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Solving tasks too early can be just as bad as solving them too late

Even though your schoolteacher and your mother always said the opposite, there are actually advantages in waiting for the last minute to do your school assignment, the annual accounts or your next presentation.

Here's what almost everybody gets wrong about the 10.000-hour rule

How deliberate practice, top-to-bottom thinking, feedback loops and flight of ideas are connected to success. And the explanation of why I'll never excel at French.

Use color on your notes to become a better thinker

Are you the type that loves to take notes by hand? Do you like the sensation of the pen touching the paper or the freedom it provides to be able to draw arrows, highlighting or even drawings that illustrates your notes? But do you sometimes get the feeling that it is hard to maintain a clear overview of your many different notes. Do you have to read through all of your notes in order to find that one author or that single method you remember is in there somewhere?

People with low self-confidence are more successful

We live in an age where narcissism and bloated confidence thrives, where reality TV-shows fill the TV broadcast. We even enjoy reality-TV about the downside of reality-TV. And if you google “confidence” there are currently more than 865.000 hits. But what is up with this search for confidence through outside confirmation? And does great confidence lead to success in life?

Things to remember when writing a letter of recommendation

When an employee quits his position, often, he or she will ask for a letter of recommendation. However, it can be quite difficult to find the right tone, structure and style. Here are some guidelines you can follow, if you need to be pointed in the right direction.

5 almost unknown ways to get considered for un-posted job opportunities

Is your traditional job seeking not providing results? Then perhaps it's time that you conduct your job seeking in a different way. Here are 5 rarely used advices on finding the “hidden” jobs.

How to get promoted – the secret rules behind any promotion

There are a lot of possible reasons why you didn't get the promotion you thought was coming. And often it's quite difficult to find out how and why companies promote. We reveal some of the aspects that influences most companies’ considerations regarding who they promote and who gets passed.

3 things you can do that brings you closer to your career goals

Are you gunning for a specific job, a promotion or becoming the keynote speaker at your organization's annual seminar ? And do you find it difficult figuring out how to get there? Here's a clear three-step-plan to help you get closer to your career goals.

How to handle an unpredictable future: Take the first step

How do you navigate in an uncertain world that just keeps getting more and more complex and unpredictable? The answer from Paul B. Brown, Leonard A. Schlesinger and Charles F. Kiefer is: “Just start”.

Decision fatigue: Why you make bad decisions when you are tired

Psychologist Roy F. Baumeister’s research show that there's a limit to the number of good decisions we are able to make during a day. The more decisions, small or large, we have to make, the worse they become. And at the end of the day all of us will typically decide on an infinite amount of things. Which drain our willpower.
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