David Zajíček

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12 Weekly Challenges For Happier, More Productive Employees

If you manage a team, you know hard it can be to keep everyone engaged, happy, and productive.<p>Some days, simply getting your employees to show up and …

Time Management

The Power of Micro Naps | The Art of Manliness

Eccentric artist Salvador Dali believed that one of the secrets to becoming a great painter was what he called “slumber with a key.” “Slumber with a …

Robert Louis Stevenson

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People

It starts with what you say--and what you know not to say.<p>We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with …

Self-improvement

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

<i>By Courtney Seiter</i><p>One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to …

15 Simple Brain Hacks to Learn a New Language Fast

Have you ever given up on learning a new language?Maybe you studied Spanish at school, and as much as you wanted to become fluent you just couldn’t …

Language Learning

Resonate

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Duarte<p>This significantly enhanced multimedia version of Resonate reveals how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey, by leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content, and …

Visual Design

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick <i>go get em'</i> sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, "We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership." And the leader is now …

5 Leadership Behaviors You Want in a High Potential Employee

The leadership behaviors that you will need to identify in future leaders that will take your company forward.<p>In 2014, the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flager Business School, in partnership with Human Capital Institute (HCI), conducted a study where they found that 85 percent of global …

Essentialism

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Mckeown<p><b>INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER</b><p>Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life?<p>Do you often find yourself stretched too thin? <br>Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? <br>Are you frequently busy but not productive? <br>Do you feel like …

Time Management

How to drastically simplify your workflow and get more done

Good advice … and timely.<p>In fact, Retired Navy SEAL officer and "Extreme Ownership" co-author Jocko Willink recently identified simplicity as the key to not just to effective leadership, but success itself.<p>The trouble is that we're terrible at simplicity.<p>Nowhere is this more true than in the world …

Fannie Mae

How 20 Minutes Can Make You More Productive

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

15 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Follow

Despite being glued to their reply buttons, plenty of managers still don't know how to use email appropriately.<p>The average US employee spends about a quarter of the work week combing through the hundreds of emails we all send and receive every day.<p>But despite the fact that we're glued to our reply …

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

The 5 Elements of Storytelling Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Is it possible to be born an entrepreneur? The concept of following a particular career or lifestyle, predetermined at birth, is a controversial one, so I’ll just say this -- I began my entrepreneurial journey at a very young age, and I feel that I am meant to follow the path I’m on.<p>I love …

Entrepreneurship

5 (Non-Obvious) Daily Habits That Unleash Your Best Work

Are you stacking the deck in your favor, or leaving your work to chance?<p>Success doesn't occur overnight, but <i>neither does failure</i>. Luck aside, both are typically the result of cumulative choices, and how well you position yourself to take advantage of opportunities. By putting a handful of daily …

Ernest Hemingway

5 Choices You'll Regret Forever

Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your life.<p>A recent study from Columbia University found that we’re bogged down by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make …

Self-improvement

7 Daily Habits of Hyper-Efficient People

How to define the essential things in your life and business.<p>How can we define the essential things in our lives when everything in 2016 feels essential?<p>Staying ahead of the curve, leading, and excelling in our jobs means we all must increase efficiencies.<p>Here are the seven things that …

Productivity

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

Public Speaking

My Great Sleep Hygiene Experiment

A smattering of substances I’ve tried to improve my sleep.<p>I've never been a great sleeper. When people brag about how they've slept "like a baby," I get incredibly jealous of them, and also of the baby. I've tried many methods to improve my sleep, but whether it was a herbal remedy, a glass of red …

Sustainability

The Best Way to Apologize for Being Late

The key to a good “sorry I’m late” apology isn’t how you say it, it’s what you actually apologize for.<p>Being late is a part of life, and it’s always …

9 Important Things Leaders Do to Create Amazing Teams

Loved leaders are often the best whole brain thinkers on the planet. They combine a mysterious mix of logic and emotion to get the job done and learning from them can up your game too.<p>When you see someone who knows how to grab a group and make it a team, stop and pay attention. It doesn't matter if …

Leadership

21 ways to stop procrastinating right now

But procrastinating can be costly, especially at work.<p>To stop, you'll first need to understand the causes and temptations of procrastination. Then you'll want to follow these 21 steps:<p><i>Vivian Giang contributed to a previous version of this article.</i>

Procrastination

How to Overcome Your Procrastination-Prone Brain

Understanding what holds you back from getting started will make you more productive.<p><i>By Jane Porter, writer for Help Scout</i><p>For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a tabula rasa means you can take a project in any direction, but that …

Procrastination

12 Steps to Clear the (Mental and Physical) Clutter From Your Life

Make time and space for what really matters with this step-by-step guide.<p>Clutter, both mental and physical, is a productivity and a joy killer. And you don't have to take my word for it. Here's what one study out of Princeton concluded about clutter:<p>"If you want to focus to the best of your ability …

10 rules for being an exceptional leader from 'philosopher king' Marcus Aurelius

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled from 161 to 180 A.D. and has maintained the reputation for being the ideal wise leader whom Plato called a "philosopher king."<p>His book "Meditations" has inspired leaders for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior.<p>It's a collection of …

PLATO

Four Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Read in 2016

With a new year upon us, there is no better time than the present to start actually abiding by that New Year's resolution to start reading more. If you are an entrepreneur, chances are you may feel like you simply don't have time to read for fun, but it is very important that you do what you can to …

How to understand power - Eric Liu

YouTube

The cover model workout: 10 tips to transform your body in double-quick time

Expert fitness trainer Nick Mitchell has a New Year message for you. “You may look in the mirror and see a shapeless lump, but I see a piece of clay ready to be transformed into something radically different.” These are some of the words – inspirational and chilling in equal measure – with which …

Fitness

You Get 25,000 Mornings as an Adult: Here are 8 Ways to Not Waste Them

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the …

Time Management