Andy Langford

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How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

5 Parenting Lessons That Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

I have been a parent for approximately 11 days, so I am clearly not an expert in this field. This is the ultimate learn-as-you-go job, where something that worked one day may or may not work the next. What seems logical and rational may not cut it. I have been in leadership and people consulting …

Parenting

20 Goals to Achieve Success in Your 20s

This is the time to take charge of your life, to make opportunity rather than wait around for it. Learn the 20 goals to achieve success in your 20s.

Success

A flaw in the design

Published on May 30, 2015<p>David D. Clark, an MIT scientist whose air of genial wisdom earned him the nickname “Albus Dumbledore,” can remember exactly when he grasped the Internet’s dark side. He was presiding over a meeting of network engineers when news broke that a dangerous computer worm — the …

Discipline Your Kids With Natural Consequences

Let your child learn from the natural consequences of his own actions, and you can prevent power struggles without being the bad guy.<p>When I was a kid, "discipline" meant that my parents revoked one of my favorite privileges whenever I misbehaved. Hit my brother? No TV for a week. Didn't do my …

You Can’t Move Up If You’re Stuck in Your Boss’s Shadow

Having a good boss — someone who stands up for you, who buffers you from interoffice politics, and who competently represents your team to the rest of the company — is a wonderful thing. Except when it’s harmful to your career. If you aren’t visible to others in the company, you’re unlikely to have …

Google's HR boss explains the key to preparing for an interview

Practice and preparation are key, according to Laszlo Bock, the SVP of People Operations at Google. He offers his best advice to job candidates in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>Since you can anticipate 90% of the interview questions you're going to face, Bock suggests writing down 20 potential questions, …

Employment

6 of the Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Business People | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Dan Deceuster, Founder of TallSlim Tees, on Quora</i><p>I won't cover luck, ambition, common sense and all of that. Here are some things I think very few people know and fewer implement.<p><b>1. The worst-to-best scale</b><p>You make decisions every day. With every choice, you have lots of options, but you …

26 Baby Sleep Solutions

Check out our favorite snooze strategies, from A to Zzzzz<p><b>A Is for Avoiding Eye Contact</b><br>To help you and your little one earn the much-needed shut-eye …

My baby is up all night and sleeps all day. How can I get him to switch his schedule?

It would be great if your baby were born with the same awake/sleep schedule as the rest of the family, wouldn't it? Lots of babies seem to prefer the …

25 Fun Things To Do With Baby

You know it’s important to play with baby—the right kind of play isn’t just fun, it’s also interesting, educational and a bonding experience. But …

Life before babies vs life after babies: 19 ways your life has changed

Parenthood is a bit like an online grocery shop – some of the things you ordered have to be substituted for a ‘suitable alternative’.<p>While having …

Pregnancy

The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop <i>two</i> filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.<p><i>Filter 1: protect yourself from others.</i> I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in …

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9 Secrets of a Productive Morning Routine | Inc.com

Productivity is a hot topic right now. We're all looking for productivity hacks to help us become more efficient with the limited time and energy we have available to us. But is there anything we can do first thing in the morning--before the workday even officially starts--to become more energetic, …

30 Simple Habits To Help You Work Well With Others

The phrase “Must work well with others” is so commonly found on job descriptions for open positions that it gets ignored almost completely. And yet it’s not simply text placed there to fill space, nor is it an empty request–it’s a threat. If you don’t work well with others, you’re going to get …

Self-help

Your Morning Matters: 4 Reasons Waking Up Early Can Determine Your Success In Life

We all have one thing in common: every night we all go to bed and every day we all wake up. Each day we have the opportunity to start again, seize …

How You Can Give Your Career A Fresh Start

“The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive with passion, compassion, humor and style.” —Maya Angelou<p>Are you just surviving at work—caught up in the day-to-day doldrums of your job? Life is too short to tolerate any sense of dread on Sunday evening as you think about going to work the …

Employment

Hackers steal £650 million in world's biggest bank raid

Investigators uncover what is thought to be the biggest ever cybercrime with more than £650 million going missing from banks around the world<p>British banks are thought to have lost tens of millions of pounds after a gang of Russian based hackers spent the last two years orchestrating the largest …

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How to Stop Procrastinating in 3 Minutes With One Simple Question | Inc.com

Ironically, I had decided yesterday that I was going to write about procrastination and ways that I have overcome it in my life.<p>So how did I start writing this today and how are you reading it now? I used a simple little technique that has pulled me out of many time-wasting slumps in the past and …

How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary | Inc.com

Other than business plans, executive summaries are probably the most crucial of all business documents. It's fair to say that almost every big decision inside any company of any size involved an executive summary during the decision-making process.<p>Unfortunately, many people wrongly believe that an …

The Enemies of Data Security: Convenience and Collaboration

It is natural to view IT as both the cause and the cure for cyber security problems. After all, attackers typically steal information by exploiting a technology-related vulnerability. In addition, IT networks are usually the scene of the crime, and their inner workings are a mystery to most users …

Increase the Odds of Achieving Your Goals by Setting Them with Your Spouse

Do a quick Google search of “work-life balance” and over 260 million results will flood your screen. But the current conversation often treats “work” and “life” as separate and, all too often, in tension. We make annual resolutions, detailed daily plans, and to-do lists, but we do so as individuals …

Cybersecurity: Defending 'unpreventable' cyber attacks

<b>Businesses should stop worrying about preventing intruders getting into their computer networks, and concentrate instead on minimising the damage they cause when they do.</b><p>That's the view of James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Washington DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies …

How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance

Don, a senior vice president for sales at a global manufacturing company, wakes up late, scrambles to get showered and dressed, has an argument with his teenage daughter over breakfast, then gets stuck in traffic on the way to work and realizes he will be late for his first meeting.<p>Donna, a …

How to Break into Your CEO’s Inner Circle

There is a widely held belief that strategic decisions are made collectively by an organization’s executive team, the senior executives who report directly to the CEO. In many organizations, though, nothing could be further from the truth. Decision-making power resides with a much smaller group, …

3 Behaviors That Drive Successful Salespeople

Most people consider selling to be an art rather than a science: some people have it and some people don’t. But this leaves a lot of uncertainty in what is often a company’s most profitable department, and it makes managing a high-functioning sales force notoriously difficult. The prevailing …