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How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

10 Time-Saving Strategies According to a Top Wall Street Performance Coach | Inc.com

Time can't be recovered, made up for it, or reversed. There are 24 hours in a day and 168 in a week, and those numbers are not changing. What can change though is what you do with those hours and how you manage them.<p>Many of my executive clients work 50-plus hours a week yet still find a way to do …

Time Management

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert | Inc.com

For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on top of it and get things done!<p>Meanwhile, we …

Time Management

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week | Inc.com

The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, and various other aspects of your well-being.<p>The weekends are also the time that high achievers and peak performers use to ensure growth and …

Productivity

The Getting Things Done (GTD) Method Promises Stress-Free Productivity

"The most effective way to do it is to do it," said Amelia Earhart. That's basically the methodology behind the aptly named Getting Things Done (GTD) …

A top psychologist changed how I approach my to-do list

With the rare (or deadline-driven) exception, the time spent completing a task doesn't fit into polite half-hour chunks.<p>My expectation used to be that I could just drop tasks into my calendar, with the guarantee that those things would get done in the precisely allotted amount of time.<p>Then I …

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Information overload is everywhere, from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain—<i>your</i> brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating …

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Writing

Why James Comey’s Obsessive Note-Taking Is A Smart Strategy For Surviving Difficult Bosses

Taking detailed notes isn’t just a way to cover your tracks. These experts explain how the former FBI director’s methods can also be used to advance your career.<p>If you have ever worked for a manager who is quick to change their mind or are hard to pin down, you probably weren’t too surprised to …

3 sentences from a Navy SEAL changed how I think about energy and productivity

The implication is: Energy is good, work is bad, and when you work a lot, your energy goes down. It's a belief we hold so tightly, it's become an invisible script.<p>I was reminded of this recently when I was hanging out with two friends talking about how we were raised. One of them said something …

TED Talks

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><b>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</b> …

Time Management

24 time-saving hacks that will free up hours in your weekly schedule

So what are busybodies of the 21st century to do?<p>According to users in a recent Quora thread, there are a range of daily behaviors people can tweak — even just slightly — to free up lots of extra time during the week.<p>Get ready to be your most efficient self.

How To Increase Your Productivity With Anchor Habits

How can you dominate your day before breakfast? We’ve all heard of the grandiose benefits of waking up earlier and getting an uber-productive start to the day. But if you’re a night owl by nature, how do you train yourself to get up earlier without feeling tired all the time?<p>Jeff Sanders knows a …

Time Management

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

Here’s how to break down your big-picture goals into steps you and your team can actually take this quarter.<p>Dr. Challa wasn’t starving for opportunity, he was drowning in it. He was bright, confident, and empathetic. Not only did he have great bedside manners, but he was also a savvy entrepreneur …

19 Annoying Email Etiquette Habits That Smart People Avoid | Inc.com

I'm sure you've been on the receiving end of a few cringe-worthy emails that violate your email etiquette terms. Perhaps you've even uttered a few choice words about the sender, who has either complicated your life or left you wondering about their maturity level. Yes, we've all been on the …

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