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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Focus | Inc.com

It's so easy to lose focus, and become susceptible to being busy but not productive. Sometimes we miss deadlines and unfortunately we even put off important things and then we wonder where our concentration has gone.<p>Successful entrepreneurship and productive leadership require a sharp focus and …

Time Management

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

Five Ways To Keep A Globe-Spanning Team On The Same Page

If you’re thinking about going mobile with your business or working with a remote team, you’re likely concerned about maintaining strong communication and keeping everyone on the same page.<p>My business has been mobile for several years now. The challenges have been immense, but communication is …

Polling

Maximizing the Impact of Data Science Using the Scientific Method

We live in a Big Data world where everything is being quantified. As a result, businesses are trying to make sense of their ever-expanding, diverse, …

The Truth On How To Become Self Confident

“Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have …

Self-confidence

6 Habits to Improve Your Memory and Boost Your Brain Health

From thought patterns to emotions, every facet of human expression dwells within the extraordinary capacity of our gray-and-white matter. How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep and so much …

The Brain

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Mindfulness

Perfect Your Side Hustle: 4 Strategies to Help You Build That Side Business & Feel Clear

There are some of us who love what we do 9-5p; we leave the office, go the gym or pick up the family, eat dinner, and we're good - satisfied, full, busy.<p>There are others who fire up the computer or tablet after that workout or dinner or the kids have gone to bed.<p>Some call that the side …

Time Management

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

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? …

Time Management

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

Time Management

4 Ways Leaders Fritter Their Power Away

“The last thing I want is to be perceived as a power-monger.” That was what one high-ranking executive recently told me, and the sentiment among top leaders is common. The executive who embezzles money, curries favor with bribes, or gets caught in sordid affairs makes headlines and is justly …

Management

7 Body Language Tricks to Make People Like You

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Body Language

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts.<p>It really is as simple as Henry Ford …

Self-improvement

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

Success

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

UX Design

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

Neuroscience and Meditation: Creating a Better You

If you need more motivation to take up the transformative practice of meditation, neuroscience research has shown that meditation and mindfulness …

8 Ways a Mind Map Can Declutter Your Project Management

Project managers can organize their team, their thoughts, and visualize every moving part of their project workflow by using mind maps.<p>PCMag reviews …

Project Management

4 Tips for Launching Minimum Viable Products Inside Big Companies

<i>“We have to disrupt ourselves before the market does.”</i> It’s not an uncommon mandate today. Established enterprises need to innovate to keep pace with the more nimble, smaller startups. Perhaps no approach has captured the imagination of big companies yearning to get more nimble than the lean …

Startups

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

Framing

This Outlook On Life Lowers Anxiety And Expands The Brain - PsyBlog

Anxiety is reduced and the brain grows with this type of thinking.<p>Optimistic thinking could change areas of the brain related to anxiety, a new study …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

24 Important Tips On How To Exert Influence Over Others

Building influence is a challenging and worthwhile goal. More influence means that you can obtain followers, win promotions at work, have more …

Your Baby’s Brain Holds the Key to Solving Society’s Problems

Author’s advice to parents: Quality time with your baby means tapping the three Ts—tune in, talk more, take turns.<p>Try saying pediatric otolaryngologist. Not easy, right?<p>According to Dana Suskind, who holds that title at the University of Chicago, our exposure to rich language in the first three …

Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings

A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems. Companies such as Juniper and Adobe stopped giving people a one-to-five rating or evaluating employees on a “performance curve,” also known as the …

Employee Engagement

How to read emotions and influence people

BBC Future reviews some of the simple tricks you can use to assert your influence on your unwitting friends and colleagues.<p>Human behaviours are governed by superstition, repetition and cliches, which makes us easy targets for mind tricks. If you know the secrets, you could use them to your …

Psychology