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A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

Time Management

A 3-Step Process to Break a Cycle of Frustration, Stress, and Fighting at Work

Bring to mind a conflict at work, and you’ll probably have the perpetrator in mind: your incompetent boss, that passive-aggressive colleague, or the resource-hoarding peer in another department. We spend an inordinate amount of time complaining about these people, avoiding them, and fighting with …

Emotional Intelligence

Do-It-Yourself Guide That Will Help You Save Big

Updated August 07, 2017<p>DIY is an important part of a frugal lifestyle. Learn how to do something yourself, and that’s one less thing that you have to …

Ditch Facebook And Make Yourself Smarter With These 10 Hottest Learning Sites

The average person spends nearly two hours every day on social media.1<p>Think about it, what will we achieve when we spend these two hours on something …

5 Secrets of Masterful 1-1 Meetings

Knowing when to talk and when to listen comes in handy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than a decade ago, I became a Vistage Chair and heard the phrase “1-1 meeting” for the first time. And I wasn’t alone. The concept of having a regular meeting, whether monthly, …

Handy

This Seven-Step Guide For Dishing Out Feedback Is Totally Idiot-Proof

Keep this in your back pocket, first-time managers.<p>Giving critical feedback isn’t easy, especially if you’re new at it. But it doesn’t need to be half as hard as many managers think. The main thing is to keep it short and specific. Every good feedback conversation has to accomplish three goals:<p>Draw …

Dining Rooms

Forget The “Praise Sandwich”: Five Better Ways To Give Good Feedback

Stop reaching for unrelated compliments to sweeten your critiques. Here are some better options.<p>Giving criticism–whether by email, over the phone, or face-to-face–can always be awkward. Even if the message is basically the same, the way you deliver it plays a huge role in how well (or badly) it’s …

Freelancing

Amazon's first drone-powered delivery takes 13 minutes from purchase to drop-off

Drone delivery has begun.<p>On Dec. 7, a bag of popcorn, along with an Amazon Fire TV stick, left a Cambridge warehouse in the U.K. and 13 minutes later, both were accepted by an Amazon customer, one of two who had agreed to be part of the test program.<p>A video posted by Amazon shows a fully autonomous …

Most Popular Personal Finance Posts of 2016

Money management isn’t easy, but we do our best to break it down for you. Here are some of our best personal finance guides, primers, and explainers …

Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad Boss

Sure, you want everyone to get along. But trying to make everyone happy can ruin your reputation.<p>Over a decade ago, business performance consultant Ryan Estis transitioned from being a salesperson out in the field to being a manager. He moved from an environment where it was his job to make …

Leadership

What You Really Need to Do to Make Your Employees Happy (No, It's Not More Money) | Inc.com

Want to inspire your employees to perform at levels you've never imagined?<p>In <i>Give and Take</i>, Adam Grant says that when people find purpose in their work it will not only improve that person's happiness, it will boost productivity.<p>Give the people what they want -- purpose.<p>One way to give them that …

Employee Engagement

How to Kill Your Team's Motivation Without Really Trying | Inc.com

When it comes to motivation, everyone thinks they are the expert--there are hundreds of blogs, articles and books on the subject.<p>It's a genuine problem in a lot of organizations--I have been brought in countless times as a consultant and coach to help motivate a team.<p>But--as I've been saying for …

Leadership

10 Unique Perspectives On How To Be An Effective Leader (Part 3)

There are many varying perspectives on what great leadership is, the traits necessary for being an effective leader and how to build winning teams. While conducting research for my new book about what the future of leadership development will look like, I have conducted many interviews and gathered …

Team Building

Turning The Lights On Inside Of Amazon Web Services

In the real world, we recognize how difficult moving is. Some people stay in a home five years longer than they should have just to avoid having to pack and unpack all their stuff.<p>Yet, when it comes to migrating parts of your business to the cloud or another new environment, companies underestimate …

Cloud Computing

Google's Insane Approach to Management Could Transform Your Company | Inc.com

I'm a big fan of Laszlo Bock, head of Google's people operations (a more adept way of saying he's the HR boss) for over 62,000 "Googlers," as they are affectionately known.<p>Bock wrote the magnificent <i>Work Rules!</i>, which has quickly become one of my go-to secret weapons on leadership and HR innovation, …

Leadership

4 times to negotiate your salary

Learn about the 4 times when you may have a higher chance of negotiating your salary successfully.<p>Negotiating salary. An undertaking that freaks out …

Easy Ways to Make Work More Fun

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

Team Building

Checklist: 9 Questions Every Advisor Should Be Able to Answer

Whatever your priorities, this can help you find someone who understands you and has the resources to help you manage your financial life

Garage Parking Sensor

Let’s face it, garages are simply never big enough. There is always more you want to put into a garage than will fit and once you park your cars, …

Your 7-Step Guide to Making a Personal Budget

A personal or household budget is an itemized summary of expected income and expenses for a defined period of time, most frequently one month. While …

Use This Free Worksheet to Budget Your Income and Necessities

Income is all the money you bring in each month. It includes salary and tips and may include money you receive on a regular basis from family, …

When engineers become managers: How to be a great technical leader

Technical managers are often promoted to their positions of leadership by rising through the ranks – more so than most other disciplines. This is a practical move considering that business decisions today increasingly hinge on the nuanced details of underlying technology. Technology leaders need to …

18 Skewers to Bring to Every Summer BBQ

As of tomorrow, it’s FINALLY officially summer! We all know grilled skewer recipes are essential for all those upcoming warm-weather get-togethers, but you don’t always have to get the grill involved when serving kabobs for dinner. Even strawberry shortcake can get a skewer makeover for summer. …

Cooking

The Best IFTTT Recipes for Saving and Managing Your Money

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a useful tool for automating actions between your webapps, but it can also be useful for saving and managing your money. …

Personal Finance

Carrick best reads: 40 easy DIYs to upgrade your home

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>40 easy DIYs to upgrade your home</b><br>Some creative shortcuts to a sharper-looking space.<p><b>This one of Canada's best mutual funds</b><br>An analyst reports favourably on the …

Retirement

Chocolate mousse recipe

This mousse uses a combination of three types of milk and dark chocolate to create a deliciously rich taste<p>We recommend using St Lucian 50 per cent milk chocolate, Mekong Delta 80 per cent chocolate from Vietnam, and Hacienda Lara 90 per cent chocolate from Ecuador in order to experience a range of …

Dessert
Small Business

These two minute daily habits will make you happier immediately, researchers say

To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to …

Happiness

How To Build A Roman Catapult In Your Backyard

How to Build a Catapult in an Afternoon<p>Long before the invention of gunpowder, ancient armies used siege engines to hurl all sorts of terrible, yet creative, missiles. The Carthaginians put poisonous snakes in clay jars and then launched them at enemy ships. The Romans preferred to throw bags of …