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12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

The Dumbest Mistake That Smart People Make

It was a little past 1:00 a.m, and I sat alone at the dining room table. If only I had listened to my tired body and gone to sleep, I might have saved a friendship and a business partnership.<p>Instead, I pushed through and gave overly harsh feedback on a letter. It took me only a few minutes to send …

This Personality Trait Can Predict Unethical Behavior

What do Frank Underwood of "House of Cards," Cersei Lannister of "Game of Thrones" and Blair Waldorf of "Gossip Girl" have in common?<p>They're some of TV's most unscrupulous characters, and they're the epitome of Machiavellian leaders who rule by fear and manipulation.<p>Machiavellianism, the tendency …

How To Meditate: Tips From Lama Surya Das, The 'Buddha From Brooklyn'

(RNS) Lama Surya Das, the “Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation for decades. And yet, he says we’re doing it wrong.<p>“So many people seem to be moving narcissistically — conditioned by our culture, doubtless — into self-centered …

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This list of Wall Street commandments couldn't have come out at a worse time

A second-year bank analyst learned this lesson the hard way this week.<p>Justin Kwan, an analyst in Barclays' global power and utilities group, sent an email to his group's incoming interns with the subject line "Welcome to the Jungle."<p>The email was subsequently forwarded to The Wall Street Journal …

How HR 'Best Practices' Kill Innovation

Did you ever notice that Human Resource (HR) practices are designed to lock in the past rather than grow? A quick tour of what HR does and you quickly see they like to lock-in processes and procedures, insuring consistency but offering no hope of doing something new. And when it comes to hiring, HR …

Leadership

Trying to Break a Bad Habit? Here’s How

Christina Sarich, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>“The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”</b> – Albert Camus in <i>The Plague</i><p>…

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

Always Pour Your Own Wine and 14 More Lessons We've Learned from Game of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> is known for its most shocking moments – brutal massacres, gratuitous sex, horrific weddings, gut-wrenching tragedy (plus, literal …

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

Gina Barnett advises a speaker before the annual TED Conference. Below, her best last-minute public speaking tips. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED<p>The weekend …

Public Speaking

This Is How You Make Your Public Speaking Amazingly Productive | Inc.com

There are plenty of articles out there about building your public speaking confidence, selecting the right topics, and finding the right gigs.<p>This isn't one of them.<p>When people in the business world decide to give talks, it's typically not for the pure love of sharing their ideas in a public forum. …