with a variety of trade laws and tariffs. These are set by countries as a way to control the movement of goods …

Strategies for Reducing Logistics Costs and Supply Chain Costs

Strategies for Reducing Logistics and Supply Chain Costs<p>Poor logistics planning and decision making can result in excessive expenditures, missed …

Use These 7 Emotional Intelligence Tips to Be a Better Leader

Technicians are smart about machines. Leaders are smart about people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many types of intelligence and emotional intelligence, even though it's much discussed these days, is often not displayed much in the workplace. Being able to …

Self-improvement

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step | Inc.com

You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and sand, you'll run out of space for the big rocks--the things …

Time Management

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

Blockchain in trucking: What about the middlemen?

In trucking, blockchain technology could ensure better asset utilization and help the industry more accurately forecast and predict volumes.

Blockchain

UPS to Hike Shipping Rates by 4.9%, Add New Peak Season Surcharges for 2018

All UPS wants for Christmas is a little more cash.<p>United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) announced it's increasing shipping rates by 4.9% later this year …

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. It’s so …

Time Management
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