Past Results Are Not A Guarantee Of Future Performance

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If you have seen commercials for financial advisors, there is usually a line that says “past results do not guarantee future performance.” This doesn’t just apply to the stock market. One of the most common habits that leads to terrible decisions is remaining locked in the past. We rely on the same old data or […]

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Look Outside Your Field

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There is an old quote that has been attributed to numerous sources, “Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal.” When it comes to innovating, one of the best ways to develop innovations is to steal from other industries. What is standard, and even taken for granted, in one industry, can be brand new to another. Adapting […]

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Stop Procrastinating By Breaking Down A Project

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We all have tasks that we put off and put off, but actually accomplishing them is rarely as bad as we expect. Sometimes beating procrastination is about just getting over the initial hurdle. Instead of forcing yourself to tackle the entire task at once, focus on the first piece of it. Start by thinking about […]

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Stay On Track

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Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track to meet goals. We get distracted by other priorities, interruptions, and project creep. Ask yourself the following questions to make sure what you’re doing is what you need to be doing. What are you doing today? This will bring to light any significant work that you aren’t aware […]

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Ask the Right Questions Before Using Productivity Apps

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Many of us search for the latest, greatest app or the fancy new software that will finally help us manage our time. But even the most well-designed program won’t help you unless you have a workflow management process, or methodology, already in place. If you find yourself installing new programs or apps, testing them out […]

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Cultures Are Not Interchangeable

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Have you ever heard of cars from NUMMI? It’s not surprising if you haven’t. Closed in 2010, NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.) was a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota. Toyota shared its production methods, bringing people from the plant to Japan to train. Lessons learned from the joint venture are detailed in the book, […]

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Take a Vacation To Boost Your Productivity

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Studies show that Americans are taking less vacation than they ever have before. In fact, more than half of Americans (55%) let their vacation days go to waste, which equates to 658 million unused vacation days. Remember, this is paid time off — by not taking your allotted days, you’re essentially volunteering for your company. […]

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Learn More From Your Experiences By Keeping a Journal

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When you’re always rushing to do, do, do, it can be tough to find the time to reflect on and learn from your experiences. In the moment, your brain records what takes place, but it determines what’s important for long-term retention later, during periods of quiet reflection. You can help that retention by keeping a […]

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Don’t Set Growth Targets Without Thinking Carefully About Timing

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You’ve probably seen them before — those project spreadsheets in which Year 2 revenue is Year 1 revenue plus 10%, and so on. These projections are rarely accurate, because they reduce the world to linear models — when in reality the growth process is nonlinear, sometimes even exponential. Additionally, most plans depend are multiple parts […]

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Lessons From Lake Placid

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To this day, few Olympic moments can match the excitement generated by the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team.  A group of college kids was out up against the juggernaut Russian team who had not only beaten them prior to the Olympics, but also beat the NHL All-Stars. The Russians had years of experience where the U.S. […]

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