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13 Productivity Tips for the Busy Professional [Infographic]

Finding the time to get all of your tasks done while also having a personal life is tricky. Get some tips for being more productive at work.

There Are People You Need to Consult Before Taking the Entrepreneurial Leap

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a full-time entrepreneur is one of the most rewarding, exciting, and fulfilling decisions of my life. I mean the idea of never having to answer to a boss again is worth this decision on its own. However, there have been …

Entrepreneurship

35 Habits That Make Employees Extremely Valuable

Every employer wants employees who contribute to the overall success of the company. Here's how the best bring long-term ROI.<p>An employee doesn’t have to be a top salesperson to bring exponential value to a company. Amazing employees stand out from the crowd in many other ways. Simply put, their …

Employment

7 Must-Have Attributes of a Member of a Super Startup Team

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur realizes that building a great team is critical to the success of his or her startup, but many don’t realize that it takes more than multiple qualified employees to make an effective team. It’s possible, or …

Leadership

This 1957 drawing reveals the brilliant strategy behind Disney's lasting success

Disneyland in Anaheim, California, celebrates its 60th anniversary on Friday.<p>The success of the original park, which opened July 17, 1955, sparked the 1971 opening of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and eventually led to the construction of nine other parks and resorts operated by Disney …

Make Yourself or Your Team More Creative in Just 15 Minutes

Celebrated innovation firm IDEO lays out a quick exercise to get brilliant ideas flowing.<p>Manicures, groceries, lunch. On-demand services have shrunk our expectation for delivery of the things we desire to 15 minutes or less. Any longer and we're checking our watches and grousing about the service …

Creativity

5 Practical Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work

When you're happier at work you're more successful. Here's how to increase your happiness.<p>There are a lot of things you can do to be happier at work no matter what your level of happiness already is. When you love your job, it's much easier to smile and have a more positive attitude. If you think …

Happiness

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

The Best Companies For Work-Life Balance

As Americans in many industries increasingly work longer hours than previous generations and technology continues to facilitate the seepage of work life into home life, companies that prioritize their employees’ work-life balance become increasingly attractive.<p>To determine where someone who wants a …

Work-life Balance

Two Words That Kill Your Relationship With Employees

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I live in one of the “luxury” apartment buildings in Manhattan. And for 95 percent of the people who live in this building, they get to enjoy the full luxury experience. For me, however, it’s different.<p>I live on the side of the …

Employee Engagement

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

How To Refute 3 Common Complaints About Innovation Challenges

Clearing up what an innovation challenge can or should be<p>Even if you're someone who has never implemented an innovation challenge or contest, my hope is through you reading this column you're open to taking the plunge. Having been in the game for more than a decade now, I've noticed some common …

Innovation

9 Dumb Decisions Even Smart Bosses Make

Smart bosses sometimes literally outsmart themselves and make decisions that are logical but shortsighted.<p>Over the years, I've met plenty of smart people who have corner offices. Being smart, however, doesn't keep them from making these all-too-common management mistakes:<p>1. Failing to review …

Management

9 Business Books That Will Change Your Life Today

Knowledge is regarded as the only lasting competitive advantage. This is true for economies, countries, organizations and people. This is the reason, …

Peter Thiel

How to Lead Without Carrots or Sticks

A true leader doesn't need threats to get people to follow them. If you want to gain those skills, try these tips.<p>"If you exceed all your goals for the year, you'll get a 20 percent bonus." "If you come in late again, I'm writing you up. The next step after that is a final warning. Then, if you …

Leadership

The Four Seasons Of Work-Life Balance

Stop trying to achieve work-life balance. Instead, focus your energy and time on finding your our own rhythm for your life.<p>Almost immediately upon entering mainstream culture and conversation, the concept of work-life balance shifted out of balance. Thanks to technological advances, we’ve become …

7 bad habits that keep you from being successful

If you can rise above the habits that are blocking you, you can reach the potential you've always held.<p>These seven self-destructive habits are a good place to begin:<p>It's your life, so put a stop to allowing other people to decide for you. Take back control, and set healthy boundaries. Make your own …

4 Secret Ingredients for a Happy and Productive Life

<b>Meet Amy.</b><p>Amy is your Amygdala.<p>Your Amygdala is part of your ancient reptilian brain, which back in the days of cave men and dinosaurs, was a great …

The 5 key factors influencing 99% of startup’s success

Since I was in college, I believe that anyone can earn almost as many degrees as wanted by having only brain and money. But that is not the case with …

Startups

8 Entrepreneurs Share Their Morning Workout Routine

Your morning routine is important. Check email; meet with your staff. Yet, before you even hit the office, make sure you hit the gym. Here's what these eight 'treps do each day.<p>Summer is a time to take long vacations and evaluate your life goals, right? Not for these entrepreneurs. These are …

Time Management

How to Decode a Restaurant Wine List

Restaurant wine lists seem to freak people out—you’re captive there, and someone else has arranged the selection. And oy, the markup!<p>Travelers need …

Stonefruit

7 Radical Steps to Seriously Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

Productivity is an act of willpower and smart thinking.<p>The people who get a ton of work done during the week are not necessarily more energetic or in possession of more time, they're actually working smarter. These tips can help you get that kind of boost. They might require a radical shift in your …

Productivity

A Really Simple way to Stay Motivated Throughout the Year | Inc.com

One of the problems of doing business today is the sheer amount of data you have to manage and process. You tend to spend most of your business life responding to demands from others, which results in a frenzy of doing stuff but a sense of not actually getting ahead.<p>In this frenzy, it is really …

How to Start a Successful Blog Today

This week’s article is a bit different.It’s not just about personal development but also about one of the most common questions I get via email:How …

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …