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The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

Get One Step Closer to Genius With These 9 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

The Renaissance man had much to say about life, growth and success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A man of many talents, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most celebrated painters, scientists, inventors, writers, architects and historians of all time. In fact, it's safe …

21 Time Management Hacks Successful People Do Daily

Learn these secrets to managing your time effectively.<p>Content Provider<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>No matter what your industry, passion or trade is, your success largely will be determined by how well you stay on top of your to-do list. Time management always has been an …

9 simple ways to be happy every day

Cloud 9 isn't as far out of out of reach as you might think. We asked the experts for simple strategies to wake up with a smile each and every …

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

13 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Don't Do | Inc.com

My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One of the biggest lessons I learned about mentally strong people was that their resilience had less to do …

Self-help

7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way | Inc.com

As elders are always telling younger people, experience is the best teacher. But if you can take in a life lesson without putting yourself through difficulty--if you can benefit from someone else's experience instead of your own--so much the better.<p>Here are seven such lessons that it would be great …

How Business Intelligence Really Works

Business Intelligence(BI) has seen a meteoric rise over the past few years. As computing power has finally caught up with the vast amount of data we …

Big Data

Want to Get More Done? Answer These 5 Questions Every Night | Inc.com

When it comes to staying on the positive end of the spectrum to growth and expansion, many people think that high performers have a secret that the majority doesn't possess.<p>However, their success isn't rooted in secrets and life hacks. It's rooted in a focus on systems and daily habits which …

Lifehacks

A journalist that interviewed 538 CEOs says they all have 3 things in common

If you're aiming to make it to the very pinnacle of business success, one way to go is to follow in the footsteps of exceptional leaders who have already scaled those heights. But what CEO should you emulate?<p>Some started their companies in vans, others have been disciplined overachievers all their …

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read | Inc.com

The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who highly recommend these …

Customer Service

The 20/80 Rule, Integrity, and the Opposite of the 80/20 Rule | Inc.com

Leadership means people watch you--not to what you <i>want</i> to say or do, or <i>mean</i> to, but what you <i>actually</i> say and do.<p>Attention to detail counts.<p>Not sometimes, but always. What Vince Lombardi said about winning applies to leadership:<p>Leading is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't …

Leadership

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we experience.<p>So what are the stressful habits we need to stop tolerating? Here …

Self-improvement

Discipline Equals Freedom

<b>STAYING</b><p>Don’t worry about motivation. Motivation is fickle. It comes and goes. It is unreliable and when you are counting on motivation to get your …

Research report: 5 powerful rituals that will make you resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?<p>There are all kinds of strategies for …

How ‘Intellectual Humility’ Can Make You a Better Person

There’s a well-known Indian parable about six blind men who argue at length about what an elephant feels like. Each has a different idea, and each …

9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be a Better Leader | Inc.com

Admittedly, it took me years to realize that success is achieved not over long periods of time, but instantaneously in life's brief, honest moments.<p>I can remember each instance when a thought or belief occurred to me out of the blue, which forever changed my outlook on my entrepreneurial journey. …