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18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

Nobody ever said that being a leader would be easy. If you've taken more than a couple of steps down the path, you know that leadership comes with challenges and complications at every stage.<p>Becoming a successful leader is synonymous with becoming the best version of yourself--it's that simple and …

Leadership

Use This Formula To Tame Your Hopeless To-Do List

All you need to know are your ABCs.<p>You know how to write a to-do list. If you’re like lots of people, you may already be in the habit of writing out a list of the day’s tasks as soon as you get into the office each morning or even the night before.<p>The bigger challenge is figuring out how to …

Time Management

14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning | Inc.com

"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set …

Time Management

11 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine Will Make Your Day More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What …

Time Management

8 Sneaky Bad Habits That Kill Motivation | Inc.com

<i>What are the biggest factors that kill motivation, and how can they be overcome? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Gaston Cote, school principal, on Quora:</b><p><b>Believing that you have to be perfect</b> puts on a lot of pressure and creates disappointment in your …

Success

The One Tip That Can Take Your Weekly Productivity From ‘Meh’ to ‘Magic’

Thomas Edison said, “<b>Being busy doesn’t always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment</b>.”There is a lot of truth hidden …

Productivity

This Unusual Japanese Technique Will Radically Improve Your Presentations

Most presenters fall short when it comes to engaging audiences while driving home their point. Too many slides, the wrong kinds of slides, rambling, lack of an objective and a weak argument are just a few of the presentation sins most speakers commit.<p>PechaKucha, a weird Japanese presentation …

Public Speaking

7 research-backed ways to stop procrastinating (and get more done)

We’re all guilty of procrastination.<p>We start the day with the intention of doing one thing, and it gets pushed off for later in the day. Then the next day. And soon after, the next week.<p>It’s a never ending cycle that never seems to get any easier.<p>Before we introduce the seven research-backed ways …

The Three Biggest Differences Between Being Busy And Being Productive

Here’s how to figure out if you’re super productive or just needlessly busy.<p>You’re running around with a to-do list a mile long, crossing off item after item. You’re feeling super productive. But are you really being productive, or are you just being busy?<p>Read more >><p>Barbara Hemphill, founder of …

Time Management

The Most Productive Month Of My Life

Can a disorganized freelancer and night-owl stand-up comic transform her productivity in 30 days? Find out.<p>There are two kinds of people: Those who thrive when things are in order, and people like me, who thrive in a state of chaos.<p>Read more >><p>I’m a freelance writer and stand-up comic, which means …

Productivity

Use 'The 10-Minute Rule' to Revolutionize Your Productivity | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with ecxiting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Call me crazy, but I've always preferred sleep to caffeine. But with erratic schedules and tight deadlines, getting six or more hours of sleep per night is no easy task for a …

Time Management

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

How to Give a Good Compliment | The Art of Manliness

“Idle words are characterless and die upon utterance. Evil words rankle for a while, make contentions, and then die. But the hopeful, kind, cheering …

19 Reasons Why Willpower Fails You, And What To Do About It

Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.<p><i>--Samuel Beckett</i><p>Willpower is an essential ingredient in achieving, overcoming, …

Self-improvement

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Time Management

How to Dress for the Holidays: Your 60 Second Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

The holidays are supposed to be a break in our everyday lives — something special that lifts us out of the mundane. Part of what makes an occasion …

5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes the little things can make a big difference. For example, people who frequently use personal pronouns like "I" and "me" in small group interactions may be more viewed as more insecure than people who use more inclusive pronouns …

Public Speaking

6 Ways To Make Your Long Runs Count

1. Course Simulation<p>Choose your long run routes wisely. In his book, “Daniels’ Running Formula,” Jack Daniels advises runners to train in conditions …

The Good and Bad Habits of Smart People

shared by NowSourcing on Sep 17, 2013 in Education<p>10,884 views<p>14 faves<p>14 shares<p>3 comments<p>This infographic provides a deeper look into the good and …

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do | Inc.com

It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem to a breakdown in communication. And when things go right, it's usually great communicators …

Public Speaking

How to Trick Yourself into Becoming a Morning Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The early bird apparently does get the worm. Christoph Randler, a biology professor at the University of Education in Heidelberg, Germany, found that morning people are often more successful than evening people because, as a group, they …

Sleep

Start Small: Why Tinkerers Get Things Done

It’s easy to feel intimidated at the thought of starting a big creative project. Whether it’s an ambitious commission from a client, a challenging …

Procrastination

The science behind power naps, and why they're so damn good for you

The stigma against napping is finally starting to wane — and for good reason. Taking a timeout to sleep during the day does much more than just give …

Sleep
Creativity

How To Read Way More Books (And, Thus, Know Way More Stuff)

Humanity has learned a lot of stuff. Most of it is in books. So we should read more of them. Here’s how.<p>While many problems are new to 2013–what, exactly, is twerking?–most are quite old, like having a meaningful career or being able to do your best work. So if we want to be able to address our …

Books

25,000 Mornings: 8 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.<p>According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average …