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9 Science-Backed Methods For More Productive Meetings

Research says you should ban laptops and sitting down, set a timer, and have silence breaks if you want meetings that accomplish anything.<p>If you have ever wanted to pop an escape hatch or teleport to distant worlds just to get out of a meeting, take heart.<p>There are ways to hold a better …

10 Questions You'd Better Ask Your Boss

I once worked on a team that helped produce a nightly television news show. The format didn’t vary much, the deadlines were the same every night and my colleagues and I were experienced pros. But our senior producer had a tough time letting us just do our thing. Even though we sat in offices mere …

CHART: Here's How Long You Can Stay Outside In Extreme Cold Temperatures Before Getting Frostbite

With the "polar vortex" bringing frigid temperatures across the country, going outside isn't just uncomfortable — it can be downright dangerous.<p>The temperature will drop to -25 F in Fargo, N.D., -31 F in International Falls, Minn., and -15 F in Indianapolis and Chicago, according to the Associated …

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Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness. That concept is illustrated in the article I coauthored for Harvard Business …

The 5-Minute Mental Exercise For Being A Smarter Leader And More Productive Employee

Former Buddhist monk and current leadership coach and best-selling author Christine Comaford reveals how anyone can learn to stop reacting–and start becoming their smartest selves.<p>You’ve probably had this feeling at some point: One minute you’re thinking logically and rationally, then when you’re …

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With Two Simple Rules, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Tells How To Lead

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been talking a lot about how to be an effective leader, often drawing as much upon his background as a standup comic as his executive and entrepreneurial experience.<p>Today, he summed up his thoughts in a brief 10-minute talk, “How to Lead,” at the TechCrunch Disrupt …

Ten tips to do more focused work (even when you’re on the go)

Ten entrepreneurs share their tips on how they stay focused when working on the go – in airports, co-working spaces, Starbucks?<p><b>1. Time your work sessions.</b> Set a timer for 30 minutes and commit to not doing anything else during that time. No phone, no e-mail, no Facebook. Setting a timer frees your …