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These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong

If you are introducing two people without using a double opt-in intro, you have a high likelihood of being a terrible person. Yup–I said it.<p><b>First, what’s a single opt-in intro?</b><p>Very simply, a single opt-in intro is where you are introduced to someone via email without them giving you a heads up …

Top bosses reveal their secrets for getting things done

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1146000/1146195_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537573943_17581e4e8409c4c196dfe747a71e08b3<p><b>Getting things done can be hard for anyone.</b><p>However, when you're at the very top of an organisation and juggling multiple demands it's even …

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Lessons in Corporate Giving from the Maple Syrup Mafia

I live and work in Vancouver BC. It’s a short, two hour flight from San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Vancouver is experiencing a tech boom right …

A surprising tweak to increase donor retention

I've worked alot on donor retention and often written about the importance of keeping the donors you already have. But in a recent webinar on …

Procrastination.

“This habit can seriously hurt you in a work setting,” says Dr. Katharine Brooks, director of Liberal Arts Career Services at The University of Texas at Austin and author of <i>You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career</i>. “If you’re one of those folks who believes that you do your best …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Secret Siri commands: Cool questions you can ask right now!

Siri is Apple's virtual digital assistant. It uses natural language voice control and sequential inference to listen to what you say, in the context …

Tech Trends

9 Toxic Employees You Should Fire Right Now

Not everyone you hire is going to turn out to be a star. Don't let the deadbeats drag you and your organization down.<p>An employee's most important job is to bring value to an organization--when that value isn't there anymore, it's in the organization's best interest to rid itself of the wasted seat …

Cool T-shirt, Graphic Tee, Funny Shirt, Gift for Him, Bear, Screen Printed, Animal Tee, Unisex Tee, Cotton, Navy Tee, Printed in America

Many have speculated as to what the Haymaker T-shirt means.<p>Is it Chuck Norris or Paul Bunyon knocking out a bear on a shirt?<p>Or might it represent the Cold War since the bear has Russian on it and the guy on the tee looks American?<p>Maybe it's a t-shirt with an image of your dad or boyfriend on it? A …

From Subject Line To Signature: How To Do Work E-Mail Right

Our inboxes at work are flooded with poorly written, unprofessional, ineffective e-mails—and as much as we detest them, most of us are guilty of sending just as many flawed messages as we receive.<p>“This is a much larger problem in the business world than the average business leader may recognize, …

How To Talk To People Who Don’t Want To Talk To You

To really catch the attention of decision-makers who are busy (and don’t want to talk to you), you need to be one step ahead.<p>“You’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is,” said <i>60 Minutes’</i> Andy Rooney.<p>Do any of these sound familiar?<p>“I’m busy. Can you come back later?”<p>“Thanks. …

Never Forget Someone’s Name Again With This Memory Trick

Ever meet someone at a social event and immediately forget their name? Try this technique for understanding and using memory’s nature to your advantage.<p>Sometimes one of the important aspects to career success can be something intangible like how likeable you are.<p>That vague feeling of goodwill is …

How to Give a Meaningful “Thank You”

Forget the empty platitudes; your star employee is not a “godsend.” They are a person deserving of your not infrequent acknowledgment and worthy of appreciation and respect. When was the last time you thanked them — really thanked them?<p>In my line of work, I frequently communicate with CEOs and …

7 Secret Rules for Powerful Sales Emails

How to get a better response rate and better sales opportunities from your email-based selling and marketing.<p>Now that the combination of voice mail and call screening has made cold calling next to impossible, most companies are relying more heavily on email marketing (a.k.a. "selling by email") to …

How to Instantly Click With Everyone You Meet

Learn how to click with people instantly. It is the secret to better relationships in business and in life.<p>Why is it we click with some people and not others? What if we could actually click with everyone we meet? What would it take?<p>Try these simple steps to instantly connect with anyone--and to …

8 Smart Things Super-Productive People Do Each Morning

The super producers know how to start their day and finish tasks, even before lunch. This sets the tone they need to stay productive all day.<p>Good productivity is a sign of smart thinking.<p>The people who achieve the most during the day typically have the smartest approach to their tasks, they have …

The Art of Persuasion: 10 Brain Hacks to Leverage in Business and Life

When we have a strong need for something, we're prone to falling into a "shrunken world" and making irrational decisions. Having that awareness is key to breaking out of it.<p><i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>If you throw a frog into boiling water, it'll jump straight out. However, if it's placed in cold water …

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Basic Table Manners: A Refresher

Brush up on your etiquette basics to wow fellow diners (and make your mom proud).<p><i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Brush up on your etiquette basics to wow fellow diners (and make your</i> …

The Emergent Task Planner™ | Dave Seah

The <b>Emergent Task Planner</b> (ETP) is a paper-based daily planning sheet designed to <b>keep you focused in the face of chaos.</b> Start the day by declaring …

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10 Habits of Remarkably Polite People

Go beyond good manners to make an incredible first, and lasting, impression.<p>Occasionally, we meet a person who stands out in the best possible way. He might be remarkably charismatic. She might think remarkable thoughts. And remarkably giving people--they are impossible to ignore.<p>If you develop …

13 Leadership Tips That Lead to Fast Growth

Leadership development is critical for growing companies. Leaders point the team in the right direction and inspire followers to be productive and engaged with the mission.<p>Professor Christopher McCusker of the Freeman School of Business MBA program (Tulane University) is leading a dynamic class to …

9 Things Powerful People Never Say

Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action. Check out these things powerful people never say so you can become even more powerful.<p>Powerful people talk in a healthy way, …

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12 Rules of Highly Effective Networkers

Networking isn't state diplomacy, but a certain amount of finesse is required to make a positive lasting impression.<p>Decades ago, up and coming executives were sent to charm school or put through an etiquette program. Business society today has become much more casual, and young people aren't really …

6 Horror Games That Will Make You Vomit If You Don't Pee Yourself First (GRAPHIC)

We love to be scared -- but movies don't do it anymore.<p>Video games give us a more immersive experience. And with absolutely gut-wrenching advances in graphics engines and story lines, we can now have our brains and eat them, too. Check out some of the scariest games on or coming to the market, but …

Getting Things Done

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How to Work Less and Get More Done

The co-creator of the famed project-management system SCRUM outlines its 10 guiding principles.<p><i>In the book</i> SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time <i>(2014, Crown Business)</i>, <i>Jeff Sutherland discusses his unique management process, which has come to revolutionize the tech world. In the</i> …

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