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Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Google spent years studying effective teams — and one trait stood out

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Self-improvement

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018

And if you've already read one of these, I recommend the perfect complement.<p>If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the …

24 Simple Daily Habits These High Achievers Swear by for Their Success

Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and it's not rocket science. In fact, often they credit simple daily routines which have been proven over time to give them an …

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12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week

Practicing these habits can set you on a course toward business success, lasting friendships, and better health and well-being.<p>If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to …

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

NASA is dead-set on sending astronauts to Mars within the next 15 to 20 years. China has said it hopes to send people there between 2020 and 2030, and even Russia is floating plans to put boots on the red planet.<p>Meanwhile, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight enough to …

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

This Is the Ideal Number of Hours to Work a Day, According to Decades of Science

An 8-hour workday only makes sense if you're screwing in widgets on an assembly line.<p>There are many open questions in science -- Are we alone in the universe? What's at the bottom of a black hole? When will I finally get my jetpack? -- but according to <i>Rest</i>, a new book by Stanford's Alex Pang, 'How …

Want to Become the Best at What You Do? Read This

It doesn't matter how good your strategy is, if you're not skilled at what you do, that strategy won't take you very far.<p>As Jason Fried and DHH have said: <i>"Many amateur golfers think they need expensive clubs. But it's the swing that matters, not the club. Give Tiger Woods a set of cheap clubs and</i> …

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A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

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17 Skills That Are Hard to Learn but Will Pay Off Forever

#7: Mind your business<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s …

Want to Accomplish More in Less Time? 9 Things the Most Effective People Always Do

Execution is everything. Here's how you can execute at a much higher level, each and every day.<p>Some people are highly efficient. They get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing what matters most?<p>Highly effective people …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident …

4 Ways to Make an 8-Hour Workday Truly Productive

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach. If you want to be as productive as possible, try this new strategy.<p>The 8-hour workday is …

5 Zen Principles To Live By: Practical Wisdom That Instantly Improves Your Life

I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom.<p>When I tell …

To Be Successful Get Rid of The Losers in Your Life

Losers love company and will try everything possible to bring you down with them.<p>Over the past five years, I've been undergoing a process of self-improvement that has enabled me to pivot away from a career I was miserable doing into something I love. If you would have told that when I was fired …

Self-improvement

Six things you can do (right now) to boost your productivity at work

Promotional feature with Red Bull<p><b>Whether you’re a scatty prioritiser or a consummate daydreamer, here’s how to hack your way to being more</b> …

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day (Infographic)

These last few minutes can help you re-energize and prep for tomorrow.<p>The last 10 minutes of your day can also be the most crucial. It’s a time where you can prep for the next day, organize your workspace, sign out of email and reflect on what you achieved in the past eight hours. In the end, you …

The mystery of work-life balance

<i>This was first published on my mailing list</i> <i>The Looking Glass</i><i>. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.</i><p><i>How can I achieve work-life balance?</i><p><i>My office</i> …

5 small things to do every morning for a mindful day

Do you feel as if you walk around life on autopilot, going through the motions but never really seeing, hearing, embracing, enjoying or experiencing life? Do you ever truly hear what others are saying to you, or are you busy multitasking and carrying out your own conversations in your mind while …

18 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

2 Practical Ways to Build the Mental Toughness You Need in Business -- and in Life.

Mindfulness turns out to be a great way to build mental toughness, for athletes and business people alike.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I had to pick just one quality and characteristic I was able to take away from the game of football that greatly impacted my life …

9 things that will kill your career

There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually …

5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

Negative thinking only compounds your challenges. Lay the groundwork for success with these positive and practical tips.<p>Do you remember playing with building blocks as a kid? It was fun to place one upon the other until, ultimately, they all came crashing to the ground, leading to fits of laughter. …

10 insanely affordable summer destinations for 2017

It’s that time of year again — school is out and you’re headed on your ultimate summer vacation. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, a partner or solo, these 10 affordable summer destinations won’t disappoint. They may even leave you some extra money to save — or spend while you’re …