D B Lambert

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Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They …

Wellness

10 of the Best Social Media Marketing Tools for Your Business

What is the best social media marketing tool on the market?<p>This is a question that has sparked many heated debates among marketers. With so many …

19 soft skills every leader needs to be successful

by Katherine Noel<p>The most successful leaders have not only mastered technical skills, they've also mastered soft skills.<p>Commonly known as people or …

Getting Things Done with TaskPaper

[<i>This is a guest post by Nabeel Siddiqui, a doctoral candidate in American Studies at The College of William & Mary, where his research focuses on</i> …

Productivity

The 3-Step Method to Running a Great Meeting, From Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Words of wisdom--from the guy who's making Microsoft exciting again.<p>Meetings.<p>They're the great conundrum of businesses, large and small. We groan when we think about bad meetings--boring, unproductive, and devouring precious time that we'll never see again. But meetings done right can be the …

The 1 Thing That Will Make You a Great Communicator

Good communication isn't rocket science. There's 1 thing you can do to make sure your message cuts through the noise and makes an impact.<p>"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." --George Bernard Shaw<p>We've all read and listened to communication experts …

The Uncomfortable Truth About Management

You can’t solve a problem without eliminating its cause. Unfortunately, most organizations either struggle to find the real cause or they skip that step and just try “solutions” at random.<p>Those solutions range from seemingly small changes such as:<p>• New forms<p>• New rules<p>• New meetings<p>• New forms and …

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 …

Project Management

52 behaviors of highly successful people

1. They don't rationalize or trivialize failure — and stop themselves when they are tempted to make excuses.<p>2. They have an off switch. They know how to enjoy the moment, relax, and enjoy what they have in their life already.<p>3. They don't confuse their job with their identity.<p>4. They are more …

Self-improvement

The 3 Biggest Leadership Ideas You Need to Know About in 2016

Your company's culture is getting younger and more democratic. And the information you used to share on a need-to-know basis is getting harder to hide. Here's what leaders need to know at a time like this.<p>Some principles of great leadership never change--but others do, in response to evolving …

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.<p>The problem is that technologies for collaboration are improving faster than people’s ability to learn to …

Best Ways to Stay Organized Even with a Busy Life!

One of the best ways to increase your stress level is to be unorganized. Since I am trying to REDUCE the stress in my life, I decided to start …

Productivity

10 Zen-Based Habits To Motivate You

Applying zen to your life can bring about a radical change in your focus, dedication and positivity. Here are 10 ways to make work for you.<p>It is …

Business Administration

How The Most Successful People Manage Their Time

We seek work-life balance but it seems there's never enough time to get it all done.<p>And yet we all know there are people who accomplish a lot more than we do in a day — and they don't have magic powers.<p><b>How do the most successful people manage their time?</b><p>Laura Vanderkam talked to a number of those …

Time Management

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

How to Finish Every Project On-Time, On-Budget, and Stress-Free

Applying this principle will solve many of your company's biggest problems.<p>Apply the stop-doing principle to your business--and ask customers to help.<p>The stop-doing list is the ultimate personal time-management tool because it forces you to chop rather than squeeze. A similar technique can make …

Inside Chipotle’s extremely intense, 39-point checklist for good management

Behind the organized chaos of a Chipotle mid-lunch rush is a sophisticated management ethos, of a type more often associated with tech giants or august industrial conglomerates than fast casual burrito restaurants. And while founder Steve Ells is the famous champion of Chipotle’s natural and …

Sustainability

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

How To Be More Productive And Eliminate Time Wasting Activities By Using The “Eisenhower Box”

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms …

Time Management

The 100 Best Leadership Quotes of All Time

Sometimes the most powerful and meaningful things come from words that touch our heart and lead us forward to our potential.<p>Life is about discovering who we are; leading is about striving to become better than we are, and helping everything and everyone around us to become better too.<p>Let these …

7 Meaningful Questions to Gauge Employee Happiness

The secret is not to ask once a year if employees are happy, but to assess their likes and dislikes in a frequent, trustworthy manner with focused questions.<p>When was the last time you read an article praising annual employee reviews?<p>Chances are, it's been a while. Most organizations now realize …