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How to troubleshoot an iPhone

Your iPhone is normally such a reliable device, you can easily forget that it's basically a complex portable computer. The telephone side rarely …

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Your Secret Weapon in Business: Culture

Why do some companies stay competitive, while others fall behind? The answer used to seem clear: great companies simply harness the best people, and invest in the most innovative ideas. Today, however, merely having great talent, ideas, and capital no longer works. Something has shifted. There is a …

Manage Your Team’s Collective Time

Most professionals approach time management the wrong way. People who fall behind at work are seen to be personally failing—just as people who give up on diet or exercise plans are seen to be lacking self-control or discipline. In response, countless time management experts focus on individual …

A Strong Core Is the Key to Great Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If your health is lacking due to stress, poor sleep or diet to the extent that it inhibits performance, you risk losing the entrepreneurial race.<p>Make no doubt about it: Entrepreneurship is as much an endurance race as it is a sprint. …

21 Super Inspiring Quotes for Leaders | Inc.com

No one ever said that leading a business is easy--it's not. In fact, it can be frightening, exasperating, challenging, harrowing, and exhausting. When you feel like your leadership batteries are running low, turn to these words of wisdom for a quick boost.<p><b>1.</b> "The key to successful leadership today …

Motivation

Most Work Conflicts Aren’t Due to Personality

Conflict happens everywhere, including in the workplace. When it does, it’s tempting to blame it on personalities. But more often than not, the real underlying cause of workplace strife is the situation itself, rather than the people involved. So, why do we automatically blame our coworkers? Chalk …

Experts Agree, Don't Start The Day By Answering Your Email

There are tons of books about time-management, but increasingly I hear the topic discussed in terms of <i>energy management</i>. Our minds, the thinking goes, only have so much capacity for any one type of activity, so we have to build that limitation into our daily routines if we want to work effectively. …

3 Beliefs That Transformed My Work-Life Balance

It was probably about my third month living New York City when I realized that I had lost control. I was working long days while also trying to stay …

Spend 40% Less Time in Meetings–And Get A Life Instead

It’s time to get your unruly schedule under control–so you can spend your time where you want to spend it.<p>Six months ago, Gregg Renfrew found herself in a common predicament. This serial entrepreneur, who sold The Wedding List to Martha Stewart in 2001, and recently started a natural beauty …

7 (Easy) Ways To Use Your Time Better In 2014

Learning how to use your hours better enables all sorts of other changes. If you want to reach any of your goals this year, you’ll need to become more productive. Here’s how to get started.<p>“Use my time better” is not one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Nonetheless, a life is lived in …

8 Critical Questions to Quickly Process Daily Input

The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small-business owners waste their time on what I call $10 an hour work, like running to get office supplies. Meanwhile, they forgo the activities that earn $1,000 an hour, such as sending the right email to the right person, or …

6 Habits of Super Successful People | Inc.com

Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less successful. Here are six things that very successful people do every day. Embrace these habits and you can greatly accelerate your own success.<p>1. <b>Keep Your Eye</b> …

Leadership Tips: 8 Easy Ways to Be an Extraordinary Boss | Inc.com

A few years ago, I interviewed several dozen highly successful CEOs. In the post "The 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses," I provided a summary of what I learned. That post, however, was missing something important: the implementation plan.<p>With that in mind, here's where you start:<p>1. Encourage …

Leadership

8 Ways Not to Manage Your Email (and 5 and a Half Tactics that Work)

In 1635, England’s Charles I expanded the island’s mail delivery service to the public — with postage paid by the recipient and based on the weight of the letter. If Great Aunt Henrietta wrote you a 10-page letter asking why you weren’t married yet, throughout most of the country you paid for the …

How to Build Confidence

Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges. No one is …

Coaching the Toxic Leader

Senior executives have the power to create an environment that allows people to grow and give their best—or a toxic workplace where everyone is unhappy. How executives end up using that power depends in part on their mental health. Sound, stable bosses generally build companies where the rules make …

The Problem with Being Too Nice

Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and … nice. Many yield to this instinct, because it feels much easier to be liked. Few people want to be the bad guy. But leaders are also expected to make the tough decisions that serve the company or the team’s best …

Dealing with Your Incompetent Boss

Everyone complains about his or her boss from time to time. In fact, some consider it a national workplace pastime. But there’s a difference between everyday griping and stressful frustration, just as there is a clear distinction between a manager with a few flaws and one who is incompetent. …

6 Things Really Compelling Leaders Do | Inc.com

Every day you encounter leadership: Some are trying to master it; others are simply trying to be good followers. Examples of leadership both good and bad are all around whether you actually recognize which is which. But every once in a while, an amazing leader surfaces, one capable of moving people …

Leadership

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do | Inc.com

Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what <i>to do</i> instead of what not to do.<p>Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what <i>should</i> I do?" So I went back to Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically | Inc.com

What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of research at Management Research Group, a company that creates business assessment tools<b>,</b> it's the ability to plan strategically.<p>He has research …

Achieve Your Goals in 2014 — Here’s Research That Can Help

1. Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.<p>2. The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major ways.<p>3. But don’t stress! Just change the way you think about stress.<p>4. To spot new opportunities, imagine yourself in the future.<p>5. And act like a leader before you are one.<p>6. …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …

Smart Leaders Have Protégés

Just how important protégés are to a powerful person was made clear to me by this question, told to me by a Fortune 100 CEO. When choosing his direct reports, he asks: “How many blazing talents have you developed over the years and put in top positions across the company, so that if I asked you to …

Overwhelmed? Here are 3 Strategies to Multiply Your Time.

Stressed? These strategies will multiply your time and free you to focus on your mission. (Image by Renjith Krishnan.)<p>It’s been more than three years …

Crisis Leadership: Are You Always Putting Out Fires?

When I was in city management, I worked with the fire chief. A good fire chief knows how to put out fires. When the fire truck arrives at the scene …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …