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One of my favorite time management techniques

Today I want to share with you one of my FAVORITE systems that supports me in managing how I spend my time even when things feel especially hectic that is simple, yet powerful.<p>It's called the Urgent/Important Matrix and has been attributed to both Eisenhower and Stephen Covey. It is built on the …

Time Management

29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It’s important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.<p>You should be assessing the employer just as much as they’re assessing you …

4 Helpful Books For Managing Remote Workers

There’s enough factual evidence out there that suggests remote work and other flexible work options create positive benefits for workers and companies. But the task of managing a remote team is still an uncertain art form.<p>Granted, management in any capacity–be it virtual or in-person–is a delicate …

Everything You Need To Know to Create An Effective Employee Onboarding Program

When it comes to new employees, hiring is only the beginning of a much larger process.<p>If you want to set your new team members up for success, you …

Amazon provides step-by-step instructions on how to make a DIY Echo with a Raspberry Pi

Amazon has published an extremely detailed tutorial on their Github account about how to get Alexa running on a Raspberry Pi, essentially making a …

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

Time Management

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

4 Tips for Successful Projects

Most organizations have experienced projects that <b>did not end on time, were over budget, changed in scope over time, or at the end did not bring the</b> …

The Ultimate Guide to Note-Taking

No matter what your profession, there are lots of reasons to take notes. You take notes to retain information from things you hear – like meetings …

Note-Taking

6 personalities in every office - and how to manage them

The best managers create productive and engaging work environments for team members. That’s why, according to Gallup’s recent State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders report, managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. In other words, good managers …

20 Photoshop Video Tutorials To Make You An Expert

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Apps

Six Questions You Can Ask To Keep Your Employees Loyal And Happy

Did you know that the average 25-year-old has already worked 6.3 jobs? That’s almost a different job every year if he or she started working at age 18.<p>So what does this mean for business owners and managers? Gone are the days when people stayed with one company for decades—or even for an entire …

7 Ways To Identify Leaders Among Your Employees

Recognizing tomorrow’s leaders today is vital for your company’s long-term success. Here’s the only checklist you need.<p>An organization needs to put a structured plan in place for leadership continuity. For that to happen, it needs to zero in on individuals who have leadership potential.<p>This ongoing …

The Secrets To A Successful Kickoff Meeting

According to Lindstrom, the greatest threat to many kickoff meeting discussion is confirmation bias. Because solutions are not easy to come by, group mentality makes people latch on the first reasonable solution they develop. In discussing this singular solution more and more, their attachment to …

UX Design

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

20 Tips for Getting More Done Every Day

One resolution on every entrepreneur's list, year after year, is to be more productive. So why is it so hard to actually get more done?<p><i>Chad Halvorson is the CEO of ThisClicks, maker of When I Work, a web-based mobile employee scheduling software.</i><p>If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, getting …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

120 Photoshop tips, tricks and fixes

Photoshop is an easy tool to use and a difficult one to master. Fortunately, help is at hand with our comprehensive list of tips, tricks and fixes …

Tutorials

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

How to set up SMS sharing with iOS 8, OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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25 More Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography - 100 Tip Series

Sandro Cuccia wraps up his series on 100 Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography with this last set of 25 - arguably, the best of the lot!

How to Change Color in Photoshop of Any Object // Also Replace & Match As Well

When changing the color of an object in Photoshop there are ways to change the base color and the highlight color, we go over each of those methods …

Tutorials

Lightroom How To - One Tip and One Trick - Digital Photography School

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Tutorials

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks | Inc.com

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …