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Been Let Down Again? 5 Keys To Creating A Culture Of Accountability

It’s an old rule of life that we teach people how to treat us. Yet how often have you held back from calling someone out for failing to follow through on what they said they would do because, well, it was just less awkward to do it yourself. At least in the short term.<p>But here’s the deal: when you …

Self-help

6 Must-Do's for Effective Social Media Marketing

Six marketing experts give their best advice on how to grow an audience, regardless of your budget.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of businesses do social media marketing wrong. They hear everyone screaming, “You must have a social media presence,” but what that …

Hackers try to con the wrong mom. Knitting circle not the same

The eagle-eyed Char Yarema noticed something wasn't right when shopping online. But experts say not enough people know how to stay safe.<p>Has your mom ever helped you bust an online criminal operation? If you're Jonathan Yarema, the answer is yes.<p>His mom, Char, noticed the padlock icon -- the way …

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

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 …

14 tips to manage a remote dev team

Micro-managing isn’t possible in this scenario, and many remote developers don’t feel engaged when they are macro-managed. Replace management with leadership, and trust them to manage themselves. Set clear goals to establish initial alignment, then focus on providing inspiration.<p>Let them find their …

17 skills you can master in 10 minutes or less

However, there are several important life skills you can pick up almost instantly, and a helpful Quora thread polled users on their favorite ones.<p>Here are some of the best responses, with a few of our own thrown in.<p>After all, you never know when you'll need to turn your watch into a compass or …

How to Stay Productive When You're Working from Home

Working from home is a perk that many companies have been allowing their employees to embrace. Often employees feel more productive and produce high …

Productivity

How Do You Stay Productive During "Wasted" Time?

We're all stuck in places that make us wait. It's easy to get bored and do nothing, but that time—if planned well—can be used productively. How do …

How Cutting Down On Clutter Can Increase Your Productivity

Armed with a label maker and a degree in psychology, Natalie Schrier creates calm out of chaos.<p>As anyone who has watched an episode of <i>Hoarders</i> knows, holding on to things (especially fossilized cat skeletons) is almost never about the actual <i>thing</i>. There is usually a strong emotional or …

Become More Productive Without Actually Doing More Work

It may seem counterintuitive, but research suggests taking time to recharge, be of service, helps make you more productive.<p>In an effort to out-do colleagues and stay at the top of their game, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals work crazy hours, remain plugged in and forego …

5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence | Inc.com

A key pitch meeting. A critical presentation. A new product roll-out. Whatever you're about to do, it's incredibly important--and you're incredibly nervous. What you need is a quick dose of confidence.<p>While true confidence takes time to develop (because true confidence is based on incremental, …

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have …

Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

15 Tips to Make Writing Less Hellish

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Not everyone who writes for a living always enjoys writing.<p>Writing can be a tedious and frustrating task: Staring at a blank screen, knowing what you want to write but being unable to call up the proper words.<p>Canadian author Ann-Marie MacDonald says, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower | Inc.com

Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But that's probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them--instead, they've found ways to …

Japanese ministry is on the hunt for the next Steve Jobs

I don’t need to tell the readers of a blog called Cult of Mac that Steve Jobs could be brilliant. Nor, if you’ve read much about Jobs’ life, do you likely need to be informed that he could sometimes be a little unhinged — whether that meant berating co-workers, or bursting into tears because the …

Facebook’s Mobile Ad Network Is Called “Facebook Audience Network” And Here’s How It Works

Next week at f8, Facebook will unveil Facebook Audience Network, its mobile ad network that will let developers target both standard banners and custom ad units with Facebook’s vast trove of personal data, according to multiple sources. It could let developers monetize, advertisers buy more mobile …