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How to Free Your Innate Creativity

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>Creativity can feel like an accident. Suddenly, out of nowhere a novel idea shows up in conscious thought and we’ve solved that persistent problem. Or, after days of staring at a blank page, words fly off our fingertips and we’ve written that perfect blog post or editorial. …

Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

15 Thoughts That Will Lead You To Success

Success is a very complex phenomenon that cannot be summed up in a few sentences. <i>To achieve success you must strive very hard to meet your goals</i>, and …

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

As Juan Manuel Fangio exited the chicane before the blind Tabac corner in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, he stomped on the brake. It was a counterintuitive reaction for a racing driver exiting a corner — but one that likely saved his life. By slowing down he avoided plowing into a multi-car pile-up, …

Mastering Your Motivation

A few years ago, as I sat through the presentation for a startup company, it wasn’t clear to me what was driving the business. There didn’t appear to …

The two words that stop most people from getting what they want in life

These two words can trigger feelings of fear, failure, insecurity and ultimately stop you from having what you want.<p>Words have the power to inspire …

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 …

Lean and Agile Adoption with the Laloux Culture Model

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

This startup took a famous Toyota management method and put it in an app

To keep that train going, Trello is also launching an enhanced, paid version of Trello for businesses as it hits the gas pedal on its ambitions to hit 100 million.<p>Trello's whole approach is taken from the kanban project management method, which traces its roots to Toyota industrial engineer Taiichi …

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5 Steps To Stop Gossip in the Workplace and Increase Productivity

Gossip has a sinking impact on employee morale and destroys business productivity. If a company has 200 employees and each employee spent one hour a day trading gossip, that would result in $160,000 of lost productivity each month. That's a loss of $1.92 million a year (based on $40 p/hr, salary & …

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Self Awareness: Key to Sustainable Leadership

In 2007, Arianna Huffington's career was on a rapid upward trajectory. After building the Huffington Post as the leading online global newspaper, <i>Time</i> chose her as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People.<p>Then she had a wake-up call. One day she found herself lying on the floor of her home …

Creating Agility within Your Organization

In today’s fast-paced business environment, the ability to be alert and flexible is a necessity for any company looking to stay a step ahead of the …

What 'Sgt. Pepper's' Teaches About Creativity

In their new book, the founders of Life Is Good explain the innovative process behind the Beatles' transformational album.<p><i>Too often, entrepreneurs get so absorbed in their companies that they lose sight of what matters. The opposite happened to brothers Bert and John Jacobs. In the course of</i> …

26 habits of highly successful leaders

The idea of being “successful” is ultimately a matter of personal judgment. But regardless of personality, industry, or point in history, there are …

Innovative Teaching: It’s not the technology, it’s the thinking

Written by Christopher Bronke for Redesign Challenge<p>I can read your mind; I promise. Watch. When I say the word “innovation”, what one word comes to …

The Four Best Productivity Tricks I Learned At Google

A two-year tenure at Google gave a team of people the productivity skills to start their own venture.<p>When Google acquired the online photo editor Picnik in 2010, CMO Lisa Conquergood and the rest of the Picnik team went, too. They worked on the site until Google narrowed its focus and closed Picnik …

If You Do These 20 Things Every Day, You'll Become Smarter

If You Do These 20 Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter<p>Jayson DeMers<p>Read full profile<p>Although many people believe intelligence is limited to those …

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Use These Tips To Communicate Better In Teams

Today I bring advice from Steve Ritter, the founder and CEO of Team Clock Institute, about one of the greatest tests in communication—the ability to communicate well within teams. Here’s why it’s such a jugular issue: Growing up, most of our education was skewed toward individual success. We …

How To Stop Managing And Start Actually Leading

Leading and managing aren’t the same thing. Here’s how to tell the difference.<p>Plenty of leaders don’t really lead. They think they do, but in reality they follow the paths forged by other businesses rather than set their own course. Others just shift indecisively with circumstances. In effect, …

3 Ways To Be An Effective Leader In Times Of Change

In today’s global marketplace, change is constant and everywhere. Innovation is transforming entire industries as companies compete with the latest …

7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching and leading a successful small business requires much more than a great idea. Effective and highly successful businesses have highly effective and successful leaders at the helm. And, let’s face it, not every entrepreneur is a …

8 Habits of Highly Successful People

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

The Leadership Behaviors That Make or Break a Global Team

We’re all familiar with the promise of global operations. It’s not just about accessing big new markets—the bigger payoff, most people agree, comes from expanding the firm’s talent pool and bringing together a diversity of perspectives that will combine to make the firm more productive and …

7 Ways to Find Balance When You’re Feeling Lost and Overwhelmed

You’re frazzled. Exhausted.<p>You feel like life is out of your control.<p>You have so many obligations to meet. So many people expecting things of you. So …

5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time.<p>Time is money.<p>It's the one asset that we are all given each and every day. Yet many of us find it slips away so easily.<p>What can you <i>really</i> do to make better use of your time? The solution may be easier than you think. We …

How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work. <b>Exclusive Bonus: Download The</b> …

90 Powerful Ways to Become a Highly Successful Leader

<i></i> <i>If you’re starting a new position or role, or your leadership just needs a refresher use these 90 powerful tips over the first three months to get</i> …

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