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7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

6 Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

Have you ever thought of yourself as a problem solver? I’m guessing not. But in reality we are constantly solving problems. And the better we are at …

Gap Analysis - Reaching Your Ideal Future State

Use Gap Analysis to propel your project into a bright future by identifying objectives, analyzing the present situation and planning the journey.

To Get To The Root Of A Hard Problem, Just Ask “Why” Five Times

In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries argues that returning to the question of why five times cuts to the quick of a problem.<p><i>In his book,</i> The Lean Startup<i>, Eric Ries puts forth a entrepreneur’s playbook inspired by the Japanese lean manufacturing model: Start small with a ‘minimum viable product,’ gauge</i> …

8 Things Really Great Problem Solvers Do | Inc.com

Life is full of problems and challenges. Most people become proficient at working through small issues or at least skirting them. But those who are exceptionally good at solving problems have a distinct advantage on the path to success. They often become leaders among their peers. The bigger the …

Management

Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills with These Socratic Questions

Critical thinking is crucial for making better decisions and effective communication. You can consistently think more critically about a topic or …

The Formula To Better Problem Solving

The “Five Whys” process will help you get to the root of any problem, and make everyone feel understood and included.<p>Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Tools break, wires get crossed, the best-laid plans fall apart.<p>And on those occasions, it helps to know exactly what happened—so it …

You Should Really Try Working Out with Kettlebells

Kettlebell training boosts your power, strength, flexibility, and mobility, all while being gentler on your body than barbell weight training. You …

7 Minutes and 13 Moves are All You Need for Stronger Arms and Shoulders

Whether you want your arms to be crazy jacked or you just want to be able to open a dang jar without asking for help, this quick 7-minute HIIT …

12 Fundamental Time Management Tips that Will Change Your Life

Despite being motivated and ready to make big changes in life, we often find ourselves struggling with the simplest of the tasks.

How to generate fresh ideas: Mind Mapping a new perspective

One of the greatest limitations to creativity that we face is our tendency to only look at the world from our own, singular perspective. How often do …

Nine tips to help you make the most of your time

How often do you lose track of time and all of those 'I really must do that…." things just get left waiting…. and waiting.<p>Time is a limited …

Ready to get results fast? Try this 5-minute plank challenge

<i>What to do when your sanity needs a sweat sesh, but making it to the studio is just not going to happen? Sweat Series is here to help! We partnered</i> …

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KPI Dashboard Tools and Free Templates

Welcome to Excel Dashboard School! <b>Check our blog!</b> <b></b>Thanks for your interest in our <b>free excel dashboard templates</b>. Join our <b>gauge chart tutorial</b>! Turn …

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of hyper-organized notebooks, with color-coded, bulleted lists? Did it overwhelm you? Take a deep …

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

How to Renovate Your Home From Someone Who Made All the Mistakes

What I didn’t know about selecting a contractor is that my husband and I were handpicking an incredibly intimate relationship; we were not only …

Home Improvement

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Leaders Don't Manage Time, They Manage Choices

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the four behaviors that differentiate a functional manager from a true leader. As you know, I refer to these …

Manage your energy! 9 habits of people who avoid burnout

If it feels like you're facing your own personal energy crisis, you're not alone. Many of us are on edge, starting with all that attention demanded by our phones.<p>“It leaves us in a constant state of mild anxiety,” productivity expert Peter Bregman told TODAY.<p>“You’re like a spy in enemy territory: …

Data and Analytics: Three Key Steps to Successful Business Decisions

Without a doubt, data and analytics have become central to every organization's business strategy.<p>In his book <i>Competing on Analytics: The New Science</i> …

Achieve Peak Potential With 4 Mental Practices

Can you begin to live your best life ever by applying a series of simple mental techniques in your day-to-day life?<p>Personally, I've been on an evolving journey when it comes to mindset strategies for success. In my twenties, I thought it was all hogwash and I just wanted to learn practical …

5 Simple Things That Require No Skill or Training and That Will Improve Your Leadership Today

Being a great leader can be difficult. Being a better leader is easy.<p>Leadership is often made out to be more difficult than it really is.<p>That's not to say it's easy to be a great leader, but there are some simple things everyone can do to be a better leader that do not require a great deal of skill …

Get More Done in Less Time With These Community Tips - Small Business Trends

Running a successful business can be time consuming. So that means you should look for ways to save time on business tasks wherever possible. Members …