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Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

6 Ways Stephen King Can Improve Your Business Writing

The modern master of suspense has sold more than 400 million books. His advice can inspire leaders to become stronger communicators.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.”</i> …

Writing

3 Workplace Habits of Happy and Engaged Employees, According to Research | Inc.com

An increasing body of evidence from positive psychology experts the likes of Richard Davidson, Shawn Achor, Barbara Frederickson and others confirm a simple fact: Happy people are better workers. And that translates to good business outcomes.<p>Yet most of us are still afraid of accepting the notion …

Employee Engagement

Smart homes for beginners

Automate your house<p>Being able to tell your lights to dim or your curtains to close isn't some far-off future concept—you can do it right here, right now, using widely available products at reasonable prices. But setting up a smart home isn't quite as straightforward as it should be, which is why …

Smart Homes

9 Tips Guaranteed to Build a Winning Team

Take a hands-on approach without being overbearing; give clear instructions but allow your team the freedom to improvise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no such thing as a perfect employee, a perfect team, a perfect manager or a perfect partner, but there are a …

Personality

Want to Build The Best Teams? Science Says You Need These 2 Types of Diversity | Inc.com

<b>Team Members May Differ in Time Urgency.</b> <br>There are two ends of the spectrum: <b>time-urgent</b> and <b>time-patient.</b><p>Time-urgent people view time as a precious resource that should never be wasted. They are constantly aware of the passage of time and deadlines, and are "chronically hurried." They may be …

Time Management

Four ways to give your employees better feedback, from management veterans

Performance reviews are an unpleasant but inevitable reality of modern corporate life. Employees loathe getting them, and managers hate giving them. Even as the format and techniques have evolved, with companies including GE and JP Morgan Chase moving from annual reviews to continuous feedback, the …

Leadership

25 Entrepreneurs Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received

When in doubt, trust your gut.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>If you decide to make the leap and launch a business, the people in your life -- from family and friends to investors -- will all have opinions that they will gladly share with you, sometimes …

Entrepreneurship

6 Reasons a Leader Never Says "At Least Someone Is Doing Something!"

Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2<p>Life is filled with problems.<p>Some big, some small. Some emergencies, some petty.<p>When a big problem presents itself, we …

Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work

More and more companies are embracing the idea that they might have a purpose that goes beyond their balance sheet, one that makes the world a better place in some way. Perhaps you’re proud to count your firm as one of them. But a noble corporate mission can feel quite distant from the realities of …

Behavioral Sciences

3 of the Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make in Personal Branding | Inc.com

As a leadership coach and business consultant, I am always on the lookout for the most effective resources that I can find so that I can help my clients with their leadership development and business strategies.<p>Recently I picked up The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, Build and Accelerate Your Brand …

Marketing

5 Tips To Empower Your Team (And Make Your Job Easier) | Inc.com

Empowered employees are the mark of real leadership and the symbol of a healthy company. Whether you're a mid-level manager or a C-suite executive, as a leader, you want the people who know how to take initiative, and do it well. But before you can expect your employees to magically start taking …

Leadership

5 Things Strong Leaders Do

Life isn’t fair. If you think you will always have the same raises, bonuses and opportunities as your peers, prepare to be disappointed. That’s life. …

The Best (And Amazingly Easy) Thing You Can Do to Increase Employee Engagement | Inc.com

This month, three prospective clients complained about the same thing: lack of employee engagement. The clients are completely different organizations: one is a Fortune 500 software company, another is a local government system, and the third is a defense industry company. All three were in a …

Employee Engagement

10 Mistakes the Worst Leaders Always Make | Inc.com

The horrible leadership behaviors I'm about to expound on are not mere platitudes or hackneyed clichés.<p>They remain, unfortunately, characteristics of well-meaning people on high perches who have blind spots that keep them from growing into true leaders.<p>In the list below, you'll note the first item …

Leadership
Employment

How to Build a Great Company Culture From Day One | Inc.com

<i>By Stan Garber, president of Scout RFP.</i><p>Starting a new business is a formative moment for any entrepreneur; it's the culmination of weeks, months and years of blood, sweat and tears (sometimes literally). While there's no exact science to doing it successfully, we learned some best practices over …

Team Building

Speak Up: The Skill Your Employees Want You to Improve

If employees had it their way, their bosses would be better communicators, new research finds.<p>A study from Robert Half Management Resources revealed …

Employment
Employment

6 Secrets To Motivating Employees That Most Leaders Don't Know | Inc.com

I travel all over the country facilitating leadership programs for companies, and I have come to a conclusion: most managers do not have a clue about how to motivate employees.<p>They ask me why employees aren't motivated, why they won't work harder and why they aren't loyal. Managers often say to me …

Employment

Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

Xperia

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader | Inc.com

No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably effective leader? Read on to find out.<p><b>1. Communicate</b><p>Communication, especially …

Leadership

Teams Only Grow When They Evolve Together

As a kid, I always gravitated to disruptors in the music I listened to: Elvis who disrupted the sound of the 1950s; Michael Jackson who disrupted the world of videos in the 1980s. Not surprising since disruption was in my blood. Shortly after he graduated college, my dad left a career in …

NFL

Feedback Is Different For Men And Women Leaders, Here's Why | Inc.com

Have you ever been blindsided by feedback, or thrown off course because no one gave you feedback you needed?<p>Feedback is the ongoing formal and informal input you get from the sources all around you. It includes the explicit messages you get from the people with whom you work, but feedback can also …

Women Leaders