Michelle Bovian

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Notebook written by unknown 17th-century William Shakespeare scholar leaves Antiques Roadshow expert 'trembling'

A 17th-century notebook containing the jottings of perhaps the world’s first Shakespeare scholar has left experts “trembling” in anticipation of what it may contain.<p>Entitled <i>Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragedies</i>, it was discovered among the collection of 18th Century antiquarian John Loveday of …

17 Little Things You Can Do To Be A Better Person in 2017

How is your memory? Is it as strong as you’d like it to be?<p>If not, then you’re definitely going to be interested in the memory improvement tips I’ll …

The Brain

Running Out of Time Every Day? Here's What You're Doing Wrong.

You're probably guilty of at least one of these seven time-sucking productivity sins.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the Western world, we’re obsessed with time. We schedule meetings to start at precise times, we rush to get things done as fast as possible and we …

Time Management

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

This Is the Secret Sauce for Happy Employees

Workers want more from their employer than a paycheck.<p>Before we get to the secret sauce for happy employees, let's first talk about happiness at work. It's tricky to focus on happiness at work. It's subjective, and too often leaders focus on making employees happy. This is the wrong focus.<p>Where …

6 Ways to Get Promoted Instantly

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

10 Things Your Team Needs From Your Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As leaders our most valuable assets are our employees, not our customers. We must take care of our employees so they will be inspired to take care of our customers. Yet, so often out of our own needs and desires, we forget the people who …

Employment

Motivated To Achieve - 6 Simple Tricks That Will Make You Way More Productive

• February 13, 2016<br>• Productivity<br>• productivity, tasks, tips, tricks<p>Nowadays we’re all faced with the same dilemma: how do we fit all the tasks we have to …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

5 Things Keeping You From Being Happy at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>First comes denial. Then anger. You even try to bargain. When that doesn’t work, you become discouraged. Finally, you accept it: You’re not as satisfied with your work as you want to be.<p>It could be your job, your office environment or …

Happiness

A Mental Trick to Help with Challenging Conversations

Imagine the colleague with whom you have a very challenging relationship, the person who makes the most innocuous conversation tense and uncomfortable. Regardless of the topic, this person opposes you and approaches things as an adversary rather than an ally.<p>Once you can visualize that person …

The One Question You Should Be Asking Yourself at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

This Tiny Change to Your Morning Routine Will Supercharge Your Productivity All Day

Words of wisdom from Admiral William H. McRaven: "If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed."<p>Admiral William H. McRaven knows something about high-pressure, high-stakes situations. As head of United States Special Operations Command, he oversaw the raid that resulted in the …

Email Is the Best Way to Reach Millennials

With $200 billion in annual buying power by 2017, Millennials have become every brand’s coveted customer. But what’s the best way to reach them? <b></b><p>The answer is email.<p>For all the talk of email being dead — Too much noise! Too much spam! Too many distractions! Snapchat! — email remains the standard for …

Change the Rules! Why Employer-Employee Friendships Work.

A CEO offers three ways in which bridging the gap between manager and friend has helped his company succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The majority of business owners these days will tell you that a critical element in any successful manager/employee relationship …

The Workplace

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …