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8 Things Really Efficient People Do | Inc.com

Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don't enjoy and more on the things that bring satisfaction, happiness and profit. Some people are actually very adept at efficiency. They manage every manageable moment so they have more …

Time Management

5 Things Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a …

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2013

It started with a gap in the market.<p>Technology writing comes in many forms. It can be long and lyrical a la The New Yorker. And it can be bite-size — …

Startups

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health And Productivity

This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance.<p>No, going to the gym today isn't urgent, but it is important for your long-term health.<br>• No, you won't die from stress today, but if you don't get it …

Time Management

Deciding How to Decide

Companies’ futures and executive careers are defined by key strategic decisions. How do you and your company make the most important decisions? What tools and processes do you use?<p>Most executives over-rely on basic tools and don’t match the tools to the situation. This is problematic because in …

The Social Disparity Behind America’s Growing Obesity Gap

America is bursting at the seams. Two-thirds of adults and more than one third of kids and teenagers are overweight or obese. For children, obesity has more than doubled in the past thirty years, making it one of the biggest public health concerns in the United States.<p>Last August, health experts …

The Best “Management Lessons” Story You’ll Ever Read

A Roll of the Polyhedral Dice<p>Everything I Need to Know About Management I Learned from Playing Dungeons and Dragons<p>Quartz<p>Such as: Often, the best candidate for a given job isn’t the person who’s most skilled at fulfilling its primary requirement, but instead is a more well-rounded individual, a …

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?<p>I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.<p>It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, …

The Big Lie of Strategic Planning

All executives know that strategy is important. But almost all also find it scary, because it forces them to confront a future they can only guess at. Worse, actually choosing a strategy entails making decisions that explicitly cut off possibilities and options. An executive may well fear that …

Why It Might Not Be a Good Idea to Tackle Moral Issues in the Afternoon

In a series of experiments, Maryam Kouchaki of Harvard and Isaac H. Smith of the University of Utah found that people were <b>20% to 50% more likely</b> to lie, cheat, or be otherwise dishonest in the afternoon than in the morning. The experience of ordinary activities over the course of the day appears to …

Business Has Changed, and Even Washington Has Noticed

In the week’s worth of punditry following this year’s State of the Union address, one fact seems to have eluded most commentators: the number of times that President Obama recognized businesses as essential partners in national problem-solving. It marked a real contrast to the President’s prior …

What We Know About Income Mobility Depends on How We Define It

The US has long had higher inequality than other advanced democracies, although many Americans see this as part and parcel of the “American Dream” of rising living standards and social mobility.<p>But recent research by Harvard University’s Equality of Opportunity Project has opened up a new front in …

For a Booming Economy, Bet on High Growth Firms, Not Small Businesses

“Small business is the backbone of our economy.” President Barack Obama, August 17, 2010<p>“New businesses are the lifeblood of a healthy… economy.” PM David Cameron, November 20, 2013<p>These two statements have something in common: they are wrong — or at best, misleading. This may surprise you given …

CEOs Should Imagine They’re at Davos Every Day

Trust in companies — which collapsed during the financial crisis — has improved in most countries, but according to our Edelman Trust Barometer, this recovery of confidence has stalled. CEOs are trusted by a mere 43% of the survey’s respondents; only government officials fared worse (36%). Real …