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Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge …

They're The First Black Africans To Ride In The Tour De France

Few places are as rich in cycling lore as the Col du Tourmalet, the brutal 6,939-foot pass in the French Pyrenees that has been a mainstay of the Tour de France since 1910. This is where history is written and legends are made.<p>Eugene Christophe, for example, famously broke the fork on his bike in …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

5 Tips for Getting the Most Important Things Done Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting the right things done is a daily struggle for most entrepreneurs. The battle cry of an entrepreneur’s struggle is “boy am I busy!” Are you <i>really</i> that busy or does it just make you feel good to say that?<p>When I ask entrepreneurs or …

The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday | Inc.com

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.<p>Below is a list of 10 things the most successful individuals do within the initial 10 minutes of the workday:<p>1. They reflect.<p>Accomplishing your top goals …

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Memes of Chrissy Teigen Crying at the Golden Globes Are Now a Thing

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Getting Virtual Teams Right

Anna Parini<br>“Virtual” teams—ones made up of people in different physical locations—are on the rise. As companies expand geographically and as telecommuting becomes more common, work groups often span far-flung offices, shared workspaces, private homes, and hotel rooms. When my firm, Ferrazzi …

7 Daily Mantras To Boost Your Productivity

Being more productive means first learning what and how to manage on a daily basis.<p>There is no lack of conversation about what drives productivity. Do we drink more coffee? Should we take multiple short breaks? Do we need to have longer lunch breaks?<p>I think productivity comes from a combination of …

Increase Your Productivity With A Weekly Review

How do you decide what to work on next? Do you have a system for task management? Do you just do whatever you feel like in the moment? If you have a …

Getting Control With GTD: Capture

“We want our minds to be clear--not so we can think clearly, but so we can be open in our perceptions.” ~ Mary Caroline Richards<p><b>Capturing</b> is the …

How Saying 'No' Can Help You Grow | Inc.com

When you really look for it, there is opportunity all around you. It's easy to fall into the trap of inviting too much opportunity into your life, only to find out that it sucks up your time, leaving you feeling drained and unfocused.<p>When you say "yes" to too many things, you overcommit yourself. …

How to Actually Get Stuff Done

If you have 20 sticky note reminders taped to your desk and 12 to-do lists in draft, this post is for you. In a world that never seems to stop moving, how do we actually accomplish what we want to get done?<p>A perfect solution doesn't exist, but I firmly believe that we can do better. Here are three …

Getting Organized

"Losers have goals. Winners have systems."<p>- Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert Comic Strip<p>I’ve never been a very organized person. I don’t plan …

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the "2-Minute Rule"

Recently, I’ve been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same …

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EASY for anyone to use!<p>Improves productivity IMMEDIATELY!<p>FUN to do!<p>Its simplicity is deceptive... It eased my anxiety over the passing of time and …

Getting Things Done in five minutes

Productivity Tips: 10 Mind Hacks for Getting Things Done Better & Faster at Work

It may sound irrational, but I bet a lot of you actually avoid doing any work at work—but not on purpose. You might be simply struggling with …

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The 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness

In my previous group of blogs, I addressed the idea that we are leading in an increasingly volatile and chaotic business world ("The Gap: How to Unintentionally Destroy Value and Exhaust Yourself in the Process"). The resulting chaos means it's never been more difficult to lead. It's also never …

How To: 9 Ways to Increase Your Focus for Getting Things Done

What would happen to your productivity if you had a way to block Internet access to your favorite time-wasting websites like Facebook, Twitter, …

Don’t Work Harder; Work Smarter with These 12 Tips

I imagine that, like me, you say that you never have enough time and that you just cannot cope with 60 dozen things all at once. How on earth do you …

How to get things done- David Allen

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Weekly Review: Key to GTD and achieving goals

David Allen says that if you are not doing your weekly review, you are not doing GTD. I agree completely, and I’d like to add to that: if you are not …

Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

The ten best albums of 2013 – readers choice

10. The Fall – Re-Mit<p>"Inventive, fun, and crept up on the listener in revealing its qualities. It was not a 'great first listen' album, its an album that repays perseverance - greatly." Jeremy<p>"The Fall continue to make great records, and Re-Mit is another great addition to the canon – makes the …