Scott Keane

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The 16 Best Sunglasses for Cycling

The best sunglasses for cycling, from Oakley, Smith, POC, and more<p>The right sunglasses do more than just protect your eyes from solar radiation and whatever might fly up from the wheel in front of you. They have to fit comfortably, stay on your face, and address your riding conditions, whether …

Manage Your Attention Instead Of Your Time

"I'm too busy!" "I don't have enough time!" "If only there were more hours of the day." It's weird how feeling overwhelmed and busy rarely coincides …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

Comedian Whitney Cummings Has the Best Money Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

Our money desires rarely have anything to do with money. Like sex or possessions, money carries symbolic weight well beyond the actual act or object itself. The problem is when we don't do the deeper dive to understand what it means to us, as then we're driven by intentions that are unclear, …

If You Do Any of These 19 Things Now, You're Way More Productive Than You Think | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? As 2018 draws near, this is the time of year to start thinking about new habits, tools, and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2018 can make you more productive …

Time Management

These Are the 8 Types of Friends You Need in Your Life

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup …

This Engagement Letter Has a 100 Percent Success Rate and All Hiring Managers Need It In Their Arsenal | Inc.com

If I've learned one thing in building my own business from the ground up, it's that you can only take it so far by yourself. At some point, your small team is going to hire others to take you to the next level, that's just how it works. In most cases, these hidden gem employees are already working …

Business Strategy

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

These 7 Leadership Styles Allow Great Executives To Tackle Any Situation | Inc.com

When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The same is true for leadership. If you're great at driving your team by calling the shots, then you'll seek out situations--and even <i>create</i> ones--where making tough calls quickly is critical. However, like any highly developed skill, overusing one …

Leadership

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things | Inc.com

According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the work and been diligent about building good habits.<p>Unfortunately, most of us haven't. We …

Procrastination

5 Steps to Creating an Effective Sales Strategy | Inc.com

What are the best steps to take when developing a sales strategy? Jennifer Willey has over twenty years' experience in sales at companies like Yahoo and AOL and is currently Chief Business Officer of Independa, a technology company that creates remote solutions for caregiving. Willey shares her …

Google Search

Why Successful People Manage Their Energy Above All Else | Inc.com

There are only so many time management techniques we can exercise before we come to realize that they may all be failing us. Even Maura Thomas, an international productivity speaker writing for the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, admits: "There are too many sticky notes, the paper lists are way too long, …

Time Management

Handling Conflict with the “Disagree and Commit” and “New Information” Principles

In every executive team there are going to be times when people don’t agree on certain important strategic or operational decisions. Some …

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read | Inc.com

The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who highly recommend these …

Customer Service

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them | Inc.com

I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The summer tempo of downtown Chicago comes to a screeching halt. …

Winter Fashion

Why The 5-Second Rule Made Me Unstoppable And How It Will Do The Same For You.

What a massive few weeks. I discovered this life hack called “The 5-Second Rule.”<p>What a rollercoaster of a ride!<p><i>A simple definition of the 5 Second</i> …

The Only 3 Things That Make Us Truly Miserable

We tend to think that a lot of things make us unhappy: how little we earn based on how much we give; the stupid things our cubicle mate Sarah says …

5 Simple Daily Tasks That Will Improve Your Productivity

Do these five things every day and get more done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you are able to master productivity, you become extremely focused, and it's much easier to remain in the zone, which can make even the most difficult tasks manageable.<p>Enhancing your …

Ashton Kutcher reveals a simple email strategy that helps him be more successful throughout the day

Email is more than just a communication method — it's a productivity hack endorsed by a Hollywood superstar. Actor and philanthropist Ashton Kutcher recently said that email is "everyone else's to-do list for you" — a schedule of tasks from friends and family that you need to complete.<p>Talking to …

3 things that everyone can learn from Jeff Bezos and Amazon about incredibly smart decision-making

In the early 1990s, Jeff Bezos noticed something strange.<p>He was nearing 30, and it was at the dawn of the internet revolution. The web was nowhere near what it is today, but the thing that caught Bezos' attention was that usage was picking up at a rate of 2,300% a year.<p>Not wanting to miss out, he …

Home Depot's CEO Did This 25,000 Times. Science Says You Should Do It Too | Inc.com

When Frank Blake announced his retirement three years ago as the CEO of Home Depot, employees flooded him with handwritten notes of appreciation.<p>"I got boxes and boxes of notes," Blake recalls. "They are my most important mementos from my time at Home Depot."<p>Those notes brought the spirit of …

Home Depot

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers | Inc.com

In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop great managers.<p>She shares five lessons that will give your organization an edge in management training and …

Human Resources

This 1 Thing Will Make You More Focused in Meetings | Inc.com

I'll admit it. My handwriting is atrocious. My hand aches just thinking about having to write something down on paper.<p>No matter how many times we tell our coworkers "I'm just taking notes" on your phone or your computer, they suspect you're really checking your ex's Facebook status or Donald …

Productivity

The Most Surprising Thing 1 CEO Learned About Building Culture

Creating a company's culture is ongoing. Here's how Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group does it.

5 Ways to Have a More Productive Morning, According to Science

Start doing these now.<p>If you’re rich, there’s a good chance you’re up before dawn. Tom Corley, who researched 233 wealthy individuals, found that …

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step | Inc.com

You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and sand, you'll run out of space for the big rocks--the things …

Time Management

5 Productivity Hacks Uber's New CEO Wishes He'd Known When He Was Younger | Inc.com

New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has a big job at hand: Rehabilitate the ride-hailing company's battered image and keep ridership growing at a rate that will support its $68 billion valuation. Here's how Khosrowshahi, who left his job as CEO of Expedia in August to take over Uber, maximizes his …

The definition of success and what it takes to achieve it

<b>This is edited version of a speech former deputy prime minister of Zimbabwe Arthur Mutambara made as guest speaker at the speech and prize-giving</b> …

How to Get in the Zone and Be More Productive (Infographic)

Training your body and mind to reach the zone more often and for longer periods of time not only boosts your output, but your happiness as well.<p>The idea of being in the zone at the office can seem unattainable at times, but there are easy ways to jumpstart your brain and have fun with it, too. …