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6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

<i>This piece originally appeared on</i> <i>Barking Up the Wrong Tree and Motto</i><p>Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re …

Time Management

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It) | Inc.com

An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in the U.S. and 36 other countries found that the average respondent works a whopping 72 hours or more a week.<p>And who do you think they blame for the …

Employment

Five Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Performance reviews shouldn’t be one awkward conversation every December. Here are the common missteps to avoid.<p>Companies like Accenture, Microsoft, and General Electric are ditching annual performance reviews for more frequent feedback sessions, but for many others the practice is a way to end the …

London School of Economics

How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground in a subway station with their laptop and still manage to get more done in an hour than you would in a day …

Procrastination

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Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.<p>"As an …

Business Strategy

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research …

Time Management

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

4 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Writing

A new survey shows we're wildly overconfident in our writing abilities. Here's what to do about it.<p>It's easy to complain about the state of business writing in general. Not only does teaching employees how to express themselves clearly cost companies billions each year (as my Inc.com colleague …

Creative Writing

How To Sketchnote Without Drawing

If your fear of drawing is keeping you from taking visual notes, then fear no more.<p>In this episode of Verbal To Visual Video I show you a no-drawing …

Google Ventures On How Sketching Can Unlock Big Ideas

Jake Knapp, author of Sprint, reveals a four-step process for sketching your way to greatness.<p>Imagine you’ve got a great idea. You’ve been thinking about it for weeks. You go to work, describe the idea to your teammates, and . . . they just stare at you. Maybe you aren’t explaining it well. Maybe …

Creativity

20 habits of unsuccessful and ineffective leaders

However, it's also worthwhile taking the time to understand what bad leaders do so that we can learn what to avoid which can be just as helpful.<p>Over my 25 years in leadership, here are some of the habits of unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that I have seen, and in some cases, their …

Self-improvement

The One Thing You Need to Remember When Assigning Tasks to Your Team

There are only two ways to create value: through projects and processes. Leaders need to understand the difference and make sure they put “project …

Salesforce

Take the 7-Week Time-Management Challenge

I have taught time management for over 14 years. I could argue my training is great. In earnest, it is probably just equal to other good trainers, …

How To Move From An Entrepreneur To Manager Or Fail

As a business advisor, I have too often seen technical entrepreneurs get a product or service off the ground with ease, but then struggle mightily when their business reaches a couple of million in annual sales, or the employee count grows beyond a handful. It’s at this stage that the job changes …

Entrepreneurship

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted since …

Learning

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Eric Ries

Visual Story Design Process or How to Avoid Writing Procrastination

There are people who freely come up with great, captivating stories about anything. They can translate their thoughts into nice and juicy words, the …

Procrastination

Forget the 'Open Workspace.' Say Hello to the 'Balanced Workspace.'

Open offices have attracted a bad rap, but they're not a lost cause.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Strategic Management<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>…

OpenOffice

How To Draw Stick Figures That Express Verbs

Despite their abstract form, stick figures make for powerful additions to your visual notes. Let’s explore why that’s so and how you can incorporate …

A Showcase of Sketchnotes

<i>(title from a tweet by Claudio Nichele @jihan65)</i><p>January 11, 2018 marked World Sketchnote Day, with interesting sketchnote activities occurring around …

OHL

Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding

With the new Swift Playgrounds app, Apple is trying to make the next generation computer literate, just the latest tech giant to take up the cause.<p>There's never been a better time to be a young programmer.<p>At its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple debuted a new tutorial app for iPads …

Raspberry Pi

Get Started With Blynk

The Power of Blynk<p>Monitor local weather conditions, control LEDs from your phone, even send a tweet when it’s time to water your plants! Blynk is an …

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

It's not me, it's you: 6 signs you're a bad manager

Having someone on your team not pull his or her weight is not only incredibly frustrating, but it also makes it harder to hit goals — which, as you've surely stressed about, reflects badly on you.<p>But rather than set up yet another meeting, have you asked yourself how you contributed to the …

Leadership

Core Audio Technology: Configuring The Mac Mini Music Server

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How to set up a Linux-based music server at home

Chris Hermansen explores some popular options for creating your own Linux-based music server, and looks at the hardware, software, and configuration …

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Music Server - Part 1 - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 414