Nicholas Knapp

57 Flips | 5 Magazines | 4 Likes | 3 Following | @nicholaskna34s2 | Keep up with Nicholas Knapp on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nicholas Knapp”

Close the Gap Between Designing and Delivering a Strategy That Works

Strategy has little value until it is implemented. In a world where disruption can happen overnight, moving rapidly from strategy design to delivery is critical. Yet too many companies go only halfway, putting their best resources into design — and in effect ending up treating delivery as an …

Management

Are You Really a Leader? This Simple Test Lets You Know | Inc.com

We have all worked for really bad bosses at least once in our life. My worst boss ever was both clueless, and mean. Not only did she think she was some sort of incredible leader, but in reality, no one trusted her nor liked working for her. She once gave me an assignment that should have taken a …

Leadership

8 Ways to Keep Kids Occupied So You Can Get More Work Done

Work-at-home moms (WAHMs) have it good. They get to focus on their careers while also being home with their little ones as they grow. On the other …

3 Tips on Being Bold (No Matter How Scared You Are) | Inc.com

Leaders that drive growth are bold; they have the confidence and the courage to take risks. They need to be bold to think big, raise capital, set extremely high targets, develop new products, enter new markets and challenge competitors.<p>I don't know about you, but as a business owner I am worried a …

Time I

14 executives share the daily habits that keep them on top

But another ingredient typically goes into the mix: discipline. Take it from these executives who share the daily habits that propelled them to the top and help them stay there.<p>1. Keep a gratitude book<p>"Having a gratitude diary of things in your life you are grateful reminds you and focuses you on …

5 Simple Things You Should Do Every Sunday Night to Prepare for the Week Ahead

Failure to prepare means preparing to fail.<p>Being productive is all about preparation. If you know what you need to do ahead of time, you will know exactly where to dive in as soon as you get started. On the flip-side, if you do not take the time to prepare, you will find yourself flustered and …

7 Things Successful Real Estate Investors Have In Common

Real estate investments can be extremely challenging. The profession is complex and can be overwhelming especially if you are just starting out. Real …

Real Estate

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

The best time for sex, sleep and a workout, according to science

Want to boost productivity, lose weight and have better sex? The problem may not be with how you’re working, exercising or making love — it may …

5 Ways To Drive Employees Crazy And How To Prevent Them

Congruence is the pragmatic correspondence between what people think, feel, say and do. This is the key to effective leadership and sustainable success. By being congruent, leaders define organizational values and help weave the fabric of organizational culture. By the same token, they are able to …

Management

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend–and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

8 Ways to Declutter Your Life

If you have ever taken the time to realize how cluttered your life is with work, school, finances and entertainment that doesn’t leave much time for …

Why A Personal Assistant Should Be Every Entrepreneur's First Hire

Most of the small business and solo professionals I know don’t have an assistant. Whether they are an independent consultant, coach, professional speaker, writer, or even a startup CEO, they consider an administrative assistant a waste of money.<p>Why spend on an admin when I know how to use a …

Entrepreneurship

3 common problems productivity tricks can't solve — and how to tackle them

The problem isn't with the productivity system — the problem is that none of them can solve a few really important (and related) problems:<p>For example, at the top of my to-do list today is "write Zen Habits post" and "write intro to declutter course" … pretty simple, right? Two fairly …

Maslow: The 12 Characteristics of a Self-Actualized Person

Abraham Maslow is the leading figure in the tradition of humanistic psychology and the modern Positive Psychology movement owes a huge debt to his theories. His 'Hierarchy of Needs' remains widely recognized and used.<p>Nonetheless, the layperson knows surprisingly little about the pinnacle Maslow …

Building Your Company’s Vision

<i>We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.</i><p>T.S. Eliot, <i>Four Quartets</i><p>Companies that enjoy enduring success have core values and a core purpose that remain fixed while their business strategies and …

The Best Way to Build a Successful Team

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

10 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Bringing on a Business Partner | Inc.com

Doing business with a partner is always going to be preferable, but only if it's the right partnership. In fact, the success of your company often falls completely on whether or not you work well together with your partner. Hard work and "know-how" isn't always going to be enough. If you have the …

Small Business

15 Business Books Worth Reading This Summer | Inc.com

Summer is nearly here. And that means figuring out what books you'll be reading by the poolside. Now if you're looking for books that unravel mysteries of murder, or spy books, this isn't a list for you. If, however, you're looking to fill your mind with how to be better at business or leadership, …

7 Tips to Organize Your Work Space and Stay Productive

The general condition of your living environment affects your personal productivity. Working in a clustered and messy environment has the ability to keep you distracted and in most cases, create negative energy. While some might give excuses about their space limitations, there are creative ways to …

7 Research-Backed Ways To Find Your Fitness Motivation

Makeover your mind to have an effect on the rest of your body.<p>We should be all doing at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, but research shows that less than half of all American adults actually meet these minimum goals.<p>Clearly, exercise is a struggle. People who don't exercise feel they …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

13 things you should accomplish with your money before turning 30

When it comes to managing money, time is on your side in your 20s.<p>A head start on saving and investing could mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>To help you optimize this decade, we've come up with 13 milestones to aim to achieve before hitting 30:

The Leader in Commercial Property Information

The <i>Atlas Outlook 2016</i> report – launched today at MIPIM at Cushman & Wakefield’s stand (R7 G9) – reviews international investment patterns from 2015 …

Nine Things That Separate The Leaders From The Managers

Warren Bennis, one of the pioneers of contemporary leadership studies, was fond of saying, “The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.” It’s a distinction that should speak volumes to anyone who seeks to both manage and lead in an organization.<p>Bennis, who died in 2014, once …

Leadership

7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Make Everyone Miserable | Inc.com

From Enron to Volkswagen, we've watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with mistakes that they can't see but are obvious to everyone …

Five Tips for Authentic Leadership: Sincerity can go a long way when stepping into a new role.

Few transitions test one’s character like moving to a senior leadership role. It’s one thing to gain mastery of a particular function or skillset; …

The 20 most popular business books of 2015

Amazon recently released its list of the best-selling books of 2015, including the most popular business and investing books.<p>Whether you run a company, work for one, or work for yourself, these 20 books are guaranteed to teach you something new. Scroll down to see which books made the list.

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …