George Semeczko

1,047 Flips | 4 Magazines | 4 Likes | 7 Following | 8 Followers | @semeczko | My background is eclectic (academia, internet startups, software companies and corporate financial industry) so my reading shows these interests and in particular personal growth, personal development and the best approach to succeeding in business, startups and IT.

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Want to Know If Someone is a True Introvert? Watch For 5 Quirky Habits Most Extroverts Won't Understand

Even some introverts may be scratching their heads at these quirky behaviors.<p>Know any introverts? Better yet, are <i>you</i> one? Either way, you're probably aware that introverts typically dislike crowds and prefer the company of two or three close friends over a large social event. And some just prefer …

Behavioral Sciences

An American Airlines Passenger Was Stuck Next to a 'Screaming and Kicking' Toddler. His Stunning Reaction Went Viral

You have three choices in a situation like this one. Two of them can wind up making you 'internet famous.'<p>Imagine your happy place. Now, imagine that in order to get to your happy place, you first have to sit next to a screaming toddler in economy class on American Airlines for a few hours.<p>Related:</i> …

American Airlines

6 Simple Steps to Optimise Your Work Day for Productivity

Guest post by Michelle Kiss No one is perfect. Despite knowing that we should exercise regularly, eat healthily, and check off every item on our …

Time Management

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

How To Be A Remote Manager (And Not Feel So Remote)

I am a remote manager and I have been for six years. It wasn’t easy at first, especially since nearly all of my colleagues shared an office space. After about three months, the excitement of working from home or my favorite coffee shop started to fade. I began to miss the camaraderie of the office …

The Workplace

How to Run a Company When You're the Only Employee

Running a business by yourself can be daunting. Focusing on what matters will boost your confidence and put you on the road to success.<p>Time is money. This is doubly true if you're running a small business. It's triply true if you're a sole proprietor--if the buck stops completely with you, no …

Small Business

How to Create Your Own Good Luck in 4 Simple Steps

A British researcher has found four principles are involved in creating good fortune.<p>Sometimes bad things happen and there's nothing you can do to stop it.<p>My husband lost hundreds of thousands of dollars when the construction contractors who owed him money went bankrupt during the recession a …

7 Ways to Reduce Stress When You Are Overwhelmed and Need to Prioritize

Starting and finishing any one item on your to-do list will do wonders to relieve overwhelm.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each day, more and more people struggle with all that life has thrown at them. Between work, family, health, house tasks, the latest political …

Time Management

What Kind of Friend You Are, According to Myers-Briggs

I<p><b>t took me a long time to have an interconnected group of friends, even longer to understand the interpersonal dynamics at play between us, and the</b> …

Personality

How Often Should You Check Your Work Email? Etiquette Experts Weigh In

When consultant and career coach Judith Kallos has a first meeting with a new client, she quickly manages communication expectations: “You can email me any time of the day, but I’m busy and have to get work done, so don’t always expect an immediate answer,” she explains. “And texting, while it can …

Time Management

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

The One Truth You Should Know That Most Leaders Keep Quiet

While our lives and careers can often find themselves in predictable patterns—go to school, get a job, work hard, and rise to the top—there’s one little secret that most leaders never like to talk about. It’s a subject that can make any one of us anxious to admit. It’s a reality that, at first …

Leadership

Can't Get Hired Because You're Overqualified? This 1 Technique Convinces Hiring Managers Otherwise

"Experience Discrimination" is actually a thing. Here's how to deal with it...<p>As a career coach, I've seen a recent rise in the number of job seekers who feel they're getting passed over by employers because their overqualified. They usually tell me they feel their age is the issue. In reality, …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Time Management

How to use color-coded calendars on Mac, iPhone and iPad to maintain balance in your life

It will surprise no-one to know that I was an early adopter of electronic calendars, starting with a Casio Digital Diary in the early 1990s, followed by a Psion 5mx in 1997. But making the switch from a Filofax to a grayscale PDA did mean giving up one thing I didn’t get back until years later: …

Doing This For 5 Minutes Every Morning Can Make You Nearly Twice As Productive

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Do you check email or voicemail? Or do you take a few minutes to develop a plan so that you know exactly what you need to achieve that day to make it a successful day?<p>If the first thing you do is grab your phone and check email, you’re …

Time Management

Don't Try to Be 'Disruptive.' To Really Have an Impact, You Need to Reverse Engineer the Future.

Innovation is moving at an accelerated rate. Here's how you can get in on the action.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The inventor and author Ray Kurzweil likes to say that the next 100 years will resemble 20,000 years of progress if we continue to innovate at our …

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

Acknowledge Someone's Accomplishments Rather Than Complimenting Them

We all pass out compliments at some point or another, most often with the intention of expressing a positive sentiment toward another …

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional 'networking' event, a cocktail party or dinner, do us all a favor: lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

Public Speaking Is the 1 Skill that Will Make You Stand Out. Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Master It

Sometimes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference.<p>Public speaking can feel overwhelming and maybe even terrifying, especially if you don't do it often. Whether it is a simple presentation to just a few co-workers or a huge event to a ton of people and your career depends on it, the …

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit – the ability to persevere in the face of challenges? Sure. A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. But I believe there’s another component that …

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

4 Habits to Change Your Life by Avoiding Burnout

It's easier to burn out than you think. Here's how you can balance life again.<p>If you feel that you have successfully balanced your work life, family and social and everything that is important to you, stop reading this article.<p>If you continued reading, you're like most people who are often totally …

How Smart Leaders Handle Employee Turnover

Turnover is a part of any organization. How you handle it will make all the difference.<p>"John I have bad news, and I wanted you to be the first to know. I have been offered a new job that I just can't refuse."<p>It hurt and I was disappointed. Not only was he a super talented professional but he added …

I Mandated a 35-Hour Work Week at my Company (and It Made Me a Better CEO)

Building a business on a shorter work week made me a better leader in 3 ways.<p>Sixteen months ago, I announced to my staff we were going to give a 35-hour work week a trial run. For ninety days, we'd see if working 7-hours per day (without a reduction in pay) had positive outcomes. I told the team I …

Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass

Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone.You might have guessed that …

Augmented Reality