Trevor Poole

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Fly To The Top – The 30:30:30:10 Rule

Regardless of your job, your boss, or the company you are working for, as a leader there is one rule that you can use to fly to the top. Even if you …

Leadership

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Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement

Despite ample evidence and countless testaments to the opposite, there persists a toxic cultural mythology that creative and intellectual excellence comes from a passive gift bestowed upon the fortunate few by the gods of genius, rather than being the product of the active application and …

The Art of Audacious Conversation

How does one get over their fear and start talking and networking with those that can help your business, from VC rockstars to possible partners? Even a personal hero, such as Nike cofounder Phil Knight? We continue our Leadership Hall of Fame series, a year-long look at the top business books and …

17 Counterintuitive Things The Most Successful People Do

You’re always going to get the same results, doing what everyone else does. Sometimes you have to know when to zig where others zag. These are some of the counterintuitive lessons I’ve learned and applied from the most successful folks I’ve met. <b></b><p><b>Pick Fights</b> – to test others’ resolve in their own …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

A Master Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Life

Here’s the problem we face, every day of our lives. Nearly everything that generates enduring value requires effort, focus, and even some discomfort …

10 Tips for Improving Your Memory | Inc.com

Yesterday I was readying myself to sit down and write this column, and I completely forgot what subject I had planned. I laughed out loud when I found my notes and saw the title. Perhaps I couldn't remember because I have been extra busy this week, or maybe I am just getting old and my brain is …

Productivity

The Simple Secret to Time Management: Jedi Time Tricks

Imagine you were a Jedi master called Bob (your parents, whilst skilled in the ways of the force weren't the best at choosing names). The love of …

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known At 20

Etienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when he was starting into a presentation posted to SlideShare. With his permission we're posting it here.

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10 Signs You're Burnt Out

Several years ago, I started a job that, for all intents and purposes, was my dream job. At least, it's what I spent four years of college and two years of internships preparing for. This was my big break, and I was not going to squander it.<p>I'm of the mindset that while I may not be the smartest or …

9 Slightly Crazy Things That Might Make You Wildly Productive | Inc.com

The other day during a grueling seven-hour car ride, I found myself feeling the stress of fatigue, impatience, and boredom. Suddenly, my dog, Riley, yawned with an outrageously funny expression of his own boredom. The sound was remarkably human and not one I'd heard before; it made me laugh so hard …

The Brain

10 Things To Do Every Workday

I’ve always been focused on performance. I’m a list person. I love the feeling of crossing things off. It makes me feel productive. Plus, consistent …

Business Development

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a …

Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

What’s the one resource you can’t borrow, invest, or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, Charles Dickens, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, and others.<p>Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one …

Set an Intention for Your Day

For the past week or so, I’ve been doing a 5-minute morning meditation to set goals for my (personal) day. I wondered: can this same tactic be …

Time Management

3 Ways to Start Every Day Better | Inc.com

Most top athletes go through a preparation routine before every game which starts long before they get on the field. The best ones usually start the moment they awake. They follow this pattern with a fierce devotion because it activates all sorts of subconscious and autonomic systems that put that …

Tiger Woods

A How-To Guide: Accelerated Learning for Accelerated Times

The above video is a short presentation I gave at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam.<p>It covers a basic framework for mastering any skill quickly, …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday

Forget about your job title or profession – <i>everyone</i> is looking for ways to be more productive at work. It’s time to set down your gallon-sized …

Time Management

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

10 Ways To Help Others That Will Lead You To Success

Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized …

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Work-Life Balance: 8 Ways to Eliminate Late Nights at Work | Inc.com

In a recent survey of more than 4,000 business executives conducted by Accenture, work-life balance was the key factor for more than half of men and women in determining a successful career. Work-life balance came out ahead of money, recognition, and autonomy.<p>Now, I firmly believe in breaking the …

Time Management

The Secret to Your Success? Make Others Successful

We don’t have many rules at IDEO, but we do have some cultural values that we take seriously because we feel they make our teams more effective. We …

Job Interviews

Simple Daily Habits Of The Delightfully Successful

I can’t promise you’ll be as successful as Warren Buffet or Bill Gates or whoever it is you think is super-successful.<p>But I can promise that if you …

Self-improvement

Templates - The Habit Factor® | Achieve Your Goals More Easily

The Habit Factor® Template/Worksheet/Tracker — Build Great Habits along with thousands of others using the original habit tracking template/planner …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …