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This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

Learning

11 Questions That Will Help You Prioritize Your Daily Schedule | Inc.com

I get it. That frantic feeling where you have a million important things to do and only time to do roughly three of them. How do you know what's worth putting on the schedule? How do you come up with a reasonable, doable calendar that doesn't drive you and everyone else around you bonkers? But you</i> …

Employment

The Best Time Management Tools Used by Highly Successful People | Inc.com

About a year ago I threw my back out. And voila, my body forced me to lay down and rest to take care of my "L5-S1″. No that's not a cool new battleship from Star Wars, it's the location for my slipped disc (for those of you with back issues, you know of what I speak).<p>My back issues made me realize …

Time Management

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Rainfall
Russia

5 Unusual Facts About Google's Odd (and Wildly Successful) Management Practices | Inc.com

One of the things I truly admire about Google's management approach is that, like the rest of Google, its HR leaders look at real-world data to engineer the company's people practices and guide their decisions.<p>Is it any wonder, as odd and counterintuitive as some of Google's practices may be to the …

The Workplace

When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.

To become a leader, we have to go through a transition. Some go through it quickly. Some go through it slowly. And, unfortunately, some never go …

The 3 Performance-Management Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Leaders want to change their performance-management strategy. They're just unsure how to do that. Here are some ideas.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the start of the new year, everyone is excited about the possibilities to come. <i>“This year,”</i> business leaders think,</i> …

Employee Engagement

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop

HBR STAFF<p>Even in my relatively short foray into office life, I notice that few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings. I’ve been told that over the years, the spiral notebooks and pens once prevalent during weekly meetings have been replaced with laptops and slim, touch-screen tablets.<p>I …

Note-Taking

Here’s Why Your Team Meetings Suck

Team meetings suck, but they are a must — both internally and externally — for most businesses.<p>Google “meetings” and you’ll find that many articles …

Project Management

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable -- but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to honestly answer this question: Do you: a) see your team members as an aggravating …

Schadenfreude

The Single Most Important Principle of Good Leadership, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

For years, I wanted to be the leader.<p>Back in elementary school, I remember being part of a small group of close friends. Every recess, we stuck together. In a world where sticks, stones, <i>and</i> words have the ability to cause pain, there was strength in numbers.<p>And for some reason, that group looked to …

Leadership

This kitchen gadget will revolutionize your grilling game

Sous vide, the cooking technique that high-end chefs use to deliver juicy rare steak and perfectly cooked fish at restaurants, has come home.<p>The method, which means “under vacuum” in French but has come to refer to a broader approach to low-temperature cooking, is already ubiquitous in luxury …

Sous

How to Tell Your Colleague You Dropped the Ball

No matter how hard you try or how many hours you work, you’re likely to disappoint a colleague at some point. You won’t be able to make every deadline or fulfill every commitment. But what if you have to let something slip that’s especially important to one of your peers? How do you tell them that …

Entrepreneurship

Big data: Getting a better read on performance

The benefits match those of earlier technology cycles, but companies must scale up their data-analytics skills to reap the gains.<p><b>Over the past</b> …

Data Warehousing

4 Success Secrets Startups Can Learn From eBay

He helped grow eBay into an e-commerce powerhouse, and now he’s investing in startups. Here are the four characteristics he looks for.<p>Startups that are looking for funding might think an innovative product or service is what will wow investors, but Erik Rannala, cofounder and managing partner of …

Startups

Seven Practices That Distinguish Great Managers From The Rest

There are plenty of good managers out there. They’re efficient, productive, and ensure employees meet objectives. In other words, they get the job done.<p>Once in a while, however, you’ll come across a great manager — one who not only supervises but leads, inspires and connects with their team on a …

Leadership

The Simple Trick That Amazon, Apple, and Lego Know | Inc.com

Position yourself for the future by looking at what stays constant.<p>That's how star companies like Amazon, Apple, and Lego consistently leap ahead of competitors, say strategy experts Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi in their new book, <i>Strategy That Works</i>.<p>The authors say that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's …

Business Strategy

Introduction to SharePoint workflow

Applies To: SharePoint Online Office for business Office 365 Small Business SharePoint Server 2010 SharePoint Foundation 2013 SharePoint Server 2016 …

The Right Way to Fire Someone

You’ve decided it’s time to let the low performer on your team go. You’ve covered your bases in terms of documentation, and you’ve coordinated with HR. But now you have to have the dreaded conversation. What’s the best way to deliver the news? Who should be in the room with you? What do you say and …

Leadership

A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do

Despite the huge impact executives can have on their organizations, failure rates remain high. Prescriptions for what to do continue to fall short. So we wondered: If we closely studied the executives who succeed in top jobs once appointed, could we identify distinguishing features that set them …

Management

One Secret Every Great Manager Knows About You

Lately I have noticed a trend in business magazines: Talking about management like it is a game, with rules and strategies for winning. Some articles offer useful advice for career advancement, but others can send you down the wrong path when they suggest certain moves.<p><b>This one is the worst of the</b> …

Employment

87 Inspiring Quotes for Martin Luther King Jr.'s 87th Birthday | Inc.com

Each morning, I send a subscription email called <i>Big Optimism</i>. It includes a reflection on a timely motivational quote, plus a few other things to encourage positive thinking during the day.<p>Today was among the hardest days to put it together. Why? Because it's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which made …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Building Projects in 2Do

Earlier this year I experimented with several task management systems (TMS) for iOS to help me get better organized for both home and work. After a …

What It Will Take to Fix America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

May 11-15 is national Infrastructure Week in the U.S., but don’t get out the party hats. It’s not a celebration. It’s more like a cry for help. Bridges are crumbling, buses are past their prime, roads badly need repair, airports look shabby, trains can’t reach high speeds, and traffic congestion …

Rhode Island

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them

Not long ago, I worked with a client who was stepping into management for the first time. Terry, a highly regarded marketing associate in a pharmaceutical firm, had just been asked to lead a marketing team. In this new role, she was responsible for directing a group of bright, but inexperienced …

Management

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Manager?

Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate — and inappropriate — uses of this gift. Fire, Meyer explains, can …

Leadership

To better manage your time, code red the tasks you need to do

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> LinkedIn <i>group.</i><p><b>Code red the tasks you need to do</b><p>Colour code your to-do list, advises …