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Most of the time I feel like a productive person. I write three columns a week, am getting a master's degree, manage a small number of clients, and happily still have time to travel and enjoy time with my family. Still, I can always improve.<p>Part of the challenge with being naturally efficient is …

Time Management

Why No One Uses the Corporate Social Network

Imagine an organization that is completely digitally connected. Colleagues connect seamlessly with each other across silos and across the globe. Management has its finger on the pulse of the company, aware of every crisis-induced quickening. And throughout the organization there is a deep sense of …

The Charged Life — How NOT to Set Goals

<b>Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes.</b><br>Transcripts for this video coming soon.<p><i>Inspired thoughts from this video</i>:<p>Too many people …

Stop People from Wasting Your Time

We’re all too busy, spending our days in back-to-back meetings and our nights feverishly responding to emails. (Adam Grant, a famously responsive Wharton professor, told me that on an “average day” he’ll spend 3-4 hours answering messages.) That’s why people who waste our time have become the …

Don't Believe the Hype Around 'Emotional Intelligence'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the surface, emotional intelligence – the ability to perceive, identify and manage emotions – sounds like a wonderful thing. Who among us would <i>not</i> want to live and work around people that are self-aware, empathetic and socially …

Can Technology Really Change Your Habits?

Hate to break it to you but downloading an app won’t get you to your habits. Here’s the science of what will.<p>If you want to lose weight, improve your memory, even stop using technology so much, as the saying goes: there’s an app for that.<p>There are hundreds if not thousands of apps designed to help …

If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

In early April a series of reports appeared online in the United States and the United Kingdom lamenting the “lazy French.” A new labor law in France had apparently banned organizations from e-mailing their employees after 6 p.m. In fact, it turned out to be more a case of “lazy journalists” than …

Expressing Your Vulnerability Makes You Stronger

Can vulnerability fuel growth and success? Consider the landmark research of psychologist Brené Brown as described in her book <i>Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead</i>. It shows that we thrive in our relationships and careers when we engage …

The best project management apps for iPad

Whether you are a start-up business looking to keep things organized or you work for a separate company and have been tasked with running a project, …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

How to Help an Underperformer

As a manager, you can’t accept underperformance. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and it can demoralize the other people on your team. But what do you do about an employee who isn’t performing up to snuff? How do you help turn around the problematic behavior? And how long do you let it go on …

Another Year, Another Chapter: Moving on to MaGIC

<b>Goodbye San Francisco, Hello Kuala Lumpur</b><p>Announcement of my appointment at MaGIC in The Star newspaper<p>I thought 2013 was a whirlwind of a year, but …

Why We Humblebrag About Being Busy

We have a problem—and the odd thing is we not only know about it, we’re celebrating it. Just today, someone boasted to me that she was so busy she’s averaged four hours of sleep a night for the last two weeks. She wasn’t complaining; she was <i>proud</i> of the fact. She is not alone.<p>Why are typically …

Marketing Can No Longer Rely on the Funnel

One of the central concepts of marketing and sales is the funnel — through which companies are supposed to systematically move prospects from awareness through consideration to purchase.<p>But consumers are now more informed, connected, and empowered than ever. Does the funnel still work in a digital, …

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

In a global marketplace where problems are increasingly complex, no <i>one</i> person will ever have all the answers. That’s why Google’s SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, says humility is one of the traits he’s looking for in new hires. “Your end goal,” explained Bock, “is what can we do together to …

How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

We are all lean now — or soon will be. As the world becomes more digitized, generating more information surrounding products and services and speeding up processes, large and small companies in every industry, even manufacturing, are starting to compete more like the software industry, with short …

Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the <i>Worst Case Scenario Handbook</i>, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how …

Forget the Strategy PowerPoint

I have for decades watched CEOs and other executives try to explain a corporate strategy to a small group of senior managers or to a much larger group of staff. For the most part, it has not been a pretty sight. In the case of senior managers, I usually hear 3 or 4 different interpretations of what …