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People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

How to Eliminate the 'Ums' and 'Uhs' From Your Speeches

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lots of people think they need to never stop talking while giving a speech or presentation, and that's where they stumble upon those annoying filler words -- the cringe-worthy "like," "um," "so" and "anyway."<p>So, like ... anyway, don't …

15 Tools to Create Automation in Your Small Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Wall Street Journal describes how marketing is becoming increasingly automated as a result of new technologies. "It's not that the goals of marketing have changed, but the means to achieve them." A wide-variety of automation tools are …

7 Mental Shifts That Allowed Me to Become a Millionaire at 22

Managing Director, Hughes Marino<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As of this writing, I’m 22. In the last 12 months I’ve generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the planet, where my average competitor is at least double my …

2 Things You Need to Know to Become Smarter Right Away

Your brain can give the impression that it can multitask, but it cannot. It can only switch between tasks quickly.<p><i>How can I increase my level of intelligence? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

12 Days of Questions for Optimizing Your Leadership, Honoring Yourself, & Crafting a Powerful 2016 | Inc.com

It's that time of the year again when people go into reflection mode in looking at what they accomplished over the last year, who they became, and what they want to do moving forward. For your leadership pleasure, here are 12 places to look over the next month as you close out 2015 and get ready to …

Leadership

The One Trick That Will Allow You To Change Habits Overnight | Inc.com

The past few weeks, I got into a major slump when it came to taking care of myself. I started eating out with my girlfriend much more and replacing the salads for the burgers and fries. Working out started going from a mandatory once a day event to a, "Well I'll just get to it tomorrow" kind of …

Will Power

57 Easy Ways to Be Happier and More Successful | Inc.com

I've already posted most of the advice below but scattered among five or six posts. I thought it would be useful to collect all of my happiness and success rules in a single place. Enjoy!<p>1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the …

Self-help

7 Reasons You Should Give Employees One Day for Learning Every Month | Inc.com

You want your employees to learn and grow so that they can do their jobs more effectively, be ready to take on more challenging work, and move up into more responsible positions. But you know how it goes. Both you and they are absorbed with day-to-day work that leaves little time for study or …

Employee Engagement

5 полезных онлайн-курсов для предпринимателей

Раз в месяц «Секрет» рассказывает о новых онлайн-курсах, вебинарах, мастер-классах и семинарах, на которые стоит обратить внимание предпринимателям. …

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

How to beat procrastination

<i>Travis Bradberry</i><p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a …

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?<p>We all recognize the …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.<p>The problem is that technologies for collaboration are improving faster than people’s ability to learn to …

No One Is Too Busy to Be Creative

Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest book, <i>Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear</i>, has been called a must-read for anyone hoping to live a creative life. Reviewers have said that it’s completely changed their approach to creating, thanks to Gilbert’s practical advice for demystifying the creative process. As …

Measuring Gut Feel on Venture Investments

<i>Collective wisdom. Crowdsourcing. “Two heads are better than one.” We have no shortage of words and expressions to convey the idea that when it comes</i> …

Как перестать бояться и начать программировать?

1<p>Признайте: программирование — это важно<p>Программирование называют новым «английским языком» — в том смысле, что скоро почти всякая профессия …

Giving Up Is the Enemy of Creativity

What determines whether the ideas we generate are truly creative? Recent research of ours finds that one common factor often gets in the way: we tend to undervalue the benefits of persistence.<p>In a series of experiments we observed that people consistently underestimated the number of ideas they …

5 Behaviors of the Most Successful Leaders | Inc.com

As the year comes to a close, you should be reviewing your leadership techniques.<p>Sydney Finkelstein, professor of management and director of the Leadership Center at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, writes in Harvard Business Review about common behaviors of the most successful leaders. …

Employment

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Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.<p>The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …

To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.<p>Productive people move through the tasks they have to accomplish in a systematic way. They make steady and measurable progress toward their goals. They make …

Getting an Audience to Remember Your Presentation

Lots of articles about giving good presentations focus on structure and style. Tips focus on the role of stories to get people interested in the material, the value of summaries at the end of talk, and the many facets of presentation performance – things like how you should stand and ways to use …

How Our Self-Control Affects the Way We See Risk

Research shows that people with low self-control tend to underplay the negative consequences of their decisions.<p>Why is it that some people smoke, …

Five Lessons in Leadership from Manchester United’s Former Manager

As a player, coach, and manager, Alex Ferguson learned the importance of discipline and thinking long term.<p>A retired Scottish footballer and a …

8 skills Google looks for in its managers

In 2001, less than five years after it was founded, Google had already opened its first international office, offered search in 15 different …

The “Wild West” of Innovation is Hotter Than Ever

How to become part of the future of the Internet of Things.<p>While working as a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Trae Vassallo …

Jeffrey Pfeffer: How to “Lean In” to Power

Power skills and behaviors matter for career success.<p>It’s not just women or Asian Americans who sometimes have trouble doing things such as …

How to Effectively Evaluate Your New Product Idea | Inc.com

As I often say, licensing is a numbers game. To become successful, you'll need to invent idea after idea. Beyond that, you'll need to get good at determining which of your ideas to move forward with. You probably love all of your ideas. I love mine, too. But my thinking is, why commit to a …

Business Strategy