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Productive Flourishing — Strategies for Thriving in Life and Business

Productive Flourishing — Strategies for Thriving in Life and Business

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The International Entrepreneurship Center at the IEC, we offer several educational programs for businesses that are seeking growth Most business schools teach the writing of business plans as the way to start a new product or venture. But experience teaches us that most venture-backed startups fail and most new products created by established companies have a similarly poor track record. Our methodologies focus on the customer instead of the product. We use the "Challenger Sales" method to learn the customer’s business model, and then identify technology-based innovations that can lead to clear growth for the client.

The S.T.A.R. Method: A More Effective, Less Stressful Way to Process Email Do you struggle with having a manageable email Inbox? Are you worried that you’re missing something important because you can’t keep up with the volume of email traffic you’re getting? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – and there’s an easier way to get have less stress and overwhelm without being anal-retentive that doesn’t require you to learn to be anal-retentive about clearing your Inbox. I’ve written a lot about effective email habits, and I’ve recommended using the R.A.F.T.

These 3 Types Of Lists Will Help You Be More Productive When it comes to being organized and productive, the to-do list is the ultimate tool. That’s why there are so many task management apps and project management systems that are focused around task lists. But at some point, you have to stop listing and start doing. By using these three lists, you’ll have all the list-making power you need without a complicated system that takes up too much time. The Goldilocks principle: Ensuring your capacity to meet demand is just right The often-used businesses term “right-sizing” has in recent years become common in higher education. Though sometimes used as a euphemism for “downsizing,” it more rightly refers to an effort to optimize enrollment, human resources, programs and facilities—in other words, fixed costs. There are a host of factors that should go into the analysis when an institution is attempting to match demand with its capacity to meet that demand. Internal factors

The Secret Weapon For Better Focus Advertisement Are you looking for a more efficient way to organise your work-days? Try Time Blocking. A few months back, I came across Cal Newport’s illuminating post on Time Blocking — a productivity “hack” that helps you to make the most of your work day by assigning very specific tasks to very specific blocks of time. This is loosely based on Parkinson’s Law, the idea of which is that work will simply expand to fill the time available for its completion.

Reflections on design self-employment If you’re thinking of quitting your salaried job to start your own design business, here are a few designers who’ve reflected on their time in self-employment. Last updated: 28 February 2014. I penned a few self-employment pros and cons over on (a 2-page post excerpted from my book) as well as advice after five years of self-employment (written back in 2010). Photo via Slim 69 Related posts Align Your Time Management with Your Goals At the end of a busy day, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the time went. The following excerpt from the book Getting Work Done provides a simple process for you to prioritize your work and understand how you’re actually using your time. What goals are you aiming for in your work?

10 Ways to Cut to the Chase and Get Stuff Done 10 Ways to Cut to the Chase and Get Stuff Done You grow quiet when someone with more power is in the room. You blab when you’re perceived as the big cheese. How many times have you wished the boss would just shut up? 8 Startling Truths About Multitasking And Productivity One of the more popular posts on this blog described how to save time writing blog posts. Perhaps I ought to have taken that to heart. Over the three days it took me to write this blog post, I found myself writing it: While watching TV.While babysitting three little kids.While periodically checking Twitter.With two side-by-side computer monitors, one running a news feed. That would explain why it took me three days to write one post. What destroys your blog?

20 Things Successful People 'Refuse' to Do  This post originally appeared on 1. They don't define success in a monetary term. Most successful people define success as happiness, having a peace of mind, or helping others.