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3 Strategies to Painlessly Free up Time and Get More Done

What juggling a growing tech company, grad school and a toddler taught me about how to efficiently manage time and priorities like a superhero.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're all wearing many hats and trying to fit multiple roles into a single 24-hour day. When …

Time Tracking Tools for Agencies

Free-Photos / PixabayTime tracking tools help you run a profitable agency. I’ve identified 40+ options to choose from.Hate timesheets? You’re not …

12 ways successful people get more done than the rest of us

1. They create structured to-do lists.<p>Most people who have a to-do list just keep a running list, with no sense of timing or priorities. There are lots of ways to structure your list to avoid making it a never-ending drudge. One technique I suggest to my coaching clients is to take an index card …

Introverts make great leaders—but lack confidence in their capabilities

Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.<p>Whether or not someone is an introvert is usually measured by how …

How to do more with your fitness tracker

Harvest that activity data.<p>If you've recently invested in some kind of fitness tracker, then you know they can track your steps, activity, sleeping patterns, and even your food and water consumption. Manufacturers advertise that their trackers let users set small activity goals that all add up to a …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

Self-improvement

How to Get the Most Out of Self-Appraisals

Are self-appraisals worth our time or simply a formality? Either way, read how to get the most out of your self-appraisal and how you should be …

Writing

How to Grow Managers into Leaders Through CEO Transparency

Transparency is the new "it" factor in our information world. Use it effectively with your management team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Transparency is the new “it” factor in a world where information is available at the click of a button. A CEO looking to move his …

Why Businesses Should Stop Managing Millennials

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

12 Clues That You Are a Micromanager

I’ve been around leaders of organizations for almost 30 years. In that time, I’ve never run into a leader who admitted, “I am a micromanager.” …

How to Work for a Narcissistic Boss

Research shows there are a large number of narcissists who become leaders. If you’re unlucky enough to have one of these people as a manager, it may be no consolation that you’re in good company. So how do you stay sane? What’s the best way to reduce the impact of your boss’s self-centered behavior?<p>…

What Millennials Want from a New Job

Millennials, it seems, really are the job hoppers people say they are. Those born between 1980 and 1996 are the most likely to look for and change jobs, according to Gallup’s new report “How Millennials Want to Work and Live.”<p>Our research — which provides an in-depth look at what defines …

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

Pain-Free Performance Reviews? Possible. Here are 5 Tips for Getting There.

The "annual" performance review system is broken. And fixing the system won't be easy. But start with more frequent, less critical feedback.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it: Everyone, employees and managers, dreads performance reviews. The tired ritual of …

Who Knew A Volvo Ad Could Make You Re-Examine Your Life Priorities?

<b>WHO:</b> Volvo Car Group, Forsman & Bodenfors<p><b>WHY WE CARE</b>: For anyone unfamiliar with the work of Alan Watts, now might be a really great time to explore …

Want to Question Your Reality? Read Carlo Rovelli’s New Book

Most of us would characterize our perception of the world as a continuous flow: the steady stream of time, and the smooth, reliable, recognizable matter in the form of a table, say, or a piece of stone. Such matter is perhaps most often considered in the realm of art. But for physicists, objects …

Physics

Forget The “Praise Sandwich”: Five Better Ways To Give Good Feedback

Stop reaching for unrelated compliments to sweeten your critiques. Here are some better options.<p>Giving criticism–whether by email, over the phone, or face-to-face–can always be awkward. Even if the message is basically the same, the way you deliver it plays a huge role in how well (or badly) it’s …

I’ve made a small translation of similar Russian concept:

I’ve made a small translation of similar Russian concept:<p>At the end of the 80th among the Soviet military leadership has spread the idea that in the …

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When Giving Critical Feedback, Focus on Your Nonverbal Cues

Giving feedback may be one of the most difficult challenges a manager faces. On the one hand, you have to be honest; on the other hand, you don’t want to alienate your employee. You tread a fine line between maintaining cordiality and successfully getting your point across.<p>A positive workplace …

10 Cheap and Simple Steps to Happy Employees

Money can't buy happiness. Listen to your team and show them gratitude to create a healthy and happy company culture.<p>It's well-known that happy employees are productive employees. People who are excited to show up to work are more focused, more innovative, and stay with their companies longer.<p>While …

Webcam-Spying Pennsylvania High School Avoids Federal Charges

Remember that Lower Merion, PA high school’s webcam spying scandal? Well, federal prosecutors have decided not to file any criminal charges against the school. That’s not to say they’ll escape scot-free, though.<p>Back in February, the affluent Lower Merion High School, located in the suburbs just …

The US military has a system for writing efficient emails that anyone can use

But there's at least one thing most of us rarely imagine soldiers and sailors learning to do: wading through their inboxes.<p>But, of course, just like the rest of us, folks in the military face the daunting task of keeping on top of an endless stream of messages.<p>And, adding to their burden, in their …

When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far

In most cases, charisma is a useful quality for CEOs. Many work hard to develop charismatic skills. Especially when an organization is asked to become more innovative and to perform beyond normal levels, having followers with an unusually strong belief in the leader and their vision increases the …

5 Habits That Will Make You a Stronger Networker

Implement these habits, and you'll go from sweaty-palmed to self-assured.<p>Networking. It's an essential part of your professional life -- but that doesn't necessarily mean it's easy.<p>As a matter of fact, many people dread networking. They perceive it as an awkward, forced, and unnatural exchange -- …

4 Things to Eliminate From Your Speech If You Want to Be Persuasive

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make to instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just briefly, you …

9 Things You Never See Successful People Do

Here's what successful people avoid, and why you should, too.<p>It's fun to read lists of what makes successful people tick.<p>Their morning rituals. Their habits. Their goal-setting routines. The things they do before calling it a day. What they eat for lunch.<p>But sometimes, it's interesting to see what …

You Can’t Delegate Talent Management to the HR Department

Successfully identifying, developing, and retaining leadership talent is critical for any organization’s long-term success. That’s why many of them, particularly the largest ones, rely on full-time “talent management” professionals, who work in coordination with other parts of HR.<p>These talent …

5 Things You've Probably Done Today That Destroy Your Productivity

How to work smarter instead of working harder<p>There's a widespread and mistaken belief that lazy people don't get stuff done. In fact, many lazy people are highly productive, and even efficient. Turn and look around you... There may be a highly effective slacker lurking nearby.<p>If not all slackers …