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Love Obama's charm? You can be a charismatic leader too

Throughout history, charismatic leaders have guided tribes through tough situations. What is it about charismatic leaders that draw us towards them? …

Body Language

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Books

ONE TO ONE MEETINGS with team members

In my experience getting the best from one to one meetings with different members of your team can be improved with a structured approach that allows …

Databases

8 Time-Tested Task Management Methods

Always on the search for a more efficient way to work, I have a penchant for exploring and writing about productivity methods. But it's sort of a …

Productivity

The Three GTD Models

GTD is not more than the combined use of <b>three work models</b> that David Allen defined as a result of years and years of coaching others to become more …

Scale Up and Delegate Out, with GTD - Next Action Associates

<b>Scalability is the holy grail of good business practice–both for big companies looking to get bigger, and one-person bands just starting out.</b><p>The …

3 CEOs share top tips for keeping calm under stress

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>How do CEOs stay calm? A few pointers would be great — would also like to hear about personal</b> …

Use This Deep Breathing Technique to Calm Yourself

How you breathe can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional health. If you're about to head into a high-stress situation, or just …

Science Has It: Do These 10 Things To Keep Calm Under Pressure

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to keep calm under pressure? Perhaps you are dreading giving a musical performance, a talk or having to …

Mindfulness

How You Can Stay Calm in Difficult Situations

When you’re not calm, you’re reacting. More specifically, you’re reacting to something that touches on fear or insecurity (worried about something …

Mindful Strategies: Leading Me to a Place of Calm

When was the last time you really lost your temper? Not the "Gee, I'm kind of upset" kind of losing your temper, but the kind when you're screaming, crying, ranting, or raving. The kind where you think back about what you said and how you acted and are embarrassed beyond words that you let your …

How to Get Organized: 2 Solutions From Philosophy and Kindergarten

Being disorganized causes huge problems.<p>Via Organizing from the Inside Out:<p>• Americans waste nine million hours per day searching for misplaced …

How to Create a To-Do List That Practically Does Itself

Let's face it: getting things done is HARD. Even when you have a solid "to-do" list. The main problem with traditional "to-do" lists is that they lack prioritization. Think about how a trip to the store goes with your typical grocery list.<p>You get in the store, start rolling down the aisles and look …

10 Stress-Relief Strategies When You Have Five Minutes or Less

I was inspired to write this blog post when my friend sent me an article from KevinMD.com called "Confessions of a Burnt-Out Physician." Having experienced burnout myself, I'm keenly aware of the toll burnout takes on people who are trying to do good work in the world.<p>Her story has stayed with me …

Happiness

5 Ways to Be Better with Deadlines

Find yourself falling behind on important deadlines? Here Inc. columnists share their tips on how to stay on time.<p>The only thing that annoys me more than someone missing a deadline for something they owe me is being late for a deadline myself. The number one rule of business is reliability and yet, …

Project Management

Email Overload? Do This And Gain 10 Hours Per Week

Are you overloaded by emails? Most of us are. Here’s how to get control of your inbox and your brain.<p><b>Effective Emails</b><p>Emails, like meetings, can be handled effectively.<p>End “bottom up” attention grabbing: turn off sounds/visual indicators that new emails have arrived<br>• Set the intention of the email – …

Time Management

5 Questions That Will Help You Focus On What Matters

<b>“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~Mary Oliver</b><p>Let’s get things done.<p>If you’ve ever read any books or …

Minimalism

Office Organization Archives

Readers Digest asked me to share some of my best tips for setting up a productive workspace. If you want to be more productive – and spend less time …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

Major League Baseball

The Dash/Plus System

<b>History</b><p>Dash/Plus<p>is a metadata markup system I created for paper based notes to mark the status of action items on a todo list. It quickly evolved to …

6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day

Most of us feel that way. But not all of us. The most organized people don't.<p>As NYT bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explains, the VIP's he's met don't seem scattered and frantic.<p>They're calm, cool and "in the moment", not juggling nine things and worried about being done by …

Time Management

Micro-Actions, Fragmentation and Influence

<i>A message from Thanh: this is a special guest post from Peter Roy, a freelance project manager, productivity consultant and fellow AE reader. It</i> …

Management

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

Brain Rules for Presenters

One of the best books I have read this year is Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. The applications for presentation are many. This is a book review of sorts, though I do not highlight all aspects of the book. I focus on the three rules that relate most …

Dogs

An Essential Guide Of Habits That Foster Productivity And Focus

Single-tasking, walks around the office, leisure reading–some of these are fun, others a little more painful, but they’re all so simple.<p>“I don’t have time,” “I couldn’t possibly do that this week ,” “I’m so busy.” How many times have you said something along these lines this week alone?<p>Do you …

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use

Simple. Easy to try. Easy to incorporate. And very effective.

Productivity