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Here's What Your Boss Should Do to Motivate You

Piling praise on an employee doing difficult, complex work actually robs them of their internal motivation, finds a new study published in the <i>Journal</i> …

Just Promoted to Manager? Here Are 5 Strategies for Success

It's a quiet afternoon at work when you get a phone call from your boss, asking you to come up to her office for a quick chat.<p>Could it be? You ask yourself... Am I finally getting a promotion??<p>You've been waiting for this. You've put in hours of work, smiled through thousands of late nights, and …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

The Post-It Note Approach to Time Management | Inc.com

In addition to the shortcuts I discussed in my last column, I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time. This is a strategy I learned from coach Kevin Lawrence, and it has helped many leaders establish a new relationship with time.<p>The 5 D's are: "Do it, …

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This Productivity Hack Completely Changed My Life, and It Can Improve Yours

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During your day, you have a lot going on. Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as …