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Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Putting strategy into practice is notoriously difficult. In our experience, the primary obstacle to strategy execution is a failure to balance the inherent tensions that characterize any major execution effort. Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing …

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

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Studies Show Employees Don't Respect a 'Cool' Boss, They Want These Types of Bosses Instead

Trying to be besties with everyone won't win office politics.<p>In the early days of running my business, I remember trying to be everyone's buddy. I wanted to be a cool boss and create a fun place to work. Ultimately, my efforts backfired: every time something went wrong, it was near impossible to …

Asking These 3 Questions Every Day Will Make You Incredibly Productive (and Successful)

Beat procrastination and maximize productivity by staying focused on what matters most.<p>With so many competing demands for our attention at work, and in our personal lives, it can be a real challenge to focus on what matters most and stay productive.<p>Our to-do lists seem to get longer each day, each …

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The …

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How to Manage Someone Who Thinks Everything Is Urgent

We’ve all been in situations in which we couldn’t wait for a slow-moving or overly cautious employee to take action. But at the other extreme, some employees have such a deep need to get things resolved that they move too quickly, or too intensely, and make a mess. They may make a bad deal just to …

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

How To Build A Successful Career In A Future Without Jobs

Whether you blame robots, artificial intelligence, or automation more broadly, the proactive professional needs to plan for a successful career in a future without jobs . It is not enough to know how to navigate a company hierarchy because that company may completely restructure. It is not enough …

Financial Services

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

When the going gets tough, true leaders take action.<p>Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the …

Smart Job Seekers Break These Ten Resume-Writing Rules

Everything around us changes so fast we can keep hardly keep up with the day’s news — but the traditional resume format lives on!<p>We can acknowledge the truth. The traditional, stilted, corporate-speak resume format has had its moment.<p>It is hopelessly anachronistic now. If your resume looks and …

Does the Ketogenic diet work for type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a condition affecting blood sugar levels that can be managed by following a healthful diet and maintaining a healthy weight.<p>People …

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

A Small-Business Guide to Facebook Advertising (Infographic)

Facebook is one of the most effective marketing tools today.<p>As a small business, you don’t need to spend loads of money on advertising. There are plenty of free or low-cost tools that you can use to effectively market your company.<p>One of the biggest opportunities is through social media, …

Small Business

Ten Things Strong Leaders Do -- That Weak Ones Don't

Dear Liz,<p>My boss “Elaine” hired me in September to manage a technical writing team. I enjoy the job. Elaine is a good leader. Everything is great so far except for one thing.<p>My fellow supervisors don’t like my leadership style. It intimidates them, I guess. I call things the way I see them. What’s …

Leadership

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13 Work and Vacation Hacks That Will Help You Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

You can feel like you are on vacation at work and productive on vacation.<p>Often what we want and what we need are in conflict.<p>My favorite example is vacation and work--I want to be on vacation, but I need to be at work.<p>So if you can work on vacation and feel like you are on vacation while working, …

Headphones With Active Noise-Cancelling And Bluetooth Wireless Function For Under $70

One of the aspects of my job that I really enjoy is being able to test and review some of the best audio kit on the market. Another great aspect to my work is coming across pieces of technology that offer really good performance at an outstanding price. I get as much of a kick out of a bargain as …

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

The camera setting that is helping players win more games on FIFA 17

The most dedicated FIFA users know exactly which settings they want to use.<p>Some create their own unique controller settings, while others spend hours …

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4 Best wireless headphones

Your News Ticker | December 4, 2016<p>A world without wires, which he dreamed yet Nikola Tesla, has not yet arrived. However, the first signs of its …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

10 simple things you need to do to get faster Wi-Fi

Fast Wi-Fi is like good air-conditioning or clean tap water: You don’t notice it until it’s gone. Thankfully, unlike the days of the dial-up …

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Why Indonesia will not be Asia’s next giant

Speculation that Indonesia will be the next great economic and political power in Asia – the so-called “Third Giant” – has been growing over the past …

How to Reduce Tummy Fat - Get a Flat Belly Fast

If you have ever gone through a weight loss program to reduce tummy fat, you will know how difficult it is to get rid of belly fat. Despite diet and …

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Travel like a CEO: Five experts on how to master the business trip

<i>We asked frequent fliers, airport experts, scientists and even a former Buddhist monk for tips on how to master the business trip.</i><p><b>The airport guru: Craig Richmond</b><i><br>CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority and former pilot</i><p><b>I give myself extra time</b> for a stress-free experience. I’d rather be early and working …

How to Be a Leader, Not a Manager

The trick to being a master of both skill sets is understanding the nuances that distinguish true leadership.<p>Let's get something straight: Manager and leader are <i>not</i> synonymous terms.<p>Manage implies maintaining the status quo. It's a manager's job to ensure that things go as planned and that the team …

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …