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Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They …

This is the Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make

Taking responsibility for your own life is the fundamental step needed to change.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most important decisions you can ever make is to become your own CEO. I’m talking about taking complete responsibility for your life and not …

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks …

How To Go From Procrastinate Hero To Procrastinate Zero

I have created a system. Feel free to copy it.<p>I call it Procrastinate Zero. And it looks like this:<p><b>Step 1 Brain:</b> Fix your mindset and train your …

A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’

Changes in sexuality over time have made the modern family what it is. What next? Homa Khaleeli asks the authors of a groundbreaking graphic guide, The Story of Sex<p>Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ …

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Organize Your Financial Documents With These 10 Helpful Categories

Can you quickly locate last year’s income tax return? Do you have the contents of your wallet and your account information recorded somewhere in case it is stolen? Can you find your homeowners insurance policy? If you can’t answer ‘yes’ to these three questions – don’t panic – but you may need to …

Why Reaching Your Goals Can Surprisingly Make You Less Happy

Do these sound like promises you’ve made to yourself?<p><i>Once I get the promotion, I’ll feel like my career is on track.</i>• <i><br>After this busy period, I won’t have to work so much and can spend time doing things I enjoy.</i>• <i><br>When I make six-figures, I’ll be financially secure enough to move across the</i> …

How open offices are killing us

When I walked into my office for the first time, I was impressed by the open layout. It just screamed “cool tech company,” and I was itching to be a …

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18 Reasons You Should Start Looking for Another Job

Thinking it's time to quit? Here are a few signs it might be time to move on from your current position.<p>The alarm clock goes off bright and early on Monday morning. What's your reaction? Are you ready to tackle the day head-on? Or do you hit the snooze button and dread getting out of bed?<p>If you're …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

19 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do (According to Tim Ferriss and His Readers)

It's not what you do that matters. It's what you absolutely refuse to do.<p>Next year marks a full decade since the debut of Tim Ferriss's massive bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek.</i> If you haven't read it, you pretty much need to go download it now.<p>If I had to characterize the book, I'd say it's less of …

Why You're Not Happy: 3 Simple Steps to Achieve Inner and Outer Wealth

The view from the peak is more enjoyable when you've enjoyed each step of the climb.<p>Ambitious individuals often fall victim to their desire for self-growth. By constantly preparing for the future or analyzing the past, successful people restrict themselves from being fully immersed in the present …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what makes them so successful and productive.<p>“Whenever you see a …

3 crippling leadership mistakes

When you’re founder, and have spent a ton of your time building your operations, it can be tempting to try to be the hero who does it all. But to keep your company growing, and keep your company’s culture and your own life healthy, you’ve got to be able to face your own limitations and recognize …

12 Principles of Agile Software Development

Agile software development (Agile) is a collection of software development methodologies that promote adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, continuous improvement, and a time-boxed period of time to complete a body of work.<p>Software development is dynamic by nature, and Agile …

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100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future

1. You Can Never Cross The Ocean Unless You Have The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore.<p>2. If You Want Something You Never Had, You Have To Do …

Seven Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

Do you want to be a millionaire? Of course you do. Having this type of financial freedom is the dream for so many people, but it is often easier said than done. If you want to be a millionaire, you are going to have to be willing to put in the work. You are also going to have to start forming the …

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills

One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Here are 65 of the best ways to manage it.<p>Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among …

The One Habit That Will Wreck Your Product Management Career

I read a lot of articles about product management. And recently I noticed a curious concept: the notion that product managers should do away with release dates. People suggest that the modern product manager should create roadmaps focused on showing "what's coming" or "what's next" since there are …

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

The 20 best business books of 2015

From a biography of Elon Musk to a look inside Google's management structure and an introduction to behavioral economics, we've picked our favorite business books of 2015.

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10 Habits of Ultra-Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

Emotional Intelligence

The success habit I wish I knew 18 years ago

<i>How the top 2% think. Literally.</i><p>Most people live in a reactive state. They work on stuff until someone distracts them. Then they react to what the …