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How to Allocate Resources When Everything Is 'Priority 1'

You're used to prioritizing tasks based on their urgency and importance, right? That's doing it wrong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the hardest parts of being a leader is making critical decisions when multiple projects and tasks are competing for your …

How to Become a LinkedIn Power User (Infographic)

How your profile can be the key to standing out in the crowd, and landing the job.<p>More than 70 percent of employers are using LinkedIn to recruit and hire new employees, so having an effective profile can be the difference between being the preferred candidate and getting beaten by the …

How I Take Advantage of My ADHD With Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus is a common but little-known asset of ADHD. It is the ability to focus intensely on something for hours or days at a time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Adapted from</i> Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of …

Time Management

How Can You Lead A Team That Has More Experience Than You?

What’s the key to leading a team of more knowledgeable employees?<p>There comes a time in every leader’s career when you’re tasked with leading a team that has a lot more experience than you. More experience at the company, in the field, or simply more years on the job. Regardless, it can place …

Leadership

When to Take a Mental Health Day, According to a Psychologist

Here are the times a break from work is beneficial—and when it's actually better to show up to your job or seek more in-depth help.<p>We all feel …

5 Organization tips for more meaningful family time at night

You make a plan for the start of your day, but don't forget about the end of it!<p>Advice abounds on how to start the day well, but evening habits are …

3 Mistakes That Kill Employee Engagement | Inc.com

Creating engaged and empowered teams should be the goal of every leader in business. When you have engaged empowered teams, they almost become self-sufficient, self-leading and that helps to create a culture of continuous improvement which will achieve amazing results.<p>Building engaged empowered …

Employee Engagement

The Science Is In. Spanking Children Does Serious, Long-Term Damage

Don't spank your children.<p>Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used …

Here's Why You Should Stand At Your Next Meeting | Inc.com

When was the last time that you scheduled a 30-minute meeting and finished early because you only needed 15 minutes? It happens, but it's rare because we always manage to fill the time. Endless-meeting-sydrome doesn't just plague large corporations, and just about every small business owner I talk …

Employment

How any leader can become a meetings hero

<i>“At Facebook, we hang posters around our campus to inspire us – Done is Better than Perfect, Move Fast and Break Things, Fortune Favors the Bold. Two of my favorites say “Ruthless Prioritization” and “The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.” Those posters influence</i> …

Time Management

Opinion: Five things to do when every investment is too expensive

This week’s cover story in The Economist, “The bull market in everything,” summed up the state of global markets pretty well.<p>Like some of that …

Why do we freeze when we're scared?

Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.<p>Most people are probably familiar with the classic fight or flight response to a feared stimulus. If a snake were to fall from the ceiling on top of you as you read this, you have two options: fight off the snake or get away from it as quickly as possible.<p>…

Psychology

Improve Your Executive Presence | Inc.com

<i>By Mary Duan | Stanford Business Contributor</i><p>Allison Kluger recalls one of her earliest days as an associate producer at Good Morning America, when a senior producer saw her crying at work.<p>"She told me, 'Allison, you can't cry at the workplace. Do you know why? You're young, attractive, and female, …

Leadership

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Creativity

Giving Up Hope Won't Save the Planet. Ending Poverty Might.

We haven't inherited this planet from our parents; we've borrowed it from our children.<p>We are destroying the world at a very rapid rate, and an awful lot of people are just giving up hope and thinking, "Well, there's nothing I can do." The rain forests are disappearing everywhere. Big dams are …

Slavery

Here’s the crucial lesson Steve Jobs taught Apple’s Jony Ive about focus

Jony Ive, the chief design officer at Apple, is the man Apple CEO Steve Jobs once called his “spiritual partner at Apple,” and on Friday, he talked …

Jony Ive

7 Lifestyle Changes You Must Adopt to Build Your Business on the Side

You won't create a new life for yourself if you don't change how you're living your current one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a business on the side isn't for everyone. You'll need to sacrifice much even while you learn new things. Creating your own startup …

Elon Musk has reportedly used a brutal tactic to keep from wasting time in meetings

But Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, has a strategy to keep things moving, a former SpaceX employee posted on Quora.<p>The former employee relayed a story where Musk once called out an employee in a meeting. He wrote:<p>"One of my close friends started there a couple years before me. He worked …

How to score government contract work for your small business

Adriana Flores’ family has been in the business of selling musical instruments for the past 88 years. Her grandfather, Alfredo Flores Sr., forced to flee his country for the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution in the early 1900s, began selling repossessed pianos bought from the bank where he worked …

Small Business

A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now

So much to learn, so little time.<p>The world is bursting with learning. There are several million business books, 3,000 TED talks, 10,000 MOOCs, hundreds of thousands of e-learning courses, and millions of self-published articles on platforms such as LinkedIn and Medium. The article you’re reading …

Why We Need More Intellectually Promiscuous Scientists - Facts So Romantic

When Thomas Steitz, Ada Yonath, and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their research, in 2009, they …

Women in Science

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course <b>90 percent</b> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Here are 15 books that will help you succeed in the tech world

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking to fortify or launch a career, reading the canonical and formative as well as the provocative and emerging books in your …

Silicon Valley

Why Color Psychology is Key to Digital Marketing

From the orange at Hermès to the red coating of Christian Louboutin‘s shoe soles, brands have often distinguished themselves by incorporating …

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Work-life Balance

The chemical reason gold makes a perfect currency

It doesn't play by the same rules as iron or tin or aluminum, and its value has nothing to do with its utility—or lack thereof. People valued the yellow metal for its beauty and malleability eons before they knew of its usefulness in conducting electricity or its chemical inertness.<p>That gold is so …

University College London

10 signs you’re burning out and how to stop it

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The …

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Week on ‘Compound Time’

Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.<p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

The studio for what is arguably the world’s most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley’s basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end of every video session, the Oakleys pin up the green fabric that serves as the backdrop so Fluffy …

Learning