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How to Break Your Procrastination Habit in the Next 21 Days Without Using Willpower

The first step is identifying why you procrastinate in the first place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever procrastinate? Do you sometimes put off doing things you know would improve your life and/or business?<p>When I ask this question in my keynote speeches and …

Procrastination

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

Seven Tips For Stronger Negotiating Skills In Business

Negotiating a good business deal is not about winning or playing hardball, but about creating opportunities to influence and to achieve outcomes that both sides are happy with.<p>While it’s crucial to have a strategy and to know your negotiation range and ‘walk away’ point, more often than not success …

Creating Opportunities

Seven Ways To Build Your Mental Resilience

In a world where most people are afraid to fail, especially at work, mental resilience is becoming one of the most sought-after personal attributes that a leader can have. Fundamentally, mental resilience is about facing challenges head on and bouncing back from adversity. It’s a crucial element of …

Self-help

Using Design Thinking to Help Nonprofits Fundraise

Far too many great ideas for solving pressing social problems are not being applied at the scale they deserve, because thousands of nonprofit organizations are teetering on the brink of collapse. Of the 300,000 nonprofits in the United States, two-thirds have an annual budget of $500,000 or below, …

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Organize your life with Personal Kanban

<b>Tools that revolutionized manufacturing and are changing building also work for people.</b><p>Lean Design and Construction applies principles developed in …

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest-ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to leave her post as …

Is 'That' Sexual Harassment? How to Tell, Using 'Cooper's 6 Levels.'

Sure, outright groping is obviously prohibited behavior. But what about 'aesthetic appreciation'? Can't a guy compliment a girl anymore?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Combine the impact of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements with the dramatic speeches at Sunday's Golden …

Sexual Harassment

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Ten Aphorisms from the Russian Revolution

<i>Marina Tsvetaeva is one of Russia’s most acclaimed twentieth-century poets. She was born in Moscow, in 1892, to a classicist father and a pianist mother. She published her first book of poems at the age of seventeen. She lived through, and wrote about, the Russian Revolution and the Moscow famine</i> …

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work

Research suggests that certain phrases will increase morale and employee engagement.<p>You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. …

13 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Don't Do

To make their good habits effective, they give up the bad habits that could rob them of mental strength.<p>My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One …

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

Two Reasons Why It’s Very Tough to Successfully Patent Computer Software

By Raad Ahmed, Founder of LawTrades, 500 Startups Batch 15, UB Law ‘13. Originally published on Quora.<p><b>Is computer software patentable? Possible? Yes.</b> …

My Year In Books 2017: What I Finished (& Didn’t), and Liked (& Didn’t)

For the first time this year I’ve kept an eye on the books I’m reading, and thought I’d share lessons from the worthwhile & highlight those which …

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game

A simple principle for managing scarce resources.<p>One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their …

10 Brilliant Business Books of 2017

The list includes a candid story of sex discrimination in Silicon Valley and a big chewy book about scaling.<p>Among the best business books of 2017 are some excellent new titles by journalists; a candid, lived-it story of sex discrimination in Silicon Valley; and a big chewy book about scaling that …

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Kellogg School

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to generate revenue, …

Self-improvement

9 Tiny Things You Should Do Sunday Night to Have a More Productive Monday Morning

Success starts the night before.<p>Productivity is the result of preparation.<p>Anyone who wakes up late, tired, in a rush, and disorganized, will find it very difficult to be productive.<p>But anyone who takes the time to prepare ahead of time will find it very easy to get into the zone, because they …

This Psychology Study Shows That You Can Accurately Judge Someone From How They Look

Our facial perceptions of others can give startling insights into their success.<p>Whenever we try to make a judgment on someone we meet, we hear the same thing over and over: "Trust your gut."<p>We might spend days, months, or even years trying to figure someone out. Is he who he says he is? Should I …

Need to Deliver Bad News to Employees? Science Says Do This

A new study shows the best approach for sharing bad news.<p>It's every leader's or manager's least favorite task: delivering bad news. Maybe your company is closing a facility. Or letting people go. Or you have an employee who isn't getting that coveted promotion, or has been denied an overseas …

A Woman Asked Tinder for All Its Data on Her. The 800-Page Reply Will Terrify You

We expect internet companies to collect data; we don't expect them to know our 'deepest, darkest secrets.'<p>Think about all the information internet companies have collected about you. Now think about all of it being made public. (This shouldn't be too hard to imagine, given the recent, massive …

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say

It's fairly simple, once you break it down.<p>There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the …

On Finding a Lost Ezra Pound Poem in a Castle

Hast thou 2 loaves of bread<br>Sell one + with the dole<br>Buy straightaway some hyacinths<br>To feed thy soul. —<b>Ezra Pound</b><p>I found this short poem by Ezra Pound as I was researching a book about Pound’s years in Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital. It appears for the first time in my book <i>The Bughouse</i> and in the Fall …

The Best Strategy For Women Negotiating Salaries

The first step is always the same: figure out market compensation.<p><i>What advice would you give to women in startups or tech who are negotiating pay differences? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>…