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How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

How the Strongest Business Leaders Do Twice as Much in Half the Time

Start early, stay focused and know when to go home.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs and small-business owners rarely clock in and out during regular business hours. They work weekends, take late shifts and do whatever it takes to get (and keep) …

Time Management

This 1 Time Management Shift Will Change The Way You Think About Your Priorities

There are better ways to let employees know how they should be spending their time.<p>One of the most common excuses a company manager or executive hears is, "I don't have enough time."<p>From the moment I started my first company in a flea market as a teenager (that went on to go public and eventually …

Time Management

For Women Entrepreneurs the World is Your Market

<i></i><i>by Laurel Delaney, President, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global (WEGG)</i>In a manifesto I authored in 2004, “Shaking Things Up. Making Things Happen,” I …

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Al Gore

Working Muslim women are a trillion-dollar market

An unprecedented migration of women, particularly millennial women, has taken place from home to work across the Muslim world in the last 15 years. …

The future of work isn't all bad for women. Here's why

With trade wars, immigration crackdowns and polarized media, we seem to be in an endless winter of political and societal discontent. Ironically, the …

Top Reasons Startups Fail

It takes more than just a good idea for a startup to succeed. Forbes analyzed 101 failed startups and found that The Top Reason Startups Fail, was …

Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Traditional brick-and-mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. And Bill Gates agrees.<p>Traditional brick-and-mortar companies prefer everyone "in the office," where people can work together, bounce from meeting to meeting, and slog in <i>Dilbert</i>-style cubicles.<p>While there's nothing …

The Workplace

Oprah Just Gave New Grads 1 Piece of Remarkably Insightful Advice for Career Success

Oprah inspired the crowd with 23 minutes of commencement speech gold.<p>It's the season of caps, gowns, and hopefully-not-too-dull commencement speeches. If new grads are lucky, the headliner will have worthwhile and memorable advice to share.<p>This year, the University of Southern California's …

Motivation

3 Ways Senior Leaders Create a Toxic Culture

Whether presiding over the entire company, a function, a region, or a business unit, the people at the top of an organization have a disproportionate level of influence over those they lead. Those further down in the organization look to their leaders for cues on what’s acceptable (and what isn’t), …

10 Things Successful People Never Say

Cast out self-destructive thoughts before they prevent you from tasting true success.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you want to be successful? Perhaps you’re inspired by the self-made entrepreneur touting her Rolex collection. Or perhaps someone’s exotic …

How to Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds

Start with the power your audience craves.<p>How you open and close your presentation decides everything.<p>Nothing matters more for effectiveness.<p>The internet is full of great ideas for how to open and how to close speeches. You'll be ahead of most speakers if you can just avoid the most common …

Public Speaking

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

Work-life Balance

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Entrepreneurship

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

MacBook Air

14 Words That Should Never Appear on Your Linkedin Profile (According to Recruiters)

Jargon, corporate speak, overused adjectives won't get you noticed in the right way.<p>Words have always been my currency -- the means to express myself, persuade an audience, tell a story and get a job. When it comes to LinkedIn, the professional networking site used by half a billion people …

Employment

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

These 6 Companies Have Some of the Best Possible Employee Benefits (Yes, They're That Good)

Unlimited vacation, remote working environment, and dog-friendly offices -- need I say more?<p>Many people overlook the importance of a company's benefits when searching for a new job. It's easy to focus on the salary and title, but job seekers should remember that benefits make up about 30% of …

The Workplace

Why Most People Never Start a Business and Why Some Do

It's easy to think that business people have an inherent 'business sense' that can't be learned, but this is very far from the truth<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In Asia, in …

Entrepreneurship

Research Shows This 1 Rare Habit Separates Successful Leaders From All Others

This may be cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat ​Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

Leadership

Study: This is why negative feedback so often backfires — and how to do better

When you give your coworkers some tough but necessary feedback on their performance, you want them to learn and improve from it.<p>But new research from …

Self-help

Simon Sinek explains why you should be the last to speak in a meeting

Leadership expert Simon Sinek has made a career out of explaining what makes good leaders great ones. When it comes to meetings, he has one big piece …

Public Speaking

Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

To be a good manager to the employees you’re in charge of, you need to be a strong communicator to your employees about your expectations, deadlines, …

Employment

9 phrases smart people never use in conversation

We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling …

Self-improvement

Take a page out of Steve Jobs’ book and switch to walking meetings

Conducting meetings during a walk outside isn’t just good for you — following in the footsteps of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a famous lover of the …

Wall Street

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.<p>So, …

Employment

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

Employment

What 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don’t

Here are some lessons I’ve learned during my half century on this planet:<p>Be kind. The benefits of being kind—or at the very least courteous—far …

Vocational Education