James Ryan Martin

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To get real stuff done, focus on the 20% of your work that leads to 80% of your results

To get better results, do less but do it better.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, emails, notifications, meetings, multitasking in the …

Time Management

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

Leadership

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

Why Culture Matters At Work

Organizations can actively create strong cultural environments that represent their values and make their company a great place for employees and customers by focusing on these attributes.<p>Out of all the employees and business leaders whom I have interviewed over the years, the vast majority of them …

Projectors vs. TVs: Which is best for your home theater?

If you want to go big in your home theater, you’re probably arguing with yourself over whether to go with a really big TV, or a projector and screen. …

Home Theater

All the Money in the World: The Real Story of the Getty Kidnapping

Fact-checking Ridley Scott’s retelling of the shocking crime.<p>For those unfamiliar with the 1973 Getty kidnapping, the plot of <b>Ridley Scott’s</b> <i>All the Money in the World</i> may seem ludicrous: the richest man in the world refuses to pay his grandson’s ransom—a paltry sum in comparison to his vast oil …

If You Want Your Employees to Stick Around, Start by Creating a Positive Experience

The key to employee happiness is creating positive experiences your employees won't find elsewhere.<p>Consumers today have high expectations for experiences. Just look at what's happening to scheduled TV viewership. Netflix now automatically provides recommendations for what to watch using predictive …

Variety Critics Name the 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

<i>Variety</i> polled its international team of critics, asking which films they were most looking forward to in the coming year. The results are diverse, …

Nicole Kidman

How to biohack your morning coffee

<i>Attention, all coffee connoisseurs: Your morning brew can do more than just provide a pick-me-up. With a few tweaks, that joe can help you think</i> …

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

15 Things Your Company Can Start Doing Today to Build an Exceptional Remote Team Culture

These specific remote workforce management tactics will improve culture, efficiency, and morale.<p>We manage an engineering team of 30 people, and 100 percent of them work remotely.<p>While a completely remote engineering team is atypical for a SaaS business, it's a strategy that has worked brilliantly …

This Is The One Most Important Thing To Know To Truly Succeed In Life

What gets you out of bed to go to the gym instead of hitting the snooze button? What inspires you to say no to the donuts and sweet treats at the office Christmas party? What is the driving force behind your decision to work weekends to get your company up and running when you could be going out …

Motivation

25 Reasons to Love the Movies in 2017

The Sound + Vision of ‘Baby Driver’<p>It’s tough to pick a favorite music cue in Edgar Wright’s impeccably soundtracked homage to Seventies car-chase …

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018

Leadership is in high demand. Here are 6 steps to becoming a better leader in the new year.<p>I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed …

Working a 9-5 Job, Buying a Home, and Saving In a 401(k) Will No Longer Make You Rich

Unfortunately, incomes have been going straight down while inflation is going up.<p><i>In her new book, “What If It Does Work Out?,” Susie Moore</i> …

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge<p>Before 2017 ends and you start planning how to lose weight in 2018 as part of your New Year’s …

The 19 best business books of 2017

The holidays are the perfect time to catch up with some of the best business books of the year, or give one as a gift.<p>This year's highlights include Wall Street crime capers, a memoir about challenging gender discrimination in Silicon Valley, and an intimate look at a small American town that's …

Gender Discrimination

Your Employees Don't Need Rewards, They Need Meaning and Connection

Most companies continue attempting to motivate their people through rewards and punishments, rather than meaning and connection.<p>Almost every company in the United States has organizational change wrong.<p>They believe "culture" is about having a list of values.<p>Culture is not about having a list of …

10 Practices You're Doing Right Now That Undermine Your Leadership (And You're Doing Them Right Now)

Many leaders struggle with maintaining their authority. How do you master your emotions, let people do their job, and be a leader people respect?<p>Among the many hats that entrepreneurs wear, that of the leader is the most important. You're going to do many tasks, but you won't be able to do …

How to Create a High-Performance Team, According to More Than 1,000 Top Executives

Effective leaders establish and regulate the sense of urgency in their companies.<p>Peak-performance cultures maintain a sense of urgency. Urgency is a feeling people experience. Urgency is when your people believe not only that something specific needs to be accomplished, but also that that specific …

3 Simple Questions to Help You Stand in Your Own Power

Handling stress with dignity is all a matter of perspective.<p>Stress is a subjective thing. If two people are stressed the same way, one may collapse and the other may thrive on the challenge. So, if you want to be someone who's strong and resilient, you need to be intentional with your thoughts and …

4 Vitamins You Should Take In the Morning To Speed Up Your Metabolism, According To Experts

When it comes to losing weight, it's important that you're not only choosing leaner options but getting all the essential nutrients you need. That's …

If You Shop At Trader Joe’s, You Need To Know About These 18 Insanely Delicious Snacks

So much cookie butter!

5 Myths About Exercise Debunked

Personal trainer Max Lowery wants you to know a few things about these common exercise myths.<p>Max Lowery, 27, recently told us why he would never touch a protein shake, even if you paid him.<p>Now, the stockbroker turned personal trainer and founder of the 2-Meal Day diet wants to iron out some more …

Interpreting the Bible Just Got More Complicated

The English translation of the recently discovered oldest Latin version of the Gospels may be problematic for those who want to read the Bible as a …

Studies Show Employees Don't Respect a 'Cool' Boss, They Want These Types of Bosses Instead

Trying to be besties with everyone won't win office politics.<p>In the early days of running my business, I remember trying to be everyone's buddy. I wanted to be a cool boss and create a fun place to work. Ultimately, my efforts backfired: every time something went wrong, it was near impossible to …

The Difference Between Leadership and Management

A common question with a simple answer that will help you with each<p>As a professor of leadership and management and author of a bestselling leadership book, I get asked a lot<p>What's the difference between leadership and management?<p>Everyone gets that each is important.<p>Most people get that they overlap …

The 3 Most Important Things a Sales Manager Does

Here are three of the most important things a sales manager does to drive performance improvements and achieve sales targets.<p>Sales managers have a long list of responsibilities. However, some responsibilities are more important than others because they direct the potential for success of all sales …

Freedom of Information

U.S. new home sales hit seven-month low as prices soar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in July, dropping to their lowest in seven months amid a surge in prices, raising concerns of a slowdown in the housing market recovery.<p>FILE PHOTO: A construction worker builds a single family home in San Diego, California, …

New Home Sales