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A 24-year-old who spent 10 days working in complete isolation discovered a key insight about productivity

When your officemate has his headphones in, but you can still hear the heavy metal. When your roommate comes crashing into the apartment at 4 a.m. on a weeknight.<p>In these moments, it's tempting to think that you'd be so much happier and more productive if only you could take a break from other …

6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.<p>It was recently rumored that Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz would run for …

Our brain sabotages all efforts at breaking bad habits, Johns Hopkins study finds

It hardly comes as a surprise that we’re our own worst enemies, but new research appears to conclusively prove that our brain is the biggest saboteur …

5 Ways To Ignite Your Inner Power

When we are in line with our desire, with the path that feels right, and with our values, we start to invite space for our inner power to grow. Often …

Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi Gave The Perfect Advice For Getting Noticed At Work

In July, she told us about her mother's brutally honest reaction when she told her that she got a major promotion.<p>"You might be president of PepsiCo," her mom said, but when you come home to your family, "leave that damned crown in the garage."<p>Nooyi shared a similar level of tough love in a recent …

'Generation Z' Is Poised To Drive A Surge In E-Commerce Growth

BI Intelligence finds that there are surprising and important differences in behavior depending on gender, age (especially for Generation Z), income, and education. Generation Z, those aged 18 to 24, spends almost one in ten of their dollars online.<p>And they are spending a much <i>higher proportion</i> of …

How To Manage Every Personality Type

That's why we turned to Paul Tieger, CEO of SpeedReading People and coauthor of "Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type," which has sold more than 1 million copies over five editions.<p>Tieger has spent 30 years advising companies and individuals …

How to back up your Android phone

Android doesn't offer a native backup service, so it's easy to ignore the need to do so. But don't wait until it's too late to start thinking about backing up your phone. Many of us rely on our phone cameras to snap day-to-day photos of our lives and save text messages to have some of the most …

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5 Things Powerful People Never Say At Work

Deaver lists out nine things the most powerful people never say in the office. Here are a few of them:<p><b>"To tell you the truth…"</b><p>Ever heard someone say, "To tell you the truth…" or, "Honestly…" when they're trying to seem more transparent or convince you of something?<p>Powerful people don't use these …

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination

A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, and even risked shark attacks, all for the sake of, maybe, …

9 Career Lessons From Joan Rivers On How To Be Successful

While the sprightly comic is often viewed as a pioneer for female comediennes, Rivers herself disagreed, telling PBS in 2013 that she was still always "looking for the new frontier."<p>Rivers may have ruffled a lot of feathers over the years; however, there's no denying the Brooklyn native wasn't …

17 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

In her book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific rules people need to understand in order to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>Here are the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, how to dress, and …

24 Ways To Influence Even The Most Resistant People

In "The Art of Seduction," popular author Robert Greene explores the ruthless tactics of some of history's greatest seducers, from Cleopatra to Casanova.<p>We've summarized Greene's 24 rules of seduction below, adapting them to situations you may run into in your career:<p>Your target may be a hiring …

7 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently From Everyone Else

Building a company from the ground up requires a tremendous amount of confidence, creativity, motivation, and focus. It's the reason why not everyone can make it as an entrepreneur.<p>We took a look at the Quora thread "What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don't?" and …

7 Unwritten Rules Of The Office Your Boss Will Never Tell You

But almost immediately, you will notice that these may be formal rules for how the company operates, but not everyone follows them. In fact, the more attention you pay to the workplace dynamics, the more you will realize that there are many unwritten rules that no one tells you about. As a result, …

Here's Why It's Never Too Late To Reinvent Yourself

It happens all the time: Recent college grads take a job that doesn't excite them but provides financial security.<p>By the time they hit 30, they're well into their career and have adjusted their lifestyle to their income. And by 40, they realize they're stuck with the job they chose only to make …

7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple

I enjoy creating a few simple rules to live by that take away some of the overwhelming decision making we need to make every day.<p>Pre-think these …

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5 Reasons Being A CEO Is Overrated

In addition to the amazing pay, you get to travel the world and enjoy the sense of fulfillment that comes with running your own operation.<p>But being a CEO isn't just about drinking champagne while you recline in first class. It's hard decisions, long hours, and the knowledge that everything that …

101 Inspirational Quotes From Super Successful People

Some are famous for their skills and talents, while others are distinguished for their courage or profound impact on society.<p>But one thing many of the world's most successful people have in common is their ability to inspire others.<p><b>Here are 101 inspirational quotes from highly successful …

9 Work Habits You Need To Kick Today

Looking at a problem backwards is called inversion and it's often a better approach.<p>With that in mind, Tim Ferris recently talked about this in a short podcast. Tim is the author of the cult hit and international best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek."<p>Here is Tim's list of nine things you should stop …

6 Super Successful People Share Their Biggest Career Setbacks

Managing a winning career in today's turbulent and uncertain economy depends on your ability to hit the curveballs that'll inevitably come your way, says Peter Guber, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>It's about not knowing when, where, or how the ball will drop — "but …

How A Change of Attitude Can Change An Entire Life

<i>“Your greatest limitation comes from within, not from without!”</i> Master Choa Kok Sui<p>There are tons and tons of quotes, proverbs and advices that are …

Got An Alpha Boss? The Secrets To A Healthy Relationship

My first glimpse of an alpha boss was at a summer internship. The head of my department was known for being exceptional at her job and having a commanding personality; I idolized her and compared her to the ambitious career women I saw in movies growing up. She was decisive, highly confident, and …

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …