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Apple CEO Tim Cook Starts His Day By 4 a.m. Should You?

By | Posted Sep 1, 2016

There are fewer distractions when family and colleagues are still sound asleep, and you’re better able to focus on the things you need—or want—to do. Here’s how Tim Cook and other top leaders stay productive.

emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Can And Will Be Used Against You

By | Posted Aug 30, 2016

Here are 10 ways emotional intelligence can be used against you by those who wield it maliciously—and how you can protect yourself against the potential fallout.

businesswomen

Women In Business: Know Who You Are, And What You’re Worth

By | Posted Aug 25, 2016

Joan Walsh, National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation and MSNBC analyst, discusses how things have changed since she entered the workforce—and why businesswomen need to fight the wage gap.

networking

It’s Not Who You Know, It’s What You Do: Rethink Networking

By | Posted Aug 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Networking serves no purpose unless you give people a reason to build a relationship with you. Focus on your work—be the best at what you do. Make people want to know you.

ineffective leaders

7 Ways Ineffective Leaders Lose Their Team’s Respect

By | Posted Aug 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

Ineffective leaders can not only kill team spirit, but completely lose the respect of those who report to them. How many of these 7 poor leadership habits do you—or your boss—practice?

ways to be productive

19 Surefire Ways To Be Productive — And Stop Wasting Time

By | Posted Aug 19, 2016

Drawing inspiration from the classic Tim Ferriss book The 4-Hour Workweek, here’s a list of 19 things that really productive people incorporate into their daily lives to keep from going off track

advice from Steve Jobs

How Did Nike And Apple Survive? One Piece Of Advice From Steve Jobs

By | Posted Aug 18, 2016

Afraid to miss an opportunity? Juggling too much of anything never leads to a positive outcome. This one piece of advice from Steve Jobs helped a new CEO, and changed the fate of two super brands forever.

habits of likable people

How Many Of The 39 Habits Of Likable People Do You Practice?

By | Posted Aug 17, 2016

Let’s face it, we all want everyone to like us. But likable people aren’t always born… sometimes they’re made. These are the 39 habits that likable people practice daily—how many of them apply to you?

problem solving

Problem Solving: Einstein And Edison Did It Half Asleep

By | Posted Aug 12, 2016

Need a new way of problem solving? Try using your half-asleep brain! Great minds such as Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison used “theta thinking.” You can, too.

toxic employee

8 Signs Of A Toxic Employee Who Should Be Fired

By | Posted Aug 10, 2016

Bad employees are easy to pick out of a crowd—their terrible work habits have likely already appeared on a performance appraisal. But what about the ones who fly under the radar because their worst characteristics aren’t performance related?

learn new things

4 Ways Smart People Learn New Things

By | Posted Aug 8, 2016

Whether you’re hoping to increase engagement and productivity in your employees, or advance in your own career, “Always Be Learning” should be your mantra.

warren buffet

A Warren Buffett Rule Anyone Can Use Daily

By | Posted Aug 5, 2016

If you think of your day or even your life as a punch card with only 20 available slots, you might be surprised at what doesn’t make the cut. Discover how what works for Warren Buffett can also work for you.

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