Jim Early

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Smart Leaders Know the Difference Between Complex and Complicated. Do You?

The default mindset of leaders sets them up for failure. This b-school professor explains how to fix it.<p>You probably use the words 'complex' and 'complicated' interchangeably. Most of us do. Heck, most dictionaries use complex to define complicated and vice versa. There's just one problem: If …

Mathematics

Confidence Will Be the Ultimate Driver of Your Success. Here's How to Make Sure It's Rock Solid

Without this trait, you will never rise above the tide.<p>Your confidence level is what will determine your success level in the workplace.<p>That's proved true again and again for the most famous entrepreneurs, the smartest business leaders, and the most talented managers.<p>If you lack confidence, you …

Self-improvement

Trump is picking a free-speech fight with the university that birthed the Free Speech Movement

Darkly theatrical was the scene at the University of California-Berkeley last night, where a crowd of more than 1,500 gathered to protest the appearance of controversy-riddled alt-right leader Milo Yiannopoulos. Agitators threw fireworks and rocks at police. Molotov cocktails made generator-powered …

Rights & Freedoms

A Single Tip That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year of Work, Ever

Instead of focusing on the easiest tasks, or even most pressing, focus on this.<p>It's a new year, and that means a fresh start.<p>Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?<p>Use every morning to focus on your Most Important Task (MIT).<p>Your MIT isn't your easiest …

Time Management

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

17 Bad Habits You Need to Kill in 2017 to Be More Successful

Finally take control of your destiny by deleting the negative habits that have been dragging you down.<p>Many of you will resolve to start a new positive habit in 2017. Adding good habits can be fun, but unfortunately (most of the time), they don't work. Approximately 38 percent of Americans will make …

Self-help

9 Things That Are Holding You Back From Success

Success isn't what we have; it's what we are.<p>We all know success takes hard work and perseverance. But there's another factor that's often overlooked: mental and emotional strength. Like most positive traits, it comes more easily to some than to others, but anyone can work to develop it.<p>To develop …

Self-improvement
Psychology

7 Bad Habits That Will Severely Jeopardize Your Career in Business

Most employees find it easy to recognize leadership, or lack of it, in others. Yet they often are oblivious to the same traits in themselves. It's time to take a hard look in the mirror.<p>Are you a career-minded business professional waiting impatiently for that appointment to a leadership position, …

Blaming political correctness for Trump is like blaming the civil rights movement for Jim Crow

The troll vote helped steamroll a racist clown to the presidency. Don’t tell the activists we brought this on ourselves by fighting too hard<p>I’ll never forget the moment, in one of the 2015 Republican primary debates, when Donald Trump looked into the camera and declared that destroying political …

Donald Trump

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Why effective managers act like military leaders

That doesn't necessarily entail ordering your reports to drop and give you 20 every time they're late. Instead, it means always putting your team's interests above your own.<p>So says management theorist Simon Sinek, who appeared on the TED stage explaining how leaders can create a company culture of …

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