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People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

3 Ways to Stay Calm When Conversations Get Intense

It’s not easy to stay cool and engaged when things get heated in meetings, negotiations, or difficult conversations. We’ve all been there. You might say something that you later regret, or get stuck on one point trying to prove that you’re right, ultimately losing sight of the bigger picture. Maybe …

What to Do When Your Employee Asks for a Raise

Asking for a raise can be a nerve-racking situation on both ends: For the employee, you risk rejection. For the manager, you can get caught off guard.<p>"Compensation is one of the last areas on which the light of transparency is going to shine,” says Dick Grote, a performance management consultant …

Employment

How To Avoid Family Arguments After A Long Workday

When you get home from work, you should be relieved and relaxed, right? Instead, a lot of people end up arguing with their partners. Experts say it's …

Employment

When Should Kids Start Kindergarten?

It's the season when parents of incoming kindergarteners register their children for school. For many parents, myself included, deciding which year …

What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Drones and fishing had nothing to do with each other until someone decided they could. Here’s what an agile mind-set’s made of.<p>Want to know what disruption looks like? Take a look at this video of a few Australian guys beach-fishing for tuna with the help of a drone.<p>The squid bait was loosely …

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger …

The Simple Trick That Amazon, Apple, and Lego Know | Inc.com

Position yourself for the future by looking at what stays constant.<p>That's how star companies like Amazon, Apple, and Lego consistently leap ahead of competitors, say strategy experts Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi in their new book, <i>Strategy That Works</i>.<p>The authors say that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's …

Business Strategy

California braces for series of El Nino storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After all the talk, El Niño storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with …

Weather

How Entrepreneur Greg Hague Hopes To Change The Way America Sells Homes

Entrepreneur Greg Hague, of Scottsdale, Arizona is a repeat entrepreneur, attorney, law professor, author, and business partner with New York Times best seller Swim With The Sharks author Harvey Mackay. What he’s best known for, however, is his 35-year passion for shaking things up in the …

Real Estate

To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.<p>Productive people move through the tasks they have to accomplish in a systematic way. They make steady and measurable progress toward their goals. They make …

Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”<p>Dell was responding to a 2015 PwC survey of more than a thousand CEOs, a number of whom cited …

What to Do and Say After a Tough Reorganization

Surviving a corporate reorg can be tough. There is often a lot of confusion and uncertainty, and if colleagues were laid off, people might also be sad or angry. How can you make the situation easier for yourself and your colleagues? What steps should you take to protect your job? How do you stay …

How Gratitude Can Help Your Career

I was opening the mail (the real mail, the one delivered by an actual, live person) and between the bills and solicitations, was a single letter, addressed to me, in sloppy — but recognizable — handwriting.<p>Recognizable because the handwriting was mine.<p>At first, I didn’t recall sending myself any …

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them

Not long ago, I worked with a client who was stepping into management for the first time. Terry, a highly regarded marketing associate in a pharmaceutical firm, had just been asked to lead a marketing team. In this new role, she was responsible for directing a group of bright, but inexperienced …

هسبريس جريدة إلكترونية مغربية

في سياق تفاعله مع إعلان جبهة "البوليساريو" الانفصالية تنظيم استعراضات واحتفالات عسكرية ضخمة، اليوم الأحد، في المنطقة العازلة<p>بعث حكيم بنشماش، رئيس …

Volkswagen under investigation over illegal software that masks pollution

California and EPA accuse VW of installing ‘defeat device’ software that reduces nitrogen oxide emissions while a car is undergoing official tests<p>The US government has ordered Volkswagen to recall almost 500,000 cars after discovering that the company deployed sophisticated software to cheat …

California Air Resources Board