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Chronic procrastination: 5 weird (but effective) ways you can conquer it

How to beat chronic procrastination<p>Here’s a round up of current research on procrastination so we have a useful list to refer to when willpower gets …

Procrastination

Building Agile Organizations: Adapting Faster

Many organizations feel the need to be thinner, faster, stronger, more adaptable, more profitable, etc. The right toolset to get them to that outcome may not be intuitive or singular. Building organizational agility is a solid approach to help organizations develop the capacity to perpetually …

Agile Development

10 habits of super likeable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …

Emotional Intelligence

The top 5 things that will significantly improve your productivity today

In today’s distracted world — filled with overflowing emails, mobile phone and social media notifications — it’s harder than ever to focus on our …

If You Hate Small Talk, Use These 20 Questions As A Conversation Starter Instead

We are wired to be deep connectors; however, societal norms have taken us a few steps away from our true nature. It's much more socially acceptable to have small talk and direct our conversations to safe topics such as the weather and other people.<p>As society continues to evolve and younger …

Get More Done with Less. 3 Ways to Put Team Productivity Into Overdrive

Ever heard of the Japanese concept of 'Kanban'? It might really help your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A typical day in the life of a professional team consists of an endless number of to-dos. Unless there’s a plan in place to tackle them, the items on the …

Project Management

7 Ways to Keep Your Audience Engaged Tony Robbins-Style | Inc.com

Everyone knows motivational speaker Tony Robbins. He's famous for his infomercials, self-help books, and having one of the most popular TED talks ever. While his message resonates with many, I believe much of his success comes from the way he has learned to engage an audience.<p>As the executive vice …

Shirts

7 ways to make yourself indispensable to your boss

Being a good employee is one thing. You show up on time and complete tasks successfully, and are generally pleasant to work with. Your performance …

The Workplace

Seven Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Tips

As any founder knows, lessons learned early on in the business startup journey can pay dividends at a later stage. Those valuable learning points and light bulb moments also make useful tips and advice that can be passed on to help other new entrepreneurs as they embark on their business</b> …

Entrepreneurship

101 time management hacks to get more done in your day

For most of us, time management and staying productive is a daily struggle. Sometimes that's not the end of the world. But, if you don't address this sooner then later, the things you were supposed to do today get pushed to tomorrow, then the next day. Eventually, you could end-up several weeks …

Time Management

Google Says The Best Managers Have These 10 Qualities

It’s called Project Oxygen.<p>Beginning in 2008, Google researchers wanted to understand what makes a manager great at Google.<p>Here’s what they found.<p><b>Project Oxygen</b><p>Google sought to identify the common threads among Google’s highest performing managers. Based on internal research, Google then applied …

San Francisco

Why Personal Branding Is Key To Career Success -- And How To Create Yours

I once had a client, let’s call him Jim, who came to me with a question: <i>do I need a personal brand to be successful</i>?<p>My answer was a whole-hearted, resounding, yes!<p>Personal branding is crucial to cultivating a successful career. Marketing yourself and your career as a brand is more than just about …

Personal Branding

This Major League Pitching Coach Found the Secret to Productivity. It Works for Any Entrepreneur | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, we're all about outcomes.<p>We know the sales figures we want to hit, the new products we want to develop, and the capital we need to raise by year's end. We set target numbers of email subscribers, new customer acquisitions, and social media followers.<p>And while outcomes are …

Baltimore Orioles

The 4 Key Elements Of Great Leadership

Anyone in a management or supervisory role is a leader, but not everyone in those positions exhibits true leadership. Think of leadership as next level management. The best leaders take their expert management skills and combine them with people skills to become well rounded and highly successful. …

Leadership

19 Wise John McCain Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Your Heart

In a time when true heroes in government are an increasingly rare commodity, John McCain was a true hero. Fair winds and following seas.<p>"Like most people of my age, I feel a longing for what is lost and cannot be restored. But if the happy pursuits and casual beauty of youth prove ephemeral, …

6 Life Lessons the World's Most Successful Business People Have Learned That You Still Don't Get

If you want to make it you need to start by changing your mindset.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What separates the most successful business people from the average white-collar professional? Aside from the fact that they can buy and sell your most prized possessions a …

If You Don’t Use It, You’ll Lose It

Russell Ballard tells the story of a seven year old girl who started a tomato plant for a second grade project.<p>She was taught that one tiny seed had …

How A Scarcity Mindset Can Affect Your Business Etiquette

Over the past decade or two there has been a move away from the stereotyped “cut-throat” attitudes in business. Instead, business owners work hard to …

The 3 things that separate a leader from a manager

July 22, 2015<p>A lot of people use the word “manager” as a part of their job title or description, but “leaders” don’t get that label simply by being …

6 Principles for Exceptional Leadership Straight From the Army

I got my hands on the Army's "leadership bible" and dug in so you can dig in on the front lines of powerful leadership.<p>There are plenty of corporate CEO's that have cut their leadership teeth in the Army. And the army is known to produce more skilled leaders than perhaps any corporation.<p>So I …

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter’s headquarters on Friday afternoon.<p>In a rare look inside one of the social media company’s policy meetings, the Twitter chief executive gathered with 18 colleagues, including the safety team, to …

Social Media

7 Productivity Habits That Will Make You A More Helpful Person

As a young professional, I thought one of the keys to success was to just hustle and work harder than everybody else. In a way, I was right, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen that those who work smarter and are helpful to the people around them are thriving the most.<p>A lot of people confuse being …

6 Quiet Daily Rituals of Every Billion-Dollar CEO

Focusing on high-priority projects in the morning leaves the rest of the day for dealing with the smaller stuff before it becoming a problem.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful people aren’t like the average person -- if they were, everyone would have a …

How to become the go-to employee for your boss

Some people are lucky enough to be their own bosses. For the rest of us, though, there’s another person in charge — and that means we have to take …

Nine ways to stay motivated when work becomes a grind

<i>Dan Richards is a faculty member, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and author of</i> Getting Clients, Keeping Clients.<p>We all encounter periods when we're challenged at work. Last summer, I was faculty adviser to 35 MBA students during their summer internships. When some complained …

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

Dragon’s Den star Romanow’s seven tips for maximum productivity

Michele Romanow is used to getting things done.<p>As the youngest venture capitalist on CBC’s <i>Dragon’s Den</i>, Ms. Romanow is constantly urging entrepreneur contestants to seize opportunities rather than wait for them to fall into their laps.<p>She certainly practices what she preaches. At just 32, she is …

Four Ways To Boost Your Daily Productivity

You can also, hopefully, become a happier human. Here are our suggestions…

Managers: You’re not prepared for your one-on-one meetings. Here’s what to do.

Four steps to take when you’ve got a one-on-one meeting coming up.<p>You’re not prepared.<p>Or at least that’s what employees think when it comes to …

7 Ways To Be More Productive

It is always harder to focus during the summer. The weather is nice, offices have summer hours, and everyone would rather be on vacation. It is hard enough to be productive without the warm weather distracting people, and much, much worse when you must stay at the office longer because you were day …

Social Media