Jeremy Durbin

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13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity | Inc.com

Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to manage, it can be difficult to stay focused and productive. …

Productivity

3 Tips To Up Your Email Game

Email can be a powerful productivity tool, but sometimes it does more to distract us from our goals than help us reach them. Jocelyn K. Glei, author …

Time Management

A To-Do List for Making Productive To-Do Lists

• 17shares<br>• 16<br>• 0<br>• 0<p>The Kadenze production team has a lot to do: we film a new course every week, organize and make coursework with our instructors, and …

5 Marketing Tips For Nonprofits To Reach Donors

For non-profits, donors are a critical component for long-term success. Nonprofits rely heavily on donors for funding and support, and donor outreach is an important part of their business. Nonprofits are tasked with the challenge of presenting their organization and cause in such a way that will …

Marketing

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

Time Management

How to Handle the Naysayer on Your Team

Just over a year ago, I talked with the executive vice president of HR for a Fortune 100 company about Joe,* a member of the senior leadership team: “Joe has good ideas, but he’s really negative, and he always plays the devil’s advocate. The CEO doesn’t really listen to Joe in meetings anymore …

Leadership

5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Soft

There’s huge pressure on leaders to keep employees engaged and inspired and to create workplaces that are fun and fulfilling. But sometimes these initiatives go too far and bottom-line business results suffer. Leaders turn overly soft and are so focused on making people happy that they forget to …

Leadership

8 Principles to Keep in Mind to Reach an Unprecedented Level of Productivity

We all have those days: we show up to work after not getting enough sleep, or getting too much, and find ourselves with our chin in our palm staring …

Are You Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem?

“That’s my shirt, Sophia. Take it off!”<p>“Daniel! Get off my bed!”<p>“Isabelle, get out of the bathroom!”<p>It was 6:45 am and my three kids were already fighting.<p>My wife Eleanor and I have tried everything. We talked to them about how important it is to have a good relationship with your siblings, made …

Fighting

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Time Management

How to Become the Leader That People Want to Follow

<i>You can become a leader people actually want to follow, not just a leader people follow because they think they have to.</i>Being in a leadership …

Leadership

Successful people do these things in the first 10 minutes at work

Here's how to start your workday the right way.Shutterstock<p>How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of …

Productivity

Six Practices for Better Leadership Thinking

The three priorities of leadership are thinking, deciding, and communicating. Let’s focus on leadership thinking. People are not born good thinkers, …

Leadership

The Leadership Secret - 3 Reasons Why Great Leaders Need To Be Inadequate

Set<p>How often do leaders acknowledge personal weaknesses? Today, showing weakness is nearly unacceptable for leaders. But I believe great leadership …

From Photography To Video Part 4: Shooting For Post

It’s one thing to shoot video. It’s another thing to shoot for post. That is, to manage the way you shoot video so that it outputs in a way …

Workflow

Stop Multitasking. You'll Get More Work Done.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get our work done. That's why many of us turn to multi-tasking, which represents our best, noble attempt to accomplish multiple tasks. But it turns out that multitasking may actually limit …

Time Management

8 ways to use emotional intelligence to increase your success

They were taught to be an Archie Bunker-type of leader. Whenever someone showed too much emotion in the "All in the Family" sitcom, Archie would shout, "Stifle! Stifle!" In other words, he was saying, "Forget about all that touchy-feely relationship stuff."<p>If you were taught that, it's got to be …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Amazing Prospect Research Tools to Learn More About Your Current Donors

<i>I'm pleased to welcome back Bill Tedesco, founder and CEO of DonorSearch, my favorite prospect research tool. I love how easy they make it for</i> …

working knowledge

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Productivity

7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

The humble donation form has but one purpose: to capture a gift. When I see donation pages out there that irritate, frustrate, and even frighten …

Conscience

How To Get Up Early - Start a Great Day and Feel Awesome Throughout It!

Many people have problems getting up and being energetic first thing in the morning. Your morning routine is so important because, usually, the way …

It’s September. What should be on your to do list?

Can you believe it’s September already? I certainly can’t believe how quickly this year is passing.<p>With school starting again this month, it can seem …

5 Things That Frequently Go Wrong at Events (and How to Stop them)

Sometimes, no matter how well organised or planned an event is, things go wrong. Whether it’s technology that lets you down, or simple human error, …

The One Question That Instantly Improves Accountability In Meetings

In a typical meeting, people share several ideas, goals and plans. But we’re all too familiar with what often happens next: nothing.<p>Days, even weeks go by, and no one brings their concepts to life. Virtually no progress is made toward achieving the meeting’s goals. Everyone gets frustrated, you, …

Whiteboards

This Crazy Simple (1 Second) Trick Makes You More Popular and Respected | Inc.com

I've read hundreds of "how to succeed" articles and books but the best advice I ever encountered came from the great Napoleon Hill: "Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another."<p>That's the general rule but …

Body Language

Charity Proves That Direct Mail Message Testing Pays Off

How can a non-profit charity afford to send a direct mail letter promising donors that if they give once, they’ll never be asked for money again?This …

Direct Marketing

Two fundraising models: Batman & Yoda -- which do you follow?

You and your donor together are a <i>world-changing duo of heroes.</i>But what pair-of-superheroes model are you following?Are you the following the Batman …

Heroism

5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign

Getting the media to cover your organization's fundraising campaign can help you reach new donors, garner larger donations, and become a well-known, …